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Senior Public Relations Specialist

Company: Texas Children's Hospital
Location: Houston
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Job Summary

We are searching for a Sr. Public Relations Specialist - someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will be responsible for developing, implementing, and managing strategic media relations and public relations on a local, regional, and national front. In addition, this role will focus on sharing stories and initiatives with the internal audience.

Think you've got what it takes?


  • Acts as public relations representative for the overall hospital and/or service lines and programs
  • Develops comprehensive plans to proactively drive strategic story opportunities across appropriate media outlets
  • Works to media train key hospital spokespeople to confidently and appropriately respond during any interaction with media contacts including: filmed and/or live media interviews, news conferences, etc
  • Identifies appropriate media contacts to target for specific initiatives/audiences
  • Knows when/how to drive stories beyond local market media to national/regional exposure and how to leverage community/local media, events and programs against strategic goals
  • Prepares talking points and helps prep spokespersons as directed by department leadership
  • Partners with marketing colleagues to develop PR plan components for integrated programs against specific business initiatives
  • Oversees the PR internship program and effectively manages, as well as reviews and approves the projects interns work on


    • Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children's, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.
    • Bachelor's degree required
    • 3 years' public relations experience required. Journalism experience may be considered
    • Experience in the public relations field including national PR experience with a top tier entity/client preferred
    • Experience in healthcare or not-for-profit preferred
    • Experience in corporate communication preferred

      Company Profile

      Since 1954, Texas Children's has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children's hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city's Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years. Texas Children's comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children's Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children's Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children's Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children's care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation's first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children's Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.

      To join our community of 14,000 dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org. At Texas Children's Hospital, diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our values and mission for the women and children that we serve. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment for all faculty, staff and learners throughout our organization. We believe that each member of our one amazing team provides enrichment that allows us to create a lasting legacy for future employees of this great organization.

      Texas Children's is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

Keywords: Texas Children's Hospital, Houston , Senior Public Relations Specialist, Advertising , Houston, Texas

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