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Senior Editor- Corporate Marketing

Job Ref: 25831

Talent Area: Professional

Houston, TX 77005

Area/Department: Marketing-Administration

Employment Type: Regular

Job Type: Full-Time

Organization: Houston Methodist

Work Shift: DAY

Work Week: M - F

Company Profile

Houston Methodist (HM) is one of the nation’s leading health systems and academic medical centers.  HM consists of 7 hospitals: Houston Methodist Hospital, its flagship academic hospital in the heart of the Texas Medical Center and six community hospitals throughout the greater Houston metropolitan area.  HM also includes a research institute, a global business division, numerous physician practices and several free standing emergency rooms and outpatient facilities.  Overall, HM employs over 20,000 employees.   FORBES magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of Best Employers in 2016.  Houston Methodist is supported by a wide variety of business functions that operate at the system level to help enable clinical departments to provide the best patient care and service in a spiritual environment.

Job Summary


Serves as the editor/writer for corporate communications for the CEO and other Houston Methodist leadership, including talking points, emails, speeches, letters and other employee communications.  The senior writer/editor will focus his/her work on proactive and reactive internal communications regarding Houston Methodist. This work involves urgent and strategic employee communications as well as communications aimed at other internal and external audiences.  The senior writer/editor works collaboratively with members of the Public Relations office, the marketing team, Human Resources as well as health professionals throughout Houston Methodist.



  1. Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values:


INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.

COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.

ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions.

RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value.

EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate. 


  1. Focuses on patient/customer safety
  2. Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards
  3. Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words)
  4. Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met
  5. Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job




PEOPLE –50 %

1.Partners with leaders to develop communication plans that deliver a consistent  message regarding with  the strategic goals and objectives of the organization. (EF)

2. Provides strategic advise as requested.

3.Works collaboratively with leaders throughout the organization and across all campuses, including subject matter experts in administration, clinical and research to produce compelling  communication content that advances the Houston Methodist brand and values. (EF)


SERVICE – 30 %

1.Provides timely response to requests from exectutives for communication needs (EF)

2.Serves as primary writer for the CEO and other executives as necessary. Writes speeches, emails, letters, talking points and press releases as needed. (EF)

3.Prepares weekly executive newsletter and posting information on the intranet (EF)

4.Writes and/or edits HR communications to promote organization wide events and employee engagement activities and total rewards benefits.



  1. Meets deadlines and ensures quick turnarounds in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment.



  1. Stays within budget



1.Stay current with industry best practices and implement strategies to increase employee engagement, including helping to establish a new Intranet.

  1. Participates in the achievement of HM strategic goals and objectives by producing professional, high quality internal and external communication.  (EF)


This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned.  Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.



Requires bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations or other related field



Requires a minimum of 10 years writing and editing experience in corporate communications, or journalism








  • Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain composure under pressure and balance competing priorities.
  • Ability to professionally handle confidential and/or sensitive information.
  • Proficient in Word and Powerpoint.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of  race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

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