To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
Responsible for supporting and executing overall communications efforts, working closely with other members of the department and appropriate staff from within YNHHS, as well as freelance designers, photographers, printers and other vendors. Has primary responsibility for internal and external communications for Yale New Haven Health System and its delivery networks. Serves as writer or editor for various publications; production manager for printed and patient education materials; copywriter for handouts, direct mail, brochures and other materials. Able to develop extensive amounts of written material under very tight deadlines and to translate complex medical information into consumer-friendly language. Develops communications plans for departments, services, projects and events. Writes and edits press releases; works with media, as needed.
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, English, Public Relations, Mass Communications, Marketing or related field required.
Minimum six (5) to eight (8) years of progressive experience in journalism, marketing communications, corporate communications or public relations, preferably in health care related fields. The candidate should have experience with both internal and external communications, including writing, editing, print production, publishing and media relations, as well as ability to work with and manage budgets and deadlines. Also needs experience with project management; developing communication plans and organizing and publicizing events.
Exceptional research, writing and editing and communications skills, including interpersonal communication, organizational ability, working knowledge of print and electronic media, proficiency in print production and high-level computer and Internet skills.