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What makes it so much fun to work here? The free snacks? The dartboard? The chance to do great work for a blue-chip roster of clients? Nah. It’s our people. Pure and simple. You’ll get to work in an open, collaborative atmosphere with a group of highly experienced professionals across all areas of advertising and marketing. You’ll also be in a place where you can make an immediate impact – on your future and ours. We look forward to meeting you.


Media Planner/Buyer
Digital Marketing Specialist I
Digital Marketing Specialist II
Communications Manager


Media Planner/Buyer

As a media planner/buyer at Garrison Hughes you will be part of an exciting agency and a fun group of people who take their work seriously. You will have the opportunity to lead the day-to-day media activity on various clients and campaigns, as well as be involved in creating strategic and insightful plans. As part of a small, but growing agency, you will matter here. You will also benefit from being around a team of experienced, award-winning professionals who will help you in every way possible to achieve success. In this role, you will report to our Media Supervisor and share in departmental responsibilities, including:

  • Planning and implementing media strategies across digital, traditional and social platforms
  • Collaborating with strategy, account and creative teams
  • Working with media team on development, negotiation, implementation, tracking, and optimization of media campaigns
  • Developing and presenting POVs and media analyses to agency team and clients
  • Meeting with media representatives to learn various media types and vendors
  • Becoming familiar with online ad serving software
  • Tracking media expenditures to ensure agency and client budget compliance

Besides requiring a person with boundless enthusiasm and passion for all things media-related, we also want a media planner with a 4-year degree and 1-3 years of experience and excellent project management skills. Experience with SEM a plus.

Qualified candidates please e-mail: jobs@garrisonhughes.com


Digital Marketing Specialist I

Garrison Hughes is looking for a full-time Digital Marketing Specialist I to work exclusively with our client at UPMC. As a Digital Marketing Specialist, you will support the day-to-day maintenance needs of various UPMC web properties; and assist Digital Marketing Managers and Digital Marketing Specialist IIs in the planning, development, launch, and evaluation of web-based promotional and marketing programs to increase qualified site visits and conversions, with the ultimate goal of increasing patient volume and supporting UPMC’s business objectives.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Manage web projects of varying levels of complexity and sophistication, collaborating with departmental communications managers, physicians, administrators, web architects and programmers, and designers.
  • Support Digital Marketing Managers and Digital Marketing Specialist IIs in the development of web projects of varying levels of complexity and sophistication.
  • Keep managers and other Digital Marketing Specialists apprised of status and accomplishments.
  • Identify and recommend website improvements to increase qualified site visits.
  • Manage the development of system-wide web-based marketing campaigns as stand-alone efforts and/or in integration with existing clinical content on upmc.com.
  • Ensure that content and design are understandable, accessible and consistent with UPMC brand standards.
  • Build websites and pages in accordance with project requirements and recommend best practices and functionality to clients and partners.
  • Prepare and monitor project requirements, timelines, sitemaps, wireframes, and other relevant documentation for assigned projects.
  • Manage daily maintenance requests, such as completion and routing of web requests, requests for publication, responses to status updates, and requests for quick deployment.
  • Assist with hands-on design (HTML) for projects as needed.
  • Maintain current industry knowledge and trends.

Educational/Knowledge Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree required, with a focus in marketing, communications, business, or information technology preferred.
  • 2+ years’ experience in marketing communications, web-based program management, design, development, or related field required.
  • Candidate must be a self-starter with strong oral and written communications skills, ability to multitask, attention to detail, and strong interpersonal and team skills.
  • Working, current knowledge of web- and social media-based concepts, tools, and techniques such as search engine optimization, usability, navigation, QA testing, content development, and metrics/reporting systems.
  • Experience with customer service and account management.
  • Experience in website management/basic HTML/content management systems.
  • Attention to detail.

Qualified candidates please e-mail: jobs@garrisonhughes.com


Digital Marketing Specialist II

Garrison Hughes is looking for a full-time Digital Marketing Specialist II to work exclusively with our client at UPMC. As a Digital Marketing Specialist, you will manage the planning, development, launch, and evaluation of web-based materials on upmc.com and affiliated sites.

