Senior Public Relations Writer

Sales & Marketing New York, New York

Position at Medidata Solutions

Medidata is leading the digital transformation of life sciences with the world's most-used platform for clinical development, commercial and real-world data. Powered by artificial intelligence and delivered by #1 ranked industry experts, the Intelligent Platform for Life Sciences helps pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device companies and academic researchers accelerate value, minimize risk and optimize outcomes. Medidata serves more than 1,000 customers and partners worldwide and empowers more than 100,000 certified users every day to create hope for millions of patients. Discover the future of life sciences:  


We know that diverse teams win and are fully committed to selecting leaders and employees that represent the markets in which we operate. We are still led by our Co-founders, Tarek Sherif and Glen de Vries, and have global operations in US, Europe and Asia with over 2000 employees.

Your Mission:

As Senior Public Relations Writer you will be responsible for researching, writing and editing compelling PR materials, with a focus on company press releases. You will work with a wide variety of stakeholders across the company including executives, product and regional marketing, legal, IR, and others to plan, create and distribute news that aligns with marketing and business priorities. You are expected to leverage your outstanding writing skills, life science acumen and tech experience to create accurate and engaging content that speaks to our audience and boosts engagement with Medidata’s  brand.

  • Writing and editing press releases for print and digital media

  • Writing and editing compelling content for industry publications and social media (blogs and websites)

  • Writing and editing thought leadership content for the company executive team

  • Conducting face-to-face and telephone interviews with various internal and external stakeholders (including company executives, regional and product marketing leads, sales and customers) to gather research and quotes used to develop content

  • Managing press release pipeline and approval process, ensuring that announcements are efficiently planned, written, approved and distributed in accordance with corporate/marketing strategy and goals

  • Tracking results of public relations efforts

Your Competencies:

  • Exceptional writing and editing skills

  • Deep experience in life sciences. Tech experience is a plus

  • A strong understanding of marketing and public relations principles

  • Able to think strategically and translate that thinking into planning and work products

  • Excellent planning skills and record of flawless execution

  • Self-driven; able to multitask and meet deadlines

  • Strong and effective

  • Successful project and process manager who is able to effectively interface with various stakeholders

  • Excellent interpersonal/influencing skills including ability to effectively build positive work relationships across the organization, including with executives

  • Demonstrated success  working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment

  • Curious; a good learner

  • Effectively work with discretion when handling confidential information

Your Education & Experience:

  • 5-10 years experience in public relations writing

  • 3-5 years experience in life sciences

  • Experience in hi tech considered a plus

  • B.S/B.A in journalism, public relations, communications, or a related field

Medidata is making a real difference in the lives of patients everywhere by accelerating critical drug and medical device development, enabling life-saving drugs and medical devices to get to market faster. Our products sit at the convergence of the Technology and Life Sciences industries, one of most exciting areas for global innovation. Nine of the top 10 best-selling drugs in 2017 were developed on the Medidata platform.

Medidata’s solutions have powered over 14,000 clinical trials giving us the largest collection of clinical trial data in the world. With this asset, we pioneer innovative, advanced applications and intelligent data analytics, bringing an unmatched level of quality and efficiency to clinical trials enabling treatments to reach waiting patients sooner.

EEO Statement

Medidata Solutions, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Medidata Solutions provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the law. Medidata Solutions complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.