Atlantic Health System – Freelance PR Specialist “Roving Reporter” needed

The communications team at Atlantic Health System is looking for a freelance media and public relations specialist for a long-term project.


Key responsibilities include:

  • Act as AHS “Roving Reporter” – Cover system and medical center events, write news stories, media pitches, press releases, and articles
  • Pitch press releases and feature stories through system PR agency or independently to national, regional and trade journalists, across print, broadcast and online
  • Interview system executives, physicians and patients via phone or in-person to follow-up on story leads – vet for media pitching
  • When appropriate, arrange interviews and editorial meetings with key journalists for key spokespeople – in person or over the phone
  • Brainstorm fresh ideas for PR campaigns
  • PR coverage for Hospital services to support PR managers


Applicants should have a minimum of 5+ years of relevant experience in media and public relations, specifically in crafting stories and pitching to the media. Healthcare experience is not necessary.


Qualified applicants should send resume to:


Jim Furgeson

Director, Communications

Atlantic Health System

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