Public Relations Director

United States, NY, New York

Medidata: Powering Smarter Treatments and Healthier People

Medidata, a Dassault Systèmes company, is leading the digital transformation of life sciences, creating hope for millions of people. Medidata helps generate the evidence and insights to help pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and diagnostics companies, and academic researchers accelerate value, minimize risk, and optimize outcomes. More than one million registered users across 2,000+ customers and partners access the world's most trusted platform for clinical development, commercial, and real-world data. Known for its ground-breaking technological innovations, Medidata has supported more than 30,000 clinical trials and 9 million study participants. And Medidata’s ongoing commitment to infusing the patient voice into trial designs and solutions is helping to create a better and more inclusive experience for all participants in clinical studies. Medidata is involved in nearly 40% of company-initiated trial starts globally, with studies conducted in more than 140 countries. More than 70% of novel drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2022 were developed with Medidata software. Medidata is headquartered in New York City and has offices around the world to meet the needs of its customers. Discover more at and follow us @medidata.

Your Mission:

As Public Relations Director, you will report to the VP, Brand Marketing, to amplify the voice and visibility of the Medidata brand through a strategic narrative leveraging customer testimonials and innovation. 
Lead the global PR function, acting as the strategic advisor to executives and other internal stakeholders as it relates to media relations and external communications strategies
Create, set, and execute global PR strategy to support business goals
Manage PR agency in establishing an industry-best public relations organization for earned media including corporate initiatives, executive speaking engagements, and interview opportunities
Collaborate with subject matter experts in development of press releases, articles, and other relevant content
Proactively source newsworthy customer, product, and milestone stories
Analyze and report on campaign results and learnings
Maintain crisis management plan and act as the primary point of contact for related media inquiries
Establish and implement standard processes in partnership with cross functional teams including product teams, global counterparts, sales, legal etc. for efficient execution
Read, research, and stay abreast of relevant key industry themes, trends, and topics

Your Competencies:
- A strategic planner and storyteller who can synthesize large amount of information and distill key points clearly, succinctly, and quickly
- Extremely detail-oriented with superb writing and editing skills 
- Leads with creative, critical thinking, and problem-solving mindset
- Proven ability in driving timely execution with strong sense of accountability
- Outstanding organizational and project management skills

Your Education & Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in public relations, journalism, communications, or related field
-10-12 years of PR experience in PR agency or in-house corporate comms 
- Experience in tech, life sciences industry, and/or clinical development area preferred

The salary range posted below refers only to positions that will be physically based in New York City. As with all roles, Medidata sets ranges based on a number of factors including function, level, candidate expertise and experience, and geographic location. Pay ranges for candidates in locations other than New York City, may differ based on the local market data in that region. The base salary pay range for this position is $135,000 to $180,000.

Base pay is one part of the Total Rewards that Medidata provides to compensate and recognize employees for their work. Most sales positions are eligible for a commission on the terms of applicable plan documents, and many of Medidata’s non-sales positions are eligible for annual bonuses. Medidata believes that benefits should connect you to the support you need when it matters most and provides best-in-class benefits, including medical, dental, life and disability insurance; 401(k) matching; unlimited paid time off; and 10 paid holidays per year.


Diversity statement

As a game-changer in sustainable technology and innovation, Dassault Systèmes is striving to build more inclusive and diverse teams across the globe. We believe that our people are our number one asset and we want all employees to feel empowered to bring their whole selves to work every day. It is our goal that our people feel a sense of pride and a passion for belonging. As a company leading change, it’s our responsibility to foster opportunities for all people to participate in a harmonized Workforce of the Future.

Equal opportunity

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at 3DS are based on merit, qualifications and abilities. 3DS is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or medical or common conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, familial status, national origin, ancestry, age (40 and above), disability, veteran status, military service, application for military service, genetic information, receipt of free medical care, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. 3DS will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.
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