You will also partner with Strategy and Clinical Marketing to develop campaigns, and marketing programs to increase qualified site visits and conversions on upmc.com, with the ultimate goal of helping to increase patient volume.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Manage 10- 15 web projects of varying levels of complexity and sophistication, collaborating with departmental communications managers, physicians, administrators, web architects and programmers, and designers.
  • Analyze and interpret web metrics to determine the effectiveness of web-based programs and establish system-wide standards.
  • Extract learnings, determine best-practices, and extend best-practices across the system.
  • Assist in working as a liaison between clients and digital marketing support services including web strategy, email, social media, applications/development, SEO/PPC, and analytics teams.
  • Keep senior management apprised of status and accomplishments.
  • Work with strategic marketing to help development of system-wide web-based marketing campaigns as stand-alone efforts and/or in integration with existing clinical content on upmc.com.
  • Identify and recommend website improvements to increase qualified site visits.
  • Manage the development of system-wide web-based marketing campaigns as stand-alone efforts and/or in integration with existing clinical content on upmc.com.
  • Ensure that content and design is consistent, understandable, accessible, and consistent with UPMC brand standards.
  • Oversee the rotation of marketing programs and promotional content on the upmc.com home page and perform related site maintenance.
  • Build and manage project timelines for assigned projects, which include a detailed description of major work segments, tasks to be completed, estimated start and completion dates, and assignment of resources/responsibilities.
  • Maintain current industry knowledge and trends.
  • Assist with hands-on design (HTML) for projects as needed.

Educational/Knowledge Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree required, with a focus in marketing, communications, business, or information technology preferred.
  • 5 years’ experience in marketing communications, web-based program management, design, development, or related field required.
  • Working, current knowledge of web- and social media-based concepts, tools, and techniques such as search engine optimization, usability, navigation, QA testing, content development, and metrics/reporting systems.
  • Experience working with interactive agencies preferred.
  • Experience with customer service and account management.
  • Experience in website management/basic HTML/content management systems.
  • Ability to communicate complex medical information to a consumer audience.
  • Strong client project management skills.
  • Superior oral and written communications skills.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal and team skills.

Qualified candidates please e-mail: jobs@garrisonhughes.com


Communications Manager

Garrison Hughes is looking for a professional who will work exclusively with our client, UPMC, at the Hillman Cancer Center. Under direction of a clinical marketing manager, you will strategize, develop, and implement communication projects to educate and inform physicians, patients, and other audiences about UPMC Hillman Cancer Center research. You will also direct communication strategies for internal and external audiences in assigned areas.

An ideal candidate will have experience with scientific/medical writing as well as project management.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Serving as a communications manager for UPMC Hillman Cancer Center research clients – managing the research, writing, design, and production of printed materials, website, and digital projects.
  • Developing and implementing targeted communication strategies to support the organization’s research and development objectives.
  • Implementing communication plans for programs and managing multifaceted projects including both digital and web.
  • Preparing effective strategies to achieve communication goals.
  • Developing methods to evaluate communications projects based on effectiveness and cost-benefits and documenting results.
  • Monitoring project budgets – obtaining approvals, managing additonal client relations functions, and assuming responsibility for the accuracy and effectiveness of information communicated.
  • Coordinating with pertinent scientific and professional organizations to promote assigned areas.
  • Working collaboratively with colleagues in other departments.
  • Editing and/or writing copy for publications, letters, advertisements, audio/visual presentations, speeches, and additional communication programs.

Educational/Knowledge Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, Communications, or a related field.
  • MBA preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in writing and project management
  • Experience in providing clients with strategic marketing counsel.
  • Agency experience a plus.
  • Experience in an academic medical center, hospital, or health care industry or related health care industry.
  • Medical or science writing experience.
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to translate scientific/medical information to lay persons.

Qualified candidates please e-mail: jobs@garrisonhughes.com