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Communications & Community Relations Specialist

Job ID: 2205030381 Date posted: 08/10/2022 Facility: Corporate
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The Communications & Community Relations Specialist reports directly to the Communications Manager, Mid-South Group. Under the oversight of the Communications Manager, this position has responsibility for day-to-day message drafting, generating positive news that focuses on service lines and hospital reputation, building and maintaining media relationships, internal communications development and execution, assisting the marketing team with social media implementation and staffing public relations events on-site.

The role is also responsible for all aspects of community relations including working in tandem with the market CEO to create an overall engagement strategy and set of goals for the system that includes planning, building, and supporting focused initiatives designed to measurably improve community health. Results of these initiatives will be measured and reported to hospital leadership and community stakeholders as well others deemed appropriate by the market CEO on a regular basis. This role will be responsible for identifying, vetting and performing community speaking engagements, sponsorships, charitable giving, partnerships and will be responsible for community partner engagement.

This role will work closely with the group communications manager and director of communications for needs relating to community events as well as preparing talking points, presentations and other communications materials for hospital leadership as it relates to community health platform initiatives and other community engagement events and opportunities. In addition, this role will be responsible for providing counsel to hospital leadership on community opportunities, leadership boards and other events to enhance the hospital and leadership profile within the community. This role will also be responsible for aspects of service recovery and overall brand awareness and will work collaboratively with the hospital leadership, marketing, and strategy teams.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Proactive Earned Media
  • Reactive
  • Social Media
  • Community Engagement


  • Bachelor's degree in Public Relations, Journalism, Communications, or related field.
  • At least 1 year of local work experience is required.
  • Ability to travel locally up to 50% required. Selected candidates will be required to pass a Motor Vehicle Record check.

Tenet Healthcare complies with federal, state, and/or local laws regarding mandatory vaccination of its workforce. If you are offered this position and must be vaccinated under any applicable law, you will be required to show proof of full vaccination or obtain an approval of a religious or medical exemption prior to your start date. If you receive an exemption from the vaccination requirement, you will be required to submit to regular testing in accordance with the law.

Job: Corporate
Primary Location: Hilton Head, South Carolina
Facility: 963-Santa Ana, CA
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days

Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant’s or employee’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
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