Freelance Senior Account Director, PR

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Updated: March 11, 2024
Location: London, ENG, United Kingdom
Job ID: 2924

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You provide the vision, set the pace and inspire success.

There is one thing you do that is exceptional: lead. You formulate a plan and focus your team to solve the unsolvable, beat the unbeatable and come out on top. Your capacity to creatively strategize, motivate , and elicit achievement makes you the right fit for this vital Freelance Account Director role with Syneos Health PR Group.

Come and lead a team of talented PR healthcare communicators looking for an inspiring Account Director who can grow, shape and develop their careers. You will work across an exciting and variable portfolio of healthcare clients spanning a variety of therapy areas such as Oncology, Dermatology and Diabetes! We are looking for a passionate, energised person who cares about people and patients, and takes immense pride in delivering great creative and compelling work that drives change.

An individual in this role is treated as a leader in the organization and will manage client relationships and internal teams, oversee work flow and processes for PR, lead strategic planning, work on and oversee tactical execution, manage brand planning and business development, and manage the budgeting and accounting process.


  • Deliver quality client-service; ensuring work is of an excellent standard in order to meet/exceed client expectations.
  • Translate client business needs into communications action steps with solution-oriented focus. 
  • Be responsible for budget management on accounts and keep abreast of budget issues; always ensuring account profitability.
  • Provide counsel and strategy for corporate healthcare and product related campaigns.
  • Help support, mentor and motivate staff members; always leading by example.
  • Actively participate in new business development, presentations and proposals; identifying any prospects.
  • Contribute to the management of the PR agency.


  • Educated to degree level
  • Extensive healthcare public relations experience with progressive job responsibilities
  • Agency experience or the equivalent experience with an agency model / in house
  • Demonstrated results in public relations work, client service and account leadership
  • Passion for both traditional and digital communications
  • Ability to balance strategic thinking with plan execution
  • Strong presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Highly accountable and organized with excellent time management skills

At Syneos Health, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace. If your past experience doesn’t align perfectly, we encourage you to apply anyway. At times, we will consider transferable skills from previous roles. We also encourage you to join our Talent Network to stay connected to additional career opportunities.

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.

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Syneos Health companies are affirmative action/equal opportunity employers (Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled)

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