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Director, Corporate and Digital Communications

Frequency Therapeutics (Nasdaq: FREQ) is a leader in the development of medicines designed to activate progenitor cells within the body to treat degenerative diseases. The company’s lead product candidate, FX-322, is a potential disease modifying therapy designed to regenerate damaged auditory hair cells to improve hearing function. In a Phase 1/2 study of FX-322, the company observed clinically meaningful improvement in key measures of hearing function in patients with sensorineural hearing loss, the most common form of hearing loss. A Phase 2a study commenced in Q4 2019. The Frequency progenitor cell activation (PCA) approach stimulates progenitor cells to create functional tissue and the company is researching an array of additional degenerative diseases where PCA may be applied, including a discovery program in multiple sclerosis.

Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs, the Director, Corporate and Digital Communications will focus on helping to build visibility for the company across a broad array of stakeholder groups using multiple channels and platforms. This individual will work with media and investors, patient advocates and policy makers, as well as scientific, academic and business partners. They will also work closely with the executive leadership team on thought leadership and corporate visibility initiatives, internal communications and community programs as the company continues to grow and expand its portfolio of clinical and pre-clinical assets.

Candidates must have experience in managing complex communications issues, and planning for and responding to matters critical to the organization. Candidates also must have a deep interest in science and innovation, excellent writing skills, and an ability to translate complex information into materials that can be understood by a lay audience through earned, owned and shared communications.

 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Play an integral role in the development of Frequency’s story and narrative, working to help effectively position the company as it advances its pipeline of innovative therapies
  • Help differentiate the company’s regenerative medicine approach from competitors across therapeutic areas
  • Lead social media and digital engagement, defining the company’s broader online engagement strategy and programs
  • Work closely with patient advocacy organizations and KOLs to drive an understanding of our science and our patient-focused mission
  • Drive key company announcements and support development of all written communications materials
  • Assist in building an internal communications function and work to build our focus and presence in the communities where we operate
  • Assist in devising media strategy and managing issues and maintain corporate calendar to help align corporate affairs functions
  • Identify key issues that may potentially impact company reputation and work on corporate branding efforts
  • Help to supervise agency partners to drive tactical execution of communications strategies

 

Skills and Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience in corporate communications, including in-house roles at a biotech/pharma company, or a healthcare communications agency
  • Working knowledge of the biotech industry and associated media relations experience
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills and attention to detail
  • A deep understanding of evolving social landscape and how to effectively engage in highly regulated markets
  • Intellectual curiosity and eagerness to take on new opportunities and expand skills
  • An ability to work well under pressure, successfully navigating ambiguity and can succeed in a rapidly changing, fast-paced environment
  • A strong executive presence and outstanding interpersonal skills; ability to successfully influence without authority and effectively work across functions
  • Excellent judgment and decision-making skills

 

Corporate Culture:

A fundamental belief held by the Frequency Therapeutics team is that we have the best chance to achieve our mission by bringing together our collective problem-solving and leadership skills into a single, collaborative front. We look for people who envelop competence and self-awareness, retain the courage to state thoughts, wants and needs, and have the ability to make good judgment calls and decisions. We want people who are undeterred by uncertainty, convert adversity into opportunity, and turn understanding into action while driving motivation for the team at large.

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Director, Corporate and Digital Communications

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