Medicine Media Relations Coordinator

Job Description

Medicine Media Relations Coordinator-1701848

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Brief Description of Duties: The primary purpose of the Staff Assistant/Medicine Media Relations Coordinator position is to provide comprehensive support for the Stony Brook University Media Relations Office with a concentration on Stony Brook Medicine and its sub-organizations including Hospital, Health Sciences, Clinical Practices and affiliate institutions. This position interacts on a daily basis with the media. May be asked to respond to media calls after regular office hours.

Duties of a Media Relations Coordinator in the Public Relations Department may include the following but are not limited to:

  • Support Stony Brook Medicine Media Relations Office – Field inquiries from media and review strategy and approach with appropriate staff. Research industry news and trends to pitch media outlets keeping institutional, branding and leadership goals in mind. Reply to internal and external correspondence as directed. Populate content within department’s social media platforms. Participate in media relations on-call schedule.
  • Media services resource – Interview sources, write, proofread and distribute press releases, tip sheets and media advisories. Identify appropriate University sources and experts in response to media requests. Greet reporters, identify and coordinate options for interview locations. Coordinate media requests as needed. Support media during Stony Brook Medicine events. Produce video news releases or b-roll packages as needed. Pitch and book broadcast interviews for Stony Brook Medicine experts using internal ReadyCam TV studio.
  • Administrative Duties - Secure and compile news clips for daily reports and for inclusion in the department newsletter, which the incumbent is responsible for producing. Attend departmental staff meetings and other meetings as needed. Maintain and update media list database and pull media lists for specific news outreach upon request. Maintain/update media inquiry logs. Update department experts list. Post content to department’s newsroom site when needed.
  • Other - Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Business, Communication studies, public relations, English or journalism and a minimum two to three years of specific related work experience in a public relations firm, as a publicist, or as a news reporter/producer. Proven track record in news writing style and media placement. Demonstrated proficiency with a personal computer, internet navigation, media monitoring and analytic resources, and software applications including the entire Microsoft Office suite and Google Apps. Demonstrated experience working collectively with others and independently on projects and other assignments.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience working in health care public relations or news reporting; demonstrated ability to work in various social media applications; and, experience working with simple video equipment and desktop editing applications.


Special Notes: Stony Brook Medicine is a smoke free environment. Smoking is strictly prohibited anywhere on campus, including parking lots and outdoor areas on the premises.

All Hospital positions are subject to changes in pass days and shifts as necessary. This position may require the wearing of respiratory protection, which may prohibit the wearing of facial hair.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation. Prior to start date, the selected candidate must meet the following requirements: Successfully complete pre-employment physical examination and obtain medical clearance from Stony Brook Medicine's Employee Health Services (The hiring department will be responsible for any fee incurred for examination), submit (3) written references, and provide a copy of any required New York State license(s)/certificate(s). Please be advised that failure to comply with any of the above requirements could result in a delayed start date and/or revocation of the employment offer.

The best ideas in medicine start with the best people. At Stony Brook Medicine, our highest calling is to put the power of ideas to work in our patients’ lives. Stony Brook Medicine integrates and elevates all of our health-related initiatives: education, research and patient care. Stony Brook Medicine is Long Island’s premier academic medical center. With 603 beds, we serve as the region’s only tertiary care center and Level 1 Trauma Center, and are home to the Stony Brook Heart Institute, Stony Brook Cancer Center, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, Stony Brook Neurosciences Institute, and Stony Brook Digestive Disorders Institute. We also encompass Suffolk County’s only Level 4 Regional Perinatal Center, state-designated AIDS Center, state-designated Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, state-designated Burn Center, the Christopher Pendergast ALS Center of Excellence, and Kidney Transplant Center. It is home of the nation’s first Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center.

Stony Brook University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to the creation of a diverse and inclusive campus climate. We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.


This function/position has been designated as “essential.” This means that when the Hospital is faced with an institutional emergency, employees in such positions may be required to remain at their work location or to report to work to protect, recover, and continue operations at Stony Brook Medicine, Stony Brook University Hospital and related facilities.

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Official Job Title: TH Staff Assistant I
Job Field: Marketing and Communications
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Public Relations-Stony Brook University Hospital
Schedule: Full-time Day Shift 8:30am-5:00pmPublic Relations-Stony Brook University Hospital
Posting Start Date: Jul 18, 2017
Posting End Date: Aug 17, 2017, 10:59:00 PM
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Salary Grade: SL2

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