Corporate Affairs Manager - Brand Journalist

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Jun 12, 2019
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
Amgen is seeking a Corporate Affairs Manager - Brand Journalist to be based at our global headquarters in Thousand Oaks, CA. The Manager will report directly to the Executive Director of Corporate Affairs - Content Strategy & Social Media.

Consistent with the vision of Amgen Corporate Affairs to "proactively shape, drive and enhance the Amgen brand and reputation globally," the Manager is responsible for developing high quality magazine-style editorial content in the journalistic tradition to enhance Amgen's reputation and support business objectives.

Key responsibilities of the Corporate Affairs Manager - Brand Journalist will include:
  • Actively creates high quality, feature length editorial content comparable to a top-tier journalist to be published on digital channels
  • Seeks out compelling brand stories developed through years of experience successfully pitching and writing feature stories as a journalist
  • Translates complex strategy and science into top quality editorial stories
  • Independently works on editorial stories with leaders and technical experts throughout the organization

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree
Master's degree and 2 years of Journalism and/or Communications experience
Bachelor's degree and 4 years of Journalism and/or Communications experience
Associate's degree and 10 years of Journalism and/or Communications experience

High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Journalism and/or Communications experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 5+ years experience at a nationally or internationally recognized newspaper or magazine as a journalist writing feature length articles and content
  • BA or Masters Degree in Journalism, Fine Arts, English or related area
  • 2+ years healthcare experience
  • Extensive experience interviewing executives and technical authorities, and writing different types of editorial: Q&A, profiles, trend stories, news, features
  • Operates in a way that is science-based, using data to inform content development
  • Models ethical behavior to teams and colleagues in the production and development of external and internal content
  • Held accountable for delivering results rapidly while ensuring quality
  • Ability to work as part of an editorial team of content creators
  • Harnesses a sophisticated writing style capable of shaping and writing the service of the Amgen brand in an editorial capacity
  • Capable of working with multiple partners to passionately simplify and optimize complex systems and structures
  • Handles pressure and demands from multiple internal clients with contending priorities
  • Acts quickly with daily or weekly content creation and publishing

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

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.