Public Relations Director, Healthcare

11 - 15 years experience  • 

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 03/21/18
New York, NY
11 - 15 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 03/21/18

The consulting world is too often divided between advisors and doers. At H+K Strategies, you will be both. You will advise senior executives at major pharmaceutical companies, offering unique insights and problem-solving strategies on their business challenges and communications goals. You will bring those strategies to life by working with teams to develop new approaches and fresh programs across both traditional and digitalchannels.

As a Director, you will be a leader with clients, colleagues and in the very fiber of H+K. You will manage individuals, teams, and budgets. What you do every day matters and has deep, lasting impact.  

By its nature, consulting is a social and persuasive activity that requires strategic guidance coupled with tactical execution. From the new business pitch to the day-to-day work, you will confidently and collaboratively engage and persuade your clients and colleagues in dynamic and diverse situations.

What You’ll Do:

  • As the team leader, build strong and trusted relationship with clients on key and emerging accounts
  • Implement comprehensive strategic communications and stakeholder engagement activities supporting client business objectives – from disease awareness to product launches
  • Be a business development guru, with an eye to developing new relationships, delivering consistent best-in-class programs and work, and maintaining up to date expertise on the events and happenings within the pharma, healthcare and regulatory industries
  • Craft thoughtful points of view and recommendations based on a broad understanding of the health, communications and client landscapes
  • Develop campaign strategy, digital content, media materials, client messaging and thought leadership programs
  • Oversee and strategically manage budgets
  • Drive growth on existing clients and identify and secure new business opportunities
  • Directly mange, mentor and work alongside a collaborative team of smart and enthusiastic team of healthcare and public relations professionals

What You'll Need to Get Here:

  • Undergraduatedegree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism or related experience
  • 10+ years public relations experience in an agency or corporate setting
  • 4 years of healthcare industry experience
  • Proven ability to develop, inspire and manage a team of professionals in media relations, public relations and communications
  • A collaborative and passionate approach to managing, coaching and mentoring teams, and the individuals on those teams
  • Skilled storyteller able to ideate strong client narratives that capture attention and communicate a clear brand message
  • Digital & social media savvy with an understanding of how to reach a target audience and drive engagement
  • Expert in media strategy and execution with a strong base of relevant media contacts, and an ability to develop and nurture new ones
  • Proven ability to manage and develop new large, complex projects with diverse and evolving clients  
  • Budget management experience
  • A recognized leader of others, with a passion for bringing out the best in those around them
  • Passion, integrity and excitement for working with industry-leading teams and clients within a globally influential firm
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