Communications Manager Oklahoma State Medical Association – Oklahoma City
The Communications Manager will be responsible for all aspects of the Oklahoma State Medical Association’s (OSMA) communication and public relations efforts, including press releases, email alerts, social media, etc. The successful candidate is someone who can most effectively position the OSMA in a positive light and as a thought leader in creating health policy and public health initiatives.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
· Maintain a working knowledge of issues and trends of interest to OSMA, its members and stakeholders.
· Direct and coordinate media relations activities, social media, website content and other communication vehicles.
· Write and edit content, including press releases, op-eds, bylined articles, website copy and other materials;
· Oversee content and distribution of weekly member newsletter;
· Monitor and analyze media coverage and social media engagement;
· Assist in crisis communications situations;
· Lead communications coaching, including message delivery, interviewing and speaker training;
· Advise policy and membership staff on messaging;
· Coordinate with communications functions at partner organizations on areas of mutual interest;
· Ensure the quality of publications including op-eds, press releases, bylined articles, OSMA Journal and more;
· Ensure all outward-facing publications are consistent with organization’s message, values and tone;
· Oversee communications aspects of events;
· Plan and coordinate membership events for medical students and residents;
· Prepare and manage budget for communications needs;
· Some travel is required with this position, which may include weekends;
· Perform other duties as necessary.
· Bachelor's degree in communications or related field and three or more years of professional level communications/public relations experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience which provides knowledge, skills and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.
· Extensive list of Oklahoma media contacts preferred.
· Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects
· Ability to work well with others, as well as work independently with minimal supervision;
The Oklahoma State Medical Association represents Oklahoma’s medical and osteopathic physicians as its state, non-profit professional association. It provides legislative and regulatory advocacy, professional development, practice resources and other benefits spanning all medical practice structures and specialties.