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MD Anderson Cancer Center Department Publications Coordinator in Houston, Texas


The primary purpose of the Coordinator, Department Publications position is to provide communications support to the various head and neck oncologic surgery programs that includes management of publications, social media marketing, written communications, and website development; project planning; and strategies to advance and promote the goals and activities of the programs.

Heavy Social Media Experience Preferred


COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING Works directly with the Department Chair and Administrator in the development of strategies, promotional plans, publications and other materials to promote the Department of Head and Neck Surgery goals and programs internally and externally. Generates and implements ideas to facilitate ongoing communication strategies within the Department and between the Center, operating room and inpatient areas that conform to institutional vehicles, as well as editorial and graphic standards. Serves as liaison to Division of Surgery publications staff and MD Anderson Communications Office, Marketing and Development departments to ensure communication strategies and campaigns are aligned. Provides communication, document, memo, letter and report writing support to the Chair, Department Administrator and individual faculty and staff (as approved). Establishes professional relationship with the Office of Physician Relations and Cancer Network to keep referring physicians and community at large informed about the Department, Center and its programs.

PUBLICATIONS MANAGEMENT AND CONTENT DEVELOPMENT Coordinates the content, design, development and production of Department annual reports and newsletters. Conducts interviews, writes and edits articles. Demonstrates ability to write scientific articles or publications for lay audiences. Develops and maintains distribution lists (internal and external) to reach targeted audiences. Collaborates with Communications Office and Creative Services to ensure the creation of quality design and production for print and broadcast materials. Identifies need and develops content for various communications mediums (i.e., brochures, online distribution, etc.), including collaborating with the Communications Office on story ideas for news releases and organizational publications, to increase visibility of the department and its programs and faculty working with Communications for any materials intended for patients.

WEBSITE AND DIGITAL MAINTENANCE Collaborates with Communications Office for content and maintenance of internal and external Department Websites. Works with Department faculty and staff to implement his/her material into the websites. Collaborates with Communications Office to provide ideas for organizational social media accounts, such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Help provide content to Department faculty for social media accounts. Maintain knowledge of social media opportunities with patient advocacy and support groups. Collaborate with Digital Experience on mobile projects for the Department.

Other duties as assigned

Required Education:

Bachelor's degree.

Required Experience:

Four years experience in communications, writing or editing. May substitute required education degree with additional years of equivalent experience on a one to one year basis.

Preferred Experience:

Heavy social media experience.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 148197

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Work Location: Hybrid Onsite/Remote

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 54,500

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 68,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 81,500

  • Science Jobs: No