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CIHEB Senior Media & Pub Relations Specialist - (210001TB)
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), Institute of Human Virology (IHV), Center for International Health, Education and Biosecurity (CIHEB) is seeking a full-time Senior Media & Public Relations Specialist to join our international public health team in Baltimore. Successful applicants will possess excellent written and visual communications skills, demonstrate careful attention to detail, and possess an aptitude for learning new technical material. We seek a multitalented individual who is able to digest complex material on public health topics and create compelling communications products. Tasks are performed in support of CIHEB's global mission and to promote CIHEB's international project activities. The CS will work under the supervision of the communications director in Baltimore, Maryland.
The Center for International Health, Education and Biosecurity (CIHEB) is part of the Institute of Human Virology and the University of Maryland School of Medicine. CIHEB is comprised of a global team of more than 700 personnel in eight countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. CIHEB helps provide care and treatment to hundreds of thousands of HIV patients, trains and educates health workers, builds human capital in the area of new business development and communications, conducts evaluation studies, and implements evidence-based interventions and research studies in Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zambia.
UMB offers a generous benefits package, which includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
UMB requires all faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be processed through Human Resources.
Create public informational materials to target audiences for business unit communications, including multimedia content for use on the web and social media sites.
Manage production and distribution of public informational materials to a target audience, including the use of social- and multi-media.
Researches, writes, edits, and summarizes tributes information materials to print, broadcast, and on-line media outlets. Maintains printed inventory, databases, and digital archives.
Assist in development and implementation of media relation's daily operations strategies.
Identify client needs and communication strategies to develop project specifications. Define desired outcomes and deadlines. Ensure operational effectiveness within the media relations function to ensure projects specifications and defined outcomes are met.
React to/and interact with media representatives to develop and maintain relationships, pitch university programs and activities, and respond to media inquiries.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's degree, such as English, fine arts, marketing, communications, etc.
Experience: Three (3) years of related communications, marketing, media, public or client relations experience.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Exceptional writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
Facility in composing succinct, clear, and engaging messages and written materials (including impact stories, news posts, press releases, etc.) on highly technical health-related topics.
Knowledge of photography and graphic design with a demonstrated ability to edit photographs and match visual material to complement written text.
Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud applications (Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator).
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Working knowledge of SharePoint is a plus.
Skill in managing social media accounts.
Understanding of international development and health challenges in the African context.
Good project management skills.
Ability to foster productive relationships with other offices within and external to the organization.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at HRJobs@umaryland.edu .
If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request. You may also contact HRDiversity@umaryland.edu . Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, global health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.
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