The Glover Park Group (GPG), a leading public affairs consulting firm, is seeking an experienced communications professional to join the firm’s Health practice. This position is based in Washington, D.C.


Responsibilities

  • Serve as client-facing lead on a diverse roster of health accounts. Products are highly regulated; experience creating and managing successful communications campaigns in a complex environment is essential. 
  • Craft persuasive strategic plans, messaging and related collateral materials tailored for different audiences. Strong writing abilities are critical to success in this position. 
  • Understanding of and/or keen interest in larger healthcare business and policy environment and a grasp of healthcare reporting trends.
  • Generate media outreach strategies and pitch stories on a regular basis. Journalism experience or track record with high-quality earned media placements is essential.
  • Demonstrate strong 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.
  • Work with other GPG divisions to deliver integrated services (from government relations and advertising to content development and public opinion research).

Qualifications

  • Experience in health care policy/consumer issues is a plus, but a willingness to specialize in health communications is critical.
  • Experience in all aspects of strategic communications, message development, message delivery, events and media relations
  • A BA/BS degree in a related field and a minimum of 6-9 years of relevant experience
  • A demonstrated capacity for leadership, communication and teamwork
  • Detail oriented and strong project management skills
  • Established media contacts in health care or general press