Marketing Communications Manager

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Scipher Medicine develops innovative diagnostic tests to determine drug response and targeted therapies using its proprietary personalized medicine platform based on molecular technology. Our platform allows us to interpret genomic data to gain unique insights into disease biology so patients with even the most complex diseases can achieve optimal health outcomes.

With only about 1 out of 3 patients adequately responding to anti-tumor necrosis (anti-TNF) therapies, the world’s largest selling drug class, we developed our flagship test, PrismRA™, to predict response to these drugs, thereby ensuring patients receive the most effective therapies from day one. Scipher is transforming the traditional diagnostics business model by working closely with payers to change the way medications will be prescribed, saving both insurers and patients billions wasted in ineffective prescription costs. This is a unique opportunity to join a promising venture at an early stage to tackle some of the biggest problems in healthcare.

We are proud of our passionate, high-performance, mission-driven culture – one based on a set of values that are the cornerstone of who we are and how we hold ourselves accountable. Founded in 2015, we are based in Waltham, MA and currently expanding across all functions within the organization. We are backed by Khosla Ventures, Northpond Ventures, Alumni Ventures and Tachyon Ventures, and are well capitalized to execute our vision of launching a personalized medicine platform that transforms patients’ lives. Check us out at and follow us on LinkedIn.

The Role: The Manager of Corporate Communications will have overall responsibility to develop, implement and manage Scipher Medicine’s internal and external communication strategy. This position creates, plans, and executes corporate communication programs to effectively deliver corporate messages to key audiences to achieve Scipher’s goals. In collaboration with the leadership team, this position will be responsible for optimizing messaging alignment between the corporate brand and the product brand. The position is also responsible for oversight of employee communications including leadership messages, town hall meetings, organizational announcements and other strategies focused on employee engagement.

Where: Waltham, MA.

What will I do?

  • Lead the development of all external and internal communication strategies and programs strongly linked to Scipher’s business strategy.
  • Lead the development of Scipher’s corporate narrative and key messages that serve as the core communications platform.
  • Serve as a trusted advisor to the company’s executive management team regarding communication strategies and tactics. Provide recommendations for messaging and communications channels to executive team.
  • Lead the development of all Scipher’s public relations core materials including creation, review and approval of non-financial press releases, company statements and corporate presentations.
  • Collaborate with the leadership team to promote Scipher’s through social media.
  • Serve as a spokesperson and lead point person on Scipher’s media interactions that help promote and/or impact the organization.
  • Prioritize executive speaking/thought leadership opportunities, prepare talking points, speeches, presentations and other supporting material as needed.
  • Manage the internal corporate website and ensure alignment of the corporate brand across external audiences

Minimum Education and Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Advertising/Public Relations or related field required.
  • 5+ years of successful work experience in corporate communications or public relations roles

Preferred Skills And Competencies:

  • Demonstrated ability to develop a corporate communications strategy within a startup environment including internal and external audiences.
  • Collaborative team player able to influence thinking, forge strategic alliances and build consensus to drive results.
  • Advanced knowledge of multi-media communications platforms
  • Excellent writing, editing, communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to produce clear, compelling and motivating communications

To all recruitment agencies: Scipher Medicine does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, or Scipher Medicine employees. Scipher Medicine is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Scipher Medicine is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. Scipher will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.


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