Associate Director, Media & Engagement at Real Chemistry

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It's not every day we have a chance to make the world a healthier place—but here, it’s our way of life. Idealistic? Maybe. Deeply pragmatic? Always. Real Chemistry is a global health innovation company that has carved out its space at the intersection between healthcare, marketing and communications, tech, and the people at the heart of it all. It’s with a great sense of purpose that we work together with brave health and wellness companies to create and inspire healthier, happier, and longer lives. It’s our passion. And if you’re still reading, we’re guessing it might be yours too. We are looking to add to our alchemic mix of more than 2,000 talented professionals. At Real Chemistry, we don’t just wish the world was healthier. We leverage tech, data and creativity to make it so. You in?

Job Summary

The role of Associate Director, Media & Engagement in the healthcare practice, would include the following responsibilities and the candidate would exhibit the skill sets noted below.


  • Work directly with a variety of clients in the biotech and pharma spaces to manage media strategy, execution and related internal/external media expectations
  • May serve as day-to-day client contact for media needs on select accounts and as a strong #2 on others
  • Manage and own media engagement with local, trade and some national & top-tier media/journalists
  • Track and prepare media outreach summaries/updates for internal teams and clients
  • Support organic and new business development efforts (i.e. media research, slide preparation support, etc.) and actively contribute to new business decks, along with smaller-scale presentations representing earned media team
  • Manage media projects by anticipating challenges, maintaining media budgets, and collaborating with cross functional teams
  • Lead broad-based earned media workstreams and manage internal and external client expectations
  • Maintain core relationships with reporters by meeting regularly and sharing learnings with teams and clients
  • Serve as knowledge relationship manager for key sponsored content outlets (STAT, etc.) and share information more widely
  • Responsible for providing integrated, 360-degree PESO thinking
  • Collaborate with the analytics and influencer teams to identify influencers to engage and activate
  • Accountable for training junior staff on Real Chemistry processes, responsibilities and the healthcare media landscape
  • Integrate and collaborate with cross-functional leaders, understand cross-functional capabilities and motivate cross-functional teamwork(social, paid, search, and analytics teams)
  • Set clear performance objectives and utilize all management tools to communicate alignment and performance measures
  • Embodies and incorporates Real Chemistry Core Values

Required Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience
  • High-level understanding of how PESO plays out in today’s modern media world
  • Excellent project management skills, including solid attention to detail
  • Highly effective organizational, written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to juggle multiple assignments with ease and flexibility
  • Can effectively and confidently present to internal and external audiences in a variety of ways
  • Understands how to maintain media budgets and media scopes
  • Demonstrates deep understanding of the integrated media landscape as well as related firm resources (notably analytics)
  • Experience with medical meeting support and orchestrating regulatory milestones
  • Thought leadership and sponsored content experience
  • Able to plan projects and proactively delegate responsibility, communicating deadlines clearly

Real Chemistry is currently operating with a flexible, hybrid approach and giving our teams the ability to operate in the way that works best for them – at home, in office or a mix. * We trust our people to decide what works best for them, working together with their teams and leaders to support our customers and make the world a healthier place. This policy will continue to be evaluated and may change in the future as we seek to ensure our people stay inspired, engaged, and motivated to do their best work.


*All employees who work in a Real Chemistry office, travel for business, or attend a Real Chemistry sponsored event must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees who qualify for a religious or medical exemption to receiving a COVID-19 vaccine are advised to work with our People team for accommodation. 


Real Chemistry offers a comprehensive benefit program and perks, including flexible PTO, expanded paid leave for new parents including Your 4th Trimester ® , a program that helps new parents transition back to work, and a five-week sabbatical program. Other perks include Income Protection, Retirement plans/401(k) match, and cell phone savings plans. Learn more about our great benefits and perks at:


Real Chemistry is committed to being an Equal Opportunity employer. As such, we seek motivated and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, ethnic or national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local employment discrimination laws where Real Chemistry operates. We strive to employ, motivate, advance and reasonably accommodate any qualified employees and applicants. We believe diversity of persons and ideas forms the most comprehensive, forward-looking company.

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