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The Department of Emergency Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Public Information Specialist.
This position is responsible for managing and organizing numerous communication projects and initiatives within the Departments of Emergency Medicine. This individual will act as a confidential liaison between the Director and many internal and external constituents including high level university and hospital administrative departments. In addition, this position will be responsible for all communication initiatives within the Department.
The Communications Specialist will manage communication operations including website, newsletters, faculty and staff recognition, department events, department social media, and triaging various projects and issues. The Communications Specialist will develop methods and strategies to carry out projects and manage them to completion on behalf of the Director and Chair. The Communications Specialist will spearhead the departments' communications initiatives.
The Department Director and Department Faculty represent the University of Washington in many capacities regionally, nationally, and internationally. The Communications Specialist works with the Directors to ensure policy compliance in a variety of areas.
This position is responsible for managing and organizing numerous communication projects and initiatives within the Department of Emergency Medicine. The Communications Specialist will manage communication operations including website, newsletters, faculty and staff recognition, department events, department social media, and triaging various projects and issues. The Communications Specialist will develop methods and strategies to carry out projects and manage them to completion on behalf of the Directors and Chairs. The Communications Specialist will spearhead the departments' communications initiatives.
COMMUNICATIONS FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE - this position will spearhead the department’s communications initiatives.
Serve as contributing writer (interview, edit, and write in-depth stories) for the Emergency Medicine’s Website, Emergency Medicine publications and social media accounts.
Manage the collection of all content (requests and follow-up) and coordinate editing of text content; work closely with faculty leadership to ensure projects are executed in a timely and efficient manner.
Develop, edit and publish content, articles, stories, and other communication pieces.
Provide regular updates to the website, follow established schedule of daily/weekly website updates; update news and events section weekly.
Ensure content and images are professional, accurate, timely and effective in communicating EM news and events, research, and programs.
Create and update faculty awards and honors (kudos) for monthly presentations, PowerPoint, website and hall monitor distribution.
Produce and edit internal newsletter.
Work with Program leadership to develop web sections and pages; ensure content is reflected consistently throughout the site.
Utilize tools, relationships, and channels to promote communications that better the reputation and understanding of the Emergency Medicine Research and Programs.
Contribute to and implement content strategy for all digital presences; monitor industry trends and provide analysis and improvements for online presences.
Conduct research for continual improvement and implementation of digital communications best practices.
Provide social media coordination, tweet according to Faculty Website Chair’s schedule.
Develop strategies and content for alumni relations.
Report on analytics and evaluate statistics related to usage; work collaboratively with DOM IT, request and track progress on website updates; maintain systems for site content organization and archiving.
Follow the University's branding and social media guidelines and standards.
Identify opportunities to streamline communication within the Department staff and faculty through technology. Manage MS Teams and facilitate trainings on the systems for staff and faculty.
Manage Department events including but not limited to residency graduation, holiday staff recognition, spring faculty celebration.
Work with faculty and staff stakeholders to implement a Department intranet. Maintain the intranet content.
Partner with Director to ensure all information, titles and contact information is current for faculty, residents and fellows on department websites and develop a system for updating information regularly.
Partner with the Director to ensure all information, titles and contact information is current for faculty, residents and fellows on department websites and develop a system for updating information regularly.
Develop and manage the process for updating the department websites; ensure content is regularly update, links are active, and graphics/images are updated.
Design and develop graphical content to illustrate the research, clinical and educational achievements of both departments for the virtual lobby display boards
Write content narratives for the department websites featuring faculty news, grants/awards, and clinical highlights. Marketing and Social Media Management
Develop a standardized process and template for writing provider biographies for the UW Medicine website.
Develop and manage the process for creating and updating UW Medicine biographies and video biographies for faculty.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Bachelor's in Social Sciences, Communications, or Liberal Arts plus two to three years of work experience in project management/implementation and office management
Strong communication and writing skills.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Prior work experience in an academic university health care and administrative environment.
Experience with website management and social media.
Competitive candidates will have excellent written and verbal communication skills; the ability to work both independently and as part of a team, and excellent ability to independently manage multiple responsibilities concurrently under deadlines, pressure and highly adaptable to changing priorities; skilled in effectively and efficiently organizing tasks and projects.
Consistent in applying sound professional judgment and critical thinking skills to address complex issues and solve problems.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
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