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Manager, Health Communications

Position Title:      Manager, Health Communications
Department:        Communications            
Reports to:          Managing Director, Strategic Communications   

 

Primary Purpose of the Position:

Provide media and public relations support for BIO’s advocacy around health policy and the cost and value of prescription medicines.

Responsibilities:

  • Draft content supporting the organization’s health policy goals, including letters to the editor, op-eds, blogs and social media.
  • Develop expertise in communicating complex policy concepts to broad audiences
  • Help provide rapid response to breaking news and events
  • Assist in developing story angles to advance the organization’s policy goals
  • Provide proactive media outreach when requested
  • Monitor news media and social media for breaking news and events
  • Help assess on a regular basis the media landscape and identify opportunities to advance advocacy goals and communications priorities
  • Identify target media outlets and create media lists

Requirements:

  • Excellent communications skills, including writing and speaking skills
  • Strong ability to be creative and generate new ideas for advancing the organization’s policy objectives
  • Strong content creation skills, including the ability to create clear, compelling content regarding complex subjects
  • Excellent research skills, including close attention to detail
  • Works well in a team environment and is eager to learn and grow professionally
  • 5+ years PR or media relations experience, including time dealing with strategic communications
  • Bachelor of Arts degree
  • Understanding of the legislative and regulatory policy processes a plus
  • Experience in health care policy preferred