Communications Specialist

Job ID
Bond Street Wharf
Temporary Full Time


Johns Hopkins Intrastaff is the internal staffing agency for the Johns Hopkins Health System and partner hospitals, providing temporary support to a variety of the Johns Hopkins locations. Our employees are the strength of our service.

This position creates and reviews media news releases and assists with media pitches and requests.


  • Identifies stories and assists in creating materials for JHM electronic, print, web, video and media Stories include but are not limited to research news; feature stories about institutional initiatives and programs; and faculty profiles. Specifically, oversees content on basic sciences web sites and formats and finalizes science e- newsletters.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with faculty, staff and members of the local and national media to provide media relations services to advance public awareness of Johns Hopkins Medicine's mission and
  • Assists in planning, developing collateral material for, and implementing media relations events including but not limited to press conferences, symposia and town halls, and annual science writer
  • Analyzes and evaluates media tracking data and metrics.


  • College degree in life sciences, science writing, journalism or communications required.
  • Demonstrated experience implementing effective external and internal communications plans and strategies; experience in working with news media; and knowledge of academic medical center culture and Depending on area of focus, demonstrated experience with scientific and technical writing may be necessary. Effective use of communication tools, including print, Web, media relations, electronic media and other e-communication tools; AP Style and ability to apply institutional style standards consistently.  Familiarity with media tracking services and databases preferred.
  • Requires strong communication skills and proven ability to precisely and objectively communicate information; give and receive clear messages; ability to work comfortably in a fast-paced environment; effectively prioritize and manage multiple projects at once; meeting demanding deadlines; strong organizational skills and attention to detail; sound judgment and discretion and the ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive Ability to take direction.
  • A minimum of three years of experience in journalism, media relations or public affairs, preferably for a university is Requires demonstrated experience working successfully on deadline and designing and implementing communications plans and strategies.
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing effective external and internal communications plans and strategies and in editing/writing high-quality publications is required.
  • Experience with hand-held video camera lighting, recording and editing


Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.





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