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Sanford Health Senior Media Relations Specialist in Bismarck, North Dakota

Sanford Health is one of the largest and fastest-growing not-for-profit health systems in the United States. We're proud to offer many development and advancement opportunities to our nearly 50,000 members of the Sanford Family who are dedicated to the work of health and healing across our broad footprint.

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Facility: First International Bank
Location: Bismarck, ND
Address: 1601 N 12th St, Bismarck, ND 58501, USA
Shift: Day
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 40.00

Job Summary

Promotes Sanford brand through media activities and responds to relevant media inquiries, authors own stories through Sanford Health News, and pitches appropriate stories to local, regional, and national media outlets that maximize earned media coverage. This work includes the generation of press releases, statements, coordination of press conferences, and media events. Coordinates and schedules all media interviews. Develops key messages and leadership speaking points for complex topics as needed. Prepares and trains media spokespersons. Possesses sound skills in writing, communications, media relations, decision making, partnership building, interpersonal communications, team skills, problem solving, project coordination, and dealing with a rapidly changing fast paced field. Rotates schedules to ensure on-call media coverage is available on nights and weekends. Possesses the ability to relate well to others. Strict adherence to deadlines. Proactively establishes working relationships and partnerships across the organization. Possesses strong customer service skills with a demonstrated passion for delivering the best product. Ability to demonstrate courage, handle interview situations, and ability to speak up to all situations and leadership levels within Sanford Health.

Department Details

This role will support the Bismarck market. Experience in multimedia journalism, including shooting and editing b-roll and on-camera work, is a plus.


Bachelors’ degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing, or related field is required. Master's Business Administration (MBA) or Master’s degree in Communications or related field is preferred.

Minimum of three years of experience required.

Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet.

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Job Function: Marketing and Communications
Req Number: R-33289
Featured: No