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Public Relations Specialist

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Communication/ Marketing
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Loma Linda Unv Shared Services
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20003107 Requisition #

Communications (Full-time, Day Shift) - 


Our mission is to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our core values are compassion, integrity, excellence, teamwork and wholeness.


The Public Relations Specialist provides project support for healthcare and university client programs and is responsible for the development and dissemination of news stories, press releases and photography. Maintains a list of media spokesperson contacts and assists with media interviews. Takes proactive and reactive measures to engage with media in an effort to support brand identity and awareness through public relations campaigns, projects and initiatives. Assists in crisis communication and supports the Public Information Officer in times of crisis. Will be required to work outside of regularly scheduled work hours, 24/7 on call is required for press calls. This schedule will alternate among staff. Performs other duties as needed.


Bachelor’s Degree in communications, journalism, marketing, public relations or related field required. Minimum two years of experience required in public relations and/or agency environment, which includes copywriting, social media skills, and media relations. Valid Driver’s License required at time of hire.


Thinks strategically and acts tactically, and brings a passion for telling our brand story in a meaningful and measurable way. Basic knowledge of DSLR cameras, photography and editing skills (Lightroom or Photoshop). Able to persuade, convince and bring about a change in attitude of the press toward LLUH in times of crisis. Able to spot compelling story angles. Able to read, write legibly; speak in English with professional quality; use computer, printer, and software programs necessary to the position (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint). Operate/troubleshoot basic office equipment required for the position. Able to relate and communicate positively, effectively, and professionally with others; work calmly and respond courteously when under pressure, including during press and media interaction; collaborate and accept direction. Able to communicate effectively in English in person, in writing, and on the telephone; think critically; manage assignments effectively; organize and prioritize workload to meet deadlines; problem solve; recall information with accuracy; pay close attention to detail; work independently with minimal supervision. Able to distinguish colors as necessary; hear sufficiently for general conversation in person and on the telephone, and identify and distinguish various sounds associated with the workplace; see adequately to read computer screens, and written documents necessary to the position.

Loma Linda University Health is a Seventh-day Adventist, faith and values based Christian institution. Candidates must understand and embrace the mission, purpose, and identity of Loma Linda and its affiliated entities.


We are an equal opportunity employer committed to the principles of diversity. We provide equal opportunities in all aspects of the employment process to every individual, regardless of gender, race, color, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law. In addition, we will provide reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified individuals requesting an accommodation due to a disability. If you need accommodation assistance with accessing our job listings or completing an application, or during any other phase of employment with us, please contact Human Resources Management at (909) 651-4001.


We appreciate your interest in Loma Linda University Health and wish you success in your job search!


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