Manager or Associate Director, Corporate Communications

Durham, NC, United States
Jan 10, 2021
Bio NC
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Precision BioSciences is looking for a Manager or Associate Director of Corporate Communications to join our growing communications team. In this role, you will serve as a key developer and executor of communications and public relations programs. Reporting to the Senior Director of Corporate Communications, you will be primarily responsible for developing external communication programs with a key emphasis on traditional and social media initiatives and thought leadership activities that support our key areas of business focus in cancer and genetic disease. The ideal candidate will be comfortable working cross-functionally with several key function leads within our clinical, research, manufacturing, business development/alliance management, human resources, and regulatory teams.

Our group is a super collaborative and creative team. A key goal for us is to connect with our stakeholders, whether that be investors, shareholders, current (or potential) partners, or employees (aka Precisioneers) in an impactful way that distinguishes our company and our mission to not just treat, but cure challenging diseases. Our optimal communications program will consider if and how we use (or create new) communication channels such as social media, our web site, industry conferences, contributed/sponsored content, videos, etc. to positively engage with key stakeholders and audiences.

Were growing quickly and move at a fast pace. Excellent writing skills, attention to detail, proactive and thoughtful contributions that challenge the status quo, and flexibility are must-have traits to be successful in this role. Considering the COVID-19 pandemic, and our flexible and encouraged work-at-home schedule, proactive and regular communications with our team and colleagues is critical. Teams video and message chat, text messaging, phone, and smoke signals are all highly encouraged.

Were building something unique here at Precision. If this sounds like you, and you enjoy origami and making BBQ pork belly dumplings to celebrate the Chinese New Year or attending virtual meet-ups to challenge our thinking around diversity and inclusion or simply enjoy having a lot of good banter during company all-hands meetings, please apply now!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. This list contains the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform role-related duties other than those contained in this document.
  • Support development of corporate communications program that uses new and existing communications channels that positively engages us with key stakeholders and audiences
  • Help develop a social media strategy that ensures this channel and its various platforms is part of our overarching communications program while being mindful of regulatory and compliance guidelines
  • Responsible for overseeing, creating, and updating corporate content for our web site (or other corporate communications channels as needed)
  • Develop editorial calendar that identifies opportunities for contributed content, speaking engagements, and sponsorships
  • Support press release development (and distribution via wire service) and related messaging, Q&A, and media materials (fact sheets, media lists, media backgrounders)
  • Identify high-impact opportunities for key industry clinical/scientific engagement; coordinate with functional teams regarding conference/abstract submission deadlines, talk preparedness, etc.
  • Advise and support Corporate Communications team and external agency partner with local and trade media relations
  • Help support industry and patient advocacy engagement efforts
  • Ability to assess, measure, and report on work to show progress and opportunities for growth/change
  • Assist the Corporate Communications team with additional undertakings as needed


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform this job successfully.

  • Bachelors degree in Communications, Public Relations, or related field and a minimum of 5 years related experience in communications or public relations role, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Responsive and accountable; ability to calmly multi-task and balance competing priorities while managing multiple deliverables/deadlines
  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Confident and comfortable with independent interactions with leadership, at times including senior leadership
  • Attention to detail and commitment to quality
  • Motivated self-starter with a proactive approach and ability to work autonomously

  • Previous experience with pharma/biotech and/or cell or gene therapy/editing

Travel Requirements
  • When working conditions permit, this position may require occasional travel (up to 10%)

  • This is a primarily office-based position associated with the main headquarters in downtown Durham, NC. For the time being, this role will be able to function remotely in accordance with company safety guidelines throughout the duration of the pandemic but is subject to change as needed.

Precision BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTIL), is a clinical stage biotechnology company dedicated to improving life (DTIL) with its novel and proprietary ARCUS genome editing platform. This isnt just a statement supporting the products that were developing its a statement that speaks to our collective desire to do our part in improving the lives of those around us. ARCUS is a highly specific and versatile genome editing platform designed with therapeutic safety, delivery, and control in mind. Using ARCUS, Precision is developing allogeneic CAR T and in vivo gene correction therapies for cancer and genetic diseases. Our team includes pioneers in genome editing, leaders in business, and a full staff of talented and committed people who are excited to be a part of medical and scientific breakthroughs. For additional information, please visit www.

Precision BioSciences actively fosters an inclusive environment to ensure we attract and retain the best talent; we value diversity of life experiences and perspectives; and we encourage innovation in pursuit of our mission. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Precision BioSciences complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.