Public Relations Specialist

UF Health Shands

University of Florida Health - the Southeast’s most comprehensive academic health center - encompasses the University of Florida Health Science Center and the UF Health Shands and UF Health Jacksonville family of hospitals and services.

With campuses in Gainesville and Jacksonville, UF Health includes six health colleges, nine research institutes and centers, two teaching hospitals, two specialty hospitals and a host of physician medical practices and outpatient services throughout north central and northeast Florida. Our mission is to promote health through outstanding and high-quality patient care; innovative and rigorous education in the health professions and biomedical sciences; and high-impact research across the spectrum of basic, translational and clinical investigation.

Position Details

Public Relations Specialist
Central and Northeast Florida
Gainesville, FL


  • Writes content for a variety of communications materials. 
  • Provides assistance for developing and implementing communications plans. 
  • Assists with special event planning and implementation. 
  • Provides assistance with media relations activities as needed.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Must have AA Degree and/or equivalent educational coursework, including completed coursework in journalism, public relations, communications, advertising or related area. Bachelors' degree preferred. 
  • Commensurate experience may be substituted in lieu of educational requirements. 
  • Must demonstrate proficiency in writing and have good communications skills. 
  • Experience in assisting with planning of events and/or activities preferred. 
  • Must demonstrate initiative and have a positive attitude.

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