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Job Title: Health Communications Specialist
Job Number:
Organization: Peers & Partners
Posted: 1/10/2022
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Health Communication
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Atlanta,     
Position Description: The purpose of this position is to work as part of a multidisciplinary team to carry out public health communication and marketing research strategies, services, and interventions. You will work with other health communications specialists, scientific, and management staff to plan and develop content, and assist in the productions of information material for use in print and electronic media.

Duties: • Assist leadership and staff in developing and supporting an array of communication products and projects for internal and external audiences, including talking points, presentations, key messages, communication materials, and briefings. • Produce and support communication products and resources to engage internal and external audiences, including NIH partners, health agency employees, staff, and general public, and other stakeholders. • Support the External Communications Work Group, including, but not limited to agenda setting, facilitating planning and biweekly committee meetings; spearheading work group communication activities, as needed. • Create content and disseminate information using a variety of communication formats and platforms, including social media, web, video, podcasts, etc. • Perform research on inquiries from the general public, the media/news, and other platforms (i.e., social media) to communicate and report out about the latest trends regarding COVID-19. • Provide communication consultation to other divisions, branches, and units to assist them with communication strategy, planning, message development, promotion, and dissemination. • Develop content and provide review and oversight for Internet and Intranet sites and social media/promotion channels. • Select, develop, and utilize a variety of channels to disseminate information. • Track, research, and report on dissemination metrics and results and make adjustments and improvements to dissemination based on results. • Translate technical and scientific subject matter into plain language communication products such as but not limited to web pages, factsheets, key/talking points, social media, press releases, social media posts, PowerPoint slides and presentations, Q&A documents, infographics, etc. • Develop communication materials and education materials/activities related to COVID19 topics, including infectious diseases, outbreaks, pandemic preparedness, and/or emergency response. • Coordinate pre-clearance and manage additional clearance levels as appropriate to ensure final IMS clearance prior to dissemination. • Develop and manage communication campaigns and/or assist in the development and management of major releases and/or communication campaigns. • Analyze communication and marketing activities and feature recommendations on how to increase awareness and utilization of COVID-19 • Provide NIH leadership with management support for: o Updates to the COVID-19 Weekly Key Messages and other response-wide efforts such as reports, documents and meetings. o Routine data pulls and creating weekly/monthly reports as necessary. Reports may require development and inclusion of graphs, charts or statistics.

Qualifications: • Understanding of basic risk communication principles (giving clear and simple communication during an emergency, providing actionable information) • Experience writing, reviewing and editing health communication materials • Strong proofreading skills and attention to detail • Experience writing in plain language • Experience in working with social media and/or digital media channels • Ability to identify gaps in existing resources • Self-sufficient (needs little supervision) • Ability to be flexible and to periodically work after hours and/or on the weekend. May be required to do rotations for on-call during weekends and evenings, as well as holidays, and to rotate through different shifts to fulfill a 24-hour, 7-day week schedule, should the need arise • Sound interpersonal communication, telephone, email and business etiquette • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills • Experience in facilitating quick turn- around for complex documents • Experience in assisting in the preparation of documents for public audiences • Experience in the use of MS Teams and Microsoft Office software (i.e., Word; Excel; PowerPoint; Outlook) • Must be U.S. citizen with the ability to obtain a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI) clearance

Desired Skills and Experience:

• Previous NIH and or public health experience highly desirable. • Previous work on or managed large scale multi-media communication campaigns, with an emphasis on using social media strategies to reach priority audiences. • Superior multi-tasking and organization skills. Must manage multiple simultaneous projects and prioritize assignments and tasks, accordingly, remaining flexible to changing priorities and new initiatives.

Organization Description:

Closing Date: 4/10/2022
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Nicole Mitchell,  Health Communications Specialist
Contact Location:

United States
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  United States
Contact Phone: 770-330-4359 
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