Advertised Summary Job Description: HICCC is an evolving brand with a wide range of internal and external audiences. The Senior Communications Officer will serve as the hub for integration and collaboration with CUMC and NYP communications, marketing, public affairs and development. Through both traditional and social media efforts the SCO will promote the Center?including faculty research, Center initiatives and events?to both external and internal audiences and serve as the keystone in Cancer Center communications.
OBJECTIVE: Develop and implement strategic communications platform to increase internal and external recognition of HICCC's brand and expertise. Leverage hospital and medical center resources to maximize impact of Cancer Center communications program while seamlessly coordinating development, maintenance, dissemination and enhancement of all content elements and initiatives.
REPORTS TO: Director, Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center and Chief Communications Officer, CUMC
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Develop communications strategy in collaboration with the HICCC Leadership Team and Center administration, to increase brand awareness internally and externally. Serve as liaison between HICCC and CUMC and NYP communications, marketing and public affairs to ensure timely and coordinated promotion of Cancer Center activities. Manage all aspects of Cancer Center digital and social media platforms with an emphasis on website content development. Oversee, in collaboration with HICCC Leadership, writing, editing, reviewing and publishing of all content, insuring quality, consistency of voice and messaging, accuracy, timeliness and agreed-upon style; all communication vehicles must support/enhance the HICCC brand and strategic mission. Coordinate with assigned Columbia University and Columbia University Medical Center communications staff and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Public Affairs staff to support HICCC media relations, including press releases, strategic alliances with cancer-related societies, websites and national television outlets. Oversee freelance content development and budget as needed.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required with specialization in communications, journalism or related field. Five to seven years experience in communications or editorial/ publishing environment required; specialization in health and health care field strongly preferred. Three to five years in communications leadership/managerial role. Excellent leadership, organizational and project management skills. Experience with online content development and dissemination tools and channels (web site, e-newsletters, multimedia, webinars, social media, etc.) required. Understanding of clinical outreach, practice building and strategic business development related to targeting of communications efforts. Experience/familiarity with content management systems, especially Drupal, preferred. Proven ability to routinely meet deadlines while handling and prioritizing multiple tasks with strong understanding of HIPAA and PHI/PPI regulations. Clear and effective oral and written communications skills required. Strong editing skills required, including line-editing experience and ability to shape and improve content conceptually and repackage material for multiple uses.
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