Serve as the primary deputy to the Director of Communications for Health and the Director of Events Communications. Assist in providing media and public relations support for BIO’s Health Section through proactive media outreach, drafting thought pieces supporting the organization’s position including letters to the editor, op-eds and blogs. Develop expertise in communicating complex policy concepts to broad audiences.
Develop online content for Health Section
Draft press releases and other press materials in support of Health communications
Help in rapid response to breaking news
Develop media plans and timelines
Assist in developing story angles for Health Section
Identify target media outlets and create media lists
Assist in providing media and public relations support for the BIO International Convention and business development conferences.
Assist in developing ancillary materials and promoting relevant opportunities to BIO members
Excellent communications skills, including writing and speaking skills
Strong content creation skills, including the ability to create compelling content regarding complex subjects
Excellent research skills, including problem-solving ability and attentiveness to detail
Familiarity with the Microsoft computing environment (for example, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Explorer)
Bachelor of Arts in Communications or related field
5+ years of related work experience.
Three to five years of experience in strategic communications and media relations
Experience in healthcare policy or events communications preferred
We offer a competitive benefits package. Send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to:
Biotechnology Innovation Organization Human Resources Department 1201 Maryland Avenue, SW Suite 900 Washington, DC 20024 Phone: 202.962.9200 Fax: 202.488.6308 Email: email@example.com
Additional Salary Information: Salary is based on experience