Vice President Health Public Relations

Job Locations US-GA-Atlanta | US-MA-Boston | US-IL-Chicago | US-CA-Los Angeles | US-NY-New York | US-WA-Seattle | US-DC-Washington
Public Relations
Regular Full-Time


Porter Novelli is a global purpose communication consultancy with offices across the US and internationally in London, Mexico City, and Canada. Our mission is to work with clients to find their authentic ambition to make a positive impact on society. We craft a unique brand position and build the internal and external communication strategies that drive perception and the bottom line. We know that having a clear purpose is essential to building a customer base that will support and advocate on behalf of any organization in any situation. And we can prove that companies with recognized values and vision perform better, year over year. This is our value proposition and our heritage. It’s what sets Porter Novelli apart. 


The Role


The VP Healthcare will join a dynamic Healthcare & Pharmaceutical team, which is Porter Novelli’s largest practice globally.  This particular position will lead large pharmaceutical communications programs with pre-approval, approval and post approval HCP and consumer outreach and strong understanding of data. Oncology experience would be ideal, but more necessary is a passion for the healthcare space. 


As a VP on our team you will be provided with a clearly articulated and well-supported path for career growth. Growth may include working with our other leading pharma clients across a variety of therapeutic categories as well as more health policy.  The work is an interesting blend of product, corporate, advocacy and issues management.  

What You Will Be Doing

  • Developing strong client relationships by providing strategic counsel, building and leading solid account teams, mentoring, motivating, growing and retaining employees and managing accounts to consistently achieve business objectives. 
  • Demonstrating independence and autonomy with respect to their responsibilities and must exhibit a deep understanding of the clients, their industry, the account and the agency. 
  • Participating in new business development, company-wide initiatives, and managing finances and resources profitably.  

The Experience That Will Contribute To Your Success

  • Complete comfort and facility understanding data, the regulatory process, the barriers to success 
  • Well-developed knowledge of the healthcare marketplace and business practices 
  • Current knowledge of the challenges facing the pharma industry in general 
  • A passion for ideas and moving pharma clients forward into new avenues of thinking 
  • Know-how to develop and execute integrated communications strategies and programs including digital and social 
  • Leadership and management of relationships with multiple internal and external clients 
  • Direct responsibility for organic account growth, and participated in pitching and securing new business 
  • Relevant level of expertise in general business acumen, budget management, communications, leadership and mentoring skills 
  • About 10 years public relations experience with relevant healthcare agency experience or equivalent 
  • Preferred experience in science related health care public relations accounts including pharmaceutical and direct-to-consumer product marketing, advocacy, program development and execution, social marketing and media relations 

The anticipated salary range for this position is $140,000 - $180,000. Salary is based on a range of factors that include relevant experience, knowledge, skills, other job-related qualifications, and geography. Benefits at Porter Novelli include a range of medical, dental, vision, 401(k) with company match and generous paid time off benefits are also available.  Employees from diverse or underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


As an Omnicom company, Porter Novelli offers a robust suite of benefits for our employees:


  • Medical & Prescription
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 401k (with discretionary employer match)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability & Life Insurance
  • Vacation, Sick & Personal Days
  • 14 Paid Company Holidays (including the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day)
  • Parental Leave
  • Family Forming Benefits
  • Wellness Benefit
  • Hybrid Working Environment


Our ambition is simple – to become the most passionately recommended agency in the world. If you are a communications professional that shares our Social Purpose values of embracing imagination, collaborating fiercely, digging deeply, standing up for the right idea, liberating greatness and making a positive impact there's a home for you at Porter Novelli—Join Us. 


Porter Novelli is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in any aspect of employment against any person on account of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam era or other eligible veteran, age, marital status, veteran status, or physical or mental handicap unrelated in nature and extent to an individual's ability to perform a job or any other characteristic protected by the employment discrimination laws in any state or political subdivision in which Porter Novelli does business. 


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