Communications Manager - External Communications
Medline Industries - Mundelein, IL

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The Corporate Communications Manager - External Communications will support the development and implementation of national, local and trade media relations strategies; as well as manage a variety of community relations programs for this $5 billion global company. Working closely with the director of public relations, this person will develop a deep understanding of the company’s business priorities to identify opportunities to enhance and increase the company’s reputation and visibility.
  • Develop and implement strategic PR and media relations programs to achieve significant increases in brand awareness for vital company programs and products
  • Identify key media outlets and reporters for targeted markets
  • Develop compelling story angles, pitch stories and cultivate relationships with key trade, local and national journalists
  • Write clear and compelling media materials, i.e., press releases, by-lined articles, fact sheets, company background pieces, case studies
  • Understand and identify media trends, news cycles and story opportunities
  • Proactively manage editorial calendars in vital trade, local and national media outlets
  • Develop, verify and maintain up-to-date media lists, coverage reports, and clip books
  • Coordinate special events
  • Analyze and measure results of PR programs
  • Develop and execute headquarters and plant site community relations strategies and programs
  • Develop and maintain corporate media materials including press kits and web site content
  • Develop and execute PR plans for key trade shows and customer events
  • Support other corporate communications initiatives including employee and executive communications as needed
Job Requirements
  • Has a minimum 7 years experience in public relations with strong media relations skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree required. (journalism, communication, public relations or related field strongly preferred)
  • Experience in health care strongly preferred
  • Strong experience in social media monitoring, analysis and engagement a big plus
  • Proven success in story telling, pitching and placing articles and generating news coverage
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Is willing to travel up to 10 percent of the time to attend company events, trade shows, customer meetings
  • Has strong project management and organizational skills. Ability to effectively prioritize, lead and project manage in a dynamic, quickly changing corporate setting
  • Is competent in use of Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
  • Strong experience with media contact management/list development tools as well as media monitoring, tracking and analysis tools.
  • SharePoint experience a plus.
Medline is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We are committed to cultural diversity in the workforce.

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When health care supplies are on the line, Medline Industries goes toe-to-toe with the big guys. With more than 125,000 products, the...