Job Posting: Spectrum Health Communications

Communications manager at Gerber Memorial Community Hospital in Freemont, MI In collaboration with the President, senior leadership team and System partners, develops strategies for effective marketing, public relations, and communication plans that build strong relationships with key stakeholders as well as building organizational awareness, image, and reputation.  Responsible for developing, coordinating, implementing and directing assigned key operational strategies, ensuring consistency and synergy in operational processes and systems.  Networks with internal and external partners displaying effective analytical, presentation, and problem-solving skills.

Basic Qualifications: Education - Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, English, Communications, Public Relations, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience - 5 years of experience in Related experience in a work environment with transferable skills involving marketing or communications

Preferred Qualifications: Experience - 5 years of experience in Background in health care communications

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Job Posting: Media Relations at Spectrum Health

Position Summary Works with the news media on behalf of the Spectrum Health system. Uses a variety of mediums to communicate news and information including news releases, pitches, video and audio as well as social media. Coordinates highly collaborative team projects, media events and digital communications. Proactively works with internal clients and internal team to coordinate projects and identify potential stories to present to the media. Responds to reporter inquiries and requests.

Basic Qualifications: Education - Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, English, Communications, Marketing or Public Relations or equivalent combination of education and experience Experience - 3 years of experience in experience in a work environment with transferrable skills

Preferred Qualifications: Experience - experience in health care communications

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Job Posting: Serendipity Media

Serendipity Media LLC is currently seeking a full time Media Consultant for the West Michigan Woman brand. Job requirements and description are presented below. Please send your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to: Serendipity Media LLC

Attn: Barbara Hansen

535 Cascade West Parkway SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49546

barb@serendipity-media.com

Job description:

• Manage customer relationships with prospective and current advertisers in a regional territory of Western Michigan. • Ability to manage database through attention to detail. • Write up proposals and convert contracts. • Manage around 200 phone calls weekly. • Attend meetings with the Sales Director and Sales & Marketing Team to approach Sales from a team perspective. • Achieve all company assigned revenue goals/expectations. • Travel required in a small region to meet face-to-face with prospective clients.

Candidate must possess:

• Bachelors degree • Two year sales or industry experience • Ability to process industry information and effectively communicate it to potential prospects, team members, and industry professionals • Number aptitude to calculate rates, discounts, and percentages • High level of professionalism and ability to work well with others • Self-motivated work ethic with an eye for detail • Interest in working in a team environment • Strong written and verbal communication skills • Highly organized with skills to adapt and work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven office • Positive, energetic attitude

Job Posting: Graphic Design at GRCC

Date: December 16, 2015Title: Graphic Designer Position Number: 658 Hours: 25 hours per week, 42 weeks per year Compensation: $15/hour ($15,750/year) Professional Services, No benefits Reports to: Lead Graphic Designer Posting expires: January 20, 2016 (Extended from 1-6-16)

  Summary

  The graphic designer will support the communications department’s recruitment and retention marketing efforts. Primary responsibilities include the creation and editing of print and web materials using basic design principles that enhance the GRCC Brand. Additional responsibilities include innovative thinking to develop new solutions that address visual challenges within the brand, and participating in daily graphic design team meetings to prioritize and accomplish communications department goals.

  Essential Job Functions - Advise and assist college departments with graphic design, from concept to production, while maintaining GRCC Brand Standards. - Manage graphic design process for each project from estimation to conceptualization to developing timelines, among other basic project management tasks. - Manage the print production process in coordination with college printing services, or external vendors for each project. - Collaborate with members of the communications department, as needed, for copywriting, editing/proofreading, and photography services to complete each project. - Innovate new ways to elevate GRCC Brand Standards within each project. - Provide creative direction using basic design principles for each project. - Educate college clients about communications department processes for graphic design project work. - Consult on and help update college graphic identity guide. - Promote communications department services to college clients. - Assist lead graphic designer with management of graphic design process documentation and policies. - Represent the department on college teams, as needed. - Regular attendance during normal scheduled hours is required. Being present is essential for serving customers and performing the essential functions of this position. - Other duties as assigned by lead graphic designer.

Grand Rapids Community College is only accepting online applications for this position at www.grcc.edu/jobs Submit a cover letter and resume in one document. The opportunity to apply for this position will close on January 20, 2016 at 11:59 PM.

Job Posting: Director of Communications

The Diocese of Grand Rapids is seeking a full-time Director of Communications to provide leadership in planning, developing and implementing all diocesan marketing, public relations and internal/external communications strategies and tactics.  This position acts as the official spokesperson for the bishop and Diocese of Grand Rapids, has direct oversight and editorial control of FAITH Magazine Grand Rapids, coordinates the diocesan branding and provides public relations, digital communications and crisis management counsel to the diocesan staff, parishes, schools and diocesan agencies.

The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in English, marketing, journalism, public relations or a related field  (advanced degree is a plus) and a minimum 5 to 7 years functional experience in communication field.  Must be an active Catholic in good standing with a fully supportive and energetic attitude toward the Church.

 

The position requires knowledge of the Catholic Church including in-depth familiarity with its theology, structures, history and hierarchy.  Candidates should possess a comprehensive knowledge of major issues facing the Catholic Church in Michigan, the U.S. and the world.   Superior professional writing skills; must be able to present ideas in a cogent, understandable, and compelling manner.  Can adjust and respond accordingly on tight deadlines. Excellent oral communications skills for speaking to and interacting with the media and other appropriate interfaces is required.  Well-prepared and skilled in dealing with journalists from print, broadcast, or Web-based outlets and experienced in conducting news briefings, wiring news releases, statements, advisories, and doing live interviews.  Must be able to maintain confidential information, exercise good judgment and work independently as well in a team environment.  Proficiency with information technology including Microsoft Office Suite, social media usage required.  Multi-lingual/bi-lingual is desirable.

 

Please send cover letter, resume, three professional references and salary requirements to:
Human Resources Diocese of Grand Rapids 360 Division Ave Grand Rapids, MI  49503
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