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Executive Communications Speechwriter Direct Hire MA

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Job ID: 14871 Direct Hire MA

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Our Boston client is a world-renowned nonprofit at the forefront of medical research, education and patient care. We are searching for an experienced executive/leadership communicator to work directly with the organization’s President on all communications, including speeches, presentations, talking points, briefing materials and other forms of communications that will be used for a wide variety of internal and external audiences.  Sometimes the communications will be highly technical and scientific in nature; other times they will be more inspirational, appealing to emotions, and sparking a call to action.

Profile

  • 7+ years of professional communications experience, working with either senior executives, government leaders or medical/science professionals in an in-house setting (vs. just agency)
  • Stellar writing skills, including adaptability to different mediums
  • Skilled in translating complex issues for a range of audiences
  • Able to prioritize and change gears rapidly
  • Professional maturity and poise
  • Able to work independently as well as collaboratively
  • Diplomatic.  Able to build relationship across the organization at the highest levels
  • Persuasive and confident
  • Science writing or laboratory experience is a plus
  • Strong PowerPoint skills
  • Bachelor’s degree; Master’s preferred

 

 

Associate Director, US Biopharma Communications Direct Hire MA

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Job ID: 14805 Direct Hire MA

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Our Cambridge, MA client ranks as one of the best places to work.   They are a global, publicly traded biotech company with a pipeline of robust products to address unmet health needs.  We are looking for an Associate Director to lead all U.S. franchise communications for a key therapeutic area, a mature yet strategically important business.  90% of revenue comes from the U.S. market.

This role requires

  • Expertise in unbranded campaigns for patients, general public, advocacy groups, FDA and other stakeholders 
  • Strong project and agency management skills 
  • Life cycle management for a mature therapeutic pipeline
  • Credibility and knowledge to serve as a public affairs partner and counsel marketing teams on how to best achieve goals
  • Leadership skills to manage a direct report and external agencies
  • Savviness to work with a range of stakeholders, including Patient Advocacy, Medical and Commercial, corporate and government affairs teams

Profile

  • 10+ years of pharma/biotech public relations experience from a corporation and/or agency (a blend is ideal)
  • Depth in regulated product communications, issues and crisis management, science and data communications and traditional and social media
  • Knowledge of the global healthcare landscape, especially relating to regulatory functions and access issues
  • Able to work in Cambridge, MA (no telecommuting).  The client provides relocation assistance
  • Bachelor’s degree

Account Manager (B2B Tech PR) Direct Hire MA

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Job ID: 14782 Direct Hire MA

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Our client is a fast-paced, integrated, PR, marketing and design agency focusing on technology, digital media and innovative products and services in the B2B space. They have a tremendous variety of projects for dynamic start-ups, growth-oriented mid-size technology companies, and industry-leading Fortune 500 corporations. 

They need a motivated, experienced PR Account Manager and a detail-oriented self-starter.  They are looking for a team member who thrives in a very dynamic environment, is able to work independently as well as collaboratively, and displays passion for their work. 

Job description 

The Account Manager position is a key, mid-level position requiring a highly-organized individual who has proven experience taking ownership of and managing multiple clients and agency staff. This person needs a proven track record of strategic thinking, plan development and execution for their clients.

Manager responsibilities include client planning and daily oversight, sign-off on all client materials, PR plan development, understanding their client’s market and how it compares to key competitors. This position also requires media outreach to top tier outlets and assisting with new business development and pitches. This person should have a strong media and blogger relations background in business-to-business technology public relations, including traditional and social media.

The ideal candidate will be an amazing writer with solid organizational skills, as well as possess strong experience executing successful public relations campaigns that incorporate traditional PR, digital and social media. We are looking for a team member who is technologically savvy, a fast learner, enjoys the thrill of PR, capable of landing great coverage, and can maximize every opportunity to positively influence the image of our clients.

Requirements

  • Solid writing skills with experience in all forms of corporate and executive communications, from news releases to executive talking points.
  • 6 years’ experience implementing public relations and marketing programs in an agency environment.
  • Prior people-management experience of at least 1-year also required.
  • Broad understanding of B2B marketing and PR
  • A passion for constant learning and an overall level of understanding of industries and technologies
  • Ability to take strategic plans and translate into actionable, tactical PR programs.
  • Great interpersonal skills: can work effectively in a team environment and maintain composure and quality of work while under deadline.
  • Must have a solid understanding of the AP Style Guide and demonstrated the ability to adhere PR best practices.

