Media Relations Specialist

Essentia Health

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Position Details

Media Relations Specialist
Duluth, MN

This position is responsible for promoting Essentia Health through the building and maintaining of positive relationships with local, regional and national media outlets. Working under the direction of the Director of Communications, and in close cooperation with other Marketing and Communications staff, the Media Relations Specialist must demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of services provided by Essentia Health and stay current on organizational activities so as to identify opportunities for positive media exposure (i.e. new hires, technology, programs, research studies). In addition to proactive media, this position is responsible for fielding all media requests, serving as a corporate spokesperson, and leading crisis communications efforts.

Work Experience:

  • 3 years; experience in media relations, broadcasting, journalism, communications or public relations.

Education Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Public Relations, Broadcasting, Journalism, Communications or related field.


  • No certification/licensure required

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