Communications Specialist, Sheppard Pratt Health System

Marketing and Public Relations

Full Time (benefits eligible)

Day Shift

Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm


Bachelor’s Degree

As a Communications Specialist you will:

    • Assist with the development and implementation of internal and external public relations and communication strategies for Sheppard Pratt Health System. 
    • Support departmental and health system communication activities through a variety of mediums and channels. 
    • Partner with key stakeholders across the health system to drive awareness of Sheppard Pratt and its programs and services internally and externally in support of the organization’s mission. 
    • Monitor alerts, news, and competitor information to stay abreast of trends in mental and behavioral health care. 
    • Plan, edit and write internal communications and proactively identify and write compelling stories for print, Web, internal channels, and news media outlets. 
  • Partner with HR to enhance employee engagement and build organizational culture through a strategic communications strategy.


    • Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years’ experience in public relations, communications, journalism or related field.  Healthcare experience is preferred.  Knowledge and experience should include:
      • Strong writing/editing, listening and presentation skills.
      • Professional, polished interpersonal skills, including experience in managing and maintaining confidential information.
      • Excellent time management and organization skills to manage multiple projects at the same time and demonstrate impeccable attention to detail.
      • Demonstrated experience in effective communication strategies and tools, including print, Web, media relations, electronic media, AP Style and other e-communication tools.
      • Familiarity with media tracking services and databases. 
    • Other preferred qualifications include:
    • Experience working with intranets.

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