JOB SUMMARY/ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:This position reports to the Strategic Communications Manager and collaborates with the Sr. Strategic Communications Specialist as the communications team works to promote and elevate the reputation of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center to internal and external audiences. This position is responsible for writing and editing content that promotes the university, including the UTHSC faculty, staff, students, colleges, units, organizations, and events for placement on the university website and social media, as well as in various magazines, brochures, ads, and other print and digital marketing materials. Performs other duties as necessary.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Supports, coordinates, and creates original written communications and content for marketing and advertising, graphic and multimedia design, broadcasting, public relations, website, social media communications, creative/technical or scientific writing and editing, and video.
Communicates and translates complex and technical information and subject matter in a way that can be easily consumed by a target audience.
Uses professional judgment and communications expertise to create written content that supports UTHSC campaigns and initiatives.
Participates in brainstorming, planning, and strategy sessions with Communications and Marketing staff and clients.
Supports media relations activities for the Office of Communications and Marketing.
Serves as first point of contact and main customer service person for clients emailing or calling the Office of Communications and Marketing.
Approves announcements for the website and Daily Digest, as well as campus emails sent to faculty, staff, and student listservs.
Manages and follows up regularly with ongoing and active projects, handling the intake, logistics, and keeping all parties updated on the progress via Trello or other means.
The mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to bring the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region, by pursuing an integrated program of education, research, clinical care, and public service.