The Sr. Internal Communications Specialist supports Johns Hopkins Medicine’s Marketing & Communications Department (M&C) in the development and implementation of internal communications strategies and engaging content to support institutional goals and priorities. This position manages large-scale projects that involve coordination with M&C departments, JHM leadership and departments and entities across the enterprise.
The position reports to the Director of Strategic Communications in the Marketing and Communications Department.
- Develop and implement comprehensive strategic communications plans to inform/educate internal audiences about Johns Hopkins Medicine strategic goals, key initiatives and activities.
- Craft general internal communications content, such as health and research news, feature stories about institutional initiatives and programs, leadership announcements, and faculty and staff profiles. Formats will include broadcast announcements, articles, scripts, talking points and presentations—and other assets as needed—to be distributed through JHM electronic, print, web, and video communication channels.
- Assist in the planning and development of collateral material and internal communications to support institutional events including, but not limited to, symposia, town halls and leadership internal communication.
- Create, edit and distribute materials such as newsletters, talking points, toolkits, intranet content and other related materials to target audiences.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Journalism, Communications, Public Relations, Marketing or closely related field. Advanced degree preferred.
- A minimum of five years of experience in internal communications, writing, journalism, media relations or public affairs, is required. Experience in communications in the health care industry is highly desirable.
- Demonstrated experience working successfully on designing and implementing communications plans and strategies, and in writing/editing high-quality content, including the ability to translate medical, technical, scientific or statistical information for lay and other audiences.
- Strong communication skills and proven ability to precisely and objectively communicate information and give and receive clear messages
- Ability to work comfortably in a fast-paced environment and effectively prioritize and manage multiple projects at once, while setting and meeting demanding deadlines; strong organizational skills and attention to detail; sound judgment and discretion and the ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information. Ability to establish relationships and work effectively and independently with highest levels of leadership.