Media Relations Manager

22 May, 2023


Media Relations Manager

American College of Cardiology
Washington, D.C.

The Media Relations Manager is responsible for coordinating all media outreach pertaining to the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and nine other JACC Journals, including writing and editing press materials, coordinating outreach, managing outreach schedules, and providing team support for media response and proactive pitching. This position coordinates media outreach as it relates to publication of ACC clinical documents, including guidelines, appropriate use criteria, health policy statements, etc. This position also supports implementation of the ACC media program at its Annual Scientific Session, as well as other major cardiovascular meetings as needed.

Please attach any writing samples or link to your portfolio along with your application. 

This position is based in Washington, DC where we have a hybrid work environment (roughly 40% of the time in the office).   

Major Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Manages all press promotions of JACC and JACC Journal content, including:
    • Developing and sending weekly emails to media contacts in the U.S. and globally
    • Conducting targeted pitching of research to key media stakeholders
    • Developing media reports for JACC editors.
  • Serves as a member of the cross-divisional editorial team
  • Serves as the liaison between Communications and JACC teams
  • Serves as the liaison with other ACC departments to provide intelligence of upcoming newsworthy activities, events, and findings, specifically as they relate to JACC Journals
  • Coordinates press and member promotions of clinical documents, including clinical guidelines and appropriate use criteria
  • Coordinates with partner associations and/or other journals as needed
  • Assists Team Leader in finding innovative ways to grow media reach of JACC Journals in key countries and regions around the world
  • Assists in coordinating ACC Media Programs at the Annual Scientific Session and other key meetings
  • Facilitates media interviews with ACC leaders and/or other stakeholders
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Marketing or related field
  • 5+ years of communications, PR or journalism experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and other media-related platforms (ex. Cision)
  • Strong attention to detail, as well as solid organizational, writing and editing skills
  • Ability to handle multiple-tasks at once and work in a fast-paced team environment

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Familiarity with health care or scientific writing
  • Demonstrated knowledge of press releases, media tracking, and how to pitch media
  • Familiarity with digital communications and social media platforms
  • Health care association or agency experience


About Us:  

At the American College of Cardiology, we bring our hearts to work. 

We are a 500-person organization dedicated and committed to our mission to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health for the past 70 years. When you join our team, you become part of a passionate culture that envisions a world where innovation and knowledge optimize cardiovascular care and outcomes. 

Every day, we are committed to supporting our more than 56,000 members and their patients around the globe and in doing so, ensure our staff have a positive environment of teamwork, collaboration, professionalism and excellence. To learn more about why ACC has been recognized as one of Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare please visit our site at: 

What We Offer:  

ACC values all members of our College family, including ACC staff. As the foundation of the organization, ACC staff enjoy world-class benefits and a culture of work-life balance. Our benefit offerings include insurance (medical, dental, vision, basic life, and short- and long-term disability, and supplemental options), generous paid time off (pre-loaded vacation and sick, 12 holidays and an organizational shut-down during the last week of the year, parental leave, 2 community service days, and half-day summer Fridays), tuition assistance and a very competitive 10% retirement contribution after a year of service, and much more! You can visit our careers site for an overview of our full offerings: Please note that these offerings may change at any time.  

COVID Considerations: 

As an employer in the public health space, and an organization that serves members who are essential medical personnel, ACC requires all staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon hire. Proof of vaccination will be required.  Individuals can request an exemption from this requirement due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief, and those requests for reasonable accommodations will be evaluated individually. 

ACC is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all candidates and employees. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. Equal Opportunity Employer, including individuals with disabilities and veterans. 

ACC is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact Crystal Nott, Sr. Director, People Resources & Engagement at or (202)375-6423. 

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Job posted: 2023-05-22