Associate Consultant, External Communications will support external communications functions that align with our PESO method (paid, earned, owned and social) media engagement strategy. This includes but is not limited to: earned and social content creation, earned media engagement, media research, community management, executive earned and social media support, drafting of communications (including press releases, key messages, talking points, etc.) and maintenance of content calendars. The incumbent will liaise with BCBSA creative services and facilitate a detailed review process. They will be adept at spotting social and earned media trends, adhering to BCBSA brand guidelines and skilled at writing in the brand’s distinct voice. S/he will interact with senior executives, so excellent writing and communication skills are required.