Sr. Media Communications Specialist

Pasadena, CA
Job Terms:
W2 Hourly DOE
Start date:
posted by:
Alex McGhee

Job Description:

Senior Media Communications Specialist 
Consults on and/or provides development and implementation external public relations/communications strategies, plans and programs in support of Division, Service Area and facility business. Communication strategies, facilities, departments and disciplines to achieve organization objectives and develop positive relations with stakeholders. Serves as project lead on high priority assignments/programs. 

Essential Functions: 
- Develops and implements communications plans linking organizational goals with communication objectives, strategies, messages and vehicles. 
- Fosters and maintains media relations, including for crisis situations. 
- Develops strategies, key messages and vehicles for communication to support specific program and issues. 
- Participates in the development and execution of organization initiatives by serving both as communication strategist and technician. 
- May serve as spokesperson to external audiences. 
- Researches, writes, edits articles, internal/external publications, and other communication documents. 
-Daily media pitching of relevant health topics that tie into organizational goals and successful story placement in Southern California media outlets. 

- Mentors/coaches public affairs staff at direction of manager. 
- Develops training modules. 
- Manages freelance workers as appropriate. 

Basic Qualifications: 
- Minimum five (5) years of external communication experience in a corporate, agency or health care setting. 
- Bachelor's degree in public relations, communications, journalism or related field OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field. 
- High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required. 
License, Certification, Registration 

Additional Requirements: 
- Knowledge of media and communication vehicles including print, radio, and electronic media. 
- Excellent verbal communication, writing and editing skills. 
- Excellent project management and consulting skills. 
-Strong AP-style writing, quick grasp of details. 
- Able to link organization objectives to communication planning. 
- Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment. 
- Strong media pitching skills and successful story placement in Southern California and/or key media outlets in other markets. 
-Ideal candidate will understand the synergy between internal and external communications and has the ability to get the big picture of how major initiatives support each other and underscore organizational strategy. 

Preferred Qualifications: 
- Master's degree preferred. 
- Social media experience 
- Professional with in-house corporate experience at a large organization. 
- Ability to work effectively with senior leadership and build relationships in highly-matrixed environment.

Client Description:

Taking a position with our client gets you in with a leader in its field.

Our client is a five-star medical provider who, as an innovator, was the first in their industry to offer electronic health records. They’re constantly on the forefront of innovation in the healthcare field, both for their technical advances as well as for their community involvement. Volunteerism and community service are critical components of their approach to improving the general health in all of their neighborhoods.

Our client practices what they preach, and has a strong commitment to work-life balance and a healthy lifestyle. On many of their campuses you can find fitness centers, walking paths, as well as volleyball and basketball courts. Stay healthy while developing your career path!

Aquent places talented writers, digital designers and user experience candidates, as well as editorial candidates with this market leader every day in one of a number of locations throughout California We’ve had the benefit of twenty years of experience placing talent at this company and there is an extensive network of talent here, not only actively working for Aquent, but also now senior members of the organization who have been converted to permanent employees over the years.