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PR Account Executive Direct Hire MA

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Job ID: 16062 Direct Hire MA

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Our client based just outside Boston is an award-winning PR shop specialized in the healthcare sector. Under new ownership, they’ve developed an exceptional culture including a structured training program, strong collaboration amongst team members, and fun perks like potlucks, group outings, a free gym membership and more.

They are looking for an Account Executive to join their growing team. This person will work across 3-4 accounts, writing press releases, pitches, blog posts, and managing social media programs. If you have 2-3 years of experience in a PR-dedicated role, we’d love to speak with you.

Manager/Sr. Manager, R&D Internal Communications Direct Hire MA

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Job ID: 16045 Direct Hire MA

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Our global biopharma client is looking for a Manager (or Senior Manager) of internal communications who will support one of the two leaders of the R&D division.  The position is based in Cambridge, MA.  There is not a telecommuting option.

In this role, you will serve as the communications lead for a major transformation effort and work under the leadership of Senior Vice President, R&D. This person will align messaging to that of R&D and will be 100% dedicated to transformation efforts, acting as a member of the core team and attending all meetings.

Role highlights

  • Lead communications for transformation efforts, including webcasts, presentation decks, email communications, bi-monthly newsletters, etc.
  • Collaborate with the R&D Communications team to ensure organizational initiatives and projects are successfully communicated to employees and stakeholders to ensure transparency
  • Draft messages and presentations that drive key strategies and initiatives
  • Plan, facilitate, and send regular leadership communications and advise the SVP on communication and employee engagement plans
  • Track, monitor and report metrics related to business readiness, commitment and adoption of vision, strategic priorities and goals.
  • Develop internal communications campaigns that articulate and support the transformation strategy, as well as influence a positive culture and engaged workforce.

Profile

  • 6+ years of experience in a communications role in a pharma or biotech company
  • Proven track record of working successfully with senior executives, including experienced scientists
  • Solid message development skills with an ability to communicate and persuade a wide range of audiences
  • Experience setting goals and metrics and tracking progress, adjusting along the way
  • Agile - can prioritize and shift gears rapidly
  • Able to think strategically and execute tactically 
  • Business acumen
  • Bachelor's Degree

 

Director, Product Communications Direct Hire MA

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Job ID: 16024 Direct Hire MA

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Our Boston, MA biopharma client is looking for someone to lead product communications.  This position reports to the SVP and Chief Communications Officer.  This is a national search and the client offers relocation.  There isn’t a telecommuting option; candidates must be able to live and work in the Boston area.

The company is a leader in a treatment for a rare disease and currently have the only approved therapies that address the underlying causes of the disease. The company is also expanding beyond the indication. The biotech's pipeline includes four promising therapies targeting other therapeutic areas.  With momentum picking up for its current drugs and more potential winners in its pipeline, analysts project sizeable growth in the coming five years.

Employees rank the company as a best place to work.  “This is one of the most incredible companies to work for. The energy is palpable. The people are collaborative and motivated to bring medicines and hope to patients. The culture is heavily science-oriented, but everyone feels like part of the mission, even those who are not necessarily scientists or physicians.  There’s a very strong leadership team.”

This role will support and drive product communications for all current medicines and those in development.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional partners, including commercial, medical and patient advocacy, among others, to deliver effective communications through traditional and social media
  • Develop product communications plans and lead brand-level communications activities from the pre-launch phase through a product’s lifecycle
  • Manage and build a team of direct reports
  • Identify potential brand and franchise-related issues and develop proactive issues management strategies
  • Establish and maintain relationships with key healthcare, business and trade reporters
  • Manage agency and vendor relationships, ensuring alignment between the U.S. and international markets

Requirements

  • 10+ years’ experience in biotech/PR communications, including product communications, crisis and issues management from a pharmaceutical/biotech company (required)
  • Solid understanding of the pharmaceutical/biotech business model, regulatory and reimbursement processes and current industry trends
  • Experience leading communications efforts to support the launch of a breakthrough medicine, preferably in rare diseases
  • Strong media experience and successful track record as a spokesperson, including managing product issues and crises
  • Managed and built teams of direct reports
  • Bachelor’s Degree

Vice President, External Communications Direct Hire MA

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Job ID: 16023 Direct Hire MA

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Our Boston, MA biopharma client is looking for a Vice President to lead external communications.  This position reports to the SVP and Chief Communications Officer.  This is a national search and the client offers relocation.  There isn’t a telecommuting option; candidates must be able to live and work in the Boston area.

