University of Minnesota Physicians Media Relations Specialist in Minneapolis, Minnesota

As the multi-specialty group practice for the faculty of the University of Minnesota Medical School, University of Minnesota Physicians has more than 950 physicians and 1,600 health professionals, providing clinical care in over 100 specialty and sub-specialty areas. Our mission is three-fold: delivering exceptional patient care, advancing medicine through research, and training the next generation of health professionals.

The Media Relations Specialist serves as a point of contact for local, national and international and trade media, as well as an in-house reporter identifying story opportunities. In addition to placing news stories, the media relations coordinator will write press releases, speeches and other PR copy, support the development and implementation of promotional plans and is responsible for tracking, monitoring the company’s presence through online and offline channels

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • 2+ years of professional experience. Or a non-communication-related degree with at least four years of professional experience (at least two of which is in communications).

  • Experience pitching and earning news story placements in print and electronic media.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, sound news judgment and an entrepreneurial attitude are essential.

  • The ability to develop and execute communications strategies.

  • The ability to prioritize, follow through and work independently under tight deadlines.

  • Knowledge of video and other multimedia.

UMPhysicians offers competitive salary and excellent benefits and provides you with the opportunity to enhance your career in the exciting field of health care through rewarding and challenging assignments and the opportunities for advancement.

UMPhysicians has deep roots in the University of Minnesota Medical School, which has trained physicians since 1888. In 1997, 18 separate practice groups of physicians at the University united to form University of Minnesota Physicians.

Today UMPhysicians is an independent nonprofit governed by a board of directors. We own and manage more than 50 specialty clinics and five family medicine clinics and employ more than 900 physicians and 1,600 health professionals and staff. UMPhysicians contributes a significant portion of operating revenue to support the Medical School’s research and education priorities.

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