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Senior Director
Corporate Communications
Posted on 2/1/2022
Remote • United States
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Social Media
  • Bachelor's Degree; advanced degree preferred
  • 12-15 years of public relations experience in a life science company or at a public relations firm working with biotech/pharmaceutical clients
  • Strong understanding of scientific concepts and ability to translate technical language comprehensive terms. Prior experience in infectious disease communications preferred
  • Experience crafting and implementing successful traditional media, social media, and internal communications strategies
  • Ability to collaborate, facilitate, influence, and organize across multiple groups and levels of an organization
  • Understanding of SEC and FDA regulations impacting communications
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Help define Public Relations and Internal Communications strategies for the organization that achieve business objectives and convey the unique value of Vir and its platforms and programs
  • Build and enhance relationships with external media outlets including news, business, and industry trade publications, with both traditional and digital media; garner local, regional and national coverage of Vir to meet objectives
  • Actively lead and direct external agency partners; coordinate with Vir's corporate partners
  • Support development of all PR materials, including press releases, Q&As, website content, executive talking points, fact sheets, etc., in collaboration with external agency colleagues, our corporate partners, and internal colleagues in Investor Relations, Government Affairs & Policy, Legal, Alliance Management, and other parts of the organization
  • Prepare company spokespeople for media interviews and other engagements, including training spokespeople, as needed, and ensuring that company's spokespeople are prepared to address issues as they emerge
  • Identify external opportunities, including media interviews, speaking engagements at industry conferences, and other forums to showcase Vir thought leadership
  • Define and lead the strategy, planning, and implementation of a robust social media presence
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues across the organization to ensure alignment and visibility of communications initiatives across functions
Vir Biotechnology

201-500 employees

Company Overview
Vir Biotechnology is a clinical-stage immunology company developing therapeutic products to treat and prevent serious infectious diseases.
  • Comprehensive healthcare coverage
  • Employer matched 401(k)
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Childcare assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement
Company Values
  • Why We Work: To transform the care of patients with or at risk of serious infectious diseases throughout the world
  • Who We Are: Authenticty and Humility
  • What Drives Us: Fearless curiosity grounded in data
  • How We Act: Transparency and connection
  • When We Deliver: Determination and accountability
  • If In Doubt: Do the right thing, even when it's the hard thing