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Associate Director, Health Media Relations job

APCO WorldwideChicago, IL
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Company Description

Headquartered in Washington DC, APCO Worldwide is an advisory and advocacy communications consultancy assisting the leading private as well as public sector organizations navigating the challenges of the present day. Also, the company helps organizations navigate present-day challenges, act with agility, anticipate social risks, and builds reputations of the organizations, solutions and relationships to succeed. APCO is an independent and also a majority-women owned business. Most vitally, the company is a trusted partner of the clients helping them anticipate, execute, plan and secure their futures through its in-depth expertise, creative strategies, and more. In a mercurial global context and a time of transformational change, the company strives to add value to enterprises and benefit society. Jobs, as well as internship opportunities in the categories of finance, communications, and more, can be found on the company’s official website’s career page.

Job Description

We have an immediate opening for an Associate Director, Health Media Relations to join our growing New York, NY office's media relations team.

By joining our New York office, you will be joining colleagues who are open, collaborative, diverse and curious. Clients come to us to help solve tricky problems, create new ideas and campaigns, and connect with others. We believe in the power of communication to affect change and we are excited by purposeful work.

APCO s Health team includes experienced health care experts with diverse backgrounds who, collectively, give the firm a comprehensive understanding of the industry. APCO and its professionals have played leading roles in virtually every major health care issue considered over the past few decades and our clients have included leading pharmaceutical manufacturers, provider societies, trade associations, health insurers, pharmacy benefit managers and medical device makers.

As an Associate Director, you will lead large workstreams and collaborate closely with colleagues at all levels and around the world on research, writing, media, and creative problem-solving. You ll often have the opportunity to work across disciplines, including corporate communication, crisis and issues, sustainability and corporate responsibility, media relations and stakeholder engagement, and digital/social media.

RESPONSIBILITIES

* Performs day-to-day strategic communications account work, with assistance from more junior and senior colleagues, for our high profile, globally recognized clients

* Independently manages large workstreams or single-stream clients, serving as account lead and/or primary point of contact with support and supervision, as needed

* Manages client expectations, earning their respect, trust and confidence through proactive account management to successfully maintain and grow client relationships

* Develops and manages project programming, including implementation plans, staffing plans, budgets, timelines and measurement/evaluation

* Produces high-quality, client-ready written deliverables, such as press materials, messaging toolkits, social media strategies, and advocacy communications, often under tight deadlines

* Leads media relations efforts, including cultivating relationships with media, drafting strategies, organizing press outreach, and more

* Integrates digital and social media tactics with overall communications strategy and construct traditional and digital measurement deliverables upon request

* Develop and distribute client materials including press releases and talking points

QUALIFICATIONS

* At least 7-10 years of experience in media relations, in-house or at an agency focused on health clients. Experience with complex science and biotech clients

* Strong track record of media relations results including some established media relationships and an eagerness to build new relationships with key journalists and media outlets

* An understanding of the changing media landscape and ability to think creatively about media strategy and outlets for both APCO's corporate and consumer accounts

* Solid project management experience and a proven ability to manage multiple projects and client initiatives and teams of both junior and senior colleagues in a fast-paced environment

* Exceptional writing and analytical skills, and the ability to write both strategically and creatively under tight deadlines

* Bachelor s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field

APCO Worldwide is a global communication consultancy. We help the most innovative organizations adapt and thrive in this fast-moving, interconnected and complex world. We do this for all types of organizations, in all industries and in all situations. We partner with clients to guide them through a changing, complex global environment, enabling them to reach their business and societal goals. We bring our clients' work to life creatively and digitally through diverse thinking and a campaign mentality that embraces a variety of integrated tactics to achieve success. Our work impacts bottom lines; creates and protects jobs; defines issues important to society; improves workplaces and communities; gains visibility for and gives voice to those who may not typically be heard; and much more. Simply put, our work is impactful, meaningful, and problem-solving or opportunity-creating. APCO is a majority employee- and women-owned business.

APCO Worldwide, named "Public Affairs Agency of the Year" 2017 Best Large Agency to Work For 2013-2014 and one of the Top Places to Work in PR by PRNews, offers a collegial work environment, countless training and development opportunities, and a competitive compensation and benefits package.

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APCO Worldwide

Type

Company - Private

Size

Medium

Revenue

$100M to $500M

Location

Multiple locations

Founded

1984

CEO

Brad Staples

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