Consultant/Senior Consultant (Healthcare), Pr & Corporate Communications (Rome/Milan)

Mid-level Communication Professionals Rome, Italy Milan, Italy


Founded in 1984, APCO Worldwide is an award-winning, independently owned global communication and business strategy firm with offices in major cities throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. APCO combines a global perspective with local expertise to help clients around the world manage challenges, opportunities, perceptions and reputations. APCO clients include corporations and governments; industry associations and nonprofit organizations; and many of the top companies on the Fortune 500. The firm is a majority women-owned business.

 

About APCO in Italy

APCO’s multilingual team helps clients navigate the complex policy, regulatory and media landscape in Italy, one of the largest European markets, which is currently developing a number of ambitious economic and institutional reforms to re-launch the local economy. Our Italy team, with offices in Rome and Milan, is fully integrated with APCO’s global operations and offers clients cross-sector services, empowered by an in-depth knowledge of the national landscape and a strong network of media and institutional contacts.

 

APCO was awarded Best Agency to Work for: EMEA Network in 2017 and 2019 and EMEA Corporate Consultancy of the year, 2019 by the PRovoke Media. 

The opportunity:

As a Consultant/Senior Consultant, you will work closely with colleagues at all levels on research, writing, media, and creative problem-solving. You will be involved in day-to-day support of client projects by supervising draft materials prepared from more junior staff (i.e. press releases, Q&A, position papers, etc.), monitoring media, and by conducting and analyzing research on a variety of client-related issues or on business development efforts.

 

You’ll have the opportunity to work across disciplines, including corporate communication, crisis and issues, corporate social responsibility, media relations, stakeholder and KOL engagement, and digital/social media. A specific expertise on Healthcare subjects and a capability to navigate the Healthcare market is required. 

For a Consultant these are typical examples of work:

  • Supporting the implementation of a wide range of strategic communication projects and campaigns for our high-profile, globally recognized clients
  • Supporting the design and implementation of integrated campaigns to position client issues and priorities them upon key audiences that may include elected officials, media, key opinion leaders, consumers and industry stakeholders
  • Creating effective messages and editing high-quality written deliverables, such as briefings, press materials, and social media content often under tight deadlines
  • Owning stakeholders/media relations, fostering relationships with media, drafting talking points, organizing events/webinars/press conferences
  • Monitoring external developments in key client issue areas and flag opportunities for further client engagement
  • Participating in business development activities including writing proposals and developing pitch decks
  • Attending and participating in internal and client meetings, including brainstorming sessions
  • Mentoring and driving the work of interns and more junior staff

For a Senior Consultant these are typical examples of work:

  • Managing portions of large clients projects or small clients projects independently
  • Managing on a macro level the work of more junior colleagues, providing feedback and ensuring the quality of work
  • Completing client deliverables under the supervision of the assigned account manager
  • Supporting the complete approval of proposals, showing strategic thought, scope of work and pricing awareness
  • Maintaining an awareness of macro business issues impacting clients, by conducting and analyzing research on a variety of client related issues.
  • Independently coordinating client meetings and events
  • Maintaining independent contacts with clients without requiring a supervisor support

The ideal candidate for the Consultant level will be / have:

  • Degree from an accredited college or university in a related field
  • Proficiency in both written and spoken English
  • Ideally a minimum of 3-5 years of Pr, strategic communications or media experience – agency experience is a plus. Healthcare expertise is required
  • Solid management experience and a proven ability to juggle multiple projects, client initiatives and teams of junior colleagues in a fast-paced environment
  • Previous experience developing and supporting strategic communications plans (corporate, issues management, internal communications, crisis communications, etc.) within the Healthcare market
  • Able to demonstrate exceptional presentation, writing and analytical skills, including experience writing strategic plans, messaging and press materials and the ability to write both strategically and creatively under tight deadlines
  • Excellent client and interpersonal skills

The ideal candidate for the Consultant level will be / have:

  • Degree from an accredited college or university in a related field
  • Proficiency in both written and spoken English
  • Ideally, a minimum of 5-7 years of Pr, strategic communications or media experience – agency experience is a plus. Healthcare expertise is required
  • Solid project management experience and a proven ability to manage multiple projects and client initiatives and teams of both junior and senior colleagues in a fast-paced environment
  • Previous experience developing and supporting strategic communications plans (corporate, issues management, internal communications, crisis communications, etc.) within the Healthcare market
  • Able to demonstrate exceptional writing and analytical skills, including experience writing strategic plans, messaging and press materials and the ability to write both strategically and creatively under tight deadlines
  • Excellent client and interpersonal skills; ability to manage independent client relationships and communicate effectively by phone, email, and in-person
  • Strong presentation skills