Account Supervisor, Health


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Position Details

Account Supervisor, Health
Chicago Illinois
Chicago (Hybrid), IL

The Health teamhasan exciting opportunity for an Account Supervisor to help manage communications and marketing initiatives for a leading diagnostics company. The role offers direct engagement with clients, partnership with Edelman’s integrated specialty disciplines, and exposure across the Health practice and broader Edelman network.

This opportunity is perfect for a smart, passionate PR professional who would like to grow their career in healthcare communications.


  • Serve as day-to-day client contact; partner with account leads and specialty groups to address client needs quickly, thoughtfully, and effectively 
  • Oversee operational performance of accounts, ensuring quality work, timeline, and budget adherence 
  • Play a major role in creation of communications plans and goals; ensure tactical programs are carried out that track toward them 
  • Integrate with cross-functional colleagues, including Digital, Planning, and Creative, to elevate programming 
  • Demonstrate tactical proficiency in media relations, including creating and driving both traditional and social media outreach plans 
  • Manage development and editing of written content for healthcare professionals and consumers 
  • Consistently partner with junior staff and account team leadership to produce high-quality work product 
  • Oversee account junior staff by motivating, coaching, and consistently providing timely and actionable feedback 
  • Contribute to business growth through introducing clients to new capabilities, building network of industry contacts, and participating in relevant professional organizations

Basic Qualifications:

  • At least four years of full-time experience in public relations and/or related fields including advertising, management consulting, and media 
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (public relations, communications, English, advertising, journalism, business)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent storytelling, writing and presentation skills 
  • Experience serving as a daily client contact 
  • Management and leadership skills, as well as a proven track record of success in executing fast-moving, large-scale campaigns at the strategic and tactical level 
  • Ability to manage budgets and timelines on sizable pieces of business to achieve client goals 
  • Experience with and knowledge of social and earned media, particularly in the health sector

$67,000 - $94,000 a year.

An employee’s pay position within the salary range will be based on several factors including, but not limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, seniority, geographic location, performance, travel requirements, revenue-based metrics, any contractual agreements, and business or organizational needs. The range listed is just one component of DJEH’s total compensation package for employees. Other rewards may include annual bonuses, a Paid Time Off policy, and region-specific benefits.

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