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Lead PR/Media and Content Strategist

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Employment type: Regular
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Categories: Marketing

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is more than just an insurance company with a solid foundation; our sights are set on reinventing what health care can and should be. As the industry rapidly evolves and we seek ways to optimize business processes and customer experiences, there’s no greater time for forward-thinking professionals like you to join us.

Our employees champion change and are inspired to transform the communities we serve every day. As a member of “the Blues Crew,” you’ll find purpose, opportunities and the support you need to build a meaningful career. Learn more about our culture and what makes BCBSNE such an exceptional place to work by visiting NebraskaBlue.com/Careers.

The Lead Public Relations/Media and Content Strategist is responsible for the development and execution of BCBSNE’s external public relations and traditional media/social media strategy and initiatives, across multiple platforms and formats. This individual is the company’s primary media contact and acts as editor-in-chief of BCBSNE’s online newsroom. The Lead PR/Media and Content Strategist is also responsible for development and maintenance of a comprehensive marketing/brand/PR/social media content calendar.

What you'll do:

  • Field news media information/interview requests, providing context and response recommendations to management
  • Build strong and effective relationships with relevant media outlets to encompass paid and earned media
  • Proactively pitch news stories to promote BCBSNE in the media
  • Produce news releases and other collateral, including blog posts, newsroom stories, infographics, podcasts, videos, website and social media content, etc.
  • Prepare designated spokespersons/subject matter experts for interviews, including the development of talking points and other briefing materials; coordinate and assess media training
  • Act as managing editor of BCBSNE’s online newsroom, including oversight of content calendar and editorial team meetings and assignment of stories
  • Align and integrate news strategies with marketing strategies to drive positive return on investment
  • Foster an internal brand journalism culture with BCBSNE employees
  • Working with leadership and subject matter experts as appropriate, develop and implement crisis communication plan
  • Collaborate with department leadership to develop media strategies and explore partnership opportunities
  • Track, analyze and regularly report on media coverage
  • Monitor company (BCBSNE), enterprise (BCBS), market, industry, competitor, key customer news
  • Share internal updates
  • Align with Insights team on findings and POVs
  • Formulate timely content recommendations where applicable
  • Collaborate with peers at BCBSA and other BCBS plans on PR strategies and newsworthy content initiatives (find compelling national stories to tell, and share Nebraska stories on a broader scale)
  • Develop organic social strategy in alignment with overall content strategy and paid digital/advertising strategies; monitor and manage on daily basis Consult SAM team and other customer-facing staff on content-sharing, social selling
  • Maintain and optimize social media profiles
  • Help facilitate responses to comments/questions posted on social media, working with Member Services and other internal SMEs
  • Monitor trends in social media tools, applications, channels, design, and effectiveness
  • Develop and maintain comprehensive content calendar to support overall marketing strategy and segment priorities; align with marketing leads about objectives, channel strategy and schedule
  • Align and integrate news strategies with marketing strategies to drive positive return on investment
  • Brainstorm unique market/community engagement ideas in collaboration with team and media partners
  • Write/develop (and/or guide team in developing) content

To be considered for this position, you must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations, communications, English, marketing or similar area of study and 5 years of related experience.
  • Strong storytelling skills, both long and short form
  • Exceptional news judgment and ability to synthesize issues quickly and respond appropriately
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills; knowledge and application of AP style guidelines
  • Crisis communication experience
  • Strong social media skills and knowledge
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to provide counsel to leaders and others on news issues
  • Ability to influence and manage change in a positive and collaborative manner

 

We strongly believe that diversity of experience, perspective and background will lead to a better workplace for our employees and a better product for our customers and members.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

 

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