The Joint Commission

Media Manager

Job Locations US-IL-Oakbrook Terrace
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Work closely with national healthcare consumer, policy, and trade reporters, with a particular focus on Washington, D.C.-based media outlets, on proactive and reactive media relations.

This is a hybrid role



  • Assists with the development and implementation of strategic public relations.
  • Liaises with leadership, subject matter experts and other stakeholders to escalate The Joint Commission’s visibility.
  • Works to obtain top-tier press coverage in D.C.-based print, broadcast and online media.
  • With Media Relations Manager, conducts day-to-day media relations. Efficiently responds to media inquiries to provide accurate information that aligns with the enterprise’s policies, procedures and practices.
  • Leverages existing media relationships and cultivates new contacts.
  • With Media Relations Manager, coordinates press conferences, editorial meetings and other public relations events.
  • Maintains a keen understanding of pressing industry topics and media stories in healthcare and government – making appropriate communications strategy recommendations.
  • Writes and proofreads news releases, media statements, talking points and bylines.
  • Other duties as assigned by manager.




  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, journalism and/or English required.
  • 7-10 years of experience in a public affairs or media relations role.
  • Must have excellent writing, speaking and networking skills, as well as thorough knowledge of the healthcare business and policy landscape.
  • Solid knowledge of the following:
    • Meltwater, Cision or other media monitoring platform
    • Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
    • Superior writing skills and solid knowledge of AP Style.
  • Healthcare experience preferred.




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