CHILDRENS HOSPITAL & Senior Communications Specialist, Internal Communications in Seattle, Washington

Number of Openings: 1 Requisition Number: 17-16341 Job Title: Senior Communications Specialist, Internal Communications Department: 17510-Corporate Communications City: Seattle State: Washington Location: 70th & SPW Admin Offices Secondary Location: Union: None Work Status: Regular Shift: Day Shift FTE/Hours per pay period: 1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods) Hours Per Shift: Call Hours: Work Days: Monday-Friday Salary: Depends on Experience Job Description: This position provides internal communications support for organization-wide projects and initiatives. Internal audiences include Seattle Children's staff and faculty/providers. May involve providing communications consultation and support to hospital leaders, departments and work teams for projects and initiatives that span multiple audiences and vehicles. May involve initiating, developing, coordinating, implementing and/or evaluating communication plans related to these projects and initiatives. Other responsibilities include researching and writing feature articles; assisting with production and distribution of internal and/or external publications; updating content on Seattle Children's intranet; and communication support during regulatory surveys and crisis situations. Requirements: Required Education/Experience: - Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, English, public relations or related field. - A minimum of five years experience in a marketing, communications or public relation role. - Exceptional writing skills, particularly feature articles, and a passion for story mining and story telling. . Required Credentials: - n/a Preferred: - Experience in a healthcare-related field and/or a nonprofit organization. - Experience managing complex, multi-faceted projects involving multiple stakeholders - Experience writing for print and online media (e.g. newsletters; flyers; brochures; websites; blogs; etc.) - Experience with crisis communications, including response and support - Experience with Associated Press style and adherence to editorial and graphic standards. - Experience with photography and/or image editing software (e.g. PhotoShop). - Experience with Web content management systems - Experience with Web editing software and/or layout programs like Illustrator, InDesign, etc. Seattle Children’s is committed to equal employment opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate with respect to hiring or promotion of individuals, conditions of employment, disciplinary and discharge practices, or any other aspect of employment on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin (ancestry), disability, age, genetic information, marital status, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law.