Senior Communications Specialist

Position: Senior Communications Specialist

Job ID: 142966

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: DEV - Development Services

Talent Area: Professional - Non-Clinical

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital opening in 2017. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically


We are searching for a Senior Communications Specialist – someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will serve as writer, chief proofreader and content coordinator for internal and external communications in multiple formats. You will be responsible for project specific decisions. Routine decisions include coordinating the selection, development and writing of stories and other communications materials for multiple internal and external audiences


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Responsibilities :

  • Coordinate content, timelines and distribution of assigned communications vehicles
  • Research, write and proof stories, scripts and other communications materials for internal and external deliverables including global emails, intranet, letters, proposals, speeches and talking points, as assigned by assistant director or director
  • Proactively identify important initiatives and events at the hospital and work with leadership to ensure appropriate coverage is incorporated into multiple communication materials; respond to e-mail queries and story ideas and identify appropriate course of action
  • Write and proofread communications that meet specific objectives, with clarity, organization, accuracy and balance
  • Helps with coordination and development of story budgets and production schedules and ensure contributions are on schedule, deadlines are met and project budgets are maintained
  • Identify opportunities to repurpose content and extend life and relevance of existing material
  • Ensure accuracy of financial records and coordinate with vendors to assist in tracking purchases, invoices and payments
  • Keep accurate, organized records of all assigned projects and deliverables
  • Write and proofread executive communications, under direction of assistant director or director; this includes blog posts, letters, emails, scripts/speeches, presentations and other communications as needed for the CEO and clinical and administrative leaders throughout the organization
  • Attend executive events, coordinate details related to the proper display and execution of speeches, presentations, videos and power point presentations


  • A Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, marketing, public relations, mass communications, English or related field
  • At least three (3) years of related experience in communications, news media, or publishing
  • Thorough understanding of effective communications principles and writing and editing standards through their previous experience and body of work
  • Strong oral communication skills and exceptional writing talent
  • Ability to organize complex information into logical and readable communications
  • Strong vocabulary; excellent grasp of grammar and AP writing style and Microsoft Office applications (MS Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Project)
  • Basic skills and knowledge of video capture and editing
  • Well-developed organization skills and ability to meet simultaneous deadlines; a collaborative style; and an interest in joining a fast-paced, growing communications group
  • Experience with internal/employee communications and social media preferred



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