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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Communications Specialist in Atlanta, Georgia



Consults with management and staff to design, develop and maintain a website. Develops, writes and edits various communications materials including correspondence, newsletters, brochures and articles. Develops and maintains effective methods for distributing communication materials and information. Maintains required record-keeping and documentation. May train staff in the use of communications technology. May utilize various aspects of social media to accomplish work objectives. Performs related responsibilities as required.


Bachelor's degree in a related field and three years of related experience, or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

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This position serves as a Communications Specialist at Emory’s Global Health Institute supporting up to two key programs: the International Association of National Public Health Institutes (IANPHI) and the Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance (CHAMPS) Network Program Office.

The International Association of National Public Health Institutes (IANPHI) links and strengthens the government agencies responsible for public health. IANPHI improves the world’s health by leveraging the experience and expertise of its member institutes to build robust public health systems. With 109 members from 96 countries, IANPHI is an organization and network that fosters faster, more effective responses to public health threats, locally and globally. The US Office of IANPHI at the Emory Global Health Institute, with funding from US CDC, is working to build and strengthen public health institutes in countries around the world including Bahamas, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Colombia, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Uganda, and Zambia.

The CHAMPS Network is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to increase understanding of how, where and why children become ill & die enabling scientists and public health leaders around the world to take action. CHAMPS is envisioned to be a 20-year surveillance program targeting countries with high rates of under 5 mortality in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. CHAMPS has ongoing surveillance activities at seven sites in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, and South Africa. CHAMPS collaborates with government ministries and local stakeholders, providing technical and financial assistance.

Duties include:

  • Support the Director of Communications, IANPHI team, and/or CHAMPS team in the planning and development of communication strategies and messages

  • Craft compelling explanatory and narrative multimedia content that explains IANPHI's and CHAMP's work to peers, key stakeholders and the public

  • Conceptualize, develop, review with stakeholders and refine communications materials

  • Coordinate the development and review of communications content by IANPHI and/or CHAMPS team members and partners

  • Manage or support the management of IANPHI and/or CHAMPS website content, newsletters, social media, and other communications activities

  • Support relationships with communications collaborators with partner organizations

  • Provide technical assistance to IANPHI countries and/or CHAMPS sites in communications activities

  • Support the development and maintenance of partnerships with key stakeholders to ensure successful execution of IANPHI and/or CHAMPS communication strategies

  • Coordinate, conduct, and track administrative and logistical aspects of communications activities

Preferred qualifications:

  • 2-4 years of experience in public health communications or journalism, or Master's degree communications, journalism or public health

  • Experience in global health

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Strong project management and administrative skills

  • Experience with social media, website design, photography, video production, and/or graphic design

  • Strong customer service and interpersonal communication skills

Travel: 10% international travel

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Job Number 36656

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Public Health

Department SPH: Global Health Institute

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Business Operations