The Sr. PR/Media Relations Specialist is responsible for prospecting and developing positively toned news content that supports the enhancement of Harris Health System's name recognition, as well as understanding of the organization's strategic goals and objectives. The media relations specialist position will also serve as a liaison and resource to pavilion departments and news media to respond to inquiries as part of an on-call and Incident Command response to developing media situations. Additionally, the position will collaborate with providers and staff to contribute marketing and patient storytelling content for special health awareness events and other promotional efforts, and will take the lead in developing special projects as assigned by department leadership.
Education/Work Experience: a.) Bachelors of Science in Journalism, Communications or related field (Preferred) (And) Seven (7) Years Work Experience in a major market news organization or a senior PR/media relations role. Five years of experience in health care is preferred. Strong written and verbal communication skills and superior organizational skills are imperative. Must have knowledge of video clipping software programs to monitor and distribute all media coverage. Project Management experience is a plus. (Or) b.) High School Diploma or GED (And) Eleven (11) Years Work Experience in a major market news organization or a senior PR/media relations role. Five years of experience in health care is preferred. Strong written and verbal communication skills and superior organizational skills are imperative. Must have knowledge of video clipping software programs to monitor and distribute all media coverage. Project Management experience is a plus.
Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal Communication (Heavy Public Contact), Writing/ Correspondence, Writing/ Reports
The Harris Health System is a fully integrated healthcare system that cares for all residents of Harris County, Texas. We are the first accredited healthcare institution in Harris County to be designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, and are one of the largest systems in the country to achieve the quality standard. Our system includes 23 community health centers, five school-based clinics, a dental center and dialysis center, mobile health units, a rehabilitation and specialty hospital and two full-service hospitals.Ben Taub Hospital is a world renowned Level I Trauma Center with 586 licensed acute-care beds and provides a wide range of specialty care outpatient services. Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 328 licensed bed acute-care hospital with a newly expanded Level III trauma center and a distinguished regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk deliveries.Harris Health is a teaching system for Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). We train the next generation of healthcare providers on the latest medical procedures and technological breakthroughs.With... our fully integrated electronic medical records system, we offer patients the convenience and assurance that their medical history is accurate, safe and available when and where it is needed. Our Medical Home designation ensures that we offer a full range of preventive, specialty and acute care services for the entire family.