Global Publications Manager

Kite Pharma
Santa Monica, CA, United States
Oct 18, 2020
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
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Job Description

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join us as the Global Publications Manager within Global Medical Affairs - Oncology & Cell Therapy.This role will partner with internal and external subject matter experts and investigators to lead the publication strategy for key publication tactics including congress abstracts, presentations, and manuscripts. This role will also oversee development of key Scientific Platforms, conduct gap analyses, and identify appropriate target audiences. This role will be expected to apply good publication practices and help lead adherence to established publication processes. The Global Publications Manager will work cross-functionally with clinical development, biostatistics, and key business partners to execute on tactics consistent with inline and pipeline strategy. This position will report to the Senior Director of Global Medical Affairs - Oncology & Cell Therapy.

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):
  • Achieve subject matter expertise in Cell Therapy to lead cross-functional, Global Publication Planning Team (GPPT) strategy in alignment with early- and late-stage subject matter experts, Product and Portfolio Management teams, and alliance partners to publish high-impact scientific and medical data
  • Prioritize, execute, review, and edit key GPPT tactics consisting of congress abstracts and presentations and peer-reviewed manuscripts
  • Coordinate medical writing with internal and external medical writers to ensure timely delivery and submission of publications
  • Establish and maintain effective intellectual partnerships with scientific and medical Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) and healthcare professionals (HCPs) with travel to scientific conferences as needed
  • Guide and oversee medical writers, editors, project managers, publication vendors, draft budgets, and
  • Analyze, interpret, and communicate scientific and medical insights to internal and external stakeholders, including leading the annual GPPT Summit, leading Data Review Meetings and Scientific and Medical Communication trainings, developing content for scientific Advisory Boards, Investigator Meetings, and Scientific Exchange/Gap Analysis events

Basic Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree (Pharm D, MD, PhD) and 2+ years of Industry experience or with a communications/consulting agency OR
  • Master's degree and 8+ years of Industry experience or with a communications/consulting agency OR
  • Bachelor's degree and 10+ years of Industry experience or with a communications/consulting agency OR
  • High School, degree and 14+ years of Industry experience or with a communications/consulting agency in Oncology/Hematology/Immunology therapeutic area

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, communication, and collaborative skills with individuals, groups, and senior management
  • Ability to write/edit scientific manuscripts, posters and abstracts with a medically strategic mindset
  • Ability to create and edit basic medical illustrations
  • Working knowledge of Medical Affairs, Clinical Development, Translational Research, Research, Legal, Intellectual Property, Biometrics, and Regulatory functions; pre- and post-launch
  • Ability to lead and work across multi-disciplinary groups and to lead decision-making discussions
  • Knowledge of and compliance with all relevant guidelines (GPP3, ICMJE), laws, industry standard best practices, and corporate policies.
  • Ability to work under challenging deadlines with key stakeholders
  • Clinical experience in hematology/oncology and/or immuno-oncology
  • Up to 20% travel including weekends


Kite is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of innovative cancer immunotherapies with a goal of providing rapid, long-term durable response and eliminating the burden of chronic care. The company is focused on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) and T cell receptor (TCR) engineered cell therapies designed to empower the immune system's ability to recognize and kill tumors. Kite is based in Santa Monica, CA. For more information on Kite, please visit Sign up to follow @KitePharma on Twitter at

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