Careers

Our Current Positions

In order to be a great company, you have to have a great team. Cooney/Waters offers a fast-paced, team-oriented, collaborative environment with a culture of honesty, collegiality and opportunity for growth. If you are a communications professional who prides yourself on individual achievement, creativity, and an ability to plan strategically and execute with excellence, then you have the qualities we value. As a midsized healthcare public relations firm that is growing, we are always on the lookout for exceptional candidates who are highly motivated, talented and enthusiastic team players.

If you are interested in learning more about exciting career opportunities at Cooney/Waters in our New York City headquarters office, please send your resume and cover letter to: cooneycareers@unlimitedgroup.com.

Please mark clearly in the subject line which position you are interest in applying.


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Vice President – New York City

Cooney Waters Unlimited: Part of the global Health Unlimited Network

Health Unlimited is a growing global health consultancy and communications agency of 50+ specialists with unmatched experience, perspective and expertise that clients value. For more than 25 years we have been driving results for companies and organizations solving the world’s most complex and challenging health issues. Our US specialist agencies include Cooney Waters Unlimited and The Corkery Group Unlimited, a strategic consulting firm specializing in issue-oriented health and medical communications.

Founded in 1992, Cooney Waters Unlimited is mid-sized firm headquartered in New York City that provides the full range of public relations and public affairs services to health care, pharmaceutical and biotechnology enterprises in the non-profit, government, academic and industrial sectors throughout the world. Consistently ranked among the top independent health care agencies in the U.S., more than 45+ health care communications professionals are focused exclusively in health and science across many therapeutic areas and health industries. All clients, regardless of size, are provided direct involvement of a long-tenured senior team. Cooney Waters Unlimited has a culture of honesty, hard work, collegiality and respect.

The VP position is responsible for maintaining client success, profitability and growth of accounts; staff management and growth/development; and new and organic business growth. Previous experience in infectious diseases is a plus.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop and direct strategy and creative for at least $1 million of business (fee income)
  • Synthesize information and provide counsel on an ad hoc basis – orally and in writing
  • Developing plans and budgets – from research and creative ideas to writing program and budgets
  • Manage relationship building on behalf of and in service for clients: with third-party groups, thought leaders, etc.
  • Develop strategic consumer/patient awareness campaigns, including social media-driven programs
  • Identify and develop opportunities for growth of existing accounts
  • Supervise client activities and agency account team(s) from strategic vision to tactical execution, details and account administration
  • Oversee account team in day-to-day activities, including timelines, budget tracking, invoicing, team meetings, media monitoring, media strategy, producing client-ready written materials, event planning/coordination/conduct, competitive intelligence
  • Serve as a troubleshooter, identifying problems and also making an effort to find solutions
  • Manage junior staff and involve/inform senior management in a consistent manner – team-oriented up and down
  • Monitor staff development and identify needs and opportunities for training
  • Conduct performance reviews; identify goals and evaluate achievements
  • Make a significant contribution to growing agency’s business, through agency marketing and new biz proposal development

Email only please: cooneycareers@unlimitedgroup.com

Senior Account Executive – New York City

Cooney Waters Unlimited: Part of the global Health Unlimited Network

Health Unlimited is a growing global health consultancy and communications agency of 50+ specialists with unmatched experience, perspective and expertise that clients value. For more than 25 years we have been driving results for companies and organizations solving the world’s most complex and challenging health issues. Our US specialist agencies include Cooney Waters Unlimited and The Corkery Group Unlimited, a strategic consulting firm specializing in issue-oriented health and medical communications.

Founded in 1992, Cooney Waters Unlimited is mid-sized firm headquartered in New York City that provides the full range of public relations and public affairs services to health care, pharmaceutical and biotechnology enterprises in the non-profit, government, academic and industrial sectors throughout the world. Consistently ranked among the top independent health care agencies in the U.S., more than 45+ health care communications professionals are focused exclusively in health and science across many therapeutic areas and health industries. All clients, regardless of size, are provided direct involvement of a long-tenured senior team. Cooney Waters Unlimited has a culture of honesty, hard work, collegiality and respect.

The SAE position is responsible for implementing, and overseeing junior staff on, day-to-day activities for high-profile, fast-paced pharmaceutical accounts that encompass a broad spectrum of PR activities, including patient/caregiver un-branded awareness initiatives, issues management and product support. Previous experience in infectious diseases is a plus.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Support supervisor(s) in effective management of agency account activities from project planning to tactical execution, details and account administration.
  • Develop a range of audience-appropriate written materials.
  • Direct junior account staff and vendor relationships in execution of account projects
  • Contribute to creative brainstorming on tactics to meet client challenges.

