Organization: Hanger, Inc.
Position: Part-Time Public Relations Assistant 
About the Organization:

With a mantra of Empowering Human Potential, Hanger, Inc. is the world's premier provider of orthotic and prosthetic (O&P) services and products, offering the most advanced O&P solutions, clinically differentiated programs and unsurpassed customer service. Hanger's Patient Care segment is the largest owner and operator of O&P patient care clinics nationwide. Through its Products & Services segment, Hanger distributes branded and private label O&P devices, products and components, and provides rehabilitative solutions to the broader market. Built on the legacy of James Edward Hanger, the first amputee of the American Civil War, Hanger is steeped in 150 years of clinical excellence and innovation with a vision to be the partner of choice for products and services that enhance human physical capability. Collectively, Hanger employees touch thousands of lives each day, helping people achieve new levels of mobility and freedom.

**Hanger, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer - female/minority/disability/vet.

Job Description:

Located in Jacksonville Beach, FL or Austin, TX, the Public Relations Assistant is a part-time temporary position that will provide general public relations and communications support as directed, for at least six months. Tasks may include but are not limited to: monitoring relevant traditional and social media coverage, drafting media materials, developing media lists, assisting with special events, and assisting in other department duties as needed. Reporting to the Public Relations & Communications Program Manager, the Public Relations Assistant must have a communications background with solid organization, project management, editing, and content creation skills. 

Responsibilities will include: 

  • Provide general communications support as identified by the Vice President of Public Relations & Communications.
  • Monitor and manage traditional media coverage for the company, in addition to social media coverage, as needed. 
  • Conduct media research, engage in media list building, and handle special PR projects as requested.
  • Draft and edit content for items such as press pitches, news releases, communication materials.
  • Proof materials for grammar and correctness of content as directed; coordinate proofing with departments/colleagues as needed to ensure content is accurate.
  • Assist with coordination of interview requests.
  • Update the company's media libraries, as needed.
  • Identify proactive media opportunities.
Candidate Qualities:
  • Able to produce proofed and researched content that is clear and concise according to deadlines.
  • Integrates with corporate culture; represents the organization in the highest manner possible.
  • Experience in a healthcare setting a plus.
  • An eye for detail.
  • Can interact with a variety of colleagues at various levels.
  • Excellent writing, proofing, and editorial skills. Fluent in AP Style.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Ability to prioritize projects according to enterprise objectives, while exhibiting flexibility in a fast-paced, often pressured environment.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.
  • Act with integrity in all ways and at all times, remaining honest, transparent, and respectful in all relationships.-
  • Keep the patient at the center of everything that you do, building lifelong trust.
  • Foster open collaboration and constructive dialogue with everyone around you.
  • Continuously innovate new solutions, influencing,and responding to change.
  • Focus on superior outcomes, and calibrate work processes for outstanding results.
Candidate Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, or related field highly preferred.
  • Prefer 6 months of relevant experience within a corporate communications environment, a public relations/communications agency, or similar. 
  • Must be located in either greater Austin, TX area or Jacksonville, FL area.
How to Apply:

Please apply directly through the Hanger website.