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Account Executive (PR & Communications)

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This AMAZING healthcare full-service branding and integrated marketing and communcations agency located in the heart of downtown Chicago is searching for their next Account Executive (PR & Communications) to handle key accounts! We are seeking someone with a PhD in life sciences that's looking to apply his/her degree in a different way! We'll teach the PR & Comms part to you! ;-) This is a full time position, but will be contract to hire.

The offices are STUNNING, modern and get LOTS of natural light, and overlook the river and city! The team is fabulous, with a culture unmatched!

So what will you be doing?

You'll work directly with the Scientific Communications (i.e., public relations, technical writing, videography) clients and journalists on a daily basis to set expectations, gather requirements, create contact reports, schedule meetings, facilitate interviews, identify stories/sources of merit, and communicate deliverables.

For a group of life science companies, develop and execute strategies for media relations, social media outreach, and scientific content.
Write technical documents, infographics, video scripts, press releases, and pitches to journalists.
Manage budgets and prioritize projects as a fiduciary of the client.
Track performance of campaigns for internal and client reports
Retain, grow, and develop accounts through daily interactions with clients.
Write and post case study for projects and campaigns.

Required Experience
M.S. or Ph.D. in a biological science
Strong knowledge of life science news outlets, journalists, and public relations strategies
Proficient writer with impeccable grammar, style, and self-proofreading skills
Energy and knowledge to support science journalists’ demands and deadlines
High standards for success
Agency or journalism experience preferred

Junior candidates who have a life sciences degree are also encouraged to apply!


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