Ideal Candidate

Qualified candidates will have 4+ years of public relations agency or combination of agency plus in-house or non-profit healthcare communications experience. Ideal candidates will have experience with social media marketing on multiple platforms including Facebook and Twitter, as well as with traditional media campaigns; skilled at juggling multiple projects on deadline (including comprehensive research, media list development and social/traditional media monitoring) with guidance from senior team members. Candidates should have experience with key product milestones (approval, launch) and disease awareness campaigns. Qualified candidates must be fast learner and motivated for success and growth of self, team and accounts; possess an ability to manage and direct individual activities, plus support junior staff, seek guidance from senior managers and keep everyone informed.

Email only please: cooneycareers@unlimitedgroup.com

Account Supervisor – New York City

Cooney Waters Unlimited: Part of the global Health Unlimited Network

Health Unlimited is a growing global health consultancy and communications agency of 50+ specialists with unmatched experience, perspective and expertise that clients value. For more than 25 years we have been driving results for companies and organizations solving the world’s most complex and challenging health issues. Our US specialist agencies include Cooney Waters Unlimited and The Corkery Group Unlimited, a strategic consulting firm specializing in issue-oriented health and medical communications.

Founded in 1992, Cooney Waters Unlimited is mid-sized firm headquartered in New York City that provides the full range of public relations and public affairs services to health care, pharmaceutical and biotechnology enterprises in the non-profit, government, academic and industrial sectors throughout the world. Consistently ranked among the top independent health care agencies in the U.S., more than 45+ health care communications professionals are focused exclusively in health and science across many therapeutic areas and health industries. All clients, regardless of size, are provided direct involvement of a long-tenured senior team. Cooney Waters Unlimited has a culture of honesty, hard work, collegiality and respect.

The Account Supervisor position is responsible for managing day-to-day activities for high-profile, fast-paced pharmaceutical accounts that encompass a broad spectrum of PR activities, including patient/caregiver un-branded awareness initiatives, issues management and product support. Previous experience in infectious diseases is a plus.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Contribute strategic/creative ideas for tactics to meet client challenges.
  • Project management of agency account activities from project planning to tactical execution, details and account administration.
  • Develop a range of audience-appropriate written materials.
  • Direct junior account staff and vendor relationships in execution of account projects
  • Play active role in client and team meetings; help determine and manager work flow, assignments and deadlines
  • Provide quality control, maintains budgets, including management of invoices and activity reports

Ideal Candidate

Qualified candidates will have 5+ years of public relations agency or combination of agency plus in-house pharmaceutical/corporate or non-profit healthcare communications experience. Ideal candidates will have experience with traditional and social media campaigns; financial management experience with budgets $500,000+; skilled at juggling multiple projects on deadline, with guidance from senior team members. Candidates will have experience with media relations, scientific data announcements, product launches, scientific meetings as well as familiarity with the FDA. Qualified candidates must be fast learner and motivated for success and growth of self, team and accounts; possess an ability to manage and direct individual activity, plus support junior staff, seek guidance from senior managers and keep everyone informed.

Email only please: cooneycareers@unlimitedgroup.com

Assistant Account Executive – New York City

Cooney Waters Unlimited: Part of the global Health Unlimited Network

Health Unlimited is a growing global health consultancy and communications agency of 50+ specialists with unmatched experience, perspective and expertise that clients value. For more than 25 years we have been driving results for companies and organizations solving the world’s most complex and challenging health issues. Our US specialist agencies include Cooney Waters Unlimited and The Corkery Group Unlimited, a strategic consulting firm specializing in issue-oriented health and medical communications.

Founded in 1992, Cooney Waters Unlimited is mid-sized firm headquartered in New York City that provides the full range of public relations and public affairs services to health care, pharmaceutical and biotechnology enterprises in the non-profit, government, academic and industrial sectors throughout the world. Consistently ranked among the top independent health care agencies in the U.S., more than 45+ health care communications professionals are focused exclusively in health and science across many therapeutic areas and health industries. All clients, regardless of size, are provided direct involvement of a long-tenured senior team. Cooney Waters Unlimited has a culture of honesty, hard work, collegiality and respect.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Support supervisor(s) in effective management of agency account activities from project planning to tactical execution, details and account administration
  • Develop a range of audience-appropriate written materials
  • Conduct account research
  • Develop and maintain media lists
  • Oversee social media and traditional media monitoring
  • Implement and development project timelines, event and organizational checklists
  • Participate in a team approach to account management

Ideal Candidate

Qualified candidates will have 0-1 years of public relations agency or other communications experience (either full-time or internship equivalent experience). Ideal candidates will have experience with social media marketing on multiple platforms including Facebook and Twitter, as well as with traditional media campaigns; skilled at juggling multiple projects on deadline with guidance from senior team members. Qualified candidates must be fast learner and motivated for success and growth of self, team and accounts.

Email only please: cooneycareers@unlimitedgroup.com