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Marketing and Communications Specialist

We Are Hiring

Marketing and Communications Specialist

Panama City, Florida


Do you have good writing skills, have experience in internal and external communications/marketing, along with experience in maintaining Social Media channels? Do you have a passion to work in the healthcare industry? If so, Ascension is looking for you! Come be a part of our team!

Why Join Ascension?

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, especially to those most in need. In FY2018, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.

Ascension includes approximately 156,000 associates and 34,000 aligned providers. The national health system operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 151 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 21 states and the District of Columbia, while providing a variety of services including physician practice management, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.

What You Will Do

As a Marketing and Communications Specialist Associate with Ascension, you will have the opportunity to initiate, plan and coordinate marketing and/or public relation functions for the organization.


  • Reports to Marketing and Communications Lead for Ascension Florida
  • Prepares published, printed or electronic deliverables required to support the goals and strategies of communication plans for marketing and/or communication initiatives developed to meet the goals of the business units served by Marketing and Communications (MarCom).
  • Collaborates with MarCom team members and business unit leaders in development of communication plans to support external marketing and/or internal communication initiatives. Develops supporting project plans and periodic calendars of communication events. Monitors development costs and timing of production.
  • Ensures consistent framing of messaging and refines core messaging in deliverables, supporting organizational consistency in all aspects of Ascension communications.
  • Monitors trends in best practices. Collaborates with MarCom team members in advocating best practice communications to the business owners served by MarCom.
  • Implements tactics that provide local market voice to System "key messages". Ensures that communications are consistent, accurate and appropriate
  • Uses appropriate metrics and measurement strategies to enable continuous improvement and ensures effective use of resources.
  • Researches, writes, edits and proofreads copy and other content consistent with approved key messages
  • Creates marketing presentations, executive memos, both internal and external communications and news articles
  • Provides collaborative, strategic partnership between MarCom and local ministry leadership
  • Maintains social channels and works to grow audiences for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn
  • Assists with earned media opportunities
  • User of Brand Central
  • Maintains a highly responsive relationship with leaders across multiple disciplines to record, track, and facilitate closure of both in and out-of-scope requests.
  • Investigates and troubleshoots problems and improves areas of redundancy and work to eliminate manual input and areas of high potential for human error.

What You Will Need


  • High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Bachelor's degree required.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience preferred.
  • Will require travel to other sites, Port St. Joe and Destin.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Ascension is an EEO/AA employer: M/F/Disabled/Vet. For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:
Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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Job ID: 366320
Category: Business Administration
Facility: MOSTL Ascension Communications
Ministry: Ascension
Location: Panama City, FL

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