To advance and enhance through effective media relations the mission, programs, reputation, goals, and policies of The Joint Commission enterprise as established by the Board of Commissioners, the president and major operating divisions.This position is responsible for all aspects of enterprise media relations including developing media plans; coordinating regular flow of information to news media; researching, writing, editing and issuing news communications; identifying and proactively pitching stories; responding to inquiries from news media; monitoring and providing media reports; and managing all associated media projects, internal education and processes in conjunction with the Media & Communications Manager.
A bachelor’s degree with three to five years of experience and demonstrated success in media relations, preferably in an integrated communications/public relations environment. Healthcare and some agency experience strongly preferred.
Excellent newswriting, with proficiency in writing for business communication, social media and the web. Strong verbal communications, and analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills, including experience working with leadership and staff at all organizational levels.
Demonstrated ability to work with complex information and manage multiple projects, requests and deadlines in a fast-moving environment with multiple stakeholders, both independently and as part of a team.
Expert understanding of AP style and newswriting.
Proficiency in Cision or other media relations software, as well as working with media analytics and reporting.
About The Joint Commission
The Joint Commission is dedicated to helping health care organizations help patients. We realize our mission through the work our employees do every day to help health care organizations aspire to provide safer, higher quality care. We are committed to providing products and services that are relevant, and to working collaboratively with our fellow employees, health care organizations and other stakeholders. Everything we do, every survey or review we conduct, every interaction with the public, and every standard we set is done with the aim of helping our customers better serve their patients, residents and clients. We invite you to join our team of dedicated partners committed to creating a better experience for the patient.