Communication Assistant - Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Communication Assistant - Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


Category: Media/Communications

MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Houston Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Requisition #: 240000OC

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

Once you join us you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Summary:

The communications assistant will hold a pivotal role in the communications office at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Houston Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. We are seeking a team member to create and execute a comprehensive social media strategy to drive traffic, including developing engaging content, building Graduate School awareness, and providing comprehensive analytics. This team member will also manage the school’s internal e-newsletter and assist in writing/editing stories for the school’s website.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Produces well-written, creative copy, video, photography, and graphics for the school’s social media channels (Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, X, YouTube) and website. This includes shooting and editing videos and photography, and developing social media campaigns with the communications manager that highlight student and faculty research and student-centric events.

  • Assists with writing/editing stories and features to be integrated with social media posts/campaigns.

  • Manages the collection and production of content for the school’s internal e-newsletter including updating the newsletter format to ensure it follows current graphic standards and trends.

  • Uses various graphic software tools to create various videos/graphics for electronic and print publications (flyers/brochures) for school events.

  • Manages the printing and ordering of business cards for students. May also assist with the printing, assembly, and distribution of additional publications to faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Experience shooting and editing videos for social media and websites.

  • Experience using social media management platforms such as Loomly or Sprout.

  • Strong news writing, editing, and proofreading skills.

  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Rush).

  • Experience using design platform Canva.

  • Experience using online marketing tools such as Constant Contact, Salesforce, etc.

  • Proficient in AP Style.

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Communications or allied field.

Minimum Experience:

  • No experience necessary

  • Two (2) years of experience working in the communications or allied fields (digital news resources, public relations/marketing firm, etc.) is preferred. Internship experience is acceptable.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

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Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.