The company is a leader in a treatment for a rare disease and currently have the only approved therapies that address the underlying causes of the disease. The company is also expanding beyond the indication. The biotech's pipeline includes four promising therapies targeting other therapeutic areas.  With momentum picking up for its current drugs and more potential winners in its pipeline, analysts project sizeable growth in the coming five years.

Employees rank the company as a best place to work.  “This is one of the most incredible companies to work for. The energy is palpable. The people are collaborative and motivated to bring medicines and hope to patients. The culture is heavily science-oriented, but everyone feels like part of the mission, even those who are not necessarily scientists or physicians.  There’s a very strong leadership team.”

The VP will lead the development of strategy, programming and execution of corporate, product and pipeline communications related to the company, marketed medicines, medicines in development and disease areas. The scope of responsibilities is broad and diverse, including

  • Corporate Reputation: leading strategy and implementation of the company’s overall external communication activities, ensuring timely communication of important information to stakeholders and developing new initiatives that differentiate the company, its products and programs from competitors.  Expanding the visibility of the CEO and others on the leadership team.
  • Product and Pipeline Communications: advancing company leadership in their core therapeutic area and its evolving portfolio.  Will also manage communication of milestones such as new data, publications, medical meeting presentations, new indications and label expansions.
  • Issues Management and Preparedness: leading issues preparedness process to ensure readiness for issues with reputational impact, working in concert with established ERM process. 

Profile

  • 15+ years of years’ experience in biotech/PR communications, including product communications, crisis and issues management from a pharmaceutical/biotech company (required)
  • Proven experience in corporate, product and pipeline communications, disease education and awareness, issues management and media relations
  • Track record in the development, execution and measurement of pre-approval, launch and post-approval brand marketing campaigns
  • Expertise in proactive and reactive Issues management 
  • Solid media relationships and experience serving as a company’s spokesperson
  • Built, managed and mentored teams of direct reports
  • Executive presence
  • Bachelor’s degree

Senior Account Executive, Technology/Healthcare Direct Hire MA

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Job ID: 15998 Direct Hire MA

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Senior Account Executive, Technology and/or Healthcare

Another PR position in Boston!? We know, we know. You’ve seen them all. But guaranteed this one is different (you’ll have to take our word for it).

Our client, an innovative PR firm consistently named one of the top places to work, has been praised for their fresh & innovative client list, flexible & fun culture, and forward-thinking approach to marketing and PR. They are seeking an AE to join them and if you fit the qualifications below, we’d love for you to apply!

If you have…

  • 3-5 years of PR agency experience in the healthcare of B2B tech space
  • A passion for media relations, digital/social media, & content creation
  • Dynamic presentation skills, including experience developing and presenting new business proposals
  • Proven success managing, mentoring and developing junior staff
  • Strong communication skills with ability to manage and build client relationships 
  • Analyst relations expertise a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree required

Account Executive, Technology Direct Hire MA

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Job ID: 15997 Direct Hire MA

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Account Executive, Technology and/or Healthcare

Another PR position in Boston!? We know, we know. You’ve seen them all. But guaranteed this one is different (you’ll have to take our word for it).

Our client, an innovative PR firm consistently named one of the top places to work, has been praised for their fresh & innovative client list, flexible & fun culture, and forward-thinking approach to marketing and PR. They are seeking an AE to join them and if you fit the qualifications below, we’d love for you to apply!

If you have…

  • 1-2 years of PR agency experience in the healthcare of B2B tech space
  • A passion for media relations, digital/social media, & content creation
  • Dynamic presentation skills, including experience developing and presenting new business proposals
  • Strong communication skills with ability to manage and build client relationships
  • Analyst relations expertise a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree required
   

VP, Learning Technology and Innovation Direct Hire MA

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Job ID: 15976 Direct Hire MA

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VP, Learning Technology and Innovation

Leading a group of creative content experts, and skilled technology professionals, the ideal candidate will support our communication and learning efforts in multiple ways. Whether it is creating professional and engaging video content, designing a new platform for mobile learning or experimenting with new types of learning we will be pushing the bar to create a new generation of great associates.

