Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
The Sr.Media Specialist is an integral member of the media relations team, which is tasked with working with the news media to build greater public awareness of and support for Dana-Farber’s lifesaving mission, and to promote the Dana-Farber as a top national comprehensive cancer center. The Sr. Media Specialist will view news media broadly, incorporating tradiitonal media outlets as well as online and distribution channels and will understand how to incoporate social media into news disemination.
Specific responsibilities and functions include but are not limited to:
5 years of high-level proactive media experience, of which a significant portion is in health care communications.
Strong writing skills and the ability to write copy, e.g., press releases, backgrounders, etc., that explains complex concepts in a clear, concise manner in accordance with Associated Press style.
An aggressive, proactive and service-oriented approach to media relations.
Well-honed editorial and proofreading skills.
A proven ability to manage multiple projects concurrently and to review and rearrange priorities on short notice.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.