• Communications Specialist

    Kaiser PermanentePasadena, CA

    Job #698457387

  • Provides internal and external communication services to regional or CSA departments, team and individuals to enable KP to meet strategic priorities. Works with a variety of personnel to achieve consensus, develop communication plans, tailor messages for specific audiences and ensure consistency of messages inside and outside the organization. Works under the direction of a manager.

    Essential Functions:

    • Participates in the development and implementation of strategies for effective internal and/or member communications.

    • Writes, produces and oversees the distribution of all print communications such as newsletters, member materials, management communications, teleconference scripts, directories, etc.

    • Edits written documents prepared by others.

    • Designs and produces printed material, including logos for communication programs, letterheads, and brochures, etc.

    • Participates in developing and executing project communication plans for Leadership Team, regional and/or CSA teams.

    • Researches and writes communication plans; executes all or portions of plans, including arranging teleconferences, site visits making presentations, convening meetings and conducting training sessions.

    • Provides staff support for ad hoc working groups and internal departments developing communication strategies.

    • Coordinates internal communication programs and develops new ones using technology/electronic media such as video, teleconferencing, e-mail, etc.

    • Works with Audio/Visual and Information Technology staff in developing and executing programs. Participates in the development and implementation of a proactive media plan.

    • Builds relationships with media representatives.

    • Researches and writes press releases, scripts, fact sheets and responses to media inquiries, within area of specialty.

    • Prepares staff for interviews and public presentations.

    • Develops media information kits as needed.

    • Coordinates distribution of publicity.

    • May supervise agency, freelance and support services.

    • Provides on-call media support to CSA/Media Centers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    Basic Qualifications:


    • Minimum three (3) years of related experience in corporate, agency or health care setting.


    • Bachelor's degree public relations, journalism, communications or related field OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.

    • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.

    License, Certification, Registration

    • N/A

    Additional Requirements:

    • Requires knowledge and experience in a variety of areas such as journalism or business writing skills or experience in video production.

    • Proficient in a variety of word processing and presentation software, database applications and desktop publishing, graphics and layout to produce newsletters and other publications.

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; interpersonal and team work skills.

    • Ability to maintain high productivity amidst competing priorities and tight deadlines.

    • Excellent project management and organizational and consulting skills.

    • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.


    TITLE: Communications Specialist

    LOCATION: Pasadena, California

    REQNUMBER: 715006

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.

    Updated 09/17/2018

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