The ideal candidate is a player-coach who can produce bold, creative learning content, and put in place innovative platforms to deliver that content at the point of need. You’ll work with subject matter experts from inside and outside the organization and use multiple tactics to bring their vision to life for our associates. We want a special person to join us on this journey!

Check out the day-in-the-life responsibilities:

  • Use design-thinking, or similar methodology, to understand the best way to enable our associates’ success on the job.
  • Work to build or buy the most effective technology platforms for learning delivery.
  • Oversee a content creation team that produces world class video, eLearning, micro-games and other forms of learning content.
  • Work in an innovation lab that will enable the testing of new learning content, methods and technology.
  • Build a video production studio that can record, produce professional grade video content.
  • Find new ways to embed behavioral science theories into the workflow of our associates in ways that enable their success. 
  • Work with our internal and external partners to validate the impact of learning on the performance of our associates.  
  • Be an active member of the larger learning community inside and outside of our walls. Leveraging this community to stay on the cutting edge of learning technology.

Here’s what you should be really good at:

  • Finding really creative approaches to solving messy human problems. Think of it as creating “life hacks” for our workforce. – wacky, fun, serious… whatever works best for the circumstance, audience and brand.
  • Moving quickly to deliver solutions from theory to practice. Launch, learn, iterate!
  • Delivering the goods – You have to actually demonstrate that your associates behave differently as a result of your efforts.
  • Putting yourself in the shoes of your audience and delivering experiences in ways that resonate with them.
  • Being experimental and entrepreneurial. Pretend we are trying to build a level of learning and development that has never been attempted (we are).
  • Playing well with others and having fun – we’re going to be spending a lot of time together, we’d best be having a good time along the way.
  • Emotional Intelligence, including outstanding interpersonal, teamwork and organizational skills and including a collaborative mindset.
  • Because you believe today’s workforce is inspired in many different ways you find ways to make sure content/experiences are compelling, “meets them where they are at” and cuts through the noise.

Finally, here’s the type of background we think you need to do this role well

  • Degree in learning technology or related field.
  • 10+ years of professional experience in learning technology or a related field (this should be your profession, not a hobby).
  • Deep seated interest in all things learning technology.
  • Creative spark and a talent for visualization.
  • A demonstrated track record of using innovative methods to develop people, and get meaningful business results.
  • You’ve worked in collaborative environments and get the need to balance the agendas of other functions and how we can all work together to support the overall employee experience.
  • Clear examples where you have created and managed large scale platform deployments (LMS, video platforms etc.).
  • You have a track record of rolling up your sleeves and using your skills to get meaningful business results (did we say that twice?).
  • Anything else that will convince us that you take your craft seriously, you are good at what you do and you are not the enemy of fun at work.

VP, Public Relations Direct Hire MA

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Job ID: 15975 Direct Hire MA

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VP, Public Relations within national brand, consumer hospitality 

We are searching for a top-notch VP, Public Relations for a nationally recognized consumer brand within hospitality. The team manages all earned media and supports product and service introductions, as well campaigns designed to drive overall brand reputation.  Candidates must be seasoned media relations professionals as well as creative marketers who go beyond the channel to develop impactful and breakthrough ideas and execution. Experience within crisis communications is a must, as the role will be the go-to partner to the CEO for sensitive situations. And on a more daily basis, we need a big idea, a big thinker! Position is based in the Boston area. 

Accountabilities:

Strategic Planning

  • Work with other marketing team members to develop the brand narrative and to identify the next “big bets” for the company
  • Provide communications counsel and plans to multiple business units as well as to senior leaders in the organization
  • Coordinate with various internal marketing functions and agency teams to develop impactful plans that support brand initiatives

Corporate and Brand Media Relations

  • Oversee campaign execution, in conjunction with agencies, including managing/attending c-suite level press tours and launch events
  • Manage thought leadership and influencer strategy
  • Respond to inbound media inquiries, staff interviews and provide counsel to senior executives
  • Draft company statements, messaging and press materials

Crisis and Issues Management

  • Serve as one of the lead members of Crisis and Issues management team interfacing with legal, QA, operations and customer care
  • Plan for and prepare for potential crises
  • Provide strategic counsel to senior leadership and messaging support when issues arise
  • Manage specialist agencies and retain counsel when necessary

