The Glover Park Group (GPG), a leading strategic communications and government relations firm, is seeking an experienced communications professional to join the firm’s Strategic Communications practice. This position is within the practice’s Health group, whose clients represent diverse organizations in the sector, including hospitals and health systems, insurers, professional membership organizations, non-profits, advocacy groups and coalitions, research universities and institutes, biotechnology companies, venture capital firms, diagnostics companies and more.


Responsibilities

  • Serve as day-to-day, client-facing communications lead on a diverse roster of health accounts
  • Craft and deliver persuasive strategic plans, messaging and collateral materials tailored for different audiences. The ability to simplify complex technical, legislative, regulatory, legal or other issues will be key
  • Project management, including workplans, setting and meeting deadlines, managing colleague contributors, and monitoring of account budgets and needs
  • Generate media outreach strategies and pitch stories on a regular basis. Journalism experience or track record with high-quality earned media placements is essential
  • Display keen understanding of key aspects of the health sector and policy environment, an excellent grasp on healthcare reporting trends, and desire to expand into new areas
  • Demonstrate excellent client-relations skills – responsive, professional, helpful
  • React quickly to emerging issues, urgent client requests and challenging media environment
  • Contribute to firm’s new business process and efforts
  • Collaborate to deliver integrated services with other GPG divisions (from government relations and advertising to content development and public opinion research)

Qualifications

  • A BA/BS degree in a related field and 6-10 years of relevant communications experience, preferably within the health sector
  • Experience with developing and managing integrated communications campaigns, drawing from multiple disciplines including media relations, government relations, advertising, and public opinion research, in-house or at a public relations agency
  • Experience working with coalitions and advocacy groups is a plus
  • Experience working with reporters and established media contacts
  • A self-starter with a passion for expanding their knowledge and skills
  • Strong strategic thinker with understanding of how larger business and public policy landscape impacts clients’ communications abilities and needs
  • Experience and ambition for sourcing and/or successfully leading efforts to obtain new business
  • A demonstrated capacity for leadership, communication, adaptability, resourcefulness, teamwork and collegiality within a tight-knit team