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Director - Media Relations

USA - Memphis, TN
07 Jan

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Department: Communications
Job Number: 33021
Location: Memphis, TN

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is a world-renowned institution that is recognized as one of the best places to work in the nation. As a premier center for research and treatment of childhood catastrophic diseases, we employ a diverse team of scientific and healthcare professionals dedicated to the promise of hope. Children from all 50 states and from around the world have come through the doors of St. Jude for treatment, and thousands more have benefited from our research.

The Director-Media Relations supports the organization's strategic communications plan by developing and implementing national, regional and local media relations programs focused on research, clinical programs and achievements. Serves as the institution's primary contact to the news media and ensures the planning, direction, implementation and measurement of strategic media relations efforts. Develops and implements a national media communications strategy to increase the visibility of St. Jude subject matter experts, and directs a media team charged with enhancing St. Jude's international reputation as a world-class research institution. Participates in integrated media relations efforts with ALSAC, the fundraising organization for St. Jude. Establishes and maintains strong, positive relationships with outside public relations firms, news media, ALSAC and other external contacts to impact the institution's reputation.

• Bachelor's degree in public relations, journalism, marketing communications, or related field required.
• Master's degree or professional accreditation by PRSA or IABC preferred.

• Ten (10) years of experience in communications with five (5) years of experience directing national media relations efforts required.
• Experience working within a medical, scientific or academic organization is preferred.
• Experience communicating medical, technical or scientific concepts is preferred.



St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. St. Jude does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, sex, genetic information, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, veteran's status or disabled veteran's status with respect to employment opportunities. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment. St. Jude engages in affirmative action to increase employment opportunities for minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities.