Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 957 inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 51 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; an Ambulatory Surgery Center with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. In fiscal year 2018, Duke University Hospital admitted 42,916 patients and had 1,085,740 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.
U.S News & World Report named Duke University Hospital #1 in North Carolina and #1 in the Raleigh-Durham area in 2018-19.
Duke University Hospital is ranked in the top 20 nationally for seven adult specialties, including cardiology and heart surgery, nephrology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology, rheumatology, and urology.
In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.
Duke University Hospital Communications Specialist
Job Code: 5287
Job Level: E2
Supervisory Responsibility: No
**This is not a remote position. Must be able to work onsite in Durham, NC. **
The Communications Specialist will be responsible for the development and delivery of internal company-wide communications, materials, and programs. She/he will manage these communications supporting the strategies set by Senior Leadership. This person will provide communication support for both strategic initiatives and operational topics. They will write, publish, and act as the gatekeeper for internal communication.
This position will report to the Director of Communications.
Works with senior executives to develop a departmental and company-wide communications plans, from message development to execution.
Translates corporate priorities and departmental goals into communications of various formats: PowerPoint, Adobe Design Suite, etc.
Works in partnership with Human Resources to develop communications focused on employment branding to communicate the company’s business objectives, culture, and values to its employees and to external audiences.
Establish best practices and tools for creative and inclusive internal communications.
Review materials for copy editing and adherence to corporate branding and style standards.
Writes, edits, reviews and enhances internal communication materials including presentations, newsletters, and handouts for various audiences (Senior Executives, Front Line Leaders, and Individual Contributors).
Develop content for posting on various traditional and digital media outlets, including ensuring consistency across communication channels and working within Federal requirements and guidelines.
Work collaboratively with other communications colleagues, partners, and stakeholders to ensure an integrated, effective approach across all communications.
Develop corporate communication materials both proactively and upon request. Identify communication gaps and opportunities and propose solutions.
Contribute to employee engagement by planning and implementing an internal communications program that includes:
Weekly manager and employee clinical operations updates.
Weekly updates and management of clinical operations website and tools.
Monthly employee newsletter as well as ad hoc communications.
Promotion of regular events.
Creative support for special events.
Collaborating with Human Resources and other departments to capture and reflect priorities.
Researching and recommending other activities, modes, and mediums to improve communication within the organization.
Work closely with management to meet strategic objectives, project goals, and deadlines. Provide concise project updates and progress reports for all assigned projects.
Preferred Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing or equivalent.
3 years of experience in business communications, integrated communications, content marketing, PR, or content creation with a proven ability to plan and execute timely communications.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Highly effective writing style with expertise in simplifying concepts and messages for a broad audience.
Highly organized, highly detail-oriented with outstanding focus on perfection in execution.
Excellent oral and written communications and editorial skills with communications and project management experience.
Demonstrated ability to translate business strategies to written communication format.
Demonstrated skills and knowledge in leveraging both digital and traditional internal channels to create impactful communications that drive awareness and engagement.
Able to perform under tight deadlines and shifting priorities and can successfully navigate a complex, fast-paced organization.
Must be proficient in Adobe Design Suite.
Knowledge or experience in health care desired.
Required Qualifications at this Level
Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Journalism, Business or related field is required.
One year of directly related experience is required.
Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Strong writing skills, understanding and ability to interface with websites, social media tools and other technologies, understanding of advertising and principles of marketing.
Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level
Job Code: 00005287 MARKETING, COMMUNICATIONS & PUB REL SPEC
Job Level: E2
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