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Senior Communications Specialist in Knoxville, Tennessee, US at TeamHealth

Date Posted: 11/19/2020

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Job Description


This position is responsible for planning and implementing communication tactics to support and strengthen the organization’s communication practices. Reporting to the communications director the communications senior specialist provides comprehensive assistance with day-to-day communication activities as well as long-term projects and initiatives. Essential job functions include strong writing and editing ability and interpersonal and organizational skills.


  • Research, write, edit and distribute internal communications, including intranet content (Zenith), internal executive memos, mass e-mail communications (Poppulo), com blog, communication plans, talking points and other communication materials as assigned
  • Partner with internal business and clinical leaders to develop and execute internal communication plans, campaigns and materials
  • Collaborate with colleagues to develop content for enterprise-wide programs and initiatives, such as corporate branding campaigns, digital and social media, white papers, case studies and news coverage
  • Partner with recruitment marketing and business development colleagues to ensure internal and external branding and messaging align
  • Serve as trusted advisor and thought partner to leaders on emerging issues and communications best practices
  • Assist with external press releases and research media coverage and industry trends (Meltwater)
  • Assist with crisis communications
  • Prepare communication reports and/or presentations for executive-level audiences
  • Coordinate scheduling and logistics
  • Other responsibilities as assigned


Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in journalism, public relations, marketing, communications or related field
  • Five to seven years of related experience, preferably experience in a national or international corporate environment
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills (knowledge of Associated Press Style Guide is a plus)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to develop relationships with executive and clinical leaders
  • Ability to identify positive communication opportunities
  • Ability to identify potentially negative communication issues and advise on appropriate course of action
  • Ability to act with a sense of urgency and manage multiple tasks and stringent deadlines
  • Good problem-solving, decision-making and critical-thinking skills
  • Ability to work with minimal direction/supervision
  • Ability to handle confidential information
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience with electronic communication products is a plus


  • None


  • Job performed in a well-lit, modern office setting
  • Occasional lifting/carrying (10 pounds or less)
  • Occasional bending/stooping/reaching/pulling
  • Prolonged sitting; and work on a computer
  • Moderate stress