Associate Director of Media Relations Direct Hire MA

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Our Cambridge, MA therapeutics client is innovative and disruptive.  They are building a platform to create an almost limitless number of drug candidates in an entirely new class of medicines.  The company, which had a record-setting IPO, is building their corporate affairs team.  We are looking for an Associate Director of Media Relations who will report directly to the Chief Communications Officer.

Is this you?

  • Motivated by working in emerging science, medicine and technology?
  • Energized by a brisk pace and where priorities shift rapidly?
  • Intellectually curious and dig deep to understand the science and data?
  • Enthused by high volume (i.e., does the thought of working with 20 clinical development programs vs. one or two capture your attention)?
  • Unflappable when you encounter small bumps along the way?

In this role, you will

  • Build and strength relationships with reporters and lead media relations activities to increase visibility for the company’s science, pipeline and technology
  • Set strategy and execute on a social and digital communications program
  • Serve as a spokesperson to handle quarterly calls, data unblindings, publications, regulatory milestones, medical meetings, etc.
  • Prepare and coach leaders for media interviews
  • Provide direction to agency partners


  • 5+ years of experience in public relations, either in-house or at an agency working with pharma/biotech clients 
  • Deep knowledge of drug discovery and development processes
  • Expertise in pitching stories to the media that are timely, relevant and compelling
  • Passionate about social media
  • Current on trends and news in the pharma/biotech ecosystem.  Voracious reader of the news, follows key influencers and on top of trends
  • Builds relationship with internal and external stakeholders, including at the executive level
  • Bachelor’s Degree