Communications Associate

  • PolicyLab at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Sep 13, 2019
Full time PR

Job Description

Job Summary 

PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is seeking a Communications Associate to join our communications team. PolicyLab is a research center within CHOP’s Research Institute that aims to achieve optimal child health and well-being by informing program and policy changes through interdisciplinary research.

PolicyLab offers this exciting opportunity to impact the organization’s mission by providing broad support to PolicyLab’s communications, as well as direct support to PolicyLab research teams on dissemination of their research and initiatives to reach internal and external audiences. This position will also work collaboratively with PolicyLab’s policy team and research portfolio leadership on strategies and tactics to advance the center’s policy and research priorities. The Communications Associate will manage PolicyLab’s social media outreach and contribute to several important writing projects. Experience with graphic design and/or video production is desired, but not required.

The Communications Associate position is ideal for an early-career communications professional with a background/interest in health who is looking to develop their skills in strategic communications planning, social media strategy and translation of research. A strong foundation in writing and the ability to work well on a team are keys to success in this role. This position reports to the Senior Communications and Operations Manager.

Job Responsibilities 

  • Collaborate with PolicyLab researchers to create and carry out dissemination strategies and tactics for their articles and other work, with a view towards broader public policy influence
  • Execute PolicyLab’s social media strategy, drafting content, developing social media analytics reports and identifying new ways for PolicyLab to enhance its social media presence
  • Execute strategic communications plans for two of PolicyLab’s five thematic research portfolios
  • Conduct writing and editing projects including editing and writing blog posts for PolicyLab’s blog, editing and disseminating internal and external newsletters, and assisting in the development of policy and research-translation materials
  • Execute a variety of design projects, including tools, presentations, and graphics
  • Conduct other duties as assigned

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree

Required Experience

  • Two (2) years of related communications experience

Preferred Experience

  • Previous experience with graphic design and/or video production

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Intermediate proficiency managing professional social media accounts (Twitter)


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