Qualifications

  • 15-20 years of experience in the public relations field with in-house and agency experience
  • High energy self-starter with an unapologetic bias for action
  • Ability to think beyond the PR channel and contribute holistic marketing ideas and strategy
  • Excellent understanding of the news media, news cycles, media relations strategy and execution
  • Must be able to work autonomously with people at all levels within the organization
  • Ability to quickly understand and vet potential brand risk and craft issues response strategy
  • Experience managing agency resources
  • Ability to multi-task, work successfully with teams, and work under pressure
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Master’s degree preferred, preferably with a concentration in public relations, marketing or communications
  • Food and wellness experience
  • Performance-oriented
  • Flexibility to respond to issues as they happen required
  • Occasional travel required

Account Manager | Boutique PR Firm Direct Hire MA

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Job ID: 15949 Direct Hire MA

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Our client, a boutique PR agency, is seeking a Account Manager or Account Director to join their team. You will be responsible for leading PR programs for a variety of B2B technology clients. This includes media relations, social media, analyst relations, etc. You will also manage and mentor junior team members.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Supervise and help to develop junior staff
  • Build relationships with clients and provide proactive counsel
  • Manage multiple projects for clients, on-time and on-budget
  • “Manage up” to ensure senior managers are kept apprised of breaking client developments, program challenges/successes, etc.
  • Develop, manage and help implement media and analyst relations programs
  • Write and edit (news releases, corporate materials, complex client correspondence)
  • Assist managers with strategic planning and measurement process

Vice President, Investor Relations Direct Hire MA

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Job ID: 15945 Direct Hire MA

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Our Cambridge, MA client is looking to hire a Vice President of Investor Relations.  The company is at the forefront of transforming lives through innovative gene therapy science.  This is a national search and the client will provide relocation.

In this role, you will report to the CFO and work in tandem with the head of corporate communications to:

  • Create, plan, and execute investor relations programs to convey the company’s strategy and progress and deliver product, program and corporate messages to key audiences
  • Develop communications strategies addressing the investor community, shape communications plans, and apply analytics
  • Develop, implement, and manage an IR plan that helps ensure fair valuation of the company and accurate understanding of the company story and evolution with the sell-side and buy-side
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key investors and analysts
  • Develop and lead review of investor-facing communications materials, including corporate announcements, investor presentations, press releases, conference call scripts, Q&As, and backgrounders
  • Partner with functions in the company, including public relations, marketing, medical affairs, patient advocacy, program management and clinical development, to enable accurate and optimal creation, evolution and delivery of key messages, and to ensure alignment with communications across all audiences
  • Ensure executive team is up to date on investor and analyst perceptions of the company; recommend and implement any course corrections in messaging and relationship management

Profile

  • 15+ years of experience in investor relations from a public biotech company, ideally one that is moving towards being a commercial entity
  • Established relationships with buy-side investors and sell-side analysts
  • Track record of developing and fostering relationships with colleagues at all levels and in all functions
  • Thrives in a fast paced, collaborative company
  • Able to travel ~30% of the time
  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred

Communications Site Lead Direct Hire MA

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Job ID: 15914 Direct Hire MA

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Our Cambridge, MA client is looking for a Communications Site Lead (Senior Manager level) to lead communications for its state-of-the art biopharma R&D center, which is part of a top 5 global biopharma company.  This person will report to the Site Lead.  This is a great opportunity for a proven corporate communications pro to own all aspects of a robust internal and external program at an organization that invests in the latest tools and technologies to engage internal and external audiences.

Highlights of the role

  • Develop and implement internal site communications that inform and engage a diverse employee population
  • Plan, manage and execute communications programs to enhance the site’s image
  • Play a lead role in corporate, community, change management communications, and branding initiatives
  • Bolster programs that enhances the site’s connections within local academic and biotech communities

Profile

  • 8+ years of experience in pharma, biotech sector or life sciences communications; experience supporting communications for drug discovery or scientific communications a plus
  • Experience in digital and social media to communicate with and engage key stakeholders
  • Exemplary communications skills, verbally and in writing
  • Familiarity with SharePoint preferred
  • Self-motivated
  • Finds innovative and creative ways to solve problems
  • Able to prioritize and shift gears when needed
  • Collaborative and experienced working within large, complex, and global matrixed organizations 
  • Proven ability to work well with a range of people, including scientists, researchers and executives
  • Bachelor’s degree

Account Executive | Boutique PR Firm Direct Hire MA

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Job ID: 15870 Direct Hire MA

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Are you passionate about PR? Our client, a boutique PR firm located in Boston, is seeking an Account Executive to work with their B2B technology clients. In this role you will act as the primary core program driver on his/her accounts. Areas of focus include media relations, analyst relations, social media, speaking and awards. 

Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree in marketing/communications and a minimum of two years of agency experience.

Account Manager - Security Direct Hire MA

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Job ID: 15828 Direct Hire MA

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Boston is not lacking in PR & Communications positions.  Well, we are working with one stand out client, a PR agency right outside the city, who is looking for an Account Manager to join their Technology practice.

Hopefully you didn’t stop reading at “agency” because this position is one of a kind!

The client list is fresh and innovative- from smaller tech startups, to top-notch real estate firms, and globally recognized consumer brands- you’ll never feel pigeon holed and you’ll never be bored

The culture is fun and flexible- complete with “work from home Fridays,” company celebrations, and a CEO who has a huge voice in the PR community and always promotes the best for her employees

They have the awards to back it up-consistently recognized by Boston Globe & BostInno as top places to work, and just won Pacesetter of the year

The ideal candidate has…

  • Deep tech expertise, particularly in security 
  • Desire to step into a leadership role with several direct reports   
  • 6+ years of experience in PR, ideally in an agency environment
  • Bachelor’s in public relations, marketing, communications, or related field

Director of Product Communications Direct Hire MA

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Job ID: 15721 Direct Hire MA

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Our Cambridge, MA client is a global biopharma company.  We have been engaged on a search for a Director of Product Communications to lead external and internal communications for their oncology franchise.  This is a senior individual contributor role.  Candidates must be based in the Cambridge area.

In this role you will be engaged in a wide variety of activities, including preparing for two important product launches and supporting an existing portfolio of 8 additional products.  The Director will work closely with colleagues globally in Communications, External Affairs, Marketing, Research and Development, Medical, Legal and Regulatory as well as with communications agency partners. 

You will develop integrated communications plans and innovative programs to support product launches, marketed products and pipeline products; differentiate the company’s products and approach; and increase disease awareness.

Profile

  • 10 years of Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology, and/or Med-Tech communications from a corporate environment ideally; open to communication agency backgrounds 
  • Experience in Oncology is preferred but open to candidates who have supported multiple therapeutic areas
  • Track record of using digital and social media platforms to tell a company’s story, build disease awareness, and/or communicate key program milestones
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to travel up to 20% (Domestic and International)
  • Bachelor’s Degree

Associate Director, Biotech Product Public Relations Direct Hire MA

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Job ID: 15702 Direct Hire MA

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HireMinds has been engaged by Sage Therapeutics (www.sagerx.com) on a search for an Associate Director of Product Public Relations.  The company is based in Cambridge, MA and will offer relocation assistance.   We are looking for someone who has owned the launch of an FDA regulated product.

This person will support public relations initiatives for brexanolone as a potential treatment for postpartum depression (PPD). The AD will be a key member of the Corporate Communications team and serve as a key partner with the commercial team. The ideal candidate will be comfortable interacting with senior leaders at Sage and work successfully with cross-functional partners and key stakeholders throughout the company (e.g., commercial, medical, legal/regulatory).

The position requires an individual who can work productively in a fully matrixed team environment and is confident in their ability to provide thoughtful communication counsel to all levels within the organization.  We are looking for someone who thrives working in a fast-paced, innovative environment while remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient.

Highlights of the role

  • Partner with the commercial, medical affairs and patient advocacy organizations at Sage to develop and drive external communications plans in support of the potential launch of brexanolone
  • Support development and implementation of branded PR plan to strengthen brand awareness and reputation among stakeholders
  • Assist with incoming media requests and conduct proactive outreach to key media stakeholders, including journalists, bloggers, and relevant influencers
  • Craft story angles, identify media targets and pitch stories for specific campaigns

Profile

  • 8+ years of corporate communications experience, including in-house role at a biotech company or healthcare agency
  • Owned the launched on an FDA regulated product
  • Experience in women’s health and/or mental health a plus
  • Exemplary communications and organizational skills
  • Working knowledge of FDA regulations as applied to the communications of investigational and marketed drugs
  • Persuasive and able to direct cross-functional activities to successful conclusions
  • Nimble and agile
  • Bachelor’s degree