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Position Summary: The Media Relations Manager is responsible for overseeing all media relations activities of MultiCare Health System. Duties include overseeing the researching, writing, and disseminating of press releases, generating story ideas, acting as the lead organization liaison to the media, and strategizing crisis communications and serving as the Public Information Officer. The incumbent contributes to the MultiCare Vitals blog and other public-facing communications platforms as part of the organizations reputation strategy. The Media Relations Manager works with providers and senior leadership to identify system goals for communicating with patients and the community through the media, social media and the website.
Minimum Requirements: Five (5) years of experience in Journalism, Public Relations or related field Experience in health care setting preferred
Education/Licenses/Certifications: Bachelors Degree in Journalism, Communications or Public Relations
Position Type: Full-Time Regular Full Time Employee: YesPrimary Shift: Day Work Schedule: Day Shifts
MultiCare is a not-for-profit health care organization with more than 20,000 team members, including employees, providers and volunteers. MultiCare has been caring for our community for well over a century, since the founding of Tacoma’s first hospital and today is the largest community-based, locally governed system of health in the state of Washington, serving communities across Washington and Northern Idaho.
MultiCare’s comprehensive system of health includes numerous primary care, urgent care and specialty services — including Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital & Health Network; MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care; Pulse Heart Institute; MultiCare Medical Associates, affiliated physicians; MultiCare Rockwood Clinic, the largest multispecialty clinic in the Inland Northwest region; and MultiCare Connected Care, our Accountable Care Organization.
Eleven hospitals complete the organization: Allenmore Hospital, Auburn Medical Center, Capital Medical Center, Covington Medical Center, Deaconess Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital — the Puget Sound region’s only children’s hospital and state-designated Level II Pediatric Trauma Center for Western Washingt...on — Navos Behavioral Health Hospital, Valley Hospital, Tacoma General Hospital — which is home to the South Puget Sound region’s only Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit — and Wellfound Behavioral Health Hospital.
Our core values of Respect, Integrity, Stewardship, Excellence, Collaboration and Kindness, serve as our guiding principles and impact every aspect of our organization, including how we provide patient care and what we expect from each other.
MultiCare is also proud of our commitment to workforce diversity and culturally competent care. This commitment is led by our CEO and supported through employee education and community outreach.