Communications Writer

Portland, OR 97204 CareOregon Part-time Posted about 1 month ago

Job Description:

Position Title: Communications Writer

Department: Brand, Marketing & Engagement

Title of Manager: Title of Manager: Marketing Manager

Supervises: Non-Supervisory Position

Exemption Status: Exempt

Requisition: 16444

*This is a benefitted, part-time position with the ability to be located in Portland, Astoria, Seaside or Tillamook Oregon*

General Statement of Duties

The Communications Writer works with the CareOregon Marketing Manager and the coordinated care organization (CCO) leadership to support the marketing and communications efforts of the CCO and other CareOregon lines of business. This includes researching, writing and editing communication materials for internal and external communications; planning the communications; and e stablishing relationships with the various target audience s , the media and other opinion leaders . The position partners in brainstorming, creating and transforming ideas into strategic communications for marketing efforts including print, direct mail and digital (website and social media). The work includes cross-functional collaboration with internal and external team members and agencies.

Essential Position Functions

Writing and Media Relations

  • Research, write, edit and produce internal and external corporate communications in collaboration with subject matter experts.
  • Research and develop of stories about providers, members and staff.
  • Develop customized materials for identified target audiences.
  • P romote the profile of the "company behind the brand" both internally and externally.
  • Monitor, research and write for multiple social media channels, websites and other digital channels.
  • Manage media distribution and tracking; work with manager to pitch stories to the media.
  • Draft news releases and other content for the news media.
  • Coordinate with the press and to arrange interviews for company spokespeople; help prepare clients for press conferences, media interviews and speeches.
  • Draft and/or proofread Coordinate with the manager in managing the organization’s response to negative publicity (crisis management).

Copy Writing

  • Write clear and concise copy for ads, brochures, direct mail, fliers, newsletters and other forms of advertising and marketing materials.
  • Work toward developing and maintaining a clear and consistent brand/campaign voice.
  • Work with translators to produce multilingual versioning.

Market Research

  • Synthesize market data to develop customized materials for targeted audiences.
  • Analyze data to determine what makes benefits and services appealing to consumers.
  • Work with internal teams to identify member and clinic/community partner needs.
  • Research competitors and remain abreast of market trends.

Campaign Development and Participation

  • Work with CareOregon’s Marketing Manager, CCO leadership, internal staff and outside agencies to produce effective marketing campaigns.
  • Work with the internal creative team, vendors and people in production companies including designers, illustrators, printers and photographers to help develop campaigns.
  • Work with the Marketing Manager to develop multimedia presentations (PowerPoint, Prezi, etc.) as needed.


  • Work with CareOregon’s Marketing Manager and CCO leadership on short and long-term planning efforts.
  • Work closely with Marketing and Communications management on social media strategy and execution.

Essential Department and Organizational Functions

  • Propose and implement process improvements.
  • Meet deadlines for completion of workload.
  • Maintain agreed upon work schedule.
  • Demonstrate cooperation and teamwork.
  • Provide cross-training on specific job responsibilities.
  • Meet identified business goals that contribute to departmental goals.
  • Perform other duties as needed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Ability and enthusiasm to promote internal and external support for corporate objectives
  • Understanding of writing effective web content and best practices
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Growing or proficient knowledge of social media best practices, including how to drive engagement across social platforms
  • Knowledge of desktop publishing
  • Knowledge of the basic concepts of managed care
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to support the planning and development of communications materials
  • Ability to support the presentation and “sell” the concepts
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to suggest and accept editing feedback
  • Excellent interviewing ability and storytelling skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse groups and demonstrate empathy
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a timely, deadline driven fashion
  • Ability and motivation to take the initiative
  • Ability to effectively plan and collaborate with others

Physical Skills and Abilities Required

Lifting/Carrying up to 10 Pounds

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Cognitive and Other Skills and Abilities

Ability to focus on and comprehend information, learn new skills and abilities, assess a situation and seek or determine appropriate resolution, accept managerial direction and feedback, and tolerate and manage stress.

Education and/or Experience

Minimum 3 years’ writing and marketing or communications experience using a variety of media and formats required (e.g. print ads, television, radio, digital ad banners, website content, social media, blog posts and direct mail.) Health care communications experience preferred.

Working Conditions

  • Environment: This position’s primary responsibilities typically take place in the following environment(s) (check all that apply on a regular basis):

Inside/office Clinics/health facilities Member homes


  • Travel: This position may include occasional required or optional travel outside of the workplace, in which the employee’s personal vehicle, local transit, or other means of transportation may be used.
  • Equipment: General office equipment and/or mobile technology
  • Hazards: n/a

Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply. CareOregon is committed to building a linguistically and culturally diverse and inclusive work environment

Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Equal opportunity employer. This company considers all candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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