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Senior Associate Director- Healthcare communications

New York, NY, USA | Apco Worldwide

  • Industry:
    Advertising/PR/Marketing/Events
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Marketing
  • Experience:
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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APCO Worldwide, a global public affairs and strategic communication consulting firm, is seeking a Senior Associate Director/Director to join our NA Health Practice in any one of our APCO NA offices.


Our team includes experienced health care experts with diverse backgrounds who, collectively, give the firm a comprehensive understanding of the issues, politics and players who shape health policy. APCO and its professionals have played leading roles in virtually every major health care issue considered over the past few decades and our clients have included leading pharmaceutical manufacturers, medical societies, trade associations, health insurers, pharmacy benefit managers, patient advocacy groups and medical device makers.


What we bring you: Frequently cited as one of the best places to work and ranked the 2017 Public Affairs Agency of the Year by The Holmes Report, with smart, fun colleagues and opportunities to work with people around the country and across the globe. Amazing in-house opinion research, creative and resources as part of your team. The chance to work on some of the most interesting and challenging issues of the day for leading companies and associations. An opportunity to shine, succeed and chart your course based on what you bring to the table – not where you sit on the org chart. 


Responsibilities


Serves as lead relationship manager to health care clients across the health sector

Performs day-to-day strategic communications account work focused, with assistance from more junior and senior colleagues, for our high profile health accounts

Confidently engages with senior client staff and leadership, including leading client meetings

Builds credibility with clients by offering knowledgeable observations, insights and strategic thinking regarding communications and public affairs activities, informed by prior experience and deep knowledge of the sector

Guides internal teams in the development of client strategy and planning

Actively engages in team member development; acts as a leader and mentor to team members

Produces high-quality, client-ready written deliverables, such as policy papers, press materials, messaging toolkits, social media strategies, and advocacy communications, often under tight deadlines

Demonstrates performance in growing clients organically and actively pursues new opportunities with prospects, including leading business development activities

Maintains a strong professional network and is viewed as an issue expert in the market

Leads and engages in annual business planning efforts


Qualifications


At least 7 to 10 years of experience in health communications or health care public affairs; prior agency experience preferred

Bachelor’s degree in a related field

Broad range of experience communicating around health care generally, with an emphasis on health policy, health care public affairs, stakeholder engagement

Deep understanding of health care communication, policy and industry issues

Proven expertise in current and critical pharma issues especially drug pricing

Track record of successful communications or public affairs campaign development

Exceptional presentation, writing, and analytical skills including the ability to write strategically and creatively under tight deadlines

Incredibly detail-oriented, strong project manager and deadline driven

Experience managing a budget

Experience managing individuals and/or a team 


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