Job Opening: Marketing, Communications Mgr., Chicago

This one came to me from a college alumni listserv. It’s amazing today that when you search for journalism jobs on or, what comes up more than not are positions like this which are marketign communications, not journalism. A sign perhaps of the death of mainstream journalism, and the senior-level jobs that once made it tick?
Good luck, and good job hunting.

Respiratory Health Association of Greater Chicago
Overview: The marketing and communications manager is responsible for managing the department’s workflow and overseeing the development and implementation of the association’s communications, including design, content, production and distribution of print and digital pieces. The manager will work closely with colleagues in programs, policy, development and events departments to maintain a consistent brand identity and to raise awareness of the association, its initiatives and activities.



Reports To: President/CEO
Status: Full-time, Exempt

Key Responsibilities:
• Lead the marketing and communications department by developing, managing and implementing projects and ensuring that all work is completed on-time and within budget.
• Oversee Respiratory Health Association’s website, social media presence and monthly e-newsletter.
• Manage the design, production and distribution of print materials including newsletters, brochures and annual reports.
• Maintain a strong and consistent identity for the Association, its programs and events.
• Develop and execute awareness campaigns, including media planning, creative development and press outreach.
• Develop and maintain relationships with news outlets, media personalities and supporters.
• Work with colleagues in programs, policy, development and events to develop and implement communication strategies and shape messaging across the association’s initiatives to reach a variety of audiences and reading levels, including children and adults living with lung disease, health care providers, potential donors, event participants and advocates.
• Supervise a marketing and communications coordinator and seasonal intern(s).

• Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism or public relations and a minimum of three years’ experience in a related field (concentration on project management and not-for-profit experience preferred).
• Previous experience in media relations, including outreach, story development and pitches.
• Track record of success in the management of multiple projects, deadlines and constituents.
• Highly organized with attention to detail.
• Previous experience in public health or related field preferred.
• Experience working within a multidisciplinary team a must; supervisory experience preferred.
• Excellent writing and editing ability, preferably with knowledge of AP style.
• Knowledge of Informz or another e-mail marketing system a plus.
• Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and HTML a plus.

Please note: The mission of Respiratory Health Association is to fight lung disease and promote healthy lungs through research, advocacy and community based education. Respiratory Health Association is fully committed to equal opportunity in employment in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. Respiratory Health Association is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. The Association does not hire persons who smoke, and forbids smoking in the workplace.

To apply: Email resume and cover letter with salary requirements to: Please include the job title and your name in the subject line.

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