Job Functions, Duties, Responsibilities and Position Qualifications:
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Sonic Healthcare USA (SHUSA) has an exciting opening for a Director, Communications in our Central office located in Austin, Texas.
The Communications Director will create and execute all internal and external multichannel communications initiatives across Sonic Healthcare USA. Responsibilities will include developing and implementing communication strategies with a diverse range of business and marketing communication to expand brand awareness and reinforce our mission, core values, and culture.
Develops and implements the communication strategy roadmap for Sonic Healthcare USA that enables growth and maintains positive brand sentiment.
Develops and executes strategic and project-level communication plans that support the Company's priorities and vision.
Oversees communication and branding efforts in digital and traditional marketing platforms (print, mail, brochures).
Acts as the public relations liaison and spokesperson, responds to media, creates and distributes press releases as needed.
Assists the executive leadership in developing presentations, speeches, and other essential Company messages.
Collaborates with internal stakeholders to help define communications needs
Designs and prepares internal/external communication and ensure all company materials have consistent branding.
Develops content tailored to the specific medium and audience requirements across (i.e., print, visual, and auditory formats).
Provides expertise in crisis management communication, preemptive planning, and forecasting.
Manages and cultivates agency relationships, ensuring requirements and objectives are successfully met.
Partners with stakeholders to understand upcoming priorities and initiatives and provide strategic direction to help communicate effectively with clients/customers.
Participates in the development and execution of strategic Marketing/Communication projects that improve efficiency or enhance the customer experience.
Develops and manages budget for communications team and ensures compliance.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in communications technologies
Impeccable writing and editing skills, including the ability to research and synthesize information into content for internal and external publications
Excellent presentation skills and ability to effectively convey information to the organization, executive leadership, clients, and public
Demonstrated strong leadership capabilities, including the ability to think creatively to craft solutions within given constraints and lead through change
Ability to work independently, well-organized with attention to detail, self-motivated, and manage several competing priorities
Ability to work in a fast-paced, complex, and often changing environment
Working knowledge of content management systems, HTML coding, and digital graphics production
Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) or related software
Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree in English, Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing, or a related field
10+ years of corporate communications, public relations, or related experience; including supervisory and comprehensive expertise in internal and external communications, executive communications, and media relations, a plus
Project management experience and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
Healthcare experience is helpful but not required.
Scheduled Weekly Hours:
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Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and AD&D, Short and Long Term Disability
401k Savings Plan and Employer Match
Work-life balance, including Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
Sonic Healthcare USA is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates diversity and is committed to an inclusive workplace for all employees. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, genetics, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.
Sonic Healthcare USA is a division of Sonic Healthcare Limited, one of the largest diagnostic laboratory medicine companies in the world. We aspire to help people live better, healthier lives. We focus on delivering the highest quality laboratory information through our unique Medical Leadership model and federated structure, through regional diagnostic laboratories operating across the United States.
Since its establishment in 2007, Sonic Healthcare USA has grown to become the third largest laboratory medicine company in the United States, with operations across the country. From our boardroom to our individual practices, we are guided by the leadership of our medical specialists, senior scientists experienced managers, all of whom understand the unique demands and privileges of working to improve the health of our patients.