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Humana External Corporate Communications Lead in Des Moines, Iowa

Become a part of our caring community and help us put health first

Humana's Corporate Communications team is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Communications Pro to join working remote anywhere nationwide. We are looking for someone with strong experience leading business and/or healthcare communications that possesses expertise in external and internal corporate communications, including reputational management, public affairs, media relations, writing, editing, storytelling, and more. If you are a dynamic communicator with a passion for healthcare, advocacy, a data-driven approach, and experience in addressing critical health related issues and topics, we invite you to apply.

Key Role Functions

  • Develop and execute comprehensive communication strategies for internal and external audiences

  • Collaborate with C-suite executives and their teams to create effective communication plans, campaigns and strategies aligned with business objectives

  • Write and edit various communication materials, such as speeches, presentations, talking points, factsheets, press releases, advisories, media pitches, and social media content

  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously, meeting deadlines and priorities

  • Provide strategic communications counsel for events, programs, and during challenging circumstances, including change and or issues/ crisis management

  • Develop creative communication approaches to engage target audiences

  • Research complex health related topics to simplify messaging and framing on key healthcare topics such as Medicare Advantage, Medicare/ Medicaid, Value-based care, AI, health equity, and more

  • Address critical healthcare topics with understanding and sensitivity, including public sentiment, trends, legal matters, and healthcare policy

  • Utilize a data-driven approach to communications, curating performance metrics, media monitoring, and KPIs

  • Collaborate with external PR agencies and generate original communication ideas

  • Conduct interviews with leaders, staff, business partners, and community members

  • Support investor relations communications as needed

To be successful in this role, you must have the ability to work independently and take initiative while collaborating with management and teams. Being adaptable and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines is also a must.

Use your skills to make an impact

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in communications, journalism, public relations, or related field

  • 8 or more years of experience in media (reporting/editing/on-air) and/or public relations

  • 2 or more years of project leadership experience

  • Must be passionate about contributing to an organization focused on continuously improving consumer experiences

  • Strong editorial writing skills

  • Familiarity with new media platforms and tactics and their role in creating effective communication strategies

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse personalities

Preferred Qualifications

  • Background in health care communications

Additional Information

To ensure Home or Hybrid Home/Office employees' ability to work effectively, the self-provided internet service of Home or Hybrid Home/Office employees must meet the following criteria:

  • At minimum, a download speed of 25 Mbps and an upload speed of 10 Mbps is recommended; wireless, wired cable or DSL connection is suggested

  • Satellite, cellular and microwave connection can be used only if approved by leadership

  • Employees who live and work from Home in the state of California, Illinois, Montana, or South Dakota will be provided a bi-weekly payment for their internet expense.

  • Humana will provide Home or Hybrid Home/Office employees with telephone equipment appropriate to meet the business requirements for their position/job.

  • Work from a dedicated space lacking ongoing interruptions to protect member PHI / HIPAA information

Humana offers a variety of benefits to promote the best health and well-being of our employees and their families. We design competitive and flexible packages to give our employees a sense of financial security-both today and in the future, including:

  • Health benefits effective day 1

  • Paid time off, holidays, volunteer time and jury duty pay

  • Recognition pay

  • 401(k) retirement savings plan with employer match

  • Tuition assistance

  • Scholarships for eligible dependents

  • Parental and caregiver leave

  • Employee charity matching program

  • Network Resource Groups (NRGs)

  • Career development opportunities

Humana values personal identity protection. Please be aware that applicants may be asked to provide their Social Security Number, if it is not already on file. When required, an email will be sent from with instructions on how to add the information into your official application on Humana's secure website.

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Pay Range

The compensation range below reflects a good faith estimate of starting base pay for full time (40 hours per week) employment at the time of posting. The pay range may be higher or lower based on geographic location and individual pay will vary based on demonstrated job related skills, knowledge, experience, education, certifications, etc.$102,200 - $140,700 per yearThis job is eligible for a bonus incentive plan. This incentive opportunity is based upon company and/or individual performance.

Description of Benefits

Humana, Inc. and its affiliated subsidiaries (collectively, 'Humana') offers competitive benefits that support whole-person well-being. Associate benefits are designed to encourage personal wellness and smart healthcare decisions for you and your family while also knowing your life extends outside of work. Among our benefits, Humana provides medical, dental and vision benefits, 401(k) retirement savings plan, time off (including paid time off, company and personal holidays, volunteer time off, paid parental and caregiver leave), short-term and long-term disability, life insurance and many other opportunities.

About us

Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) is committed to putting health first - for our teammates, our customers and our company. Through our Humana insurance services and CenterWell healthcare services, we make it easier for the millions of people we serve to achieve their best health - delivering the care and service they need, when they need it. These efforts are leading to a better quality of life for people with Medicare, Medicaid, families, individuals, military service personnel, and communities at large.

Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of  Humana not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or because he or she is a protected veteran. It is also the policy of  Humana to take affirmative action to employ and to advance in employment, all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status, and to base all employment decisions only on valid job requirements. This policy shall apply to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, upgrading, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation and selection for training, including apprenticeship, at all levels of employment.

Humana complies with all applicable federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion. We also provide free language interpreter services. See our