Here at Zenopa, we have a dedicated team of Recruitment Consultants who specialise in recruitment for the Healthcomms PR market. The PR agencies we are working with are all specialists in the healthcare industry, working on ethical pharmaceuticals, medical devices, diagnostics, health techs and OTC/ consumer brands.
Types of PR roles we recruit for:
We work on a range of Healthcare PR jobs including:
|Account Executive||£25 - £35K|
|Account Manager||£35 - £45K|
|Account Director||£50 - £70K|
|Associate Director||£70 - £85K|
|Director||£90 - £120K+|
We also work with a number of in-house communications departments within large blue chip pharmaceutical companies with roles that include a range of functions including PR, Communications and Medical Education.
What does someone who works in Healthcare PR do?
Someone who works in PR can without a doubt say that the list below is not a scrape on the full job description but a typical list of duties on a healthcare role spec might look a little like this:
-/ Ensure good media relations with health editors on relevant publications (newspapers, magazines, trade journals, radio, TV and, increasingly, online.
-/ Write and send press releases.
-/ Work closely alongside the advertising team to ensure the brand message is consistent and the internal brand and comms team to ensure all stakeholders are involved in the process.
-/ Communicate key messages internally so everyone in the company – from the medical sales team to the senior managers – can understand the ‘vision’.
-/ Recruit and brief key opinion leaders, celebrities, authors and spokespeople in the relevant field to share the company’s healthcare message.
-/ Manage issues to protect a client’s reputation – for example, healthcare product recalls or medicine label changes.
What skills and qualification does a Healthcare PR specialist need?
Some Health PR roles will require you to have a healthcare or medical degree. Other agencies are much more open to background but love people who have a strong passion for science – there are many people in healthcare PR who entered the profession with a background in sales and marketing or general PR though and it’s not holding them back!
As well as the above, you will definitely need to be:
-/ A very strong and persuasive writer
-/ Creative and brimming with ideas
-/ Self-assured, expressive and versatile enough to pitch plans to a portfolio of different clients
-/ Strategic so you can put together a plan and budget for each idea
-/ Organised – everything’s time-sensitive and you often have to react quickly to client requests so you need to deliver projects on time and maintaining a high standard.
-/ Friendly, with an ability to charm the client so they feel confident enough to trust and share in your vision.
The next step:
If you would like to find out more about the current Healthcare PR roles we have available, you can search for the latest jobs,register your details, send us a message or contact the team on +44 (0)1494 818 061 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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