Director, Public Affairs, Healthcare Communications
Location: Washington, D.C.
Type: Full Time
SKDK, the Holmes Report 2019 Public Affairs Agency of the Year, is looking for a director to join its public affairs team in our Washington D.C. office. Successful candidates are fluent in strategic communications, have a strong understanding of healthcare and work well in team dynamics to support clients with some of the most pressing issues of the day. We seek dynamic individuals who are self-starters, quick-studies, and have the ability to multi-task in fast-paced environments.
As a Director, you will be responsible for driving overall strategy and advising healthcare clients and account teams on new initiatives.
Previous experience working on campaigns, in government, at a corporation or public relations agency with a strong background and understanding of the healthcare communications landscape.
A strong track record of building media strategies to support healthcare companies and clients, including placing a wide range of national print and broadcast stories in addition to drafting op-eds, press releases, media advisories, Q&A, talking points, statements as well as other communication documents.
Experience working with hospital systems, healthcare companies, pharmaceutical products, biotech and/or medical devices, and emerging digital health technologies as well as knowledge of the media landscape and considerations in this space.
Strong understanding and knowledge of key trends, policies and players in the healthcare and health policy ecosystem.
Ability to manage an effective and innovative thought leadership platform and strategic speaking plans for multiple senior executives and corporate leaders.
Proven ability to develop and execute strategic integrated communications programs that deliver results.
Experience leading a talented and dynamic team while cultivating a collaborative atmosphere.
Experience and ability to advise healthcare clients and account teams on new initiatives.
Excellent writing skills and experience crafting a variety of health communications materials.
Strong strategic instincts and ability to develop and execute communications and strategic plans.
Conceptual thinker with excellent organizational and prioritization skills and meticulous attention to detail.
Experience managing multiple projects and deadlines in tandem.
Candidates should have 5-8+ years of relevant experience in healthcare communications, public relations, writing, crisis communications, and media intensive positions.
SKDK is committed to diversity among its staff and recognizes that its continued success requires the highest commitment to obtaining and retaining a diverse staff that provides the best quality services to its clients. SKDK is an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer any and all personnel actions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, creed, national origin, citizenship status, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, ancestry, genetic information, military service, veteran’s status or any other protected category under local, state, or federal law.
If you are interested in joining our team, send your resume and cover letter title “Director, Healthcare Communications” to us: DCPAjobs@skdkjobs.com.