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Communications Specialist I
Brand Strategist
Digital Marketing Analytics Specialist
Interactive Developer
Manager, Marketing and Communications

Communications Specialist I

Garrison Hughes is looking for a full-time Communications Specialist I to work exclusively with our client at UPMC. As a Communications Specialist I, you will operate under the direction of a Director of Marketing and Communications and support the day-to-day marketing needs of various UPMC hospitals. Additionally, you will assist Communications Marketing Managers and Communications Specialists II in the planning, development, launch, and evaluation of promotional and marketing programs to increase patient volume and support UPMC’s business objectives.

As a Communications Specialist I, you will handle various projects to provide communications to internal and external audiences in support of the client’s mission. This includes managing marketing projects of varying levels of complexity and sophistication, including print, digital and social advertising. You will also serve as a liaison to staff of clinical and non-clinical programs. Other duties may be required as assigned. Some travel throughout the Pittsburgh area may be required for this position.

Educational/Knowledge Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in English, journalism, communications, health sciences, or a related field.
  • Minimum 1-3 years of experience in a corporate communications position or related field such as marketing, journalism, communications, or health sciences.
  • Excellent communication, writing, organization and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to multitask.
  • Can translate scientific/medical information to a lay person's understanding preferred.
  • Research/interviewing experience preferred.

Qualified candidates please apply here

Brand Strategist

Garrison Hughes is looking for a full-time Brand Strategist to work in the USX location. This position works exclusively on UPMC as an extension of the Strategic Marketing and Intelligence team. As a Brand Strategist, you will have the opportunity to lead research projects, uncover insights, write research reports and author creative briefs.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Serving as the market research expert on assigned initiatives and determining the best methodology to uncover necessary insights.
  • Mining data from both quantitative and qualitative sources in order to write compelling, meaningful and inspiring reports.
  • Analyzing primary research and extracting insights that help drive preference and usage for specific clinical lines.
  • Crafting strategic decks, research reports and creative briefs.
  • Providing insight, counsel and pertinent information to clinical lines, so that strategic decisions can be made regarding advertising and marketing efforts.
  • Connecting disparate and related data points to arrive at insightful conclusions and points of view.
  • Presenting research findings and insights to senior-level marketing and clinical professionals.
  • Leading market research vendors to design and execute studies that range from awareness to ad testing to clinical preference.
  • Managing the relationships between UPMC Strategic Marketing and Intelligence and multiple vendor/agency partners.

Educational/Knowledge Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in market research, communication, advertising, anthropology or similar discipline
  • 5-7 years of experience in market research, brand strategy or marketing
  • Superior writing skills, with the ability to craft relevant brand stories
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Ability to analyze different data points, draw conclusions and glean insights
  • Experience writing creative briefs, research reports or similar communications
  • Ability to obtain consumer/customer insights and articulate them in inspiring, compelling ways
  • Expertise in analyzing data sources, extracting key insights and crafting compelling stories
  • Skilled at matching marketing problems with market research methodologies
  • Vendor management experience, including scopes of work, contracts and day-to-day project work
  • Advertising agency experience a plus

Qualified candidates please apply: here

Digital Marketing Analytics Specialist

Garrison Hughes is looking for a full-time Digital Marketing Analytics Specialist to work exclusively with our client at UPMC. As a Digital Marketing Analytics Specialist, you will work on integrating digital marketing analytics into decision-making processes within UPMC’s Corporate Marketing group. This includes developing, implementing, and refining a digital marketing analytics strategy that focuses on discovering key insights for online improvements. The Digital Marketing Analytics Specialist will report to the Senior Manager Digital Marketing Analytics.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Work with the Manager of Digital Marketing Analytics to define the Digital Marketing Analytics Strategy and Omni-Channel Digital Analytics Strategy and manage implementation and evolution
  • Provide digital marketing analytics expertise and best practices to inform strategy development and overall business decisions
  • Manage the day-to-day core insights/trends of the digital marketing programs to help guide website and/or campaign optimization efforts
  • Create proactive insights reports focused on turning data into actionable information that drives results
  • Organize and present web analytics data using Adobe Analytics, Domo, Google Analytics, and appropriate statistical analysis programs
  • Provide dashboards, reporting, analyses, and actionable optimization recommendations
  • Track and report performance on all web marketing activities and keep senior management apprised of status and accomplishments
  • Work closely with Web Team and Development Team in estimation, planning activities, and QA
  • Work with UPMC digital strategy to support ongoing client needs, including development of custom profiles and reporting and troubleshooting analytics tracking issues
  • Provide ad hoc reports and analysis to quantify the impact of online marketing campaigns, content, tools
  • Complete ROI analysis for online marketing vehicles, campaigns, and content. Identify areas of opportunity to further improve campaign outcomes for UPMC initiatives. Provide insights and recommendations, based on web data, to support continuous improvement of these programs
  • Collaborate with external data partners, agencies, and vendors to assist with data collection, reporting, and tagging implementations on the site
  • Contribute to landing page optimization based on actionable data from analysis and testing
  • Provide industry data and trends to marketing management
  • Provide training on analytics basics to members of the digital team
  • Continue to hone knowledge (research) of market and industry and share knowledge with Web Team and clients

