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Director, Media & Public Relations

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Director, Media & Public Relations

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You could be the one who changes everything for our 28 million members. Centene is transforming the health of our communities, one person at a time. As a diversified, national organization, you’ll have access to competitive benefits including a fresh perspective on workplace flexibility.

Position Purpose: Oversee the development and implementation of media strategies and public relations plans to engage and educate external audiences on Centene’s mission, vision, goals and progress. Promote local, regional and national awareness of Centene’s policies, values, and mission to a diverse audience including the media, general public, government and healthcare communities.
  • Develop and implement media and public relations strategies.
  • Represent Centene at media and public events
  • Oversee the development of target media lists, proposals for news stories, and coordinate media interviews and speaking opportunities with company executives
  • Oversee the Development and communication of Centene’s strategic goals and tactical responses
  • Ensure the media distribution of press clippings are timely and efficient and cover all relevant areas, issues and subsidiaries
  • Analyze the reporting of industry and competitive news that impact the organization, its subsidiaries and/or the industry and recommend action plans
  • Oversee the development and implementation of media and public relations strategies
  • Oversee the development of target media lists, proposals for news stories, and coordinating media interviews with company executives
  • Build and maintain relationships with key media partners and continuously grow the positive reputation of the corporation
  • Work closely with CCO to develop and execute high-quality media programs from conception to execution to placement
  • Develop strong relationships with trade, national and international media
Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, or related field. 7+ years of media relations or public relations experience. Experience working in a managed care, insurance, or healthcare environment preferred. Public or media relations agency experience is a plus. Experience pitching issues and stories to top-tier and trade media outlets. Outstanding communications skills (oral, written, and presentation). Excellent organizational and planning skills; able to work quickly under pressure, managing and prioritizing multiple assignments. Demonstrated experience leading a team in a fast-paced environment.Pay Range: $113,800.00 - $210,500.00 per year

Centene offers a comprehensive benefits package including: competitive pay, health insurance, 401K and stock purchase plans, tuition reimbursement, paid time off plus holidays, and a flexible approach to work with remote, hybrid, field or office work schedules. Actual pay will be adjusted based on an individual's skills, experience, education, and other job-related factors permitted by law. Total compensation may also include additional forms of incentives.

Centene is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, and values the ways in which we are different. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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