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Vice President - Ruder Finn

New York, NY


As one of the leading independent PR agencies in the world, we received the 2018 PRWeek - Outstanding Agency Professional, 2018 PR News - Large Agency of the Year, 2018 PR News - Top Place to Work in PR, 2018 PR News - CEO of the Year, and 2018 PR Week - Outstanding Agency Professional. At Ruder Finn, we foster a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurism that is singular in today’s communications world. Our culture is built on putting excellence before seniority, hunger for knowledge as well as achievement and independence to pursue what’s next.


Ruder Finn's Global Healthcare Practice drives understanding and demand among consumers, patients, healthcare professionals and decision makers, for products, services and technological advances that lead to longer, healthier lives. Our expertise serves pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, public health, and consumer health. Our New York office has an immediate opening for an energetic, self-starting Vice President, Healthcare (VP) who has a true passion for global healthcare communications. The VP should be prepared to work in an all aspects of healthcare, from promoting consumer-friendly disease awareness campaigns to high-science clinical data and regulatory milestones.



  • Serving as the day-to-day client contact 
  • Acting as a true strategic partner in building disease awareness and relationships with advocacy groups
  • Providing strategic client counsel that reflects deep knowledge and experience in pharmaceutical product communications and issues management
  • Developing recommendations and programs that demonstrate a broad knowledge of media and advocacy arenas
  • Managing account teams to ensure that client needs are met on time and on budget and to provide growth opportunities for staff
  • Playing an active role in the development of junior-level staff by contributing expertise to training programs, mentoring, etc.
  • Monitoring and manage client budgets and the financial performance of individual client relationships
  • The account is not data-heavy, but necessitates an understanding of data communications


  • 8+ years of experience within a PR agency working on pharmaceutical (Rx) accounts or experience working within the product communications groups within a pharmaceutical firm
  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism or related field
  • A deep understanding of the regulatory issues related to pharmaceutical communications
  • A motivated, independent self-starter with willingness/ability to work in a client-focused, team-oriented environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong writing and organizational skills and ability to multi-task
  • Ability to contribute to strategic thinking and the development and execution of programs
  • Experience working with diabetes and/or oncology is a plus
  • Strong leadership skills and client counseling capabilities
  • Budget management skills
  • High ethical and quality standards

Ruder Finn provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Ruder Finn will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Ruder Finn believes that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

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