(Full Time; Washington, DC)

JPA Health Communications is an award-winning integrated strategic marketing firm that designs and implements campaigns (corporate, brand, advocacy) for Biotech, pharmaceutical, non-profit and government clients and more. As leaders in influencer relations, JPA uses a targeted approach to reach the stakeholders who drive change and deliver measurable results.

JPA is currently searching for a bright and ambitious Account Executive that is interested in working in our D.C. office. The successful candidate will marry healthcare/life science traditional PR/advocacy, health policy and creative agency experience, be a self-starter comfortable with rolling up their sleeves, and working to develop new business opportunities, craft client proposals and develop pitches, and serve as task lead on a range of communications campaigns.

Required:

  • Prior agency experience: (2 – 3 years)
  • Proven media, advocacy relations, PR, public affairs/policy, strategy and creative marketing skills
  • A strong writing ability
  • Be detail oriented, demonstrate critical thinking, and possess a passion for healthcare communications

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage day-to-day account work, which may include: drafting a wide range of written materials, leading traditional and social media relations outreach, developing client content, including contributed articles, press releases, media pitches, and digital content
  • Act as a liaison between client, outside vendors and, as appropriate, other internal and external audiences (i.e., media, advocates, medical experts, other interest groups)
  • Manage the execution of PR and public affairs programs and campaigns, new product launches, events and other major media milestones
  • Demonstrate sound financial management, ensuring profitability of programs and projects, minimizing write-offs and account over-servicing, aiding collection of receivables and ensuring team billability/revenue targets are met
  • Occasionally supervise junior staff on various account projects and activities

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 2 – 3 years of communications experience – public relations (advocate engagement, media outreach, public affairs/policy, project management, event execution, etc.)
  • Healthcare communications experience (pharma/biotech, oncology, rare disease experience a plus)
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, flexibility and professional manner
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, manage several tasks simultaneously and work both independently and as a team
  • Solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite,
  • Understanding of the changing healthcare environment

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher (Required)

JPA offers a competitive benefits package including:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Employer healthcare, dental and vision options
  • 20 days of PTO
  • 401(k) with 5% employer match (immediately vested)
  • Monthly phone stipend
  • Flexible work schedule, and work from home days offered.

 Salary for this position is based on qualifications and experience.  JPA is an equal opportunity employer.

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