Manager, Public Relations

HMH HOSPITALS CORPORATION Belle Mead Requisition # 2022-113345 ShiftDay StatusFull Time with Benefits Weekend WorkNo Weekends Required HolidaysNo Holidays Required On CallNo On-Call Required Shift Hours8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Address252 County Road 601, Belle Mead, 08502

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How have you impacted someone's life today? At Hackensack Meridian Health our teams are focused on changing the lives of our patients by providing the highest level of care each and every day. From our hospitals, rehab centers and occupational health teams to our long-term care centers and at-home care capabilities, our complete spectrum of services will allow you to apply your skills in multiple settings while building your career, all within New Jersey's premier healthcare system.

The Public Relations/Communications Manager, Behavioral Health/Carrier Clinic, is responsible for strategic public relations/communications support for a high profile, growing business that is at the forefront of innovation and health care transformation. Responsibilities include serving as media spokesperson; developing and driving integrated strategic public relations/communications initiatives encompassing paid, earned, owned and social media;, preparing internal communications, special event planning; building and managing relationships with key stakeholders in the community; and partnering with the network’s media relations, content, social media, marketing and advertising teams. Manages internal communications channels for team members and medical staff for Carrier Clinic and Behavioral Health . This includes educating the public about site activities, treatment innovations, research programs and scientific breakthroughs using a variety of tactics including thought leadership, media relations and other communications tools and tactics.


A day in the life of a Manager Public Relations at Hackensack Meridian Health includes:


  • Oversee issues and crisis management for Behavioral Health, partnering closely with network PR/communications.
  • Identify and implement strategies to enhance value proposition, messaging and narratives for Behavioral Health. 
  • Devise events (e.g. team member town halls, press conferences, photo opportunities) that generate publicity and engage target audiences, partnering with key functions (Government Affairs, Community Engagement, Strategy, Marketing). 
  • Establish metrics and KPIs that measure progress toward improved awareness, perception, and reputation management.
  • Create and drive the internal communications strategy, messaging, and activation.
  • Proactively identify media opportunities, pitch angles, and cultivate regional, national and global relationships with journalists.
  • Effectively position physicians and leaders as go-to resources and influencers for their specialty areas through digital content, video storytelling, media relations, press releases, and other PR channels.
  • Ensure brand standards are met in all communications – in tone and message.
  • Maintain onsite presence and travel between sites as needed.


Knowledge, Education and Skills Required: 


  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, media or other related field.
  • A minimum of 7 years’ experience in public relations, media or the equivalent. 
  • Excellent writing and grammar skills.
  • Experienced in issues and crisis management.
  • Excellent project management and people leadership skills.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and multi-task, while flawlessly executing on projects in a fast-paced environment. 


Knowledge, Education and Skills Preferred: 


  • Advanced degree in public relations, media or related field.
  • Prior healthcare industry experience. 

 If you feel that the above description speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, then please apply today!      


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