Job Details

Communication Specialist - Internal Medicine - Hematology/Oncolgy

Job Number: 527942
Categories: Professional
Dallas, TX

Department: Internal Medicine
Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular


This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information


Salary Negotiable

Experience and Education

A Bachelor's degree. One year of experience in public relations and working with the media. Two years of specific writing experience.

Job Duties

Finds and develops stories on specific topics and writes news releases or articles for internal publications.
Pitches these stories to local and national reporters.
Maintains close working relationships with major local reporters, editors, and feature writers who cover medicine and science to ensure frequent coverage of UT Southwestern's research and clinical care activities.
Writes quality magazine stories for annual magazine/annual report or other magazines as assigned, submitting story ideas for magazine with art/photo possibilities. Also gathers and writes monthly newstips from assigned clinical areas.
Arranges for and oversees taking of still and motion pictures to supplement news releases and internal publications.
Acts as guide for reporters and photographers.
Performs other duties as assigned.

**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.


The Kidney Cancer Program (KCP), one of two accredited programs (along with the Harvard Cancer Center) by the National Cancer Institute with a Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) Award, requires a full-time communication specialist.  This position will be dedicated to creating a strategic plan to raise awareness about the pioneering research, technological innovation and superb patient care, including superior survival rates.  The incumbent would develop and implement comprehensive public relations program for the Kidney Cancer Program, be in close collaboration with the institutional communications team.  Be responsible for directing video producers to develop short stories from patients and happenings in the KCP, ensuring institutional quality standards.  The position will also maintain and update content across KCP program websites and work with our Patient Advocates and our commuity in fundraising efforts

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; gender, including sexual harassment; age; disability; citizenship; and veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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