University of Vermont Medical Center, Vermont’s academic medical center and founding member of the University of Vermont Health Network, has two openings in Communication and Engagement Strategies.
Shared Services Media Relations and Communications Specialist
Located in South Burlington, Vermont
The Shared Services Media Relations and Communications Specialist is a seasoned communications strategist who works to build awareness, reputation and an enhanced understanding of the value of the work being advanced by the UVM Health Network among local, regional and national audiences. This individual is skilled in issues management and public affairs and has a thorough understanding of how the media works on a local and national level, recognizing the dual need for proactive and reactive media contact along with outreach and placement strategies that do not depend on media interest for the dissemination of our news. The Shared Services Media Relations and Communications Specialist is based primarily in Burlington and mines for stories of impact at the UVM Medical Center and across the Network to support strategic priorities with a specific focus on building new relationships with regional and national media outlets to amplify our stories and reach new and influential audiences.
Shared Services Communication and Media Specialists, Berlin location
Located at CVMC in Berlin, Vermont.
The Shared Services Communications and Media Relations Specialist is responsible for the strategic development and execution of integrated Communications and Media Relations programs and builds relationships internally and externally to support local affiliate and Network goals. As a member of the Shared Services team at Central Vermont Medical Center, this specialist focuses on internal and external communication across all channels, proactive and reactive media relations and manages projects that advance CVMC and Network priorities as assigned. Collaborative and a well-rounded communicator and project manager, this individual has superb writing and editing skills as well as multimedia storytelling expertise. On the communications side, the role is responsible for communication planning, organizational and executive communication, storytelling across all channels and the entrepreneurial development of original content that can be utilized locally and also amplified across the Network and through branded content placements. On the public and media relations side, this individual crafts proactive media pitches, manages the reactive response, builds media relationships, writes and distributes press releases, crafts op-eds and during a crisis works closely with CVMC and Shared Services leadership to plan and execute crisis communication strategies.
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations, communications, integrated marketing/communications, or government preferred.
At least five years of experience in journalism, public relations, integrated marketing/communications or related media or creative agency work.
To apply, please use our online application system:
We offer a comprehensive benefits package. We proudly offer a non-smoking work environment. The UVM Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protective veteran status.
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations, communications, radio/television/multimedia or government relations preferred.
Five to seven years of experience.
Internal Number: 22
About The University of Vermont Medical Center
As an academic medical center dedicated to being in service to the patient, community and medicine, UVM Medical Center (www.UVMHealth.org/MedCenter) seeks to improve the health of the people in the communities it serves by integrating patient care, education and research in a caring environment. The UVM Medical Center also serves as a regional referral center – providing advanced care to approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York.