Closing Date : 7/7/2021 Interviews may be held at any time. For first consideration, apply by 6/17/2021
Union Representation : No
Benefits Eligible : Yes
Selected applicants will be required to submit work samples upon request for further consideration
We offer exceptional employment benefits including medical, dental, and vision plans, generous paid vacations and holidays, excellent retirement savings and investment plans, continuing education, and reduced fee and scholarship programs.
THIS IS NOT AN H1- B OPPORTUNITY
The Senior Public Information Officer helps to strategically position various services at UC Davis Health within the local community, region and beyond by developing communications plans, preparing articles and press releases for the media and UC Davis Health website, gathering and disseminating timely information to internal and external audiences, acting as media spokesperson, planning and overseeing press events, researching and writing briefing materials, serving as writer and managing editor for print materials, and contributing to UC Davis Health social media channels.
Demonstrated skill in message development, audience identification and issue-management in alignment with an organization’s institutional goals
Advanced knowledge and experience in developing communications for an academic health center preferred
Advanced knowledge and experience in developing communications for an assigned area of medical specialty preferred
Master’s degree in science, communications, journalism, English or related field preferred
Working knowledge of AP style, with willingness to learn and integrate custom UC Davis Health style variations
Ability to closely follow HIPAA and other privacy regulations and related documentation requirements
Solid oral and interpersonal skills, tact and diplomacy
Proven ability to accept direction and edits and to exercise tact and sensitivity when working with colleagues and key stakeholder
Proven ability to write clear, accurate, compelling and stylistically appropriate content with demonstrated thorough knowledge of the English language and its proper usage, in both oral and written communications and for a variety of goals and diverse audiences; sensitivity to messaging and content for intended audiences is essential
Advanced experience using different media including Web, social media, video and traditional platforms to communicate messages and expand reach with varied audiences.
Bachelor’s degree in science, communications, journalism, English or related field
Internal Number: 18095
About UC Davis Health
The Department of Public Affairs and Marketing plans, manages, and implements strategic communications (such as news media relations, public relations, marketing, internal and external communications) for UC Davis Health. Communications are aimed at a wide range of key constituencies, such as the news media, UC administration, UC Davis faculty, staff and students, government/regulatory leaders, external physicians, business leaders, patients and health care consumers, and the general public.