At PCOM, we espouse to grow a culturally competent workforce to
advance healthcare that touches the lives of underserved
communities. Diversity and inclusion is the core component of our
institutional identity and a key pillar of PCOM’s strategic vision.
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine affirms that diversity
and inclusion are crucial to the intellectual vitality of the
campus community. It is through freedom of exchange over different
ideas and viewpoints in supportive environments that our graduates
develop the critical thinking and citizenship skills that will
benefit them throughout their lives.
Since 1899, PCOM has trained highly competent, caring physicians,
health practitioners, and behavioral scientists who practice a
“whole person” approach to care - treating people, not just
symptoms. As the field of medicine has changed, we've changed with
it - adapting our program offerings to better meet the needs of
healthcare providers and the communities they serve. At the main
campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PCOM), the branch campus in
Suwanee, Georgia (PCOM Georgia), and our newest location in
Moultrie, Georgia (PCOM South Georgia), PCOM students learn to
approach problem-solving in a more professional, more team-oriented
manner, which prepares them to work successfully in integrated
healthcare settings with other health professionals. At
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine you will be part of a
caring, professional, and committed community focused on making the
PCOM experience the best possible for our students.
We are currently seeking to fill our Communications Specialist
position at the Philadelphia campus with a highly qualified and
Summary of Position
The Communications Specialist acts as an in-house journalist who is
passionate about telling the PCOM story. They generate a range of
messaging across traditional and digital media platforms—ever
focusing on promoting the College mission, strategic vision and
Reporting to the Director of Communications, this position requires
significant interaction with faculty, staff, administration,
students, alumni and donors; excellent written and verbal
communication skills; and interpersonal and organizational skills
to collaborate with the PCOM Marketing and Communications team on a
variety of projects.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Write and shape compelling and strategic content for College
communications: short-form articles, interviews, biographies,
student/alumni stories (written and video), academic program and
special event brochures, email and digital messaging, etc. Work in
collaboration with public relations, social media, web,
- Copy-edit and proofread various communications; provide
strategic input on messaging, positioning, and desired tone.
- Ensure communications are error free and adhere to editorial
and brand guidelines/ standards.
- Collaborate productively with faculty and staff to deliver
consistent, aligned and impactful communications.
- Serve as a contributing writer/editor for Digest
Magazine and the President’s Report.
- Assist with storyboarding/storytelling for marketing and
- Assist with writing content across channels and audiences,
including the College website, social media, and video, among
others, to ensure communications are integrated across
Education and Experience
- Collaborate with colleagues who specialize in measurement and
analytics to evaluate the impact of storytelling efforts. Evolve
and enhance them as needed.
- Oversee the annual submission of award entries for various
local and national programs—on behalf of the Office of Marketing
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
Skills and Abilities
- Bachelor's degree in English, English literature,
communications, journalism or related field.
- Two to three years’ experience in writing and editing
publications, newspapers and/or magazines.
- Work experience in higher education field preferred.
- Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal.
- In-depth understanding of the English language and
- Knowledge of Associated Press style and standard publications
- Strong attention to detail as well as the ability to
effectively manage multiple assignments with contending priorities
- First-rate people skills to ensure collaborative environment,
coordinated efforts and maximized outcomes.
- Demonstrated creativity, integrity and passion; interest in
growing and evolving the voice and brand of Philadelphia College of
- Physical skill required to perform writing and keyboarding
- Physical requirements associated with recording/photographing
subjects, driving to campus, lifting boxes and other office
PCOM is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified
applicants will receive consideration. We adhere to a policy that
prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic
origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any
other legally protected class.
- Occasional evening/weekend work as required to cover special