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Thursday, December 01, 2005

Minnesota Hospital Association is looking for a communications specialist

The Minnesota Hospital Association — which represents the interests of 136 Minnesota hospitals and the communities they serve — is seeking a communications specialist. This important member of our communications team will primarily be engaged in writing and project management. Duties will include:
  • Writing, working with staff on articles and managing our weekly news publications; this will include covering some events;
  • Preparing and editing MHA background pieces and other collateral on topical issues, such as legislative priorities or MHA’s health policy-related work;
  • Creating other Web-site content;
  • Managing various projects and publications, such as the MHA Awards program, newsletters and the State Legislative Report;
  • Researching; and Assisting with media relations.
  • Reporting to the communications director, the specialist will work closely with other members of the communications team, other MHA staff members, hospital leaders and other contacts.

    The central job requirement is a strong, proven ability to write clearly and persuasively. In addition, the specialist should have a relevant bachelor’s degree and four years of experience in the communications field or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in health care or government is preferred.

    MHA offers a competitive salary and a strong benefits package. For more information on MHA, visit For other information or to apply, contact John Manning, MHA communications director, at