Senior Vice President, Earned Media (Full-time)

Washington, DC; Boston MA (Remote Options Available)

JPA Health is hiring!

JPA Health is a fully integrated marketing, communications, and advocacy agency for clients exclusively within the health space. We share our clients’ commitment to making people healthier. 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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JPA Health is seeking a Senior Vice President, Earned Media to lead and grow our media team and support a broad range of client work and new business needs. This person will lead media strategy and work on core accounts spanning pharma, biotech and public health. The ideal candidate has a passion for the work, is adept at media storytelling, and provides compelling insights that result in award-winning campaigns. The successful candidate for the role is a collaborative communicator with a progressive and deep understanding of the integrated landscape of traditional and new media.


  • Serve as a trusted media advisor and counselor for top clients, addressing client issues thoughtfully and effectively.
  • Provide proactive and reactive senior strategic media counsel to clients, including issues and crisis management.
  • Understand and stay abreast of the broader healthcare media landscape and issues facing the industry.
  • Build media relationships that will benefit the media team and our clients.
  • Identify new growth opportunities for media work based on insights into the client and industry.
  • Partner with Research & Insights team to ensure media strategies, contact lists and measurement reports are industry-leading andinformed by data.
  • Provide input on written media materials and media lists.
  • Advise on thought leadership programs, op-eds, sponsored content.
  • Conduct ongoing media pitching, including coordinating interview requests and providing status and results reports.
  • Build, lead and manage a high-performing media team; effectively manage staff utilization.
  • Mentor, coach and support junior account staff, ensuring constant development of their skills.


  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • 12-15+ years of related professional (agency or in-house) experience.
  • Must have a strong background in media relations, with pharmaceutical/biotech media relations experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience leading media relations teams and driving coverage across portfolio clients with multiple brands.
  • Demonstrated excellence in media relations and crisis management in a fast-paced environment.
  • Depth in traditional and digital media.
  • Experience consulting C-suite executives, including media interview and message coaching.
  • Experience as a media lead in new business pitches.
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills, experience developing and delivering external presentations.
  • A strong communicator, writer, and strategically oriented.
  • Ability to demonstrate maturity, levelheadedness, and shrewdness.

How do you know if JPA Health is a fit?

You find meaning in your career and are as thrilled by others’ success as you are in 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’re curious, clever, and charismatic.

Located in Washington DC, Boston, New York City, and London, 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, PTO, 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.

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