Senior Vice President Healthcare Media Relations, New York

Position Overview and Responsibilities

FleishmanHillard, a leading global communications agency, has an immediate opening in our New York office for a Senior Vice President to join our dynamic healthcare practice, focusing on strategic, high-level media relations. The position provides a fantastic opportunity for an organized and seasoned healthcare media relations guru to work in a fast-paced environment with collaborative teams on high-level media outreach, product launches, corporate positioning and reputation, executive communications, crisis situations, and issues management

FleishmanHillard is an entrepreneurial, collaborative environment that values talented, creative people who like to work with others to create cutting-edge programs for our clients. More than 90 percent of FH clients work with teams from more than one geographic location, and across multiple practice offerings.

FleishmanHillard believes a diverse team brings a wider range of personal and professional experiences and perspectives. We recognize that diversity and inclusion benefit our agency, our clients, and the communities in which we work and live. To that end, we strongly encourage applications from women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Responsibilities:

  • Review/assess industry trends to identify opportunities to inject FH’s clients and products into current news cycles; drive story idea development, work closely with traditional and online media to shape and control communications that are in line with overall account objectives.

  • Develop and manage integrated communications programs that encompass media and influencer relations, digital communications, social media strategy and mobile marketing.

  • Serve as a day-to-day client contact and manage work streams and teams on program implementation.

  • Develop high-quality written materials, including press releases; pitch letters, background materials, planning documents, and executive communications.

  • Proactively and reactively embrace and fuel our new business efforts, acting as a subject matter expert, and helping to select clients that align with the culture and overall team vibe we are creating.

Key Qualifications

  • 10+ years of experience in corporate communications, with a deep background developing and executing strategic media relations programs, ideally for large healthcare, pharma, or biotech-focused companies.  Agency experience is a must and in-house experience is a plus.

  • Advanced knowledge of top-tier healthcare, business and trade media and influencers, and well-developed skills in building and maintaining traditional and digital media relationships.  A demonstrated hands-on media approach is required.

  • Ability to engage with and counsel senior level decision-makers across the client’s business, and deliver connective insights to assist clients in driving alignment and execution of cross-company initiatives.  Candidate should have experience building relationships and working with diverse stakeholders effectively.

  • Demonstrated experience working directly with clients on day-to-day activities, managing teams to execute media relations plans effectively, and drafting and implementing strategic corporate communications programs within budget.

  • Superior writing skills, with the ability to develop and edit high-quality materials such as communications plans, position papers, fact sheets, news and online media materials, bylined articles, trend analysis summaries, executive correspondence, and presentations.

  • A strong understanding of digital communications and social media.

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, journalism, English, marketing, business or related field. 

  • Ability to illustrate a results-focused approach and commitment to going the extra mile for clients and FH team members.

  • Energetic, self-starter and resourceful problem solver – gets things moving and keeps them on track. High attention to detail with the ability to manage multiple ongoing activities.

  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to negotiate approvals diplomatically, and maintain composure and quality under deadlines in a fast-paced environment. A strong team orientation is critical based on the collaborative culture of the office and FleishmanHillard.

About FleishmanHillard New York

FH New York has built its reputation on creating customized, integrated solutions that deliver what our clients value most: meaningful, positive and measurable impact on the performance of their organizations. No two companies face exactly the same challenges or opportunities, which is why we believe in carving out the right path for each client rather than reaching into the same bag of tricks. In our experience, the landscape changes too fast to rely on the “tried and tested.” That said, we do learn from experience. We’ve blazed trails for startups and Fortune 10 companies around the world, and each adventure has inspired us – inspired new ideas, new thinking, and new ways of working.

Here at FH New York, we seek early adopters, self-starters, beta testers. We want energetic professionals with good instincts, an adventurous spirit and passion for collaboration. Our culture values talented, nimble, creative people who both are exemplary leaders and effective team players.

About FleishmanHillard

FleishmanHillard specializes in public relations, reputation management, public affairs, brand marketing, digital strategy, social engagement and content strategy. We have been named PRWeek’s Global Agency of the Year and Best Places to Work; a “Standout Agency” on Advertising Age’s A-List; NAFE’s “Top 50 Companies for Executive Women” for six years running; and among our firm’s award-winning work we’ve taken home 5 Lions in the past two years at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity. We’re also more motivated by what we can give than what we receive, and in our 70th year we’ve initiated a worldwide service commitment to support social inclusion in the communities in which we work and live. FleishmanHillard is part of Omnicom Public Relations Group, a division of Omnicom Group Inc., and has more than 85 offices in 30 countries, plus affiliates in 43 countries. Visit us at www.fleishmanhillard.com.

FleishmanHillard is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. FleishmanHillard does not discriminate in any aspect of employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local employment discrimination laws where FleishmanHillard does business.

About Omnicom Public Relations Group

Omnicom Public Relations Group is a global collective of three of the top global public relations agencies worldwide and eight specialist agencies in public affairs, marketing to women, fashion, global health strategy and corporate social responsibility. It encompasses more than 6,000 public relations professionals in more than 330 offices worldwide who provide their expertise to companies, government agencies, NGOs and nonprofits across a wide range of industries. Omnicom Public Relations Group delivers for clients through a relentless focus on talent, continuous pursuit of innovation and a culture steeped in collaboration. Omnicom Public Relations Group is part of the DAS Group of Companies, a division of Omnicom Group Inc. that includes more than 200 companies in a wide range of marketing disciplines including advertising, public relations, healthcare, customer relationship management, events, promotional marketing, branding and research.

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