Public Affairs Specialist Public Affairs and Community Relations Per diem
Baystate Health - Massachusetts

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About Baystate Health

Baystate Health is an integrated health care delivery system serving a population of nearly 1 million people in western Massachusetts. We are one of the largest health systems in New England with over 10,000 employees, three hospitals, and over 60 medical practices. Baystate Medical Center is the Western Campus of Tufts University School of Medicine, has the only Level 1 Trauma Center in the region and the only neonatal and pediatric intensive care units.
Under the direction of the Manager of Public Affairs, Baystate Medical Center (Manager), the Public Affairs Specialist, BMC (Specialist) works with local media in the placement of stories focusing on the people, programs and news of Baystate Medical Center, focusing efforts to foster and promote positive media relations. Will serve as a media relations contact, the Specialist performs a variety of duties in the area of public affairs and media relations including: writing and issuing news releases; responding to news media inquiries; and proactively seeking to place information about Baystate Medical Center programs and services in the local media. Responsible for writing news articles. Develops story ideas and interviews for print, electronic and broadcast media, identifies appropriate spokespersons for interviews and accompanies representatives of the media as they conduct news gathering at the hospital. Will work with BMC staff as directed by the Manager to seek hospital-elated stories appropriate for external audiences, including stories about: issues of public-health concern; hospital personnel; new programs and services; community outreach activity; or human interest stories. Will assist in developing, shaping and implementing the hospital’s efforts to engage in social/new media and communications activity, including but not limited to: Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, LinkedIn, and other social media platforms, as well as recording, producing, editing and distributing web audio and video for external distribution.
Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, English, Public Relations or related field. Some experience in public and/or community relations, preferably in a healthcare or not-for-profit environment Expert writing and communications skills and working knowledge of office software. Capability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously. Performs other duties as assigned.

Other Information

Per diem - Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm - Flexible
Location 280 Chestnut St. Springfield, MA
Resume required

How to Apply

Please submit your application via the internet. If you wish to apply in person you can come to the following locations and submit an on-line application:

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280 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA

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Equal Employment Opportunity

Baystate Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce. Baystate Health recruits, hires, promotes and transfers qualified persons into all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or citizenship status, sex, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, or military status. Baystate Health, in all its employment actions, also takes affirmative action to achieve prompt and full utilization at all levels and in all segments of the work force of minorities, women, Vietnam-era or disabled veterans, and disabled individuals.

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