The Communications Specialist will create, refresh and implement the AAOS’s branded content (both internal and external) to ensure greater messaging consistency across all channels to support the organization’s strategic direction, business and communication goals. This person will demonstrate an understanding of audience dynamics, and tailor delivery to achieve key business objectives. This person is a modern and innovative communicator, relationship-builder and excellent writer who excels in a variety of strategic communications activities (e.g., media relations, digital media, content development, editing and employee engagement communications). The Communications Specialist will be results-driven, creative, comfortable with technical platforms, and has previous success in creation and implementation of marketing and communications campaigns.
Organizes the development and execution of communication plans (goals, campaigns, tactics, measurement, etc.), and assist in measurement and reporting of performance of efforts and campaigns.
Handles all aspects the organization’s branding efforts including enforcement of graphic and branding standards, writing style guide, education and rebranding initiatives. Ensures compliance with internal stakeholders, and works closely with all functional areas to lead communication strategy for brand consistency with brand-related initiatives across the organization. Assists in providing brand management guidance and tools to internal and external stakeholders; review content assets for brand management consistency, accurateness, voice, tone and audience targeting. Works with authorized third-party vendors to adhere to AAOS brand and identity guidelines.
Works with the communications team within the Marketing and Communications Department to manage the creation, development and implementation of key internal and external communications projects including the AAOS annual report, key messages and talking points for member, employee, media and leadership communications, etc. Crafts physician and leadership-type speeches for annual meeting, and manage quarterly content for physician leadership presentations.
Works with internal marketing and communications colleagues to develop and refine messaging for use across all audiences, and consistently improve enterprise communications channels, ensuring usage of a diverse channel mix that reaches target audiences and identify opportunities for growth.
Regularly communicates progress and updates to the Chief Marketing Officer, supervisor and other key stakeholders within the Academy. Proactively contributes to business planning and strategy development.
Proactively seeks opportunities to build the AAOS brand and improve positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including members, media, colleagues, leaders and experts. Serves as a role model for others and positively represents the AAOS brand.
Serves as a communications consultant to the Human Resources, International, Online Learning, Assessments and Exams, Publishing Partner/Publishing Editorial business units and collaborate with subject-matter experts to identify potential news, trends and communications opportunities to elevate AAOS brand awareness. Generates appropriate content, shapes communications and dissemination plans. Determines and evaluates effectiveness and shares results for future communication activities.