PUBLIC INFORMATION SPECIALIST (60% FTE)
University of Washington Seattle, WA Full-time Advertising / Marketing / Public Relations
Posted on July 8, 2020
|Department:||ANESTHESIOLOGY AND PAIN MEDICINE|
|Job Location:||Harborview Medical Center|
|Closing Info:||Open Until Filled|
|Salary:||Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.|
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UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for six consecutive years.
The Harborview Injury Prevention Research Center seeks a part-time, Public Information Specialist to coordinate HIPRC communications, including producing electronic news bulletins, overseeing HIPRC website and digital communications, developing content for bulletins and website, promoting HIPRC injury prevention research activity, using digital analytics to develop a successful communications strategy, and working with UW Medicine Marketing and PR team to respond to external media requests. The Public Information Specialist will interact with all levels of the HIPRC organization, as well as contacts within the University and in the community. This position reports to the HIPRC Program Manager.
• Coordinate and develop content for communications and messaging (75% of 60%)
• Develop strategic communications plan and evaluate implementation (15% of 60%)
• Assist with external media coverage (10% of 60%)
This position requires an independent worker with excellent verbal and written communication skills, including competency in interviewing, writing, editing, and proofreading capabilities. The successful candidate must have strong organizational and time management skills and requires an ability to prioritize publication and social media tasks, follow external injury media coverage and publications, and identify potential opportunities for education and community outreach. Familiarity with digital analytics as a tool for strategic communications planning is desirable. Graphics creation and design skills are also desirable. Candidates must be confident in ability to converse with faculty, staff, fellows, community partners, and UW administrators.
The Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center is a worldwide leader in injury cause and prevention research. Founded in 1985, HIPRC is a multidisciplinary research center supported by the University of Washington School of Medicine and Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. HIPRC faculty and staff are devoted to conducting research, education, and community outreach aimed at diminishing the personal impact of trauma, and broadening the effectiveness of injury prevention and treatment programs regionally and nationally.
HIPRC is a nationally known, respected and influential research center within UW. The PIS serves as a representative of HIPRC and UW in communications with internal and external individuals and organizations. Clear and comprehensive coverage of HIPRC research, education, training and outreach activities serves to enhance potential public and private funding for HIPRC and for UW.
Communications & Messaging = 75%
Promote HIPRC research and community outreach activity:
Strategic Communications Planning and Evaluation = 15%
Oversee External Media Coverage = 10%
REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, English, public health or related discipline
Type and Years of Experience: Minimum 2 years of communications experience including:
Other Required Qualifications
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