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Executive Writer, Office of the CEO

Company: Flagship Pioneering
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Job Description:

What if---you could join an organization that creates, resources, and builds life science bioplatform companies that invent breakthrough technologies to transform human health and sustainability?Flagship Pioneering has conceived of and created companies such as Moderna Therapeutics (NASDAQ: MRNA), Rubius Therapeutics (NASDAQ: RUBY), and Editas Medicines (NASDAQ: EDIT). Since its launch in 2000, Flagship has applied its unique hypothesis-driven innovation process to originate and foster more than 100 scientific ventures. In 2021, Flagship Pioneering was ranked 12th globally on Fortune's "Change the World" list, an annual ranking of companies that have made a positive social and environmental impact through activities that are part of their core business strategies.Position SummaryReporting to the Senior Partner and working closely with the Communications team, the Executive Writer will help shape and lead on implementing the FSP CEO positioning strategy. This person will write and create compelling and accurate communications content across all CEO channels and ensure the CEO has the support and information he needs to deliver on his comms activities. Here's How You'll Contribute

  • Work cross-functionally to ensure all internal and external communications from the CEO align with the positioning strategy and iterate on the strategy as needed with relevant stakeholders, in close coordination with the communications team and human capital team.
  • Systematically track correspondence and status of requests and responses.
  • Manage, in coordination with members of the Office of the CEO, correspondence and assist the CEO in generating executive-level communications including correspondence with employees, investors, foundations, etc., speeches and other formal presentations, reports, memos, and other printed materials.
  • Serve as CEO's liaison on writing projects with other functional groups
  • Update and ensure alignment of CEO Comms strategy across internal and external company priorities and company strategy
  • In coordination with the corporate development and communications teams, proactively seek out new opportunities for CEO comms in key channels in-line with the positioning strategy.
  • Proactively manage CEO news flow and discuss regularly with CEO and other stakeholders to ensure targeted and effective editorial planning.
  • Improve and adapt communications based on monitoring and relevant data collected by the external and enterprise comms teams to ensure maximum engagement and impact with key audiences.
  • Work closely with internal and external communications teams to ensure the CEO is adequately prepared for speaking engagements.
  • As requested, research topics of interest to the CEO
  • In coordination with the Office of Communications, support the President's active social media presence.
  • Working with FSP Communications may draft scripts for events, ceremonies, and dinners.
  • Working closely with the Dir., Media and Exec Operations and Communications team - ensure the CEO is prepared for public engagements. Help ensure delivery of timely and useful briefs, logistical clarity and ease, and effective story-driven messaging.
  • Support and enable CEO Comms team to proactively manage CEO news flow and deliver on an effective editorial and content plan.The Ideal Candidate Will Have
    • Impeccable attention to detail, strong prioritization skills, and agility to multi-task and change priorities quickly.
    • Must be able to set a professional tone, and level of support that contributes to a positive work environment.
    • High level of interpersonal skills, and emotional maturity a must.
    • Ability to build effective professional relationships with stakeholders including staff, board members, external partners, and donors.
    • Demonstrated pro-active approaches to problem solving.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Must be able to maintain composure under pressure and manage unforeseen situations.
    • Must be able to work independently and proactively, synchronizing rapidly to anticipate CEO's needs.
    • Requires flexibility and the ability to work after hours as required by the CEO
    • Extremely strong Microsoft Office skillsJoining Flagship Pioneering Will Allow You To
      • Make an impact as part of a Fortune "Change the World" company
      • Be energized by an exciting startup culture
      • Surround yourself with inspirational colleagues and leaders
      • Support innovative breakthroughs in health care and sustainability
      • Expand your horizons with opportunities for professional growth
      • Enjoy unparalleled employee benefits and rewards programsFlagship Pioneering and our ecosystem companies 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. Recruitment & Staffing Agencies: Flagship Pioneering and its affiliated Flagship Lab companies (collectively, "FSP") do not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than candidates. The submission of unsolicited resumes by recruitment or staffing agencies to FSP or its employees is strictly prohibited unless contacted directly by Flagship Pioneering's internal Talent Acquisition team. Any resume submitted by an agency in the absence of a signed agreement will automatically become the property of FSP, and FSP will not owe any referral or other fees with respect thereto.

Keywords: Flagship Pioneering, Cambridge , Executive Writer, Office of the CEO, Administration, Clerical , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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