Job ID: HF-1033583 Description:
For nearly 80 years, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma has focused on the health of Oklahomans by providing health insurance. We are a customer-owned company and believe consumers and employers deserve the best of both worlds - access to affordable, quality health care benefits and top-notch service - from a company dedicated to the needs of its customers, not shareholders. Blue Cross and Blue Shield operates in all of Oklahoma's 77 counties and serves more than 850,000 members.
The Senior Manager of Public Relations will drive internal and external communications for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma. This position is responsible for creating, implementing and managing strategic internal communications programs that will enhance and amplify the company's culture, values and priorities. In addition, the position will work with Blue Cross and Blue Shield's government relations team, strategy team, and other business units to develop, coordinate and implement public and media relations strategies and programs for the division, in cooperation with the corporate media and public relations department.
The Senior Manager will produce or supervise production of new content and content updates for electronic communications, social media channels, and the public Web site targeting members and health care provider audiences. In addition, the position will provide support for executive communications and preparing materials (i.e. talking points and presentations). Finally the Senior Manager will monitor media coverage and actively pursue opportunities for external communication through the media; produce or supervise production of press releases, special publications and advertorials.
Required Job Qualifications
Bachelor degree and 8 years' experience in public relations, advertising, promotional or technical writing, or communications field OR 11 years' experience in public relations, advertising, promotional/technical writing, or communications field.
3 years managerial experience.
Health care experience and knowledge of managed care products.
Experience presenting to upper management or executives.
Experience influencing the decision making process.
Experience handling situations with political appropriateness and sensitivity.
Written and oral communications skills to develop and sustain internal and external work relationships, develop and review communications materials for external audiences.
Experience in developing and implementing strategic planning.
Project management experience including leading and monitoring projects
Preferred Job Qualifications
Exceptional collaborative skills and experience working in team-based environment
Experience in and knowledge of advertising and public relations principles.
Experience in developing communications to lawmakers, the public and the media to advance the company's legislative agenda
Strong news sense with an understanding of the needs of various media outlets; and ability to develop and cultivate relationships with reporters and editors
This position will be based in Tulsa or Oklahoma City.
Relocation will not be provided for this position.
Sponsorship will not be provided for this position.
HCSC is committed to diversity in the workplace and to providing equal opportunity and affirmative action to employees and applicants. We are an Equal Opportunity Employment / Affirmative Action employer dedicated to workforce diversity and a drug-free and smoke-free workplace. Drug screening and background investigation are required, as allowed by law. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
Expertise Communications Job Type Full-Time Regular Location OK - Tulsa, OK - Oklahoma City