Corporate Communications Specialist I

BlueShield of Northeastern New York Buffalo, NY
Manage and execute communication projects that enhance customer experience and meet state, federal and BlueCross BlueShield association guidelines. Collaborate with business leaders and Manager, Corporate Communications to develop important, timely and easy-to-understand information that will be disseminated to customers utilizing a variety of communication vehicles including letters, flyers, contracts and other educational publications. Primary Responsibility Create communications that increase customer understanding and satisfaction by presenting complex content in simple language. Write, edit, proofread, and audit existing letters written for constituents, including, members, groups, providers and brokers. Create, enforce and educate internal partners on message, copy and communication design standards to ensure consistent messaging, formatting and compliance with regulating bodies (including CMS, NCQA, BCBSA, etc.) Proactive management of operational communications needs including ongoing review of key constituencies' needs (group, member, broker, providers, other key influencers), operational process, and IT capabilities. Develop comprehensive communication plans that inform and prepare internal stakeholders of broad messaging strategies. Travel to various sites to carry out work assignments as required. Performs other related duties as requested. Knowledge and Skills Strong verbal and written communication skills Ability to objectively analyze facts and form judgements Well organized, paying close attention to detail Strong business and financial acumen Analytical, with an ability to identify and resolve problems Ability to handle multiple priorities in a timely manner Comfortable working with individuals at all levels within an organization Strong interpersonal skills Ability to work independently or in a team environment Proficient with Microsoft Office products (i.e. Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook etc.) Experience Minimum two (2) years of Communications experience required. Experience with communication style, language and content utilized by the organization is preferred. Education Required Education:Associates Degree (Communications)Preferred Education:Bachelors Degree (Communications,English,Healthcare Administration,Marketing,Related area of study) Working Conditions Must be able to work in an office environment Manual Dexterity Req: Eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to effectively use a computer with all its components for prolonged periods of time and for the majority of required tasks Manual Dexterity Req: Eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to effectively utilize various office equipment (phone, computer, fax machine, printer, copier, filing cabinet, etc) Physical Effort: Minimum; typical of most office work. Mostly sedentary work.