A JOTW “Can'T Wait” opportunity from AstraZeneca

*** From A JOTW “Can’t Wait” posting from Jennifer Hankin:

Senior Manager, Media Relations, AstraZeneca, Wilmington, DE


Corporate reputation, responsible business practices, financial performance and brand success are top priorities for AZ's global and US business. Achieving quantitative and qualitative success in these areas translates into AZ meeting its strategic business goals.

A Senior Manager, Media Relations & Corporate Initiatives will oversee implementation of external communications strategies and support planning and execution to deliver against these top priorities. Delivers strategic communications counsel, assessment, integrated planning and execution in support of senior leaders and functional/cross-functional leadership teams. Shapes external perceptions of AstraZeneca and proactively communicates the company's position on key issues and policies that contribute to a positive company reputation. The person in this role will work within and champion a culture focused on Planning, Producing & Integrating with extreme clarity and flexibility.

* Develops and executes media relations campaigns to promote AstraZeneca in U.S. business, trade and mainstream press.

* Builds and maintains relationships with key national, business and trade print, online and broadcast media.

* Serves as spokesperson for company on key issues, while managing and responding to incoming media requests.

* Develops statements, press releases, and Q&As to reflect the company's position on various issues, including material/share-sensitive events

* Supports AstraZeneca's social media engagement, including Facebook, Twitter and the corporate blog.

* Helps lead issues management activities for situations that could adversely impact AstraZeneca.

* Supports functional external issues teams involving key internal partners such as Legal, R&D and all aspects of US Corporate Affairs

* Manages execution of external communications strategies and plans for major and select cross-functional projects


* Bachelor's degree required in journalism, communications, marketing or related field

* 5 – 10 years' experience in corporate communications

* Recent (within last year) experience working directly key industry media — both traditional and digital

* Hands-on experience in managing proactive/reactive media relations programs involving complex regulatory, legal, financial, etc. issues — including litigation and business results

* Strong skills and experience managing digital content and digital media plan creation and monitoring

* Demonstrated ability to interact, with, counsel and influence senior executives effectively

* Demonstrated ability to set and manage priorities, resources, goals, and project initiatives

* Experience managing communications professionals, vendors and agencies

* Highly developed strategy planning skills

* Excellent writing, editing, visual arts and communication skills, with a proven ability to write and edit a wide variety of external communications materials — including press releases, reserve press statements, talking points, video scripts, etc

* Ability to establish and meet deadlines, work under pressure and handle multiple priorities

* Problem solving skills

* Proven teamwork and collaboration skills

* NOTE: All applicants not currently working in US Corporate Communications will be required to demonstrate a sufficient level of writing skills and provide project management work samples

Reference # 601644

Location Wilmington, DE

Apply to URL http://jobs.astrazeneca.com/jobs/620-senior-manager-media-relations

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