Director, Communications

18 Apr, 2022

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Director, Communications

Association for Accessible Medicines (AAM)
Washington, D.C.

Job Summary: The Director, Communications, working with other departments, the SVP,
Communications, and Communications Department colleagues will help develop and execute the
Association for Accessible Medicines’ (AAM) strategic communications plan. The Director oversees
the organization’s content development (highlighting industry data, patient and provider stories, and
member companies and their employees), while working with the rest of the Communications team on
strategic deployment. The Director is responsible for identifying, cultivating and maintaining
relationships with key journalists. The Director is responsible for convening and shepherding the
working group composed of member company communications leads and produces AAM’s All Access
podcast.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Manage the strategic communications plan in collaboration with other AAM departments and
the SVP, Communications.
• Act as a trusted resource and spokesperson while cultivating strong and sustained
relationships with journalists covering the industry and its issues
• Generate and field press calls
• Organize AAM interviews and statements
• Create opportunities for the AAM message to be heard by journalists, policymakers and other
important stakeholder groups
• Develop messaging materials for different platforms, including letters, op-eds, talking points,
social media posts, press releases, and media advisories
• Create thought leadership opportunities and content

Oversee content, including development, review and dissemination
• Produce the All Access podcast
• Manage outside communications and public relations counsel
• Engage and coordinate the activities of Communications Working Group, comprising
communications professionals from member companies
• Perform other duties as assigned consistent with the goals of AAM

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each
essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the
knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Strong working knowledge of public affairs and writing for advocacy
• Exceptional writing and editing skills; ability to produce high quality written content under
pressure with short deadlines
• Exceptional interpersonal skills, a focused listener
• Exhibits a positive attitude and professional demeanor
• Exhibits a high degree of personal initiative
• Exceptional prioritization, organizational and project management skills for timely
implementation of projects involving multiple functions and external resources
• Ability to work in a collaborative environment and accomplish tasks with self-direction and
provide exemplary customer service
• Ability to work creatively and with flexibility in a fast-paced environment while maintaining high
work standards.
• Fluent computer skills, including basic use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and the
willingness to learn other software tools.
• Demonstrated facility with and affinity for social media
Education and Experience Requirements:
• Bachelor’s Degree in related field (e.g. Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, English),
required
• 5+ years of experience in the field of Communications, required
• Supervisory experience, preferred
• Experience in a health care related, pharmaceutical or Association setting, highly desirable

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of
those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions.
• Standard office or remote environment
Travel: up to 15%

Please email jobs@accessiblemeds.org to submit a resume and cover letter.

Job posted: 2022-04-18