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Media Relations Specialist

Requisition #: 518103
Location: Johns Hopkins Health System, Baltimore, MD 21201
Category: Non-Clinical Professional
Work Shift: Day Shift
Work Week: Full Time
Weekend Work Required: Yes
Date Posted: April 25, 2022

Join an amazing global healthcare organization!

Excellent compensation package!

Awesome benefits, including dependent tuition reimbursement!

Requisition #: 452783

Location: 901 S, Bond Street, Baltimore, MD 21231


Full Time (40 hours)

Day Shift; 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

On-call/Weekend work required


Position Summary:

With the direction from Director, Media Relations and Assistant Director, Media Relations identifies stories, news and other communications needs, and develops and implements strategic media relations and public affairs plans and products to promote research, clinical advances, service lines and related initiatives at Johns Hopkins Medicine. Actively monitors, measures and reports results of activities and issues. Is both proactive and reactive in gathering and producing news and information for news media releases, web news and other pages, repurposing information for broadband (including social) media. With guidance from Director, Media Relations and Assistant Director, Media Relations, provides media relations services to faculty physicians, scientists, and staff, including interview preparation, message development, press conference logistics and support and communications planning for events related to research and clinical advances. Identifies and promotes positive news stories about JHM and research/clinical activities to appropriate media. Identifies and proactively pitches consumer targeted stories to regional and national, both traditional and new media, including human-interest patient stories and experts for breaking and trend stories.

I. Strategy, Writing & Research

Identifies stories and produces written materials for JHM electronic, print, web video and media outlets. Stories include but are not limited to research news and clinical news that is presented in a clear and comprehensible to readers unfamiliar with the subject matter; feature stories about institutional initiatives and programs; and faculty profiles.

II. Relationship Building - Media Relations

Develop and maintain collaborative working relationship:
within M&C, throughout Johns Hopkins, and with local and national media

III. Administration

Assist in planning, managing logistics, developing collateral material for, and implementing media relations events including but not limited to press conferences, symposia and town halls

IV. Other Duties as Assigned

Support other assigned projects as needed for Department of Marketing & Communications


Minimum Bachelor's degree with emphasis in journalism, communications, marketing or public relations required.

Knowledge of regional and national print, broadcast and electronic media outlets, including Web-based and online relevant media/information sites. Understanding and use of social media as an avenue for direct to user communications/public relations. Knowledge of health care institutions and operations desirable.

Work Experience:

Requires a minimum 1 year of demonstrated experience in medical/science/health public information, journalism, media relations, public relations and/or communications.Experience with creating, implementing and measuring strategic communications plans preferred.

Effective and high-quality written and communications skills; Ability to support the strategic goals of Johns Hopkins Medicine through the use of traditional and electronic media.

Experience with creating, implementing and measuring strategic communications plans preferred.

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are drug-free workplace employers.


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