[Ip-health] Job Announcement: Communications Manager, DNDi North America

Rachel Cohen rachel.cohen72 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 25 07:02:41 PDT 2014


Dear all,

Just a reminder that the deadline for applying for the DNDi North America
Communications Manager position is this Friday, June 27.

To apply, please email CV and cover letter by *June 27 *to Robert
Grembowitz, Administration Coordinator, rgrembowitz at dndi.org (Subject line:
Application for Communications Manager).



To view the full job description, click here:
www.dndina.org/CommunicationsManager



Best,

Rachel



--

Rachel M. Cohen
Regional Executive Director
Drugs for Neglected Diseases *initiative* (DNDi), North America
40 Wall Street, 24th Floor, New York, NY 10005
Mob: +1.646.824.3064
Office: +1.646.616.8683
Email: rcohen at dndi.org
Web: www.dndi.org
*Best Science for the Most Neglected*


On Wed, Jun 11, 2014 at 4:57 PM, Rachel Cohen <rachel.cohen72 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> *Job Announcement*
>
> *Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), North America*
>
> *Communications Manager*
>
> *June 2014*
>
>
>
> The Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), North America seeks a
> passionate Communications Manager with deep global health communications
> experience to bring energy and creativity to DNDi’s efforts to bring the
> best science to the most neglected. Based in New York, the Communications
> Manager will be a dynamic, experienced individual overseeing DNDi's
> communications activities in the US, as well as Canada and Mexico, while
> contributing to DNDi’s global communications strategy. S/he will be
> responsible for informing North American audiences about DNDi, particularly
> in the US; increasing public awareness about the urgent need for new health
> technologies for neglected diseases and patients; and fostering greater
> public understanding of DNDi’s principles, model, and advocacy messages.
>
>
>
> *Main Job Responsibilities:*
>
> ·         Lead the development and implementation of the DNDi North
> America communications plans, and contribute to defining DNDi’s global
> strategic objectives for communications
>
>    - Generate features and hard news angles to raise the profile of DNDi
>    and highlight and pitch DNDi’s R&D projects and milestones
>
> ·         Write, distribute, and pitch press releases, op-eds, blogs, and
> other articles in media outlets
>
> ·         Develop and maintain good working relationships with key
> journalists and editors through DNDi’s international network and own
> network and field responses to media inquiries
>
> ·         Lead the development of publications for DNDi NA, including
> DNDi NA e-News, periodic mass emails, and other fundraising materials, as
> well as selected publications for DNDi globally
>
> ·         Coordinate DNDi presence at key scientific and other
> conferences and public events
>
> ·         Organize and participate in field visits to collect multimedia
> footage and accompany journalists
>
>    - Actively contribute to DNDi’s social media activities
>    - Support content, architecture, visual design, and functionality of “
>    dndina.org” website in partnership with DNDi's Social Media & Web
>    Manager
>
> ·         Participate in formulation of advocacy messages related to
> neglected disease R&D
>
>
>
> *Qualifications:*
>
>    - Minimum seven years’ professional experience (journalism, medical
>    writing, media relations, etc.) with a strong scientific and/or global
>    public health background
>    - Excellent written and verbal communications skills and ability to
>    work effectively as part of a small, nimble North American team, as well as
>    a large, diffuse international, multicultural team
>    - Excellent organizational, multitasking skills and ability to produce
>    high-quality results under tight deadlines
>    - Deep understanding of and commitment to global health, medical
>    innovation, scientific research, and access to medicines issues in
>    developing countries
>    - Established press network and relationships with high-level
>    journalists and media/broadcast outlets
>    - Independence, initiative, good judgment, strong interpersonal skills
>    - Experience working internationally with a non-governmental
>    organization or other non-profit organization
>
> ·         Education: Master's degree (M. A.) or equivalent
>
> ·         Language: Fluent written and spoken English required; Spanish
> desired; French a plus
>
> ·         Excellent computer skills, including proficiency with
> publishing, database, graphics, and web editing software
>
>
>
> Start date: Summer 2014. Full time, based in New York City. Competitive
> salary and benefits. Some travel required.
>
>
>
> To apply, please email CV and cover letter by *June 27 *to Robert
> Grembowitz, Administration Coordinator, rgrembowitz at dndi.org (Subject
> line: Application for Communications Manager).
>
>
>
> To view the full job description, click here:
> www.dndina.org/CommunicationsManager
>
> *DNDi is a patient-needs driven, not-for-profit research and development
> (R&D) organization developing and delivering safe, effective, and
> affordable medicines for deadly neglected diseases that afflict millions of
> the world’s poorest people. DNDi focuses on developing new treatments for
> neglected diseases including sleeping sickness (human African
> trypanosomiasis), leishmaniasis, Chagas disease, filaria, and pediatric
> HIV. DNDi's primary objective is to deliver 11 to 13 new treatments by 2018
> and establish a strong R&D pipeline for its target diseases. *
>
>
>



-- 
Rachel M. Cohen
Regional Executive Director
Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), North America
40 Wall Street, 24th Floor, New York, NY 10005
Mob: +1.646.824.3064
Office: +1.646.616.8683
Email: rcohen at dndi.org
Web: www.dndi.org
Best Science for the Most Neglected



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