FKH - Assistant Account Executive - Healthcare

Position Overview:

The Assistant Account Executive will join our team in supporting the strategic communications and activities for several clients. The successful candidate must be able to manage multiple assignments in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. S/he will also enjoy working in a smart, entrepreneurial, client-focused, team-oriented environment.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

§ Monitor traditional and social media for articles pertinent to clients

§ Prepare media reports/documents

§ Conduct research and summarize findings on current and prospective clients

§ Write client memos and meeting reports

§ Develop media lists and possibly interacting with the media

§ Gather and prepare marketing materials for press kits and client presentations

§ Draft recommendations for clients

§ Participate and be vocal in team meetings

§ Manage client invoice process and assist with monthly billing procedures

§ Maintain and update various tracking reports

Attributes: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies

§ Consummate team player

§ Flexible attitude regarding variety of project work

§ Solutions focused

§ "Can-do" attitude; willing to take on all different types of responsibilities

§ Excellent written and verbal communication skills

§ Able to multi-task effectively and maintain excellent organization

§ Strong desire to learn new concepts and skills.

Required Skills, Knowledge, Must Haves and Experience of the "A" Player:

§ 1-2 years of experience (internships included) in public relations or corporate communications preferably in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry

§ Understanding of the communications function including writing press releases, pitching to media, conducting research, crisis communication and awareness campaigns

§ Strong writing and editing skills

§ Excellent communications and interpersonal skills

§ Detail-oriented, with excellent follow-through on projects

§ Strong organization skills

§ Capable of juggling several projects at the same time – often needing to reprioritize

§ Self motivated and willing to take initiative

§ Able to work independently as well as on teams

§ Professional and strong team player

§ Excellent computer skills including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint

§ Adept at internet searching

§ Previous experience with Cision, Factiva and Lexis/Nexis a plus

Education (Degrees, technical training, etc):

§ Bachelor's degree in communications or related degree required

Technical Expertise (Systems, software, etc.):

§ Proficient in Microsoft Office, Power point, Word, Outlook

Work Conditions (Travel requirements, etc.):

§ Minimal travel

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