The Emmes Corporation, established in 1977, is a women-owned private Contract Research Organization (CRO). Headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, Emmes employs over six hundred staff worldwide with offices located in Frederick, Maryland, Tysons Corner, Virginia, Vancouver, Canada and Bangalore, India. Ranked as a top area workplace of choice by the Washington Post, Emmes fosters an environment of collaboration, professional growth, and exceptional work life balance.
Our studies impact public health initiatives on a global scale occurring in more than sixty countries spanning across six continents. We are dedicated to providing statistical and epidemiological expertise, computer systems deployment, data management, study monitoring, regulatory guidance, and overall operational support to clients engaged in biomedical research. Emmes offers support for the entire process of clinical trials from study design and protocol development through data analysis and manuscript generation.
Primary PurposeThe Communications Specialist will play a key role in leveraging social and digital media to increase the reach, engagement and results of social media and communication campaigns on behalf of Emmes and global projects. Specific responsibilities will include development of social media strategies and content, written website content, promotional plans, e-newsletters, photographs for social media posts, and supporting production for multimedia including videos, social live streams and/or webinars for global reaching audiences. Additionally, the Communications Specialist leads the communications efforts for select internal client projects including the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), CSCI (Sickle Cell Cure Initiative) project for CSCI-funded scientific, outreach, and patient advocacy activities. The Communications Specialist participates in planning day to day communication activities and deliverables identified by projects and serves as the communications liaison among scientific advisors and stakeholders. This position is located in Emmes’ corporate headquarters in Rockville, Maryland and may involve travel to the project site as dictated by the projects and activities selected.
Write content for both print and Web
Support the planning and implementation of the CureSCi communications strategy
Manage the CureSCi’s social media and online presence
Recommend techniques to improve the CureSCI’s public image
Ensure that all CureSCi materials meet the CureSCi’s brand identity strategy
Serve as point of contact for Emmes’ communications activities as part of the CureSCi
Assess and report on the effectiveness of communication strategies
Work with key CureSCi players to brainstorm content ideas, in line with the CureSCI’s strategic vision
Build and maintain relationships with CureSCi stakeholders
Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, English, Public Relations or in a related field required
Three or more years of communications experience in a related communications role, preferably within a global health, clinical research, biotechnology, or life sciences environment preferred
Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint
Knowledge of Social Media platforms and development of corporate pages for Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, including Social media advertising programs for Facebook, Google Ads, Twitter desired
Work history leveraging Social media scheduling software such as SproutSocial, Buffer or Hootsuite
Email marketing software such as Mailchimp and/or Constant Contact preferred
Website posting capability within a CMS template in WordPress and Drupal helpful
Basic understanding of SEO, 508 Compliance, Responsive Design + Adobe Creative Suite a plus
Working familiarity with Google Analytics and social media metrics desired
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Knowledge and understanding of scientific and research terminology in written communication materials desired
Proven strategic and creative mindset with meticulous attention to detail
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