MD Anderson Cancer Center Department Publications Coordinator - Breast Surgical Oncology in Houston, Texas

Department Publications Coordinator - Breast Surgical Oncology

Location: United States, Texas, Houston, Houston (TX Med Ctr) at

Managerial/Professional at

Surgery 195100

Requisition #: 117621


The primary purpose of the Department Publications Coordinator position is to provide communications support to the Department of Breast Surgical Oncology which includes management of publications and website development; project planning and strategies to advance and promote the goals and activities of the department.



Works directly with the Department Chair and Administrator in the development of strategies, promotional plans, publications and other materials to promote the Department of Breast Surgical Oncology goals and programs internally and externally. Generates and implements ideas to facilitate ongoing communication strategies within the Department and between the Center, operating room and inpatient areas that conform to institutional vehicles, as well as editorial and graphic standards. Serves as liaison to Division of Surgery publications staff and MD Anderson Communications Office, Marketing and Development departments to ensure communication strategies and campaigns are aligned. Provides communication, document, memo, letter and report writing support to the Chair, Department Administrator and individual faculty and staff (as approved). Establishes professional relationship with the Office of Physician Relations and Cancer Network to keep referring physicians and community at large informed about the Department, Center and its programs.


Coordinates the content, design, development and production of Department annual reports and newsletters. Conducts interviews, writes and edits articles. Demonstrates ability to write scientific articles or publications for lay audiences. Develops and maintains distribution lists (internal and external) to reach targeted audiences. Collaborates with Communications Office and Creative Services (formally Medical Graphics and Photography) to ensure the creation of quality design and production for print and broadcast materials. Identifies need and develops content for various communications mediums (i.e., brochures, online distribution, etc.), including collaborating with the Communications Office on story ideas for news releases and organizational publications, to increase visibility of the Department, Center and its programs and faculty working with Communications for any materials intended for patients.


Collaborates with Communications Office for content and maintenance of internal and external Department Websites. Works with Department faculty and staff to implement his/her material into the websites. Collaborates with Communications Office to provide ideas for organizational social media accounts, such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Help provide content to Department faculty for social media accounts. Maintain knowledge of social media opportunities with patient advocacy and support groups. Collaborate with Digital Experience on mobile projects for the Department.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and experience inwebsite design and publications.


Minimum: $52,000 – Midpoint: $65,000 – Maximum: $78,000


Required: Bachelor’s degree.

Preferred: Master’s degree.


Required: Four years of experience in communications, writing or editing. May substitute required education degree with additional years of equivalent experience on a one to one basis.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.