• Manager, Corporate Communications

    Job Locations US-MA-Bedford
    ID
    2019-1045
    Category
    Corporate Communications
    Type
    Full Time Salary
  • Overview

    This position will play a key role within the Corporate Communications and Patient Advocacy department at Homology Medicines. The position will be responsible for helping to develop and drive communications strategies for corporate, scientific/platform and advocacy efforts aligned with Homology’s mission and values. The candidate should have experience creating and executing strategic communications campaigns while managing the day-to-day responsibilities of a fast-paced and multi-functional communications department that encompasses public relations, patient advocacy and investor relations. The ideal candidate is forward-looking, blends strategic planning and tactical execution and constantly seeks opportunities to learn and grow.

    Responsibilities

    • Draft corporate communications materials, including press releases, key message documents, Q&As, speeches, email campaigns, etc., and coordinate disclosure committee process working cross-functionally with appropriate reviewers/approvers
    • Manage corporate website, including day-to-day maintenance as well as developing and implementing proactive plans for milestone-specific updates and evolution of website in line with best practices
    • Expand Homology’s social media presence by developing engaging content for corporate channels, maintaining a high standard for content quality and credibility; implement creative and strategic campaigns to build followers and engagement; and manage review/approval process, including rapid response process
    • Develop strategic media story ideas for proactive efforts with key journalists; assist with media requests, including background information/materials/training and responding to questions accurately
    • Assist with industry news and intelligence gathering
    • Manage various communications databases and distribution services
    • Drive leadership visibility initiatives, including speaking opportunities, articles, etc.
    • Identify and develop plans to build patient advocacy relationships across the rare disease space
    • Support corporate communications events
    • Drive public relations efforts for corporate, product, and leadership initiatives
    • Manage vendors and partners, including PR agency, webmaster, creative partners, etc.
    • Support the overall corporate communications department, including public relations, patient advocacy and investor relations
    • Work to align communications strategies across all aspects of the business
    • Leverage technology to increase effectiveness – identify new tools and technologies to expand reach and better target

    Qualifications

    • 5 years of experience in life sciences / biotechnology communications agency or in-house role and Bachelor’s degree
    • Experience with public company communications requirements and rules
    • Excellent written, verbal and digital communications skills, including copywriting across mediums
    • Strong analytical skills with the ability to perform quantitative and qualitative analysis
    • Commitment to operational excellence
    • Desire to learn and seeks out opportunities for growth
    • Strategically oriented with a strong attention to detail and process
    • Experience as a communications expert in a corporate environment, preferably in a publicly traded company
    • Proven team player with confidence to take the lead and guide others

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