Media Relations Manager

Opportunity

Taft, a NJ-based communications firm with a 30-year track record of success, is looking to add a high-energy, creative and results-driven Media Relations Manager to join a team focused primarily on life science and healthcare,

Core Roles

To provide media relations and general communications support to life sciences, pharmaceutical and healthcare clients.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in developing and executing media relations strategies including writing and pitching press releases, Op-eds and LTE’s and setting up media interviews
  • Develop and maintain media lists and cultivate relationships with the press
  • Participate in client meetings and prepare and provide written and verbal progress reports
  • Assist in developing social media strategies and work alongside social media administrator in executing social media plan
  • Provide general input on client communications strategy

 Traits we love

  • High energy and drive
  • Sense of humor required
  • First rate writing skills
  • Outstanding verbal communications
  • Readiness to learn and stretch
  • Interest in current events

What else you need to know

  • The position is based in our Lawrenceville, NJ offices, with some flex available
  • Taft is also opening an office in Newark, NJ as of January 1
  • We care about making a difference, not just making money

Education/Experience

A Bachelor’s degree with 5-10 years industry specific (pharmaceutical, life science) experience in public relations, external communications and media relations is required. Experience in  healthcare communications is a plus. Agency experience preferred.

About Taft

Taft is a New Jersey-based communications consulting firm with 30 years of experience creating and implementing targeted campaigns for mission-driven clients across the globe. Taft is made of diversely-experienced pros from a range of industries, working together to respond to both internal and external communications challenges. Clients include foundations, nonprofits, Fortune 500 companies, hospitals and universities. The firm has particularly in-depth experience in the health and life sciences sectors. Taft has two sister divisions: PharmApprove, the leading strategic, regulatory, and scientific communications consultancy to the pharmaceutical and biotech industries in the US, Canada, and Europe; and ClearPoint, the leadership communications firm providing courses, clinics and coaching to help leaders manage the “constant conversation.”

Our mission is to help good clients do good work – and to have fun while we’re doing it.  Learn more about us at www.taftandpartners.com.

If you have a different set of experiences that you think prepares you well for this position, persuade us as to why in a cover note and send along with your resume to careers@taftandpartners.com. No phone calls please.

Media Relations Manager
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