Communications Consultant Job

Bloomington, MN, 55420
Jan 08, 2013
Jan 21, 2013
Employment Status
Full Time
Communications Consultant

Job ID:: 25817
Department:: Corp Communications
City:: Bloomington, MN
Location:: HP - Bloomington 8170 Office Bldg
Position Type:: Full-Time
Anticipated Work Schedule:: M-F, business hours
Hrs/Pay Period:: 80

Job Description::

The culture at HealthPartners is one of ownership, pride, service, and most importantly, partnership. That spirit of partnership among employees, and with patients and the community is just one of the many reasons we were recently named one of the nation’s “Best Places to Work in Healthcare” by Modern Healthcare magazine. Join us for a career that offers respect, support and encouragement. You’ll stay for the power of partnership.

We are currently seeking a Communications Consultant to join our Communications team. The purpose of this role is to provide overall communications services for HealthPartners and Regions Hospital and to supply communications consulting services to other departments. Primary assignments include writing and editing for internal and external publications and electronic communications, including email and Intranet; maintaining graphic standards; media relations; strategic planning, special communications, events, publications and projects. This position requires frequent contact and communication with employees, physicians, nurses, dentists, and administrators within the HealthPartners family of organizations, as well as the ability to represent the organization to media outlets and other external audiences.


1. Writes employee communications, both printed and electronic, as well as media materials and other items for external audiences for the HealthPartners family of organizations.

2. Acts as an active participant in the on-going HealthPartners and Regions Hospital internal and external communications process. This includes assisting in research and focus groups, participating in planning sessions, and helping to measure the results and effectiveness of communications plans.

3. Works with the rest of the Communications team to maintain organizational identity and graphic standards for the HealthPartners family of organizations.

4. Assists fellow Communications staff in planning, coordinating and implementing special events, video and slide productions, and other assignments as needed.

5. Prepares news releases and may coordinate media interviews, and assist with media events.

6. Serves as writer/editor of newsletters/publications.

7. Coordinates and monitors social media in collaboration with other members of the team and various departments.

8. Provides media relations support for HealthPartners and Regions Hospital. This includes carrying the hospital’s media relations pager during some weekends and holidays.


* Bachelor's degree in Communications, English, Journalism, Public Relations or related field.

* At least two years of writing, public relations and/or communications experience. Internships and part-time employment can be used as experience.

* Excellent written communications skills, including typing, spelling and grammar.

* Excellent news sense and the ability to research and effectively communicate stories to internal and external audiences.

* Excellent verbal communications and interpersonal skills.

* Excellent judgment.


* Knowledge or experience in the health care field.

* Experience editing others' writing

HealthPartners is nationally acclaimed for providing outstanding patient care and we offer an excellent salary and benefits package. HealthPartners is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To see a complete job description and/or to apply for this position, please visit, click on job opportunities and search for Job ID #25817.

Health is what we do. Partnership is how we do it.


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