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There’s a reason St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is consistently ranked on Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Places to Work For” list. Actually, there are more than 3,600 reasons. Because at our world-class pediatric research hospital, every one of our 3,600+ professionals share our commitment to make a difference in the lives of the children we serve. There’s a unique bond when you’re part of a team that will stop at nothing to advance the treatments and cures of pediatric catastrophic diseases. The result is a collaborative, positive environment where everyone, regardless of their role, receives the resources, support and encouragement to advance and grow their careers.
Senior Media Relations Specialist
At St. Jude, were translating science into survival with scientific breakthroughs that are advancing the fight against childhood cancer and other pediatric illness.
We have a critical need for an experienced media relations professional to raise national awareness of our scientific discoveries and clinical advances. In this role, you’ll work collaboratively with internal and external contacts to develop and implement a national/international communications strategy to include consumer media and/or medical scientific trade media. You’ll need extraordinary drive and proven national media experience to help build our reputation as a world-renowned research institution. This is a unique opportunity to work side-by-side with our award-winning research teams and dedicated professionals to help advance our mission: Finding Cures. Saving Children. If you are a go-getter with a proven track record of placements within national outlets utilizing consumer and medical or scientific media then this is the opportunity for you. Successful candidates must thrive in a high-speed environment and demonstrate firm commitment to our mission.
This position is based in Memphis, TN, and relocation assistance is available. Memphis is a family-friendly metropolitan area that more than a million residents call home. Memphis is recognized for its world-class music, food and hospitality. Cost of living is one of the biggest attractions; in fact Money listed Memphis as one of the least expensive cities in which to raise a child. Mild winters and beautiful green spaces make the city a magnet for outdoor enthusiasts - there are over 200 miles of bike-friendly lanes with more being added. Forbes recently named Memphis the 4th happiest city in which to work. Why live anywhere else?
- Bachelor's degree required
- Bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, journalism, marketing or other related field preferred
- Five (5) years of experience working in media relations, print or broadcast journalism or any combination of these roles.
- Experience working with local, regional and national media and a proven track record of placements within national outlets utilizing consumer and/or medical scientific media is required.
- Experience working in a health care or scientific setting is preferred.
- Experience in integrating multimedia, social media, and online media strategies for audiences of all levels are preferred.
- Effective organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple projects and meet tight deadlines.
Ready to join a team that stops at nothing, because we believe anything is possible?
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. St. Jude does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, sex, genetic information, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, veteran’s status or disabled veteran’s status with respect to employment opportunities. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment. St. Jude engages in affirmative action to increase employment opportunities for minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities.