This position will provide direct public relations and communications support to the Global Health Communications team. You will work directly with senior team members to develop pitch angles and place stories, follow media coverage and trending news in healthcare, and draft press releases, media alerts, and fact sheets. You need to understand how public relations works and have an aptitude for storytelling. You should have at least one to two years of public relations experience (agency or in-house) and have established relationships with health outlets and with health reporters at consumer lifestyle and business outlets. If you do not have relationships with core health media, relationships with general news media will be considered. Writing samples and examples of successful and recent media outreach will be expected. Experience with Cision and crisis communications is not a requirement, but preferred.
The position will, at times, require managing sensitive information in a confidential manner. The Specialist will work collaboratively across all departments within Special Olympics and across all regions, with strategic partners, athletes, celebrity Ambassadors, and the general public in person and by telephone.
Primary Responsibilities: Provide high-quality, reliable support for communications functions across the Health Department. Specific duties include the following:
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