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Communication & Public Affairs

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We need our brand to stand out from the crowd, and our communications gurus make this possible. They are geniuses behind the bold, positive, and unique Kaiser Permanente brand. We need to add more outstanding public affairs experts to our exciting team to unleash their creativity and ensure our company's reputation accurately reflects the outstanding work we do.

Public Relations Consultant

Location: Sacramento, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 742166 Date posted: 10/18/2018

Responsible for public relations and media relations services at the area and regional levels that promote and protect Kaiser Permanente's brand image and reputation as well as organizational goals and priorities. Works as part of a team with individuals assigned to geographic areas within the Northern California region.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Identifies and escalates indicates, issues and situations that may lead to adverse media exposure.

  • Serves as consultant in online reputation management situations.

  • With supervision, creates talking points, statements and other responses to mitigate potential negative press.

  • Responds to news media inquiries as assigned and as they arise at the local and regional level. Serves as spokesperson to the news media and works with other spokespeople for consistency of content and approach.  Serves as the organization's 'voice' on social media channels such as area and regional Twitter handles. Shares on-call media relations duty as needed for areas or region.

  • Advises and prepares subject matter experts and executives for media interviews and public speaking opportunities. Participates in delivering formal media training.

  • Gathers input of other communications staff in the organization to fulfill the objectives of Public Relations and Communications plans. Works with colleagues across departments to ensure consistency and integration of strategy implementation and communication objectives.

  • Develops and implements public relations strategy and communication plans in support of specific activities, events, services, projects and initiatives.

  • Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum five  (5) years of experience developing, implementing and monitoring strategic communications programs in a complex corporate communications environment.

  • Education

  • Bachelor's degree in public relations, journalism or communications, or four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.

  • High school diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.

  • License, Certification, Registration

  • N/A

  • Additional Requirements:

  • Excellent writing and editing skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with executives who lead a complex organization.

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a corporate communications department on a team with professional communicators.

  • Demonstrated strong project and time management skills.

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • N/A


    Additional Preferred Qualifications:

    Spanish speaking preferred.

    Primary Location: California,Sacramento,S. Sacramento Hospital 6600 Bruceville Rd. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 8:30 AM Working Hours End: 5:30 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: External Affairs / Relations Department: Public Relations Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

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    Communications combines numerous interrelated departments dedicated to advancing the Kaiser Permanente mission, promoting and protecting the Kaiser Permanente brand, and supporting the success of its strategy, including Corporate Communications, Issues and Brand Management, Public Relations, Media and Stakeholder Relations, Public Affairs, and more — both internally and externally.

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