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Manager, Communications Design HCP



Marketing & Communications, Design
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Business Overview

We understand what makes people human and how they interact with their environment... and it's more than their demographic, their condition, or their profession. With over $17 Billion in marketplace clout, and part of the IPG Mediabrands family, Healix is an innovative global healthcare media agency with unparalleled buying power, preferred rates, and a proven track record for success. We’re a company filled with creative thinkers who are experts in healthcare, and who examine issues, brainstorm solutions, and recommend media engagement strategies based on insights that others often don’t see.

Position Overview

The Manager, Communications Design, is primarily in charge of campaign planning execution. In this role, you serve as primary back-up for Associate Media Director/Director in the day-to-day running of the account. You will also supervise the Senior Associates and Media Associates assigned to the group.

The HCP Communications Design team dynamically brings pharmaceutical brands to life through their actions. They are experts in audience and communications behavior, lead the creation of the dynamic omnichannel ecosystem approach, and work with partners to curate how a brand can best connect with healthcare professionals.


  • Works closely with the Strategy lead to develop the overall media strategy of assigned media plans, with knowledge of how each channel plays a critical role in the clients’ mix
  • Assists with the analysis and evaluation of partner proposals to prepare recommendations that best meet the media objectives and strategies of a plan
  • Oversees the media plan development and negotiations in tandem with the investment team
  • Provides specific work direction to Senior Associates & Associates within his/her group, making expectations and deadlines clear
  • Maintains procedures that produce effective and consistent internal communications to streamline requests and receipt of information and data from other departments within the agency
  • Partners with Senior Associates to review and double-check all document details to identify and correct all errors prior to review with AMDs
  • Functions as a primary point of contact with the clients and agency partners for all requests concerning media planning and strategy; maintains the best possible relationship with clients
  • Interprets, supervises, coordinates, and integrates, as necessary, all assigned media activities, including presentation and interpretation to the client, as required
  • Develops the digital media skills and knowledge base of those more junior as well as supervise, advise and counsel the group in all daily account activities
  • Is alert to new media and new methods of using existing media and new developments, and shares with the planning group of such developments.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Experience in an integrated planning role in media, publisher / vendor, or communications discipline (digital, content)
  • Media planning skills must be sufficient and able to be taught to junior team members
  • Ability to delegate, develop and oversee direct reports
  • Strong Presentational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and proven problem-solving ability
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, specifically Excel and Word
  • Knowledge and ability to use media tools such as Prisma, Doubleclick, MBOX, etc.
  • Healix does not require candidates to have a college degree

Desired Skills and Experience

  • 3-5+ years of relevant experience, including experience in the pharmaceutical category (HCP)
  • Two years of media supervisory experience preferred
  • Ability to think strategically
  • Entrepreneurial in spirit
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Ability to work effectively cross-functionally and maintain strong professional relationships with clients and other various outside vendors
  • Knowledge and passion for digital media space

We See You

At IPG Mediabrands, we are unified behind a commitment to fostering a culture of inclusion and belonging. Together, we shine through a set of shared values and behaviors. We take pride in our responsibility to our clients, communities, and to each other. We embrace differences and recognize the unique value that each of us brings to our community.

We encourage you to apply, as unique backgrounds, perspectives, and lived experiences are welcomed.

We See You at IPG Mediabrands.

Wage and Benefits

We offer a Total Rewards package that includes medical and dental coverage, 401(k) plans, flex spending, life insurance, disability, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program and paid family benefits to support you and your family. To give you the ability to better meet your personal needs, and in support of your physical and emotional well-being, you will receive discretionary time off days and company-wide Appreciation Weeks and Wellness Days.

We also offer a competitive Total Compensation package, including a competitive salary and eligibility for an annual discretionary incentive award or a relevant incentive award.

The salary range for this position is posted below. Where an employee or prospective employee is paid within this range will depend on, among other factors, actual ranges for current/former employees in the subject position, market considerations, budgetary considerations, tenure and standing with the Company (applicable to current employees), as well as the employee’s/applicant’s skill set, level of experience, and qualifications.

Employment Transparency

It is the policy of Mediabrands, division of the Interpublic group, to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, veteran status, disability, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990. The job description will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity. Essential and other job functions are subject to modification. Reasonable accommodations may be provided to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

For applicants to jobs in the United States: In compliance with the current Americans with Disabilities Act and state and local laws, if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position with Mediabrands, please email

About IPG Mediabrands

IPG Mediabrands is the media and marketing solutions division of Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). IPG Mediabrands manages over $47 billion in marketing investment globally on behalf of its clients across its full-service agency networks UM, Initiative and Mediahub and through its award-winning specialty business units Healix, Kinesso, MAGNA, Mediabrands Content Studio, Orion Holdings, Rapport, and the IPG Media Lab. IPG Mediabrands clients include many of the world’s most recognizable and iconic brands from a broad portfolio of industry sectors including automotive, personal finance, consumer product goods (CPG), pharma, health and wellness, entertainment, financial services, energy, toys and gaming, direct to consumer and e-commerce, retail, hospitality, food and beverage, fashion and beauty. The company employs more than 18,000 diverse marketing communication professionals in more than 130 countries. Learn more at

Salary Range
$80,000$90,000 USD