Account Director, Corporate Communications

Updated: May 24, 2021
Location: New York, NY, United States
Job ID: 132842

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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 Account Director role with Syneos Health Public Relations.

We are seeking an Account Director to join the Syneos Health Corporate Practice. The Corporate Practice client roster includes large, small and mid-size companies in the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, payor and health space.


  • The person in this role would be client day-to-day contact.
  • They will be responsible for program implementation and strategic counsel and account administrative responsibilities.
  • They would develop media materials (press releases, Q&As, message documents), identify media and conference topics for executives, develop slides (be able to clearly write up support development of strategic plans, program tactics, timelines) and scopes of work.
  • They will oversee media outreach and identify and place executives at appropriate forums to increase their visibility.

Job Requirements

  • At least 6-7  years of experience in healthcare corporate communications experience working with small, mid-size or large healthcare companies
  • Good understanding of issues currently affecting the healthcare industry
  • Knowledge of the healthcare media environment
  • Competence in financial management of client business
  • Good oral presentation skills
  • Excellent writing skills including PowerPoint and Excel skills
  • Agency background preferred (but open to in-house)
  • Excellent writing skills including PowerPoint and Excel skills (ability to clearly write strategic plans, program tactics, develop timelines and scopes of work)


Personal attributes:

  • Must be able to work collaboratively and be a proactive communicator.
  • It’s important that this person be a driver and self-motivated. 

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) 

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