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UT Health Senior Communication Specialist - School of Public Health in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Senior Communication Specialist - School of Public Health

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas



UTHealth School of Public Health

Requisition #: 210002UQ

Department: School of Public Health

Location: Texas Medical Center- Houston, TX

Position Type: Full Time/ Exempt

Position Summary:

Conceives, develops and manages a broad range of high quality, high-level communications for multiple audiences through writing and editing, communications strategy, and provides editorial counsel and communication strategy to faculty, leadership and staff.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Editor and/or content manger of various communication vehicles: print brochures, internalcommunications, web publications and/or social media channels .

  • Management of departmental and center social media accounts to promote academic research andprograms

  • Gathers information, generates and develops and influences the creation of high quality creativematerials, publications, newsletters, and programs

  • Generates ideas for communication strategies and develops related promotional plans, tactics andmaterials.

  • Writes news stories, feature articles for publication.

  • Assists with general academic research and program marketing.

  • Collaborates with team members and/or other faculty/staff/students

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Superior written and verbal communication skills

  • Proven feature writing, speech writing and news writing skills

  • Knowledge of content management system skills preferred

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Outlook

  • Strong knowledge of AP Style

  • Photography and video skills preferred

Minimum Education:

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

Minimum Experience:

  • Five years of experience in public relations, communications, writing/editing or related field.

Physical Requirements:

  • Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount of force 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

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