Jennifer Ringler, MS
I am a freelance writer, journalist, editor, and public relations specialist in the B2B and consumer science, healthcare, and pharmaceutical space. I'm currently accepting inquiries for new projects.
I have been a health communicator since 2010 and a journalist since 2005. I have worked as a reporter, writer, editor, and PR professional for biotechnology companies, pharmaceutical trade publications, general consumer health magazines, and health-related non-profits.
I am currently freelance/remote Director of Public Relations for EnvisionHealth, serving clients in the healthcare IT/data management space.
I most recently worked as Associate Manager, Content Development and Public Relations at Caladrius Biosciences, a biotechnology cell therapy development company. Here, I wrote and edited brochures, newsletters, articles, white papers, and press releases. I also identified appropriate media opportunities for Caladrius, participated in communications efforts tied to clinical trial enrollment efforts, and kept abreast of cell therapy and immunotherapy research and other research of interest to the biotech industry. My past roles have included public relations, media relations, account management, editorial, and reporter positions at pharmaceutical PR agencies, non-profit health- and science-focused foundations, and Pharmaceutical Executive magazine.
In 2013 I earned my Master of Science in Health Communication from Boston University. The graduate program was a challenging combination of science classes such as Biology of Disease, Epidemiology, and Nutrition, along with communications classes such as Marketing and Public Relations. I hold a BA in Writing from William Paterson University of NJ.
Director, Public Relations, EnvisionHealth (June 2017 - Present)
Associate Manager, Content Development & Public Relations, Caladrius Biosciences (November 2014 - June 2017)
Project highlight: Company rebranding, May 2015 -- Developed new company mission andvision statement, boilerplate description, and internal- and external-facing talking points and Q&A for renaming/rebranding.
Senior Account Executive, Berry & Co. Public Relations (January - October 2014)
Project highlight: Planned, coordinated, and executes live online webinar regarding treatment for thyroid cancer--managed relationship with audio/visual vendor,hotel and conference room logistics, media outreach via traditional and social media. Resulted in 50+online webinar attendees including advocacy organization leaders and patient bloggers.
Health and Science Editor, The Skin Cancer Foundation (July - December 2013)
Project highlight: Wrote and developed Heads up!, a PowerPoint presentation and education program that provides beauty professional, including hairstylists and aestheticians with tips on what to look for and how to speak to their clients if they spot a suspicious lesion.
Associate Editor of Consumer Health, Remedy Health Media (July 2012 - February 2013)
Project highlight: Organized management of annual healthy holiday product review--corresponded with manufacturers, requested product samples, maintained Excel spreadsheets and organization of samples received, tested and evaluated products, selected products to feature, and wrote product descriptions.
Associate Editor, Pharmaceutical Executive (August 2010 - July 2012)
Project highlight: Interviewed 2011 Healthcare Businesswomen's Association Woman of theYear, Pfizer's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall. Wrote cover story based on interview,discussing her childhood, professional history, inspiration, leadership style, and views on women and diversity in leadership and science.
Senior Editor, The Licensing Book (September 2008 â€“ August 2010)
Project highlight: Interviewed Tom Wilson, author and illustrator of Ziggy comics, wrote feature article based on interview.Â
William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ
Bachelor of English/Writing and Bachelor of Philosophy
GPA 3.5; Dean's List, Graduated with Honors (Cum Laude) May 2005
Boston University, Boston, MA
Master of Science in Health Communication
GPA 3.9, May 2013
Rutgers University School of Business, New Brunswick, NJ
Digital Marketing certificate