Educational/Knowledge Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Mathematics, Statistics, Marketing, Communications or related field from an institution accredited by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Familiarity with Google Analytics and experience in creating standard and ad hoc reporting
  • 1-2 years in an analytical role in digital/social media or business intelligence preferred
  • Knowledge of social media analytics tools (Facebook insights, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, etc.)
  • Knowledge of SEO, SEM, and PPC strategies and measurement
  • Familiarity with Sitecore content management systems a plus
  • Basic understanding of advanced tracking techniques such as event tracking and cross-domain tracking
  • Knowledge of creating custom tracking URLs using UTM tagging parameters
  • Knowledge of Google tag management tools
  • Ability to read and interpret HTML and JavaScript
  • Understanding of marketing, media, user experience (UX), and customer segmentation principles, best practices and analytical approaches
  • Knowledge and ability to apply digital marketing analytics results to the practical considerations of day-to-day marketing and operational business challenges
  • Proven experience with analyzing and identifying the strengths and weaknesses of options and exercising critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to identify the need for alerts to inform business and IT users of website problems
  • Attention to detail and proven ability to multitask and handle a high-pressure environment with significant timeline constraints
  • Excellent written, verbal, and data visualization skills with experience creating professional, client-facing documents
  • Ability to work independently and within a cross-functional team
  • Perform in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualified candidates please apply: here

Interactive Developer

Garrison Hughes is looking for a full time Interactive Developer to add to its Interactive team. As an Interactive Developer 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 help lead projects, interface with clients and work on a variety of different technologies. As part of a small, but growing agency, you will matter here. You will also benefit from being around a team of experiences, award-winning professionals who will help you in every way possible to achieve success. In this role you will report to our Interactive Technology Director and share department responsibilities including:

  • Working with internal and external development groups
  • Collaborating with creative, social and account teams
  • Building relationships with clients and agency partners
  • Displaying proficiency with industry technologies and tools
  • Keeping pulse on emerging technologies, work-flows and market trends
  • Besides requiring a person with enthusiasm, we want someone with around 4 years experience, excellent project/self-management skills and a willingness to throw darts at happy hour every now and then.

Ideal candidates should be very experienced with the following:

  • WordPress Architecture and Development
  • PHP
  • JavaScript (vanilla/JQuery)
  • CSS and CSS Preprocessors (LESS/SASS)
  • HTML5
  • Git

Additional languages and technology that are a plus:

  • AWS Services
  • NodeJS
  • Bash Proficiency

Although you will work with numbers, you will never be a "number" here. We are a seasoned team of professionals that supports each other, strives for excellence in every aspect of our jobs, and pitches in in any way we can to make our office a place where you will enjoy coming to work. We look forward to hearing from you.

Qualified candidates please e-mail:

Manager, Marketing and Communications

Garrison Hughes is looking for a full-time Manager, Marketing and Communications to work exclusively with our client at UPMC. As a Manager, Marketing and Communications, you will develop and implement strategic marketing plans to external audiences for UPMC community hospitals, track and analyze plan performance, including managing the budget, and ensuring that all materials reflect brand identity, and serve as liaison with internal clients.

Educational and Knowledge Requirements

Bachelor's degree in Business, Marketing, Communications or a related field required. Master's with a concentration in Business preferred. Minimum of 5 years experience in Marketing or Communications. Project Management experience. Experience providing clients with strategic marketing counsel. Proven written and verbal communication skills. Ability to translate scientific/medical information to a lay person's understanding. Experience and knowledge of traditional and digital marketing best practices. Experience in an academic medical center, hospital or health care industry is preferred. Travel throughout the Pittsburgh area to community hospitals will be required for this position.


  • Act as a role model for service excellence toward patients, visitors, faculty and staff.
  • Collaborate on research efforts and use data to target clinical marketing efforts.
  • Demonstrate service-oriented behavior in interactions with clients and co-workers.
  • Develop and execute marketing strategy to support hospitals/ business units, clinical services and overall business goals.
  • Develop and implement targeted marketing communication strategies for 6 or more clinical services to support the organization's enterprise-wide objectives and business goals.
  • Develop methods to evaluate communications projects based on effectiveness and cost/benefits and document the results.
  • Implement strategic marketing communication plans for programs by managing multi-faceted projects in all applicable traditional and digital channels with the goal of maintaining and growing market share (KPIs and ROI).
  • Manage the research, writing, design budget, and production of any marketing materials.
  • Monitor project budgets, handle approvals and other client relations and take responsibility for accuracy and effectiveness of information communicated.
  • Serve as clinical marketing/communications counselor (consultant) to internal UPMC clients.

Qualified candidates please apply here