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Communications Specialist
Minneapolis, Minnesota  |  Remote
Contract Position
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Applied on November 27, 2021
Job Id #52164 Posted November 15, 2021

  • The Regulatory Communications Specialist partners with Regulatory leaders and functional communicators to deliver content strategy, digital planning, and message development and execution for key internal and external audiences.
  • We seek out and hire a diverse workforce at every level: We want fresh ideas and inclusive insights to continue to be an innovative industry leader — that’s why we make it a point to seek out, attract and develop employees who are patient-centric, passionate, and who represent the same wide variety of life experiences as our patients.
  • Handle the creation and implementation of multiple forms of strategic communication activities, programs and content to help drive Regulatory Affairs priorities
  •  Develop impactful presentations through narrative and visuals, including leader talking points, for key stakeholder audiences, both internal and external
  •  Write, edit, and publish internal stories, leader messages, videos, and other content in accordance with our content strategy
  •  Manage timelines, coordinate content input, and ensure narrative coherence for key stakeholder presentations
  •  Bachelors degree required
  •  Minimum of 5-7 years of marketing communications, or communications experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 5 years of communications experience
  •  Excellent verbal, writing, editing and organizational skills
  •  Effective collaboration with colleagues, teammates as directed; possess sense of teamwork. Superb people skills – must be comfortable working with colleagues both in person and remotely, across time zones and geographic regions
  •  Healthcare industry experience preferred
  •  Regulatory Affairs or FDA experience preferred
  •  Experience working with senior leaders
  •  Proven ability to effectively manage multiple tasks
  •  Experience with or working knowledge of programs and applications such as Microsoft Office 365, SharePoint, video development, and various desktop publishing
  •  High-level of skills in PowerPoint presentation creation and editing
Full responsibilities – for internal reference:
  •  Execute strategic communications plan including:
  •  Monthly Regulatory Policy Brief
  •  Advocacy Hub updates and news stories
  •  Organizational narrative supporting materials and socialization
  •  Manage editorial calendar and develop content
  •  Manage and grow online presence through internal communications tools like SharePoint and Yammer
  •  Develop compiling presentations and communications for key stakeholder audiences (i.e. regulatory agencies (Qtrly Mtg), Executive Committee, etc.)
  •  Create of videos/webinars regarding key and important newly published requirements, key emerging topics and strategic approach, standards work)
  •  Guide implementation of communication strategy and team narrative
  •  Consult on, review and execute key presentations, communications, and announcements including:
  •  Advocacy Playbook
  •  Leader briefings
  •  FDA University

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.


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