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Sanford Health Media Relations Specialist - Marketing in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Job Title: Media Relations Specialist | Marketing | Sioux Falls

City: Sioux Falls

State: SD

Department : Marketing-Enterprise - Sioux Falls

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Hours Per Shift: 8 hr


The Media Relations Specialist is part of the Sanford Health media relations team and is responsible for supporting key activities for the media relations and Sanford Health News teams.

Works closely with the enterprise and regional media relations teams on tasks.

The specialist works with marketing and event teams to provide support for all major media events including press conferences, briefings and other major announcements.

Schedules and books interviews for media relations team. Manages the media relations teams' news calendar. Ensures activities and stories are represented appropriately on the master editorial/content calendar. Compiles daily news stories to populate daily news alerts.

Pulls regular performance reports on earned media and Sanford Health News. Develops and maintains "fact sheets" library for specific service lines and businesses. Provides support for media relations events including logistics, press-kits and schedule coordination.

Partners with the social media team to produce and distribute media recaps for major media events/hot topics. Ensures media recaps are standardized and delivered consistently to stakeholders.

Maintains media contact lists in media software tools. Schedules and distributes press releases through the designated media software tool. Conducts media story research as needed. Provides general administrative support for the media relations team.

Excellent communication skills and knowledge of AP-style required.


Utilizes specific approaches and tools for checking and cross-checking outputs. Uses varying problem-solving approaches and techniques as appropriate. Uses scheduling tools and technologies to create and maintain a schedule. Supports the mission, vision, and objectives of own department or unit. Responds to day-to-day operational priorities while still making progress on project work. Identifies the major responsibilities of a news media communications function. Explains own role and responsibility within team. Exhibits interest in new ideas and experimentation. Demonstrates experience participating in productive collaborative processes. Delivers written and oral communication, responds to questions and concerns, and produce specific outcomes and impact.



Bachelors degree required in communications, journalism or related field.

About Sanford Health:

At Sanford Health, we are dedicated to the work of health and healing.

Every day, we show that commitment by delivering the highest quality of care to the communities we serve.

We are leaders in health care and strive to provide patients across the region with convenient access to expert medical care, leading-edge technologies and world-class facilities.

In addition to strong clinical care, we are also committed to research, education and community growth.

We engage in medical research to not only discover innovative ways to provide care, but also cures for common diseases.

We continuously seek new ways to achieve our vision of improving the human condition here in your community, across the region and around the world.

The entire team at Sanford Health recognizes the value of healthy families and communities.

We continue to gain momentum and expand our reach. Together, we can make a positive difference now, and in the future.

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City: Sioux Falls

State: SD

Job Function: Marketing and Communications

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Req Number: WD16468