UT Health Communication Specialist for Medical School - Houston, TX in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Communication Specialist for Medical School - Houston, TX


Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 1800026X

Position Summary:

We are looking for a Communication Specialist for the Medical School. This person's main role will revolve around writing and editing a newsletter called THE SCOOP. In addition you will provide a broad range of communications support to departmental programs including writing and editing, project planning, health education/promotion activities.You must be able to spearhead internal communications within the Medical School. There is also an aspect where the department functions as a creative services agency, so the work can vary depending on client needs. Also of importance will be managing the online social media presence including corporate Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. This role will also manage on-line calendars as well as information displayed on television screens throughout our buildings.

Candidates should have excellent writing skills - those with newspaper backgrounds are encouraged to apply. You must be accustomed to writing articles on a deadline.The typical workload will require this person to write at least one article per day. Experience with WordPress is valued, as that is the platform we use at UTHealth.

This is a full time role that will be compensated bimonthly. It is eligible for full benefits including low cost healthcare and a great retirement plan run by the State of Texas. You will work a normal business week, and office in the heart of the Texas Medical Center.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Gathers information, generates ideas, and develops and influences the development of high quality, creative materials and programs.

  2. Gathers information through research and interviews with faculty, staff and other appropriate sources, such as donors and patients.

  3. Generates ideas for communication strategies and develops related promotional plans, tactics and materials.

  4. Writes news/feature articles for publication.

  5. Collaborates with team members and/or other faculty/staff.

  6. Other duties as assigned


Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Communications or related field or relevant experience in lieu of education.

Minimum Experience:

Three years of experience in public relations, communications, writing/editing or related field.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

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