Communication Specialist

Children’s Minnesota

About Children’s Minnesota:

Children’s Minnesota is the seventh largest pediatric health system in the United States and the only health system in Minnesota to provide care exclusively to children, from before birth through young adulthood. An independent and not-for-profit system since 1924, Children’s serves kids throughout the Upper Midwest at two free-standing hospitals, 12 primary and specialty care clinics and six rehabilitation sites. Additionally, Children’s is Minnesota's only Level I pediatric trauma center inside a hospital dedicated solely to children. In 2018 Children’s Minnesota was verified as a Level I Children’s Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons. Children’s maintains its longstanding commitment to the community to improve children’s health by providing high-quality, family-centered pediatric services and advancing those efforts through research and education. This work is made possible in large part by generous philanthropic and volunteer support from individuals and organizations throughout the state and region. An award-winning health system, Children’s received Magnet® recognition from The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) in 2018 and is regularly ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top children’s hospital. Please visit

Position Details

Communication Specialist
Twin Cities Metro
Minneapolis, MN

Position Summary:

The communications specialist is responsible for developing and distributing a broad range of internal and external communications materials. Working with the Director Organization Communications, the communications specialist partners including departmental leaders on communications campaigns, programs and project plans. In partnership with other communications and marketing team members, the communications specialist implements integrated plans, using multiple channels, to communicate to and with specific employee groups, as well as the organization as a whole. This position serves as a primary writer in the department to ensure that copy is of the highest professional quality and consistent with brand and corporate identity standards. The position will be expected to participate in all areas of communication including internal, external and social media.

License/Certification/Registration required?

  • No


  • BA degree in communications, journalism, public relations or related area required


  • Three to four years of strong writing/editing experience in a corporate or agency setting; planning and project management experience
  • Health and/or health care experience preferred
  • Experience with the creation and curation of digital content across a wide spectrum of digital channels a plus (WordPress, email, internal channels)
  • Experience planning, writing and executing email strategy


  • Excellent writing, editing and communications skills. 
  • Strong knowledge of AP Style.
  • Comfort interacting and working with departmental and functional leaders.
  • Demonstrated ability to write and execute emails across departmental areas
  • Demonstrated ability to build trusting relationships and establish strong credibility with partners
  • Working knowledge of media relations, social media and marketing techniques
  • Proficiency to find great stories, hone them, and tell them in a compelling way
  • Comfort utilizing technology for communications, such as webcasts, video, email, intranet, SharePoint, etc.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite; experience working with WordPress, email marketing software, Adobe Creative Suite a plus
  • Highly organized and detailed oriented
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and timelines in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • A quick study and a desire to become a subject matter expert on many topics
  • Self-starter with a great work ethic, ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to travel between locations as needed for meetings and events

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