Director, Corporate Affairs, Enterprise Media (US - Remote)



Marketing & Communications
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2023


If you feel like you’re part of something bigger, it’s because you are. At Amgen, our shared mission—to serve patients—drives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. We are global collaborators who achieve together—researching, manufacturing, and delivering ever-better products that reach over 10 million patients worldwide. It’s time for a career you can be proud of.

Director, Corporate Affairs, Enterprise Media


What you will do

Let’s do this! Let’s change the world! In this role you will be at the forefront of Amgen’s biggest news as a company spokesperson and media strategist on the global media relations team. The Director, Corporate Affairs, Enterprise Media Relations will be responsible for driving the reputation of Amgen and our priority products, pipeline and functions.

This position reports to the Executive Director, Corporate Affairs, Enterprise Media Relations, operating as a self-starter while working on a collaborative and impactful 4-member team. This position can sit remotely in the U.S. and does not need to be based in Thousand Oaks, CA.

In this role, you will need to:

  • Possess strong existing reporter relationships and a demonstrated track record of working with news media on a variety of topics from data and milestones to executive profile stories

  • Think not just reactively while managing unsolicited inquiries but also proactively about story ideas in collaboration with the Enterprise Content Team, the Global Commercial Organization communications team and Functional communications lead

  • Serve as a Company spokesperson, showing unflappable poise and confidence

  • Be an independent, self-starter who is also a team player

  • Appropriately interact with Amgen’s internal and external partners, patients and executives

  • Problem solve and quickly learn how to work within a matrixed organization

  • Have a hunger for learning about new media outlets and innovative tools, while also using data to inform decisions

  • Confidently deliver strategic recommendations and seek counsel from experts at other functions when needed

  • Give direction to PR agency partners as appropriate

  • Be prepared to travel to major conferences and events, occasional deskside briefings, as well as to Amgen sites in the U.S. or globally

  • Develop communications and media materials as appropriate

  • Exhibit excellent writing and interpersonal skills


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The professional we seek has these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 4 years of communications or public relations experience


Master’s degree and 7 years of communications or public relations experience


Bachelor’s degree and 9 years of communications or public relations experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 10-15 years of experience in communications with majority of time focused on media relations

  • Experience speaking with media, including around issues, for high-profile companies

  • Deep understanding of the biotechnology industry and communications environment (US required, major markets preferred)

  • Experience navigating drug approvals, data milestones and regulatory decisions

  • Demonstrated skills in delivering communications strategies and results in a complex organization

  • Understanding of corporate reputation and how to incorporate data into communications decisions

  • Ability to prioritize resources and effectively communicate with senior leadership

  • Knowledge of social media and digital communications strategy; employee communications; issues management and internal communications

  • Appreciation of nuanced, regulated and confidential information

  • Strong written, spoken and interpersonal communication skills with attention to detail; polished, poised presenter

  • Ability to productively navigate an exciting and dynamic environment

  • Strong critical thinking, problem-solving and planning skills

  • Collaboratively work with a diverse group of people and backgrounds

  • Attention to detail, ability to craft messages and develop presentations when needed

  • Entrepreneurial spirit, passion and creativity


What you can expect of us

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, we also work to care for our teammates’ professional and personal growth and well-being.

The annual salary range for this opportunity in the U.S. is $170,089 – $208,148.

In addition to the base salary, Amgen offers a Total Rewards Plan comprising health and welfare plans for staff and eligible dependents, financial plans with opportunities to save towards retirement or other goals, work/life balance, and career development opportunities including:

  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including a Retirement and Savings Plan with generous company contributions, group medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts.

  • A discretionary annual bonus program, or for field sales representatives, a sales-based incentive plan

  • Stock-based long-term incentives

  • Award-winning time-off plans and bi-annual company-wide shutdowns

  • Flexible work models, including remote work arrangements, where possible

for a career that defies imagination

In our quest to serve patients above all else, Amgen is the first to imagine, and the last to doubt. Join us.

If you’re seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you’ll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancers, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.