Kenilworth, New Jersey

Job Description

Our Policy & Communications teams collaborate with governments and policy organizations at local and national levels. We address legislative and regulatory issues that promote and protect the discovery of innovative medicine, vaccines and animal health products while improving and protecting patient access to care. We take great care to monitor and manage the reputation of our company communicating the work we do to improve lives. The Associate Director of Social Media is a knowledgeable, creative and motivated colleague who will develop and execute best in class social media content development, publishing, monitoring and engaging across our global company social media channels. The primary activities include, and are not limited to, the following: 
Expertise / Skillset:
  • Direct management and responsibility for 4+ social media channels
  • Day-to-day strategic content planning and coordination with diverse business stakeholders
  • Paid media knowledge and management through planning and oversight for content and ad unit strategy, and budget management partnering with media buying agency of record
  • Self-starter with global network of Organon community managers and content creators, demonstrating knowledge and coordinating across markets on best practices and legal/compliance operations, as well as serving as Headquarters social media point of contact.
  • On-site and self-sufficient during virtual, and in-person company events for real-time publishing and interactions
  • Ability to work within company’s legal and compliance policies
  • Independently prepared for and use of crisis management as needed
  • Expert knowledge, compliance, self-directed practice and engagement with senior team as reverse social media mentor
  • Social media marketing knowledge to advance above brand campaigns for marketing teams
Required Experience and Skills
  • Production design for social media creative
  • Planning, strategizing and managing content for publishing across multiple social media channels
  • Paid social media planning and ad units by platform
  • Working in a fast-paced, cross-functional environment 
  • Successfully working on multiple projects at one time 
  • Agency partnership and management
Education Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelors degree required
  • Minimum seven-years experience in social and digital marketing
Preferred Experience and Skills:
  • Production/graphic design and video editing capabilities preferred
  • Proficient copy writing and editorial skills
  • Ability to thrive under tight timelines when needed
  • Comfortable working in highly matrixed environment of multiple teams and agencies
  • Proven communication and project planning skills
Our Human Health Division maintains a “patient first, profits later” ideology. The organization is comprised of sales, marketing, market access, digital
analytics and commercial professionals who are passionate about their role in bringing our medicines to our customers worldwide.  


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Requisition ID:R87939

Kenilworth, New Jersey

Today's Merck is a global healthcare leader working to help the world be well. Merck is known as MSD outside the United States and Canada. Through our prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, and consumer care and animal health products, we work with customers and operate in more than 140 countries to deliver innovative health solutions. We also demonstrate our commitment to increasing access to healthcare through far-reaching policies, programs and partnerships. For more information, visit

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