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JPA Health is hiring!

JPA Health is a fully integrated communications agency providing marketing, branding, creative and communications agency for clients ranging from emerging biotech’s to established pharmaceutical companies. We work exclusively in healthcare. 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, our clients – and each other. We build each other up. We work collaboratively. And we push ourselves to think bigger.

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The successful candidate will marry healthcare/life science traditional PR/advocacy 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. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • 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, marketing materials, press releases, media pitches and digital/social content
  • Act as a liaison between client, outside vendors and, as appropriate, other internal and external audiences (i.e. advocates, medical experts, other interest groups)
  • Manage the execution of PR, marketing and advocacy programs and campaigns, thought-leadership, data communications, policy programs, patient programs, new product launches, events, and other initiatives
  • Produce high-quality written content and demonstrate proficiency in all types of communications writing
  • Demonstrate sound financial management, ensuring profitability of programs and projects
  • Work with senior leaders to help with the implementation of PR, marketing, communications and advocacy strategy and lead the team on pre-determined aspects of client campaigns
  • Involvement in new business efforts, including research, strategy development, proposal writing and attending new business pitches
  • Opportunity to supervise staff including professional development and mentoring


  • Bachelor’s degree or related experience
  • Prior agency experience: (3 plus years)
  • Proven media relations skills, advocacy relations, PR, strategy and creative marketing and strategy skills
  • Experience and understanding of medical, legal and regulatory review process and systems for life sciences clients
  • Health communications experience (pharma/biotech, medical societies, non-profits, patient advocacy experience a plus)
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, flexibility, and professional manner
  • Ability to take initiative, manage multiple tasks, and work both independently and as a team
  • Solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office 365
  • Understanding of the changing healthcare environment
  • Be detail oriented, demonstrate critical thinking, and possess a passion for healthcare communications

More About JPA Health

JPA Health provides a supportive work environment, excellent benefits, and competitive compensation, including health, dental, and vision insurance, participation in a 401(k) with company match, paid parental leave, a robust learning and development program for all employees, PTO, a cell phone stipend, and a flexible work environment. 

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.