Media Relations Manager

13 Sep, 2021


Media Relations Manager

Cerner Corp.
Arlington, VA

Job Description

Cerner Government Services (CGS) is seeking a Media Relations Manager to grow our media presence in the Beltway and brand recognition for Cerner and our federal programs. As the media relations manager, you will be responsible for developing and executing targeted media and public relations strategies and plans and be responsible for tactical execution of media relations activities to increase CGS and brand awareness with Beltway stakeholders. You will leverage existing as well as establish and build new relationships with media, develop media products (i.e., news releases, op-ed, blogs, etc.) and media messaging to achieve CGS goals, and create coverage reports to inform internal and client stakeholders. You will prepare CGS spokespeople for media engagements and communicate with various internal and external stakeholders while building cohesive business relationships across CGS.

People Management Responsibilities (for associates with one or more direct reports):
You will be asked to seek to understand disagreements, ensure all perspectives are heard and facilitate a plan for resolution. You will delegate the work appropriately, provide clear expectations and follow up to ensure progress and overcome roadblocks. Identify associates and team priorities based on business direction and adjust when needed. You will lead by example and share knowledge and experiences with associates and team. Create a respectful work environment where you advocate for your team, create accountability, and recognize accomplishments. You will provide timely feedback to encourage success, ensure accountability and connect opportunities for your associates’ development. You will identify the right talent to achieve the desired results. Promote and build a diverse and cohesive team to accomplish objectives and align associates’ skills to fill gaps.


Basic Qualifications

  • At least 8 years total combined higher education and related work experience; including:
    • At least 2 years communications, corporate affairs and/or public relations work experience
    • At least 6 years higher education and/or additional work experience directly related to the duties of the job; including:
      • Bachelor’s in; Journalism, Communications, Business Administration, Marketing
  • Receipt of the appropriate government security clearance card applicable for your position
  • Due to the client contract, you will be assigned, this position requires you to be a U.S. citizen


  • Willing to work additional or irregular hours as needed and allowed by local regulations
  • Work in accordance with corporate and organizational security policies and procedures, understand personal role in safeguarding corporate and client assets, and take appropriate action to prevent and report any compromises of security within scope of position
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned
  • 10% travel to client site as needed
  • Preferred candidate in DC/VA/MD area

Applicants for U.S.-based positions with Cerner must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.

Due to specific client contract requirements, this position requires that the successful candidate be a U.S. citizen. The client contract also requires receipt of the appropriate government security clearance card applicable for the position.

Some Cerner positions may be obligated to comply with client-facing requirements and occupational health requests, including but not limited to, an immunization set, an annual flu shot, an annual TB screen, an updated background check, and/or an updated drug screen.

Cerner is a place where people are encouraged to innovate with confidence and focus on what is important – people’s health and the care they receive. We are transforming health care by developing tools and technologies that make it more efficient for care providers and patients to navigate the complexity of our health. From single offices to entire countries, Cerner solutions are licensed at more than 25,000 facilities in over 35 countries.

Cerner’s policy is to provide equal opportunity to all people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected category. Cerner is proud to be a drug-free workplace.

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Job posted: 2021-09-13