Associate Communications Manager - national headquarters

American Heart Association - national headquarters Published: March 25, 2019
Location
Dallas
Job Type
Category

Description

The American Heart Association has an excellent opportunity for an Associate Communications Manager – Science Media Relations in our Public and Media Relations department based out of our National Center office located in Dallas, TX ! This individual will be responsible to support the implementation of multi-year strategic communication plans supporting and promoting AHA scientific statements/guidelines/advisories and scientific advances published in AHA’s signature medical journals and presented at AHA meetings/conferences through traditional media, social media and on other AHA owned channels. Responsible for developing appropriate resources to advance understanding and promotion of AHA as a leading science voice and AHA’s impact goal. Responsible for media reporting for AHA scientific meetings and other projects as assigned.

  • Work with Director and Vice President on day-to-day basis to help the team implement multi-year strategic communication plans supporting and promoting AHA scientific statements/guidelines/advisories, positions, products (statistical update, Top 10 Research Advances) and scientific advances published in AHA’s signature medical journals and presented at AHA meetings/conferences through traditional and social media, as well as AHA owned channels. Supporting AHA journal promotions by posting news releases and creation of the media alerts, news releases and statements
  • Drive consumer and trade media engagement by implementing strategies that will garner coverage in targeted media outlets and amplify the department’s impact on AHA’s life-saving mission among volunteers, internal stakeholders and external partners. Develops media opportunities and relationships for advancement of AHA’s goals. Monitors and translates science, health and industry news related to assigned initiatives or programs to provide ongoing and innovative pitches/communications tools to optimize communications reach
  • Monitors the traditional and social media landscape to ensure AHA can respond appropriately to breaking news related to heart and brain health and mitigate risk
  • Lead or support other Communications initiatives as applicable and relevant
  • Oversee process of compiling and reporting metrics, as well as reporting/merchandising integration successes and media highlights for department/association leadership and volunteers
  • Enhance opportunities related to digital assets and social media

Want to help get your resume to the top? Take a look at the experience we require:

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations, Journalism, Science, English; Accredited in Public Relations (APR) or Certified PR Counselor (CPRC) preferred
  • At least two (2) years of relevant experience
  • Experience writing, editing and managing submission of press, promotional, or related content
  • Project management experience, including managing multiple projects concurrently
  • Demonstrated ability to work under tight deadlines, while faced with competing demands and priorities
  • Proficient computer skills including all Microsoft Office programs, especially Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Excellent writing and editing skills; Knowledge of AP Style
  • Experience developing social media messaging
  • Experience writing, editing and managing submission of press, promotional, or related content
  • Ability to travel up to 10% local and overnight stay

At American Heart Association | American Stroke Association, diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity applies to both our workforce and the communities we serve as it relates to heart health and stroke prevention.

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EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Requisition ID 2019-4072

ALL candidates must apply via the AHA careers website:  https://is.gd/snYF6Y

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