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Senior Manager, Healthcare Communications

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Job Summary

The Weber Shandwick team in Washington, DC is seeking a Senior Manager for our rapidly growing healthcare practice. We are looking for someone who is passionate about healthcare issues, invested in health equity and who wants to make a difference for patients in the US.


The Senior Manager will work closely with senior leaders in the healthcare practice, as well as with a team of talented junior staff to provide counsel and manage day-to-day workstreams, in addition to serving as a key client contact and providing healthcare public affairs and advocacy engagement counsel.


The ideal candidate should be a proactive team player who thrives in a fast-paced, always-changing environment. To be successful in this role, this individual must have experience working on integrated health care campaigns. Experience working with government agencies and/or biopharmaceutical companies is a plus.  


You must have exceptional project management, writing and communications skills and an ability to translate client needs into action.



  • Work closely with account senior leadership in the development of public health communications and healthcare advocacy campaigns, including coordination among interdisciplinary team of research, creative and media strategists and Weber Shandwick offices and vendors.
  • Help manage the day-to-day operations of a multi-faceted, integrated campaigns, including but not limited to research, creative concepting and production, writing, digital communications, stakeholder engagement, social and earned media, paid media.
  • Manage junior staff in conducting stakeholder and advocacy research to develop engagement recommendations for clients.
  • Conduct outreach to client partners and engage stakeholders on behalf of clients while working closely with account senior leadership.
  • Support campaign reporting and manage client status reports, including materials trackers, media trackers, and website analytics trackers.
  • Contribute to ongoing healthcare business development, particularly in the public health and public affairs arena.



  • 5-6 years of experience in health care communications.
  • Experience with integrated communications campaigns, including earned, paid, owned channels.
  • Experience working closely with several types of teams and ability to support facilitating cross-functional team integration.
  • The ability to manage multiple projects at various stages simultaneously.
  • Be a self-starter who works well within a highly collaborative, multi-disciplinary team.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Budget forecasting and management experience.


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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