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Account Executive, Federal Government Practice

Washington DC (Hybrid)

JPA Health is hiring!  

JPA Health is a fully integrated marketing, communications, and advocacy agency serving clients from emerging biotech and wellness sectors to established pharmaceutical companies and federal clients. We work exclusively within the health space. We share our clients’ commitment to making people healthier. In fact, some might say we are obsessed with improving and protecting lives. 

JPA is diverse in many ways, but we have these things in common: We like our jobs, clients, and each other. We build each other up. We work collaboratively. We push ourselves to think bigger, be better and do more.  Check out our sizzle reel here!

JPA is currently searching for an Account Executive to join our collaborative and team-oriented environment in the D.C. office. The ideal candidate for the position will have PR agency or comparable experience supporting federal health communication projects, a strong work ethic, be a dependable team member, and be able to work well with a large, interdisciplinary team. 

The successful candidate for this role is a detail-oriented, organized, and flexible communicator with interest working on health and social marketing campaigns for federal health agencies.  


  • Support day-to-day account work on federal health communication projects across a range of tasks, including formative research, product/materials development, dissemination, earned media, partner outreach/engagement, and evaluation.   
  • Own tasks and assignments outright and work as part of a team to advance client projects and activities.  
  • Originate high-quality written content and materials for a wide range of digital and print channels (e.g., webpages, talking points, fact sheets, social media content, presentations, etc.). 
  • Collaborate with JPA’s in-house creative and production team to develop messages, creative concepts, and other communications products.  
  • Work with JPA’s research team to support primary and secondary research and help synthesize/apply findings to communication campaigns and products.   
  • Support partnerships on behalf of clients/projects, including managing partner outreach, preparing partner briefing materials, and developing partner-specific communications products.   
  • Support business development efforts, including proposal writing and coordination.  
  • Contribute to agency-wide initiatives with senior team members at JPA. 


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher with at least 2 years of communications experience. 
  • Experience working within a team to support health communications and social marketing projects. 
  • Experience originating communications materials for client review. 
  • Knowledge and interest in public health; experience with mental health, suicide prevention, substance use, and women’s health issues a plus.   
  • Proven experience taking initiative, managing multiple tasks, and working both independently and as part of a team. 
  • Demonstrated experience understanding complex health topics and synthesizing information for notes, action items, and applied findings. 
  • Proven writing and communication skills across a variety of formats.    
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, attention to detail, flexibility, and professional manner.  
  • Experience working with projects supporting federal health agencies such as CDC, FDA, NIH, HRSA and/or SAMHSA a plus.   
  • Agency experience preferred. 

More About JPA Health 

You find meaning in your career and are as thrilled by others’ success as you are your own. You work well both by yourself and as part of a team. You are comfortable playing different roles and are eager to try new things. You are curious, compassionate, and innovative.  

Located in Washington DC, Boston MA, New York, NY, and London, England, JPA Health provides a supportive, flexible work environment, excellent benefits and competitive compensation, including health, dental, and vision insurance, participation in a 401(k) with company match, paid time off (PTO), and a cell phone stipend.  

We strongly support diversity in the workforce. JPA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status