Senior Media Relations Manager  Direct Hire MA

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Job ID: 14772 Direct Hire MA

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Our Boston-based client is a premier, global economic, strategy and financial consulting group.   They provide analysis and strategic counsel to F1000 companies, leading law firms, global health care companies and government entities.  They are looking to hire a Senior Media Relations Manager, which is a newly-created role.

At a high level, this person will

  • Drive the media relations program and find ways to elevate the firm’s market profile leveraging thought leadership and expertise of senior consultants
  • Develop and execute media strategies and tactics through various channels, including print, broadcast, online and social media
  • Establish goals; create tracking and reporting mechanisms to understand results and assess performance 
  • Train and prep leadership for media opportunities
  • Collaborate with the digital marketing lead to maximize opportunities and ensure alignment

Profile

  • 7+ years of media relations experience, with 5+ years in-house in a professional services organization. Preference for someone who has an understanding of legal terminology and practices, and/or economics, finance or health care.
  • Has built a media relations program from the ground up a huge plus
  • Track record of building solid relationships with business and industry vertical reporters and editors
  • Able to synthesize complex topics into digestible information
  • Intellectually curious
  • Strategic and creative thinker
  • Thrives in a matrix organization
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills, leadership, and diplomacy
  • Able to prioritize and rapidly shift gears as priorities change
  • Can travel for work on occasion
  • Bachelor’s degree

 

Account Manager Direct Hire MA

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Job ID: 14747 Direct Hire MA

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Our client is a London-based PR firm with growing offices in both Boston and the West Coast. As their fun Boston office expands, they are seeking a strategic, well-rounded Account Manager to join the team. The ideal candidate will possess a blend of high-tech/IT/SaaS and med-tech experience - B2B tech agency experience is required.

Overall description

An account manager drives an account. They should be a capable and confident individual with a thorough understanding of the communications techniques, platforms and skills to deliver meaningful results for their clients.

The role should be to execute the strategies and activities outlined by their account directors, ensure that campaigns and objectives are delivered on, and that their accounts are well organised. Account managers are the lead day-to-day contact with the client and play a key role in building and maintaining client and media relationships.

General
  • Promote the interests and awareness of the agency.
  • Be positive and professional in the office and during working hours.
  • Perform your role as below - we may change this and ask you to complete additional tasks as and when needed.
  • Maintain confidentiality by not discussing the company’s business with any third party or other stakeholders.
Specific

Client handling/campaign management skills

  • Develop SMART objectives for each programme and agree with the client their expectations and measures of success.
  • Develop and execute PR campaigns for clients - produce campaign plans and messaging, and ensure we produce monthly and quarterly reports.
  • Monitor the success of a campaign against the original objectives and modify our campaign plan to make sure we achieve the goals.
  • Offer strategic, tactical and practical communications advice to clients to deliver on their objectives, secure their ongoing PR business and keep them happy.
  • Manage brainstorming sessions and contribute creative ideas and thought leadership angles.
  • Lead client meetings – ensure meetings are well prepared and organised and everyone is fully briefed on the meeting agenda and content.
  • Play the central role in the team and take full responsibility for your clients and any problems.
  • Develop creative and strategically sound campaign ideas to help the client to stand out from the competition
  • Help the account director manage budgets and resources - keep timesheets up to date so we can manage the time and resources we allocate to each client.

Written skills

  • Write coherent, on-message and factually accurate press releases/blogs/social media content that require only minimal changes from team members and clients.
  • Draft thought leadership copy, speaking proposals, award entries and case studies that are well informed, on message and relevant that need only minimal team, client or media changes.
  • Change and improve press releases, blogs, pitches, client emails, briefing documents and social media content drafted by account executives.
  • Write reports and presentations for clients that need only minimal changes.
  • Proofread all written client material to ensure it is 100% fit for purpose.

