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Director - Publications

Nestle Purina PetCare

Last Updated: 4/11/21

Job Description

Director - Publications Job Description

Job Summary:


The Purina Institute is a new global communication function that is the ‘voice of Purina science’, representing over 500 scientists dedicated to changing lives of dogs and cats through superior nutrition. We are looking for a highly experienced and motivated individual to join us as the Director of Publications, to lead our team of experienced and passionate scientific writers. We are looking for a scientist who has a proven track record of managing communication teams, developing content for both medical and consumer audiences.


At the Purina Institute you will be learning, challenging yourself, and having fun in a fast-paced creative environment while collaborating with teammates who are passionate about pets, nutrition, and communicating science in a highly engaging and understandable way.


Job Responsibilities:


 Lead, manage and develop a team of experienced scientific writers, responsible for producing engaging narratives for professionals and consumers based on sound scientific research
 Build a comprehensive and multi-year editorial calendar to support the Purina Institute brand plans.
 Working closely with the Directors of Communications and Scientific Programs & Events, define & implement the Brand Plans
 Partner with internal and external subject matter experts and scientists to lead the publication strategy for key tactics including congress abstracts, presentations, and manuscripts.
 Represent the Purina Institute as a technical expert and provide strong editorial and additional writing capacity and competencies when required.

Job Requirements:


We are looking for a scientist (advanced level degree) or veterinarian, ideally with a strong nutrition background, who has experience of working in industry (pet food, veterinary pharmaceutical or human food) or at a communications/consulting agency.
Strong track record in communications including digital, with 10+ years experience - marketing, copywriting or journalism
Proven success in managing and developing communication teams, managing multi-projects, collaborating and working successfully with multiple stakeholders and across multi-functional teams.
Experience of communicating scientific information to both scientific and non-scientific audiences including publishing in peer reviewed journals and /or scientific conferences.

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Company Details


Nestle Purina PetCare

Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

Nestlé Purina PetCare has been advancing pet nutrition for over 80 years. Our team of over 18,000 employees and 400 scientists, including nutritionists, aim to develop products that deliver comprehensive nutrition to help ensure the long healthy lives of pets and make discoveries that can further enhance the lives of pets everywhere. Nestlé Purina is focused on delivering world-class products with...