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Director of Global Media Relations , NOVARTIS
Posted date [Oct-30-2016]
(ID: 4412)
Director of Global Media Relations

Novartis is recruiting for a Director of Global Media Relations, located in New York, NY.

A global healthcare leader, Novartis has one of the most exciting product pipelines in the industry today. A pipeline of innovative medicines brought to life by diverse, talented, performance driven people. All of which makes us one of the most rewarding employers in our field. We're committed to peak performance, improving the quality of life, and embracing and leveraging diverse backgrounds, cultures and talents to achieve competitive advantage.

Director of Global Media Relations will proactively shape and protect the image and reputation of the company. Develop and foster relationships and interactions with key media to ensure key message penetration on behalf of the corporation. Strategically work across teams to maximize reputational value of initiatives as well as management of crises and issues that may affect the image of company.

Major Accountabilities:

Reputation Management/Global Media Relations ‚ Collaborate Division and Functional communications to develop and implement strategic stakeholder relations plans that drive favorable reputation of Novartis among key stakeholders; with particular focus on media.

Activities include:

‚ĘDevelop and maintain relationships with key media contacts

‚ĘAct as spokesperson on all inquiries from media that matter and manage key stakeholder relationships

‚ĘSupport development and execution of Global corporate media strategy

‚ĘSupport Development and execution of corporate media events and execution of quarterly releases in close coordination with IR

‚ĘHelp drive implementation of new media relations tools and strategies aligned with overall strategy

‚ĘProvide media strategy guidance to divisions, countries and functions in lie with corporate strategy and business priorities

‚ĘProactive story-mining and development to highlight the company‚s reputation in line with brand identity and positioning

‚ĘCollaborate with Investor Relations on content for relevant presentations.

‚ĘGenerate, coordinate, edit and distribute news releases and supporting documents, including standby statements, management briefings, backgrounders and Q&A.

‚ĘDrive corporate messaging across divisions and countries, leveraging local events and channels

‚ĘSupport development of media relations measurement

‚ĘBusiness partnering ‚ Partner with business to drive positive media coverage around key milestones

‚ĘPartner with business/division communications and agencies on communications strategy and materials development and execution

‚ĘNewsflow planning in coordination with corporate functions, divisions and countries

‚ĘIssues Management and Crises preparedness ‚ Partner with Senior Management, Legal, and others as needed to anticipate and prepare for negative trends or events that could harm Novartis‚ reputation including litigation; ensure Novartis POV is communicated clearly and included consistently. Develop strategic response, mitigation and recovery plans and provide media training to executives as needed.

*Minimum requirements

University degree in communications, business or science

Strong oral and written skills in English‚additional language skills desirable .

Credible manager with experience managing people and projects; political savvy and competence; good cultural awareness and sensitivity; a developed sense of customer service and process orientation; attention to detail; good team skills; ability to manage and achieve results through influence.

Minimum of eight years professional experience in a media relations or communications role in a major corporation, trade association or public relations agency. Experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry highly desirable.

*EEO Statement

The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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Job Title Director of Global Media Relations , NOVARTIS
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Location NYC
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
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