Communications/Editorial, Marketing, Public Relations
4 Year Degree
Global bio-pharmaceutical trade association seeks a Communications Specialist to assist in designing and implementing the Association’s media strategy utilizing social media channels and earned media opportunities.
The Communications specialist will:
Develop editorial calendars for social media content and draft content to be shared.
Manage advertising/promotion campaigns on Twitter and Facebook.
Produce status reports to determine effectiveness of social media content and advertising campaigns.
Develop knowledge of media sources and markets determined to be most likely to help achieve the Association’s earned media goals.
Manage proactive pitching and securing of media coverage.
Assist with creation of press materials.
Draft press releases and articles.
Assist in preparing for trade show exhibit opportunities.
Assist in interviewing and writing for Association publications.
Review and edit website content.
Assist with developing presentations and support materials.
Other related duties as assigned.
Degree in Journalism, English, Communications or related field, preferred.
3-5 years professional experience involving social media content creation and strategic advertising.
Proven track-record of successful media pitching.
Experience dealing with media on sensitive and complex issues.
Skills & Abilities
Advanced knowledge of social media (primarily Facebook and Twitter) advertising and promotional concepts and strategies.
Proficiency in online content management systems, specifically Joomla, preferred.
Ability to work cross-functionally.
Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
Quick learner, with the ability to distill complicated subject material for lay audiences.
Strong writing skills.
Graphic design skills.
Understanding of media monitoring software.
About Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association
The Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association (PPTA) is the primary advocate for the world's leading source plasma collectors and producers of plasma-based and recombinant biological therapeutics. The medicines produced by PPTA members are used in treating life-threatening diseases and serious medical conditions including bleeding disorders, immune system deficiencies, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiencies, burns and shock.
As the global representative for the plasma collection and therapeutics industry, PPTA works cooperatively with patient groups, policymakers, regulatory agencies and other stakeholders to address critical issues that impact the industry and patients who depend on plasma protein therapeutics. PPTA's strength lies in its membership. The Association's global and regional steering committees bring together industry experts to focus on important issues relating to the quality, safety and efficacy of plasma therapeutics.