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Junior Associate, Media Relations

New York, New York, United States


The Weber Shandwick Healthcare Practice has an exciting new opportunity for a Junior Associate, Media Relations to join our team. We are seeking someone who is passionate about healthcare and making a difference in the lives of patients living with various diseases and conditions and is strategic, creative and organized individual, who is a fast-learner and keen observer of cultural trends. Ideal candidates has experience working on healthcare media relations/campaigns should be passionate about media – both traditional and emerging – and exhibit a curiosity for new ways to engage.

As a crucial supporting role on client work, this individual will work closely with multiple cross-channel marketing and PR teams within the New York office and across the nation to assist in the development, execution and measurement of local and national campaigns on behalf of our clients. This individual has the confidence to actively participate in client and team projects, but also the motivation to own solo projects with an intuition of when to reach out for collaboration.

The individual can be based in Weber Shandwick’ s New York or Philadelphia office.

Job description:

  • Support the strategic development of public relations and media relations plans and campaigns
  • Develop written media and communications materials – from media pitches to digital content
  • Pitch media and manage coverage opportunities, as appropriate
  • Research media topics, cultural trends, digital influencers and reporters in support of new assignments and projects
  • Liaise with clients and assist in client communications, including developing and coordinating routine account management materials, including timelines, activity reports, client documentation and project management support
  • Monitor, analyze and manage client coverage reports, leveraging industry measurement and listening tools to identify opportunities for growth and strategic evolution
  • Research industry trends and develop fact sheets, briefing materials and research summaries
  • Staff client events (when deemed safe) and manage on-site media and influencers at local and national events
  • Work with colleagues across the country to be constantly in search of ways to improve work with identify subject matter experts, media insights and other best practices
  • Assist in developing executional plans and proactively offer solutions on assigned programs

Employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and, if hired, present proof of vaccination prior to start date, unless eligible for a medical or religious accommodation or other accommodation required under applicable law.

Weber Shandwick is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Weber Shandwick recruits qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or citizenship status.

The Weber Shandwick Collective recognizes that your health and wellbeing are a priority. This is why we offer a full suite of benefits including:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401k (with employer match)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Juice Money – $60 monthly reimbursement to be used towards purchases that nourish your health, mind, body, and soul
  • MyDays – Flexible holiday schedules
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Paid Employee Family Leave
  • Family Building Benefit


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