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Vice President, Media Relations – Healthcare

Los Angeles, California, United States

We Are Seeking
We are seeking a strong Vice President to join our Media Relations team within our Health Practice. We are looking for someone who knows the media landscape and has a unique experience telling stories for counseling clients on and executing integrated media relations strategy. The following is a general outline of primary responsibilities.
What You Will Be Doing

  • Develop a strong understanding of the client’s business and target audiences, and work collaboratively with strategists and creative team members to deliver solutions that meet program objectives.
  • Foster growth and team talent as a leader on the New York health media team, including management of mid to junior health media team members.
  • Have positive relationships with health media reporters, understand industry issues that directly and indirectly affect clients and the media landscape, and analyze and distill meaningful insights from media coverage.
  • Generate story ideas and topic angles, oversee team in developing media materials, and pitch media to land earned coverage.
  • Develop strategic messaging for clients and support creation of media plans and proposals that take an integrated approach to driving awareness with target audiences.
  • Provide thoughtful recommendations for content creation and distribution across multiple channels to support paid, owned and earned channels.
  • Support creative ideation on a consistent basis.
  • Participation in office-wide initiatives, seminars, and meetings to further professional learning and development.
  • Actively participate in agency development and assist with new business.


  • Business Acumen– align talent strategies to drive business goals
  • Client Service– client focus and ability to build trust and rapport across all levels
  • Proactivity – exhibit relentless pursuit for new and innovative talent strategies
  • Collaboration– build strong relationships at all levels across the organization
  • Critical Thinking– ask probing questions; anticipate and address critical talent gaps and needs
  • Conflict Resolution– possess sound judgment and savvy in navigating and resolving complex talent and organizational issues


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations or related field
  • 8-10 years’ PR/communications experience
  • Media relations 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

California Salary range: $145,000 – $180,000

Where an employee or prospective employee is paid within this range will depend on, among other factors, actual ranges for current/former employees in the subject position; market considerations; budgetary considerations; tenure and standing with the company (applicable to current employees); as well as the employee’s/applicant’s background, pertinent experience, and qualifications.

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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