Director, Media Relations, Corporate Affairs - Thousand Oaks, CA | Biospace
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Director, Media Relations, Corporate Affairs


Thousand Oaks, CA
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Position Type:
Full time
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Required Education:
Masters Degree
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Job Description

Amgen is seeking a Media Relations Director at its main headquarters in Thousand Oaks, CA to join the Corporate Affairs team and report to the Executive Director.

This individual will lead Amgen's long-lead media strategy, responsible for planning and placing compelling stories about Amgen's science and therapeutic areas in long-lead consumer publications. They will interface with numerous cross-functional partners to identify and deliver compelling narratives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Build and execute enterprise-wide long-lead consumer media strategy
  • Coordinate with R&D, product and other Amgen communicators to create compelling narratives, editorial and syndication calendars
  • Create targeted media storylines and supporting collateral
  • Develop strong relationships with long-lead consumer outlets
  • Pitch and successfully place long-lead media opportunities
  • Media train key Amgen spokespeople
  • Coordinate interviews for key Amgen spokespeople
  • Manage and direct public relations agency partners to assure maximum impact and assistance in reaching desired communications goals and objectives
  • Domestic travel up to 20%


Basic Qualifications  

Doctorate degree and 4 years of Public Relations experience


Master's degree and 7 years of Public Relations experience


Bachelor's degree and 9 years of Public Relations experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Biotechnology, pharmaceutical or other highly regulated industry communications experience, including corporate experience preferred
  • Excellent consulting, writing, editing (photo/video/text), presentation and communication skills
  • Strategic and creative thinker with ability to develop actionable programs that integrate soundly with business objectives
  • Working knowledge of and history of interaction with long-lead healthcare journalists and outlets
  • Ability to interface professionally with corporate leaders and managers
  • Ability to think quickly, analytically and creatively to accommodate a dynamic communications environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; enthusiastic, team player and self-starter; serious commitment to hard work and excellence

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.