This individual will support the Media Relations team in Colorado Springs to provide news media support for Children’s Hospital Colorado’s Southern Region by maintaining positive relations with the media and internal clients, managing daily requests and strategically planning stories for local, regional and national print, radio and online media. The media relations communications specialist jr. will provide media support to staff and families as needed for high profile or public interest situations. They will assist with organizing and creating content (written, photo and video) for external purposes, including presentations, media requests, social media and more. Responsible for pitching strategic stories about events and service lines to help raise positive awareness for Children’s Colorado. The media specialist will support Marketing Strategy, Digital, and Social Media and work in tandem with related departments in planning and implementing the overall social media strategy and crisis and issues management. The media relations specialist plays a key role in supporting the Media Relations team by compiling and distributing a weekly internal routing highlighting media hits to internal audiences. This team member also has ownership over critical administrative functions including scheduling and meeting coordination, tracking and tagging earned media hits on an ongoing basis, and other support functions, as assigned. He/she should possess an eagerness to learn new skills and techniques and apply them to a diverse range of communication initiatives.