Media/social media skills

  • Drive the media relations/analyst work to deliver on the client’s agreed campaign.
  • Understand how the media/analysts work in your team’s areas – understand the opportunities available and build relationships with key influencers.
  • Proactively look for and identify opportunities to ensure positive media/analyst coverage for your clients in the agreed tier one trade and national media/reports.
  • Credibly sell in pitches to journalists and analysts to tell your clients’ stories.
  • Oversee media promotional activity programmes - including competitions, advertorials, roundtables, product reviews, etc.
  • Understand and advise on media handling, including interview briefings, developing Q&As, managing exclusives, embargoes and crisis communications.
  • Plan and manage initiatives/events to promote our clients, ranging from trade shows, speaking and awards opportunities, ‘open houses’, seminars, roundtables, press conferences, press trips, etc.
  • Have a good understanding of key digital and social media platforms and how they can be used for your clients to deliver on their objectives.
  • Understand how to create and distribute content to improve content engagement and develop sales leads.

New business/marketing skills

  • Play a key role in new business pitching: run brainstorms, prepare research, ideas and campaigns for proposals and presentations, and present them to prospects.
  • Be a brand ambassador for the firm at trade shows and events.
  • Use your contacts with clients, partners, journalists and analysts to feed in market intelligence and bring in new business leads.
  • Develop regular content in line with the agency's content plan to promote the firm on our website and across social media.
  • Contribute creative and strategic ideas that help us to win new business

General skills

  • Manage and motivate account executives, senior account executives and PR interns; identify their training needs and help them to develop their skillsets.
  • Keep your client files on the server structured and up to date.
  • Liaise with the administrator to produce expense reports/invoices for your clients.
  • Brief and manage third-party suppliers, eg designers, research firms, photographers and video producers, to deliver a quality job on time and in budget.

Senior Account Executive Direct Hire MA

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Job ID: 14746 Direct Hire MA

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Our client is a London-based PR firm with growing offices in both Boston and the West Coast. As their fun Boston office expands, they are seeking a strategic, well-rounded SAE to join the team. The ideal candidate will possess a blend of high-tech/IT/SaaS and med-tech experience - B2B tech agency experience is required.

Overall description

A senior account executive is the bridge between an account executive and account manager. They should be a capable and confident individual with a good understanding of the communications techniques, platforms and skills needed to create solid results.

The role should be to implement the strategies and activities agreed by the account managers and directors, as well as proactively look for opportunities or come up with ideas to contribute to the team effort. A good SAE will be fairly self-sufficient, capable of running smaller accounts on their own, with minimal guidance.

General

  • Promote the interests and awareness of the firm.
  • Be positive and professional in the office and during working hours.
  • Perform your role as below - we may change this and ask you to complete additional tasks as and when needed.
  • Maintain confidentiality by not discussing the company’s business with any third party or others.
Specific

Client handling/campaign management skills

  • Execute on agreed PR campaigns for clients – manage and update campaign plans.
  • Build a good working relationship with your clients.
  • Deliver on the results targets set by the client and your manager.
  • Participate in brainstorming sessions and presentations and contribute creative ideas and thought leadership angles.
  • Take ownership of the meeting preparation, ensuring that agendas, work in progress trackers and reports are completed; present sections where agreed.
  • Understand and follow the campaign and content management workflows.
  • Keep timesheets up to date so we can manage the time and resources we allocate to each client.
  • Research your client’s industries so you understand how they fit into the market.

Writing skills

  • Take a brief from a client and write coherent, on-message and accurate press releases/blogs/social media content/pitches/client emails/briefing documents that require only minimal changes from team members and clients.
  • Identify feature opportunities, understand the business issues and draft on-message, accurate feature-length copy.
  • Competent in all internal and external written communications.
  • Write monthly reports and quarterly and annual presentations for clients that need only minimal changes.
  • Good proofreading skills to ensure quality is high before internal/external review.

Media/social media skills

  • Develop a full understanding of how the media/analysts work in your team’s areas – understand the opportunities available and build relationships with key influencers.
  • Drive the media relations programme, reacting to media enquiries and looking for and pitching rapid response comment.
  • Run the features/thought leadership programmes, identifying opportunities, liaising with the client on the messages and approach and drafting copy.
  • Proactively identify opportunities to generate positive additional media/analyst coverage for your clients above and beyond the client’s brief.
  • Confidently sell in verbal and email pitches to journalists and analysts to generate positive media coverage for clients.
  • Arrange briefings with key media and analysts
  • Run media promotional activity programmes - including competitions, advertorials, roundtables, product reviews, etc.
  • Assist in the planning of initiatives/events to promote our clients, ranging from trade shows, speaking and awards opportunities, ‘open houses’, seminars, roundtables, press conferences, press trips, etc.
  • Have a good understanding of key digital and social media platforms and run basic campaigns for your clients.
  • Understand how to create and distribute content to improve content engagement and develop sales leads.

