Senior Communications Specialist

29 Dec, 2021


Senior Communications Specialist

American Hospital Association (AHA)
Washington, DC

Job Details
The American Hospital Association (AHA) is a national organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals, health care networks, and their patients and communities. We are currently seeking a Senior Communications Specialist for our Washington, DC office. This position is a hybrid role (three days in the office, two days working remote).

Starting base salary = $74k – $84k a year (commensurate with related experience).

The Senior Communications Specialist is responsible for developing and implementing communications strategies to support various AHA business units and projects. Responsible for writing and editing news articles, reports, policy briefs, blogs, e-newsletters and other communications products to promote AHA resources to members and the public. Must adhere to AHA’s high standards for writing and editing. Audiences include, but are not limited to, AHA members and staff, policymakers and the public, state hospital association executives and hospital trustees. Provide sound advice and direction to junior level colleagues.

Works with colleagues from across the association to develop and implement communications’ strategies that support the promotion of AHA resources to members and the public.
Leads efforts to develop communication products that deliver high value to AHA members and position the AHA as a thought leader in the public.
Conducts research and develops content for assigned communications products. These include, but are not limited to, news articles, e-newsletters, press releases, blogs, reports, digital, website, emails, videos, podcasts, presentations, scripts, whitepapers and others.
Writes, edits and proofreads content, for assigned communications products distributed to AHA members and policymakers, etc.
Ensures all content is consistent and on-brand across assigned communication channels. Adheres to AHA style guidelines.
Tracks metrics on performance related to communications campaigns and uses metrics to inform strategies.
Mentors junior team members and new AHA team members to ensure they are proficient in AHA processes.
Ensures content of assigned webpages are maintained on a regular basis.
Contributes to team meetings and stays up to date on AHA activities by closely following AHA and industry publications and websites. Attends assigned conferences and helps produce blogs, podcasts and videos. Understands AHA audiences and stakeholders in order to effectively develop and deliver appropriate, relevant and credible content.
Contributes to Advocacy and Member Communications team by recommending strategies to help drive member engagement with AHA communication products.
Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

We offer an excellent total compensation package, which includes medical/dental coverage (PPO/HMO), vision care, life insurance, short and long-term disability plans, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, paid vacation/holidays/sick days, wellness programs and more!

The American Hospital Association (AHA) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. We will provide reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please call (312) 422-3000 and ask for the Director, Human Resources and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

The AHA participates in the E-Verify Program.


Bachelors or better in Journalism or related field.


5-7 years: Minimum 5 years of professional writing and editing experience is required. Experience with writing for and editing electronic newsletters is preferred. Experience writing or editing on health care issues is a plus.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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Job posted: 2021-12-29