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PR Director

We're looking for PR Directors to join our expanding team.

Our ambition is to help bring 100 game-changing life science products to market to transform the world through the power of science.

We will achieve this by continuing to work with some of the world’s most exciting life science companies, helping them to tell stories that educate, inform, entertain and inspire life science professionals across the globe in the pursuit of enabling scientific progress and creating a better world for everyone.

But we can only achieve these goals if we have talented and like-minded individuals within our team. That's why we are looking for people like you to help take our team to the next level.

About the PR Director role at BioStrata

The role of a PR Director at BioStrata is to operate within the client services team, acting as a strategic PR lead across a number of different client accounts, as required.

On larger accounts, the PR Director leads a team of PR Managers to build a comprehensive PR plan and execute on a range of PR deliverables. On smaller accounts, the PR Director is the primary PR resource and expert, creating the plan and delivering the executional elements, as required.

Key responsibilities:

As a PR Director at BioStrata, you will:

  • Act as the strategic PR lead on integrated marcomms accounts, working in coordination with the account management team to deliver PR-specific elements of the programme.
  • Support our account teams and clients to develop effective, innovative and exciting PR strategies to meet their specific requirements and align to commercial objectives.
  • Manage and implement PR plans and projects across PR-focused accounts.
  • Brainstorm and inject fresh ideas for PR campaigns and bring new ideas to the agency and our clients.
  • Attend client meetings, events and industry conferences, as required.
  • Develop high-quality, engaging and creative PR content, such as news stories, trade articles, and case studies, on-time and on-budget, in conjunction with our account management and science writing team as appropriate.
  • Proactively seek to build and maintain media relationships.
  • Write press releases and product award submissions, as required.
  • Pitch press releases and feature ideas by phone or email to national, regional and trade journalists, across print, broadcast and online, to interest them in covering our clients’ stories.
  • Respond to phone calls and emails from journalists.
  • Arrange interviews and editorial meetings with key journalists for clients’ spokespeople – in person or over the phone – and facilitate these meetings where appropriate.
  • Oversee the monitoring of media coverage and report results to the wider team and clients.
  • Manage against client PR budgets to deliver high-quality work on time and on budget.
  • Deliver proposals covering PR programs to support new business development with new and existing clients.


Skills and experience required

We are looking for someone who shares our values and believes in our mission that also has:

  • 10+ years of PR experience, ideally most of this working in a PR agency. Life Science and healthcare sector experience preferred, but not essential.
  • A diverse and deep knowledge of public and media relations.
  • Previous experience working with clients that operate globally including creating, managing and executing PR programmes that deliver results.
  • Experience with reviewing PR materials produced by other team members (e.g. press release, articles, media pitches, metrics reports etc.), providing insightful QA and QC input.
  • A positive, proactive attitude and someone who thrives on taking responsibility and accountability.
  • Previous experience as a line manager is preferred but not required.

If you don’t quite meet the specifications above but are passionate, smart, ambitious, willing to learn quickly and have proven expertise honed working in a PR agency, then we’d still like to hear from you, so please do apply here.

Location and salary

  • Location: Our head office is in Cambridge, UK (remote and hybrid options are also available)
  • Role type: Full time
  • Salary band: £48k - £70k  (dependent on previous experience)

 

Benefits package 

At BioStrata, we are passionate about giving our people the power to pursue their dreams and follow their passions. We have committed to this through a range of investments, initiatives and innovations. These pioneering mechanisms will create an important backdrop to your overall package. Our generous package includes:

  • A salary that we maintain above the industry average
  • 25 days holiday, plus additional days rewarded for long service
  • A generous annual bonus system
  • Hybrid working model enabling both home and office-based working
  • Contributions to employee pensions above the government standard rate
  • Protective insurances including life insurance, income and critical illness protections at no extra cost to you, giving you and your family that extra piece of mind
  • Paid days off to study and develop your knowledge
  • Optional paid time out of the office to volunteer
  • Personal and professional aspiration goal setting - we want to help you achieve your personal and professional goals
  • Long service awards (starting from year 1!) 
  • Spacious, comfortable and inspiring office facilities, including lunch area, table tennis and pool
  • Pension scheme with annual financial advice

Our team’s mental and physical health is very important to us and that’s why your package also includes:

  • Perkbox, delivering hundreds of great benefits, including an Employee Assistance Programme offering a wealth of support and information on topics from childcare to legal advice, mental health support, discount vouchers and more.
  • YuLife, an app for you to track your physical health, with challenges that unlock discounts in a variety of stores, including Amazon, Apple iTunes etc.
  • An in-house yoga teacher who holds weekly classes at our offices in Cambridge, UK

If all of the above sounds like the ideal opportunity for you, then please apply here.

The closing date for applications is 31st May 2022.

 

Learn more about us before applying

Want to learn more about what it is like to work at BioStrata before you apply? Then check out our updated careers page, which includes info on our mission, values, company benefits and more. You can also learn more about our teamcompany and clients.