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Senior External Communications Manager

Durham, NC, USA | Parexel

  • Industry:
    Pharmaceutical / Biotech
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    PR & Communications
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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Home Based, NC

  • As Sr External Communications Manager for Parexel you will contribute to media and public relations initiatives in support of Parexel’s business goals. You will be an individual contributor reporting to the Director of Corporate Communications.

  • Support efforts to build awareness and credibility of Parexel, its core offerings and key experts through contributions to a comprehensive and focused media and public relations strategy.

  • Contribute to the development and delivery of integrated and focused messages to local, regional, national and international trade media. Vehicles for message delivery include mainstream/trade media interview opportunities, strategic news releases, proactive media pitches, media section of corporate website (“Newsroom”), etc.

  • Help with the pursuit and completion of industry/other awards to lend validity to the company’s “Patients-First” core value and “We Care” guiding principle as a leading, global CRO.

  • Assist with CSR activities and goodwill programs to raise company visibility and reputation.

  • Develops metrics/KPIs and analysis that demonstrate efforts to build the company’s earned media share of voice and connect the value of this performance back to corporate/business objectives.

  • Offers support for social media and internal communications initiatives, as needed.


  • 5-7 years of Corporate Communications (External Comms) experience, ideally with background that includes Internal Communications and/or integrated communications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, Communications/Strategic Communications or English preferred

  • Experience in CRO, healthcare, or life sciences industry preferred

Why Work at Parexel

There are pivotal moments in every career: Sharing new treatments. Improving processes. Delivering life-saving advances. The people who succeed are the ones who make the journey go further and faster every time. What if you had a partner to support you as you reach the next level in your professional path? A partner who believes a collaborative environment is key to achieving your goals? A partner who is dedicated to your health and wellness so you can help make a difference in the lives of millions worldwide?

That’s Parexel. We’re a diverse team of professionals focused on one goal: getting treatments into the hands of those who need them most. Working together, the results we bring to our clients and the opportunities we bring to our team get better with every step.

EEO Disclaimer

Parexel is an equal opportunity employer.Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected status, which in the US includes race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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