Hospital, Public and Private, Community Health Center/Community Clinic, Health Care System
4 Year Degree
The Media Relations Coordinator develops copy and raises public awareness of NKCH and Meritas Health through earned, owned and paid media initiatives. The Media Relations Coordinator is responsible for promoting the brand tone, hospital mission and new services in publications, marketing materials, social media, blogging, e-mail outreach and digital marketing communications. This position is an integral part of the marketing team and reports to the Marketing and Communications Director.
Excellent verbal, interpersonal, public speaking and presentation skills.
Editorial competency: ability to create concise, compelling content and follow AP style.
Copy editing skills and attention to detail are imperative.
Excellent project management skills and ability to juggle multiple deadlines.
Able to work in a highly collaborative environment.
Must have portfolio of writing samples, including news releases, feature stories, pitch letters, talking points and targeted messages for various media outlets.
Understanding of search engine insights that drive content improvements.
Required Education: Bachelors in English or Journalism is required. Masters in English or Journalism is preferred.
Required Experience: Five plus years of relevant experience with a focus on healthcare communications and/or public relations is required.
Internal Number: 18173
About North Kansas City Hospital
For more than half a century, North Kansas City Hospital has been the Northland’s preferred healthcare provider. The hospital serves the community with 451 licensed beds, more than 3,000 employees, and 508 physicians representing 46 medical specialties. From a Level III neonatal intensive care unit to home health and hospice services, NKCH provides a lifetime of care.
NKCH offers award-winning cardiovascular and orthopedic programs. The hospital’s oncology partnership with The University of Kansas Cancer Center provides patients access to clinical trials only available at the nation’s leading cancer centers.
Through its Meritas Health subsidiary, North Kansas City Hospital offers the largest network of physician practices in the Northland, with more than 140 physicians and 40 advanced practitioners in 36 convenient locations, including an express care clinic in the 64th Street Hy-Vee store.
The hospital’s mission, vision and values reflect a strong commitment to the health and well-being of the Northland community and beyond. Last year, NKCH sponsored 60 charitable and community organizations and served more than 24,000 people through its dynamic Community Health & Wellnes...s programs. And, it is the first hospital in Kansas City to offer a zero-percent financing option to help patients manage their medical expenses.