DEI Corporate Communications - Senior Account Executive

Updated: March 14, 2023
Location: New York, NY, United States
Job ID: 148022

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You are organized, driven, and thrive in an ownership position.

You're ambitious and business-savvy enough to secure and organize high-visibility, large-scale projects. However, you know that maintaining close individual relationships and being a reliable liaison are the keys to building confidence and lasting trust with your customers. Can you see the big picture and the details? You have the potential to excel in this dynamic Senior Account Executive role with Syneos Health Public Relations.

We are seeking a professional to join the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Communications group within the Syneos Health Corporate Practice. The Corporate Practice provides corporate branding, executive visibility, thought leadership, employee engagement, corporate social responsibility, DEI and corporate communications expertise to support the needs of its own client base as well as the four PR agencies across multiple offices within the Syneos Health global network. The Syneos Health PR client roster includes large, small and mid-size companies in the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, insurance and health space.

Your role would be to collaborate with our EVPs to inform DEI strategic direction, lead account teams,  and support clients in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion communication and programming initiatives. In addition, you will be working on Internal Communications and Change management content and strategies.


  • A strong communicator, writer and strategist, the ideal candidate will be a high energy, collaborative individual who can lead account teams while also rolling up his/her sleeves to work directly with clients to solve problems and implement programs
  • Oversee operational performance of accounts, ensuring quality work, deadline and budget adherence
  • Play a major role in the creation of communications plans and goals; manage against them
  • Develop DEI initiatives applying best practices and staying ahead of emerging trends
  • Act as client-counselor; address client issues thoughtfully and effectively; identifying organic growth opportunities as they arise

Job Requirements

  • 4-6 years of experience in employee engagement and DEI across any industry. Healthcare experience is not required; however, a strong interest in this area is necessary for success in the role.
  • Any experience in supporting DEI initiatives through creative and measurable strategic counsel and effective communications.
  • Organizational change, Enterprise-wide culture initiatives, inclusive workforce strategies, or expertise with external communications in any capacity is a plus.
  • Agency background strongly preferred, in-house background considered.
Personal attributes
  • Flexible and able to successfully navigate ambiguity and succeed in a rapidly changing, fast-paced, deadline-driven environment with multiple priorities
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to successfully influence and effectively work across functions and personalities
  • Ability to work with a high degree of independence
  • Entrepreneurial
The expected salary range for this position is $87,000 to $93,000.

At Syneos Health Public Relations, the possibilities are infinite. Because of our “no walls, no limits” philosophy and entrepreneurial spirit, our employees have the opportunity and potential to work on projects beyond their years of experience. The only limitations here are those that are self-imposed, and we make sure to reward staff based on talent, not title.

Syneos Health Communications is the only healthcare communications network that is part of a company on the frontlines of healthcare, with a clear view into the everyday complexities of life and health. As part of Syneos Health™, our agencies — consisting of leading brands and experts in advertising, branding, public relations, managed markets and medical communications — are engaged in every point of influence in health, providing real-world insight into markets and audiences in ways that no other partner could.

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Syneos Health is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer (Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled) 

As a healthcare company we have an important responsibility to protect individual and public health. Except in those locations where state or local law impacts this vaccination requirement, this position will require individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of their job responsibilities unless an exemption can be confirmed based on a medical condition, sincerely-held religious belief, or other reasons recognized by applicable law. Submission and approval of an exemption request does not necessarily guarantee that an accommodation can be provided for any specific job. 

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