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Friday, February 22, 2013

Weber Shandwick announces the promotion of Jim McCartney to vice president

The Minneapolis office of Weber Shandwick announces the promotion of Jim McCartney to vice president, Healthcare. Since joining the firm in 2006, McCartney has worked on a number of award-winning healthcare communications programs. His team’s work has been recognized with a Silver Anvil from the Public Relations Society of America and PRWeek’s “Healthcare Campaign of the Year.”
McCartney researches and writes white papers, scientific articles, editorial commentaries, science writers’ guides, video scripts, blogs, speeches and other materials about a variety of science and health topics. He also does work in crisis communications, media analysis, communications audits and market development planning.
Before joining Weber Shandwick, McCartney worked as a business reporter at the St. Paul Pioneer Press, where his most recent beat was the business of healthcare and the medical device industry. A highly accomplished journalist, he received more than two dozen state, regional and national newspaper awards in every major category of business writing.
McCartney has a Master of Arts degree in journalism and mass communications with a minor in business and economics from the University of Minnesota, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Carleton College, where he graduated with honors.