Our commitment to people with muscle diseases
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Director, Corporate Communications

Department: 204 Corporate Communications

Location: Waltham, MA

Company Overview:

Dyne Therapeutics is building a leading muscle disease company dedicated to advancing innovative life-transforming therapeutics for people living with genetically driven diseases. With its proprietary FORCE™ platform, Dyne is developing modern oligonucleotide therapeutics that are designed to overcome limitations in delivery to muscle tissue seen with other approaches. Dyne’s broad portfolio of therapeutic candidates for serious muscle diseases includes programs for myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1), Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD). For more information, please visit https://www.dyne-tx.com/, and follow us on TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook.

Role Summary:

Reporting to the Vice President, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to lead the development and execution of communications platforms that bring our corporate brand to life. Dyne is seeking an experienced individual to manage the company’s externally facing corporate communications, which includes media relations, company and executive awareness, digital and social media, product, and pipeline communications, as well as to support internal communications. The ideal candidate will have experience developing communications strategies and managing creative brand awareness programs across multiple channels and audiences. This is a highly visible role where you will have regular interaction with executives and across various functions and teams in this rapidly growing organization, including Medical Affairs, Clinical, Finance, Research, Legal and Human Resources, and the opportunity to engage with external parties such as media, agencies, and experts.

This role is based in Waltham, MA without the possibility of being a remote role.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Manage the development and execution of communications plans and initiatives aligned with our corporate goals to extend company awareness with key stakeholders and support the business
  • Collaborate regularly with other functions within the company and outside agencies to elevate key corporate milestones, create compelling storylines to drive media coverage and increase brand awareness   
  • Create comprehensive digital media plan incorporating various platforms (social, web, video), developing creative content and design, ensuring messaging consistency and measuring success; manage Dyne social media accounts
  • Cultivate relationships with key media stakeholders and serve as media contact for inquiries
  • Draft communications materials, including news releases, Q&A documents, talking points, messaging platforms, interview briefs, corporate presentations, social media, website copy and other digital content
  • Design and implement a comprehensive executive thought leadership strategy
  • Collaborate with multiple functions on pipeline milestones and data readouts, develop and manage effective crisis communications  
  • Partner with Medical Affairs on patient engagement initiatives and work closely with HR to enhance the visibility of Dyne with potential employees
  • Collaborate with HR on the execution of internal communications that drive engagement in our business and culture, including managing new programs and channels

 Education and Skills Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing/public relations, journalism, English or related discipline
  • 8-10 years of corporate communications experience with demonstrated track record of developing communication strategies that advance business objectives; experience in life sciences industry preferred
  • Experience in driving results in media relations, digital and social media, and pipeline/product communications
  • Strong writing skills in a variety of areas, from scientific information and data to creative writing
  • Ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships with all levels of the organization and to be a self-directed team player
  • Detail-oriented, with strong organizational and analytical skills  
  • Ability to handle multiple projects, prioritize and meet budget and deadlines while operating in a fast-paced, dynamic environment  
  • Ability to present and express ideas and information clearly and confidently in a manner appropriate to audience, whether verbal or written
  • Ability to travel periodically as required

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principles functions for this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance workload.

This description is not intended to be constructed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements for the position. This position may change or assume additional duties at any time.  The employee may be requested to perform different or additional duties as assigned. All Employees are expected to adhere to all company policies and act as a role model for company values.

Dyne Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

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