University of Maryland School of Medicine

Senior Editor and Public Affairs Specialist (Senior Marketing Specialist) - (240

University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland

Salary: Hiring Range: $70,000 - $77,000 (Commensurate with education and experience)

Level: Experienced

Duration: Full Time

The University of Maryland School of Medicine seeks a dynamic and energetic communications and marketing professional in its Office of Public Affairs and Communications to serve in a variety of writing, editorial, design, social media and program management roles. The position will play a key role in communicating the School’s leadership in transforming the future of medicine to its key audiences.

Specifically, the position will serve as the lead editor and designer of the School of Medicine’s e-Newsletter, develop, and manage social media, activities, plan and coordinate community health education programs, and assist in key presentations for the Office of Public Affairs & Communications.

The ideal candidate will possess particular strengths in each of these areas: writing, design and program/ event management.


UMB offers a comprehensive benefits package that prioritizes wellness, work/life balance, and professional development. This position participates in a retirement program that must be selected and is effective on your date of hire. Exempt regular staff receive a generous PAID leave package that includes over 4 weeks of vacation accrued each year, 15 paid holidays, 3 personal leave, unlimited accrual of sick time, and comprehensive health insurance; professional learning and development programs; tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any University System of Maryland school; and flexible work schedules and teleworking options (if applicable per job).


  • Serve as the lead editor and designer for the School’s flagship e-newsletter, covering all aspects of the School’s mission areas: research, education, clinical care and community outreach.
  • Provide expertise/ support to the Public Affairs team on social media, major presentations and conduct research on critical health issues.
  • Serve as the program and marketing manager for the School’s community health education programs, including Mini-Med School, Mini-Med School for Kids, and the Seniors Medical Symposium.
  • Recommends and implements strategies to achieve marketing goals for the department, school, or University's services, facilities, or programs. Responsible for more than one product line or market segment. Performs market research projects.
  • Prepare press releases and marketing information for media and communication distribution. Ensure department or school image is positively maintained.
  • Produces informational items such as brochures, direct mail and advertising to promote the department, school, or University's facilities and services. Contacts potential clients from leads generated.
  • Research and creates novel approaches to building business such as special events, media outlets, special services, or incentives. Identify needs and develop communication strategies with marketing specifications including defined outcomes and deadlines. Coordinate operational effectiveness within the marketing function to ensure projects specifications and defined outcomes are met.
  • Generates proposals, contracts, and other documents to secure business. Negotiates terms and conditions with some latitude.
  • Maintains a database or other records of projects.
  • Develop relationships and maintains contact with various media outlets.
  • Perform administrative duties as needed.
  • Assist in tracking metrics associated with communication's programs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Education: Bachelor's degree preferably in English, journalism, or communications.

Experience: Three (3) years of related communications, marketing, media, public or client relations experience.

Prior experience in the following areas is preferred:

  • E-newsletter writing and design
  • Program/ Event management
  • Marketing collateral
  • Presentation, visual graphics

Supervisory Experience: N/A

Certification/Licensure: N/A

Other: Related experience may be substituted for education

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of health/ science/ medicine preferred.
  • Skill in the use of Constant Contact, Microsoft Office including PowerPoint, and All major social media platforms.

UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at HRJobs@umaryland.edu.

If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request. You may also contact HRDiversity@umaryland.edu. Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address. 

About University of Maryland School of Medicine

Chartered in 1807, the School of Medicine is the first public and fifth oldest medical school in the U.S. and is the founding school of the University System of Maryland. It continues today as a leader in accelerating innovation and discovery in medicine.

Located on the University of Maryland, Baltimore campus, the School of Medicine works closely with the University of Maryland Medical Center and Medical System to provide a research-intensive, academic and clinically based education.

With 43 academic units, faculty of more than 3,000 physicians and research scientists and more than $400 million in extramural funding, the School of Medicine is regarded as one of the leading biomedical research institutions in the U.S. We have top-tier faculty and world class programs in cancer, brain science, surgery and transplantation, trauma and emergency medicine, vaccine development and human genomics, among other centers of excellence.

The School is not only concerned with the health of the citizens of Maryland and the nation, but also has a global presence, with research and treatment facilities in more than 35 countries around the world.

University of Maryland School of Medicine