Media Relations Director

Evoke Kyne

Philadelphia

Evoke Kyne is an award-winning communications agency that harnesses insight, experience and creativity to advance health and wellbeing around the world. We are part of Evoke, a global brand, experience, and communications agency platform, purpose-built to make health more human.

We are currently seeking a Media Relations Director to join our growing team. The Media Relations Director will be responsible for the planning and management of strategic media and communications plans and campaigns across the agency, working alongside account leads. Showing a mastery of media practices and a proven record of success, with the ability to build strong agency relationships with clients and reporters.

Based in Philadelphia, this is an exciting opportunity to join a fast-paced, growing global company.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

 Client Partnership

  • Shows mastery of all media practices, regularly communicating with all levels of media outlets, including top-tier reporters
  • Maintains strong relationships with external groups and stakeholders (e.g., advocacy groups, vendors, etc.)
  • Oversees development and implementation of media portion of communications programs, ensuring best practices
  • and quality of deliverables
  • Understands client goals and strategy; offers strategic guidance to multiple clients; attends onsite client meetings and media events solo, accompanies talent to media opportunities with account lead
  • Ensures strong agency relationships with clients and reporters to build trust and serve as a valuable resource; demonstrates ability to drive multiple accounts forward
  • Shows mastery of media training, working with C-suite level internal and external spokespeople
  • Handles issues management-related scenario planning for media activities and execution in times of crisis
  • Shows creativity in overseeing the development and implementation of solutions to client issues
  • Proactively tracks on overall project timing to meet client expectations and ensure deadlines are met

Business Development & Operations

  • Understands agency operations, policies, and procedures; communicates agency services and capabilities andspeaks to examples proactively with current/potential clients
  • Provides strategic insight into new business program development; takes a leadership role in new business
  • proposal development and attends pitches as media representative
  • Develops and oversees new business plans as they relate to media activities
  • Understands costs associated with core media activities and provides thoughtful recommendations to account Team

 Leadership & Teamwork

  • Fosters strong relationships by building trust and acting as a valuable resource; demonstrates teamwork across the account team
  • Effectively manages individuals and helps guide their professional growth within the organization; initiates/leads the performance review process of junior staff member on a timely basis
  • Is approachable and open-minded to constructive feedback, oversees junior staff; acts as a positive role model
  • Communicates effectively in all written and verbal communications; instills importance of overall quality in junior staff
  • Is flexible and efficient at multi-tasking and oversees assignment of all media work
  • Has a strong comprehensive skill set and knowledge base/expertise both in the communications field and in the scientific domain
  • Actively supports company values and an inclusive culture
  • Demonstrates a sense of ownership and accountability for all projects

 

Effective Communication

  • Possesses strong verbal and written communication skills both internally and externally, demonstrating the highest standards of performance in all communications
  • Communicates effectively in all written and verbal communications; instills importance of overall quality in junior staff
  • Oversees process of determining solutions to problems, initiating brainstorms and assigning tasks for internal colleagues based on areas of expertise
  • Comes prepared to internal and external meetings and takes lead in driving discussions, thinks broadly across
  • account activities to ensure the “big picture” is considered

 

DESIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, English, Marketing or a related field
  • 7-10 years’ communications and media relations experience; US/global health issues or health product communications experience preferred; knowledge of the pharmaceutical regulatory process and how it impacts communication with the media preferred
  • Proven managerial acumen
  • Excellent problem solver and negotiation skills
  • Superb internal and external communications skills (verbal, written, listening)
  • Confident and compelling style in communicating with clients, teams and external stakeholders
  • Strong working knowledge of Cision, Quid and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Superb client relationship management skills
  • Positive, professional and flexible attitude that lends itself to quality client service
  • Experienced with media relations strategy and social media landscape; track record of delivering results
  • Demonstrates keen critical thinking skills and proactivity
  • Strong client and team presentation skills
  • Shows an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Strong attention to detail and with mastered ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Demonstrates an understanding of Evoke KYNE’s mission and values and a commitment to the growth and success
  • of the company
  • Passionate about improving lives through innovations in health
  • A good understanding of current issues in domestic and global health

Don't meet every job requirement? That's okay! Our company is dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace. If you're excited about this role, but your experience doesn't perfectly fit every qualification, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right person for this role or others.