Health Communications Specialist

HealthFitness - Houston, TX

Full-time
HealthFitness has a great opportunity for a full time (36 hour per week) Health Communications Specialist at our client site located in Houston, TX. The client's Health and Productivity Team is a group of internal consultants who provide health promotion and wellness services to the client’s operating companies globally to help them improve health, safety, and business performance. In this role, you will focus on health and wellness through consultation with regards to health risk identification and mitigation, wellness strategy and planning, injury prevention, and third party vendor services management. Someone with experience in health communication and/or public health. You will be responsible for developing material that is conversational, professional, accessible, and actionable. Having the experience to market and promote Health and Wellness programs and project manage the communication process is a skill you enjoy. You enjoy working independently and collaboratively, have experience drafting, giving and receiving feedback on content, and have outstanding project management and organization skills and attention to detail.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Develop appropriate strategic communication solutions in complex environments. As part of the Health and Productivity team, manage communication project timelines and continuity for Health and Productivity’s global initiatives of increasing complexity. Develop and design materials that drive employees’ behavior. Develop and manage content for health program communication campaigns, e-newsletters, newsletters, and Web. Write, edit, and format copy for a wide range of mediums, according to strict standards of quality, style, and voice. Work creatively to provide new approaches to increase employee engagement and participation in health related programs.
Gather and review feedback on content from editors, usability professionals, and subject matter experts, and revise content appropriately. Review, incorporate, and approve edits on all written work prior to publication, including applicable group edits, peer edits, and copy edits. Support the organization in developing culturally and linguistically appropriate communications for targeted global employees. Support research of a variety of health and wellness related topics by distilling the most relevant actions and recommendations for a well-educated, lay audience. Work collaboratively with other editors in the peer editing process. Provide verifiable facts, dates, and statistics, using standard reference sources, as appropriate.
Support research of a variety of health and wellness related topics by distilling the most relevant actions and recommendations for a well-educated, lay audience. Cultivate and develop relationships with team and vendors to produce content that is accurate, relevant, and of high value to our workforce.
Monitor news gathering resources to keep abreast of current health topics e.g. press releases, telephone contacts, Web resources, television, wire services, and other reporters. Adhere to strict copyright and permissions guidelines, and manage all submitted content accordingly, including researching, clarifying, or confirming permissions for submitted content. Manage calendar of Health and Productivity communication materials including vendor content, video, print and Web.
Adhere to strict deadlines and budget requirements for all assigned products.
Other duties as needed/assigned.

Education, Experience & Certifications:
Required:
Bachelor’s Degree in a Health or Marketing related field.
Minimum of 3+ years of professional experience in health communications and/or public health education.
Experience implementing health education theories and principles, user-centered design methods, and usability standards when developing content for the web and print.
Experience translating technical/medical information into global, corporate employee-friendly language.
Experience providing high level editing and writing with limited supervision.
Experience developing materials for audiences with limited (health) literacy skills.
Experience in creating and designing collateral for various media.
Experience working with web developers and with the process of user-centered design.

Preferred:
MPH or related public health master’s degree (relevant experience will be considered in place of degree).
Research skills.
Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) or equivalent.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

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