New business/marketing skills

  • Play a part in new business brainstorms – carry out research and help develop ideas for proposals and presentations.
  • Be a brand ambassador for the firm at trade shows and events.
  • Use your contacts with clients, partners, journalists and analysts to feed in market intelligence and bring in new business leads.
  • Develop regular content in line with the agency's content plan to promote the firm on our website and across social media.

General skills

  • Begin to understand financial controls on all accounts and budgeting procedures.
  • Prioritise time – manage your time effectively so you can juggle more than one task/client at a time.
  • Oversee the administration for your teams’ accounts, including file management, media database management and media/social media monitoring.
  • Mentor PR interns, and help them learn and grow.
  • Negotiate effectively with third-party suppliers, eg designers, research firms, photographers and video producers, to deliver a quality job on time and in budget.

Senior Account Executive/Account Manager Direct Hire MA

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Job ID: 14713 Direct Hire MA

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Our client is a boutique PR firm located in Downtown Boston that specializes in B2B tech.  They are seeking a Account Manager AND a Senior Account Executive to join their growing team. In this role you will work with a range of clients from top enterprises to growing tech start-ups, helping them craft targeted and innovative communications and marketing campaigns.

Requirements:

  • 4-6 years of PR agency experience, ideally in the B2B tech industry
  • Ability to understand new ideas and turn them into riveting stories and marketing campaigns
  • A media hound ready to drive stand-up-and-take-notice coverage 
  • Strong writing skills
  • Bachelors degree required

There are many reasons why the Wall Street Journal named them one of the best workplaces in the country, but here are just a few:

  • Flexibility! Work from home days & staggered hours
  • Mentoring program that help you grow -- no matter how new or senior you are
  • They ‘work hard, and play hard.’ 'Mandatory fun ' includes everything from making dinner in the North End to kayaking down the North Shore.
  • Commitment to promoting from within
  • Company lunches and happy hours

Senior Account Executive, Technology Direct Hire MA

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Job ID: 14692 Direct Hire MA

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Senior Account Executive, Technology

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 named one of the top places to work in 2016, has been praised for their fresh & innovative client list, flexible & fun culture, and forward thinking PR marketing campaigns. They are seeking an SAE to join them and if you fit the qualifications below, we’d love for you to apply!

If you have…

  • 3-5 years of tech PR experience
  • A passion for media relations, digital/social media, & content creation
  • Dynamic presentation skills, including experience developing and presenting new business proposals
  • Digitally savvy with a holistic approach to PR + marketing
  • Proven success managing, mentoring and developing junior staff
  • Analyst relations expertise a plus
  • Bachelors degree required

Associate Director, Biopharma Product Communications Direct Hire MA

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Job ID: 14636 Direct Hire MA

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Our Cambridge, MA client is one of the world’s oldest biotechnology companies.  They are a global, publicly traded company that has a pipeline of robust products to address unmet health needs.  We are looking for an Associate Director who will handle product communications for one of their mature yet strategically important therapeutic areas, of which they own nearly 40% of the market. 

Focusing on emerging markets outside the U.S., this person will develop and implement communications strategies to support the company’s marketed and pipeline products and reinforce the company’s leadership in this therapeutic area.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Solve problems, manage issues and offer innovative solutions to challenges
  • Serve as media spokesperson and coach leaders within the franchise
  • Collaborate and work closely with Patient Advocacy, Medical and Commercial as well as corporate and government affairs teams
  • Communicate to scientific communities
  • Oversee development of any array of communications materials
  • Manage agency relationships

Profile

  • 10+ years of pharma/biotech public relations experience from a corporation and/or agency (a blend is ideal)
  • Depth in regulated product communications, issues and crisis management, science and data communications and traditional and social media
  • Knowledge of the global healthcare landscape, especially relating to regulatory functions and access issues
  • Able to work in Cambridge, MA (no telecommuting).  The client will relocate a star candidate
  • Bachelor’s degree