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Senior Associate, Media Relations, Healthcare

Los Angeles, California, United States

Senior Associate, Media Relations, Healthcare

Weber Shandwick – Los Angeles, CA

Our team in Los Angeles is looking for a Senior Associate (Senior Account Executive equivalent) for its growing healthcare practice.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about healthcare and making a difference in the lives of patients living with multiple diseases and conditions. The Senior Associate will work with senior and junior staff members across several teams to provide counsel and manage day-to-day work, in addition to serving as an essential client contact.

The candidate will be someone with an ability to translate client needs into tactical strategies and execute accordingly. They should have agency or related experience with a background in healthcare and/or consumer health communications, including experience leading media outreach initiatives. The candidate will help develop materials for media engagement and support programming for a variety of healthcare clients, including pharmaceutical companies, hospitals and health systems.

What We Are Looking For/Qualifications

  • 2 or more years of experience in public relations at an agency or corporate in-house (healthcare experience preferred), or journalism;
  • Fluency and familiarity with the media landscape, including social media platforms
  • Experience working with teammates across several different workstreams (i.e. creative, digital, etc.) to achieve a desired outcome
  • Established relationships with reporters and editors in the healthcare, health tech and consumer health space (preferred)
  • Working knowledge of key media influencers/journalists
  • Ability to manage several projects at once and work quickly under deadlines
  • Experience with clients and accounts that are measurement and evaluation motivated
  • Knowledge of FDA approvals and clinical trials (preferred)


  • Manage client needs in a timely manner and execute media strategies for ongoing programs and initiatives
  • Lead development of media materials, including pitches, media lists, briefing documents, key messages, strategy plans and updates
  • Develop relationships with key reporters in the health and wellness space
  • Oversee media outreach and proactively share updates with clients on regular cadence
  • Oversee monitoring and results reporting
  • Mentor junior staff
  • Participate in new business opportunities, as needed

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

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.


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