Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Sr. Specialist, Public Affairs in Boston, Massachusetts

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The Public Affairs Senior Specialist will support the public affairs team and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts' strategic goals and objectives. The Specialist will assist in the execution of programs that build and leverage relationships in targeted communities in support of Public Affairs’ goals of advancing brand visibility, thought leadership, and supporting the business.

Please note all candidate applications must include a cover letter in addition to a resume

Key Accountabilities

  • Support the execution of a public affairs strategy responsive to community needs, aligned with the Company's strategic objectives, and one that protects and enhances our reputation

  • Develop and maintain media lists, draft advisories and press releases, and pitch local media to net coverage for community events around the state

  • Partner with colleagues in other business areas and within the division to source business information needed for briefings and execution of projects.

  • Draft plans and manage execution of community engagements including events, sponsorships and thought leadership opportunities led by public affairs

  • Draft communications to support public affairs as needed (e.g. internal news articles, event briefings, talking points, presentations, memos, correspondence, etc.)

  • Complete administrative and reporting tasks including mailings, data entry, and memberships/contributions processing.

Qualifications (knowledge/skills/abilities/behaviors)

  • Excellent communications skills required.

  • Experience with press and media outreach preferred.

  • Positive attitude and the ability to build rapport and establish relationships

  • Attention to detail and comfort in balancing multiple priorities

Education/Relevant Experience

  • Bachelor's degree or five to seven years of relevant work experience

  • Project management experience a plus

  • Ability to travel throughout the state regularly, and on occasion, with little notice


LocationBostonTime TypeFull time

Voted as the highest in member satisfaction among Massachusetts commercial health plans by JD Power, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is a community-focused, tax-paying, not-for-profit health plan headquartered in Boston. We have been a market leader for over 75 years, and are consistently ranked among the nation's best health plans. Our daily efforts are dedicated to effectively serving our 2.8 million members, and consistently offering security, stability, and peace of mind to both our members and associates.

Our Commitment to You

We are committed to investing in your development and providing the necessary resources to enable your success. We are dedicated to creating a refreshing and rewarding workplace that promotes excellence and provides opportunities for employees to forge their unique career path. We take pride in our diverse, community-centric, wellness-focused culture and believe every member of our team deserves to enjoy a positive work-life balance.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is an Equal Employment / Affirmative Action Employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristics protected by law.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts's legal duty to furnish information.