Job Description

Work Status Details: REGULAR FULL TIME | 80.00 Hours Every Two Weeks
Pay Rate Type: Annual Salary
Location: Yuma Regional Medical Ctr

Listed is the base hiring salary range offered for this position. Actual salaries may vary depending on factors, including but not limited to skills and experience. The salary range listed is just one component of the total rewards/compensation package offered to candidates.
Min = $56,921.705
Mid = $71,152.131


  The Communications Media Specialist is responsible for writing, researching and executing external organizational communications, ensuring that YRMC’s purpose and key messages are communicated effectively, accurately and consistently. The Communications Media Specialist coordinates public and external communications through the development and execution of strategic communication plans and integrated media strategies. They will work to proactively identify stories of interest and impact, connecting the work to stories that strengthen the brand and improve perception.  


  Serves as a media relations coordinator for YRMC. Establishes and maintains positive relationships with media on local, state and national level. * Works with leaders to proactively identify media opportunities or challenges. Aligns media strategy with goals of the organization to positively impact perception. * Researches and writes press releases and media pitches. Tracks and reports metrics * Partners with executive leadership, physicians and patients to write special communications on various platforms including annual reports, patient stories, blogs, presentations. Effectively writes message to appropriate audiences and demographics. * Works collaboratively with leadership in times of crisis to deliver timely consistent communications to both internal and external audiences. * Edits and proofs content for community relations; uses accepted journalist standards to provide strong editing and proofreading for materials used in advertising, marketing, communications, patient education, web site, and others as identified. * Provides executive communication support, creating messaging platforms, presentations, social posts and other tactics to enhance communications with external audiences and elevate the brand. * Coordinates and/or takes professional photos, video to compliment writing content; edits photos for publications, digital communications and media. * Works collaboratively with other communication colleagues, partners and stakeholders to ensure an integrated, effective approach across all communication channels. * Other duties as assigned.  


Other information:

  Bachelor's degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism or related field. * Minimum of 3 years of public relations and communications experience, preferably in a fast paced, complex environment. Healthcare experience preferred.  

Why Yuma Regional Medical Center?

Yuma Regional Medical Center (YRMC) is located in Yuma, AZ. Our purpose is building a healthier tomorrow. We strive by putting patients first as they are the center of every decision and action we take. YRMC is rooted in the community by living and breathing the dynamic nature of our region. Being committed to progress by constantly and consistently advancing healthcare, creating meaningful experiences and improving the lives of everyone around us.

Our Values

Bring Kindness | Achieve Together | Aspire For Better | Do The Right Thing | Lead With Optimism |

About Yuma, AZ

Named by the Guinness World Records as the Sunniest City on Earth with winters averaging temperatures of 70 degrees, sunny days and cooler nights.

Yuma, Arizona is a place to explore the great outdoors with hiking, jet skiing, boating and off-roading. Don’t forget to soak up the sun at the great Colorado River or one of Yuma’s many lakes.

Yuma is centrally located in Southwest Arizona, within a short drive to many popular attractions and destinations.

Bring your skills to one of the sunniest places on earth - Yuma, AZ!

Physical Requirements and working conditions for this position will be provided to you up on interview. 

Application Instructions

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