Helen Jerman

Helen Jerman

Manager, executive communications at Tenet Healthcare

Location
Dallas/Fort Worth Area
Industry
Public Relations and Communications

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Helen Jerman's Overview

Current
  • Manager, executive communications at Tenet Healthcare
Past
  • Copy editor, slot, Web editor at Dallas Morning News
  • Publications editor (volunteer) at March of Dimes
  • Copy editor, wire editor, director of magazine content at Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Education
Connections

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Helen Jerman's Summary

I'm a creative self-starter skilled in communication strategies, writing and editing for a variety of audiences and in a variety of voices, including executive, employee and internal communications, to reach stakeholders of a Fortune 200 healthcare company.

Working in a fast-paced environment under intense deadlines, I apply my journalism background in writing and editing to manage and provide strategic counsel on communications projects of all sizes. Whether it's talking points, memos, white papers, web content, newsletters or simple design projects, I handle all of them with finesse, flexibility and integrity, resulting in impactful communications that reach more than 100,000 employees nationwide.

As a versatile copy editor and writer, I've mastered style, grammar and punctuation and am deeply familiar with emerging social media and web technologies, as well as basic graphic design principles and computer programs.

Helen Jerman's Experience

Manager, executive communications

Tenet Healthcare

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; THC; Hospital & Health Care industry

October 2013Present (1 year 1 month) Dallas, TX

• Prepare talking points, speeches and presentations for the chief executive officer and other senior executives of a Fortune 200 healthcare company.
• Manage internal, executive and employee communications to more than 100,000 employees nationwide, developing communications plans and consulting with senior executives to ensure consistent, relevant and timely messaging and improved communications processes, tools, techniques and delivery.
• Provide communications support to several key home office departments, including the executive office and human resources department
• Spearhead major communications initiatives, drafting and reviewing memos, fact sheets, web content, speeches, presentations and other materials that support a wide range of strategic priorities across the company.
• Play integral role in planning and executing major company initiatives. These include company's recent branding refresh, launch of new company intranet and external website, and annual events such as company strategy conference and awards banquet, production of book compilation of employee stories, and communications about company employee survey and annual benefits enrollment.
• Provide mentorship and general supervision of junior member of communications team.

Principal, Tenet Healthcare,

Public Strategies, Inc.

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Public Relations and Communications industry

November 2009October 2013 (4 years)

• Managed internal, executive and employee communications to more than 58,000 employees nationwide, developing communications plans and consulting and interfacing with senior executives to ensure consistent, relevant and timely messaging and improved communications processes, tools, techniques and delivery.
• Provided communications support to several key home office departments, including the executive office and human resources department; spearheaded major communications initiatives, drafting memos, fact sheets, web content, speeches, presentations and other communications that support major company initiatives such as the company’s nationwide employee recognition program, on-boarding branding policy, flu vaccination policy, and annual employee survey communications.
• Wrote monthly white paper that highlights company initiatives and leaders and that is sent to more than 2,000 employees nationwide, arranging and conducting interviews with home office and hospital employees at all levels of the organization.
• Oversaw external awards program for Fortune 500 healthcare company, managing deadlines and entering company and its leaders into more than 25 local, national and industry recognition programs; success rate exceeding 70%.

Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

September 2008June 2010 (1 year 10 months)

● Earned Competent Communicator designation as member of Dallas-area Toastmasters chapter.

Features writer (volunteer)

Red Cross

June 2009December 2009 (7 months)

● Report and write stories to bring awareness to Dallas chapter’s mission, events and services.

Copy editor, slot, Web editor

Dallas Morning News

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; AHC; Newspapers industry

April 2005November 2009 (4 years 8 months)

● As 1 of 10 Web editors at night, have final authority to edit stories, videos and slideshows on dallasnews.com, decide what content to feature, and track breaking news.
● Write and refine copy for search engine optimization.
● Evaluate and refine work of over 40 colleagues as one of last people to see paper before it’s published.
● Edit for grammar, style, clarity and fairness, maintaining reporter’s voice and intent.

Publications editor (volunteer)

March of Dimes

Nonprofit; 1001-5000 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

June 2003April 2005 (1 year 11 months)

● Produced fliers and quarterly newsletter, researching, writing and editing articles and compiling submissions from staff of 4 to promote events that raised tens of thousands of dollars.

Copy editor, wire editor, director of magazine content

Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Public Company; 201-500 employees; Newspapers industry

September 2002April 2005 (2 years 8 months)

● Chose content for and edited news, business and features sections, advising more than 15 page designers and editors to prioritize the news of the day and track breaking news.
● Launched weekly entertainment magazine as part of 3-person team.

Helen Jerman's Languages

  • Basic conversational Spanish

Helen Jerman's Skills & Expertise

  1. AP Style
  2. Proofreading
  3. Editing
  4. Headline Writing
  5. QuarkXPress
  6. Newspapers
  7. Ap Style
  8. Copy Editing
  9. Journalism
  10. Newsletters
  11. Publications
  12. Editorial
  13. Social Media
  14. Publishing
  15. Web Content
  16. Strategic Communications
  17. Internal Communications
  18. Press Releases
  19. Content Management
  20. Copywriting
  21. Web Editing
  22. Speech Writing
  23. Content Development
  24. Online Journalism
  25. Publicity
  26. Corporate Communications
  27. Fact-checking
  28. Web Content Management
  29. Research
  30. Content Strategy
  31. Text Editing
  32. InDesign
  33. Grammar
  34. Public Speaking
  35. Marketing Communications
  36. Communications Planning
  37. Leadership
  38. CMS
  39. WordPress
  40. New Media

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Helen Jerman's Education

Baylor University

B.A., Journalism

19992002

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