Communications Specialist

Communication & Investor Relations · Monrovia, California
Department Communication & Investor Relations
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Xencor is an innovative, clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company located in the Los Angeles area—near Pasadena—and in San Diego. We use our pioneering XmAb® technology to discover and develop better biotherapeutics, antibodies and cytokines with improved function, with the goal of improving patient outcomes and quality of life. We have an excellent opportunity for a Communications Specialist to join our team.


Our protein engineering capabilities and the modular nature of our XmAb technology allow us to quickly identify and create new platforms and drug candidates for potential development. We are advancing a deep clinical pipeline of novel drug candidates, including eight bispecific antibodies and two engineered cytokines, and more programs are expected to start clinical testing in 2022. We also leverage our many XmAb technologies by collaborating with leading global biopharmaceutical companies, including Genentech and Janssen Biotech, among others, and including our partnerships, 20 XmAb drug candidates are advancing through clinical development. Three XmAb medicines, to treat patients with a range of serious illnesses, such as aggressive lymphoma, rare blood disorders and COVID-19, are now marketed worldwide by partners.


Our employees are the most important factor in our success, and we have assembled a highly talented group from diverse backgrounds and disciplines to execute our business plan and shape our future. Xencor employees’ value new ideas and flexibility and demand from each other scientific rigor, a passion for innovation, and a willingness to take risks.



Responsible for supporting overall business image, strategies and objectives through internal and external communications tasks and contributing to departmental projects and activities.


Job Duties Include:

  • Contributes to the design and implementation of a communications program to expand and enhance the company’s communications with external and internal stakeholders
  • Supports and plans internal communications, such as town hall meetings and corporate intranet content
  • Supports employee engagement activities in partnership with Human Resources
  • Partners with department leaders to support their communications needs
  • Assists with creating and updating external and supportive communications materials, such as press releases, scripts, website content, Q&A documentation, presentations, etc.
  • Applies and provides brand guidance for the creation of Xencor-branded materials
  • Supports broad-based communications/IR activities, coordinates schedules and prepares background materials for spokespeople
  • Maintains investor relations and public disclosure tracking databases
  • Coordinates social media activities, including calendar planning, implementation, drafting, monitoring and reporting
  • Oversees media monitoring and reviews news sources for competitive information, industry trends and strategic opportunities
  • Supports the day-to-day needs and special projects for the corporate communications and IR department
  • Adheres to all department and company-wide policies regarding conduct, performance and procedures
  • Performs other duties as required.


Job Qualifications:

Position requires a bachelor’s degree; preferred background in biotech or biology and/or business, journalism, etc., and at least 3 years related experience including agency or corporate experience.  Experience working in the biotech/pharma industry preferred.


Position also requires:

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization
  • Strong functional knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office applications and WordPress
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work after hours, including weekends as needed
  • Strong understanding of the correlation between business strategy and communications
  • Knowledge of business-relevant social media platforms and best practices
  • Ability to travel to investor/medical/scientific conferences as needed.

Physical, Mental and Environment Demands:

The physical, mental and working environment demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the primary functions of this position.


The physical demands of the office are normally associated with extended amounts of time sitting and using office equipment, including a computer, keyboard and mouse, which can cause muscle strain. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk and sit. Periodic light lifting of supplies and materials may apply.


Specific mental demands for the position are listed above under requirements.  In addition, mental demands for this position include:

  • Ability to multitask without loss of efficiency or accuracy, including the ability to perform multiple duties from multiple sources.
  • Ability to work and sustain attention with distractions and/or interruptions.
  • Ability to interact appropriately with a variety of individuals including vendors, customers and clients.
  • Ability to maintain regular attendance and be punctual.
  • Ability to understand, remember and follow verbal and written instructions.


Occasional travel may be required, including travel between Xencor’s Monrovia and San Diego offices. Work for this position is generally performed at Xencor’s worksite and requires full-time commitment.


Xencor requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.  Being fully vaccinated means that at least two weeks have passed since an individual’s final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen, including any boosters recommended by the CDC.  New employees will be required to provide proof of their fully COVID-19 vaccinated status as of their start date unless an exemption or accommodation is approved. 

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Statement

The Company will provide reasonable accommodations (such as a qualified sign language interpreter or other personal assistance) with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please contact


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement

The Company is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.


Xencor does not accept profiles or resumes from recruiting vendors without a binding written agreement. Any unsolicited submission of services and or resumes in no way creates an obligation or duty by Xencor, implied or otherwise.


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  • Location
    Monrovia, California
  • Department
    Communication & Investor Relations
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience