If you have a passion for working in integrated communications, desire a highly visible client-facing position with lots of growth and leadership opportunities, and want to apply your skills to help transform health care, we want to talk to you.
CURA Strategies, a fast-growing, award-winning health care communications and public affairs agency, is looking for a results-oriented, self-starting young professional with experience in communications/public relations to join our team.
At CURA, our aim is to transform health care through meaningful client work. Working with nonprofit and corporate clients in the areas of mental health, health disparities, cardiology, kidney disease and more, we pride ourselves in creating lasting results for clients – and we are looking for someone who shares our passion and believes in our mission.
Unburden yourself of tired big agency politics that offer no clear path for professional growth and join our growing team of talented people who thrive in a fast-paced, evolving environment.
Provide day-to-day project management and communications support to health care clients
Work closely with account lead to support client projects and manage client relationships, including project tracking, client calls, planning meeting participation, note taking, status updates, invoice coordination, budget tracking; client interaction is expected
Develop and edit high quality content for social media and written materials, including media correspondence, press releases, monthly newsletters, bylines, policy briefs, speaker proposals/abstracts, etc.
Research and provide analysis related to earned and social media to develop strategies, identify targets and track metrics; experience with Cision and Hootsuite a plus
Oversight of media monitoring with rapid response recommendations for clients, including social posts and reporter pitch ideas
Support email marketing campaigns and e-newsletter programs to nurture key audiences for clients; experience working in an email marketing system (EMS) and/or customer management system (CMS) a plus
Nurture relationships and coordinate correspondence with clients’ external audiences based on project needs such as third-party organizations, health care professionals, policymakers, media, etc.
Support the development of strategic communications plans that shape policy and/or enhance corporate/brand/product positioning
Conduct proactive outreach to journalists and online influencers to build relationships and place stories
Assist with new business proposals when directed
Assist with organizing activities that support the overall CURA culture
Assist with light design/editing using Adobe Creative Suite
The ideal candidate will be eager to learn and have 2-3 years of public relations/communications experience, preferably in a PR agency. This candidate would ideally have worked in the health care space on issue-based communications and have basic knowledge of health care stakeholders and health care policy topics. Candidate must have strong interest in the area of health and wellness. Specific exposure to issues related to pharmaceutical, biotechnology and diagnostic policy issues (e.g., market access, drug pricing, etc.) is a plus.
We are looking for a strong cultural fit to add to our fast-growing work family. When hiring a team member, we are looking for someone with a great attitude and a steadfast work ethic. Strong writing and organizational skills and ability to multi-task is fundamental to succeeding in this position. We believe in a healthy work-life balance—including unlimited PTO after one year of employment—but agency life requires being open to flexible work hours when client needs arise. Candidate must be detail-oriented with a proactive, innovative and positive attitude toward client service. Candidates should be self-motivated and diligent with a high degree of proactivity and accountability for team-based work.
TRAITS WE ADMIRE
A passion for improving health care and driving smart creative programs to achieve transformational change.
Results-focused approach, and the ability to work closely with senior members of the team to execute successful client work.
Have a proactive, positive attitude toward client service and team management.
Responsive, dependable and accountable to team members and clients, and willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done—someone who doesn’t take no for an answer.
Enthusiasm about the unlimited growth opportunities that come with working at a fast-growing start-up firm and wants to stay for the long-term.
Mission-minded and excited to join the CURA family, which works hard to do good work (and has fun doing it).
Comfort with all aspects of communications, from helping to develop a creative strategy to writing a press release—whatever it takes to get the results.
Not shy in sharing bold opinions, but respectful of the bipartisan nature of our firm.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About CURA Strategies
CURA Strategies is an integrated strategic communications and public affairs agency exclusively focused on health care and wellness.
Our name, CURA – Latin for care, concern, and attention to others – exemplifies our mission: to work with clients to transform the health care system and improve lives. Whether our client is a business, a non-profit or a government agency, we believe that taking transformative action to improve people’s lives is always the winning strategy. Our culture is built on a love for transforming health care through integrated communications, a desire to proactively serve and contribute, and strong partnership with our clients to deliver results.
Led by a bipartisan team of DC communications veterans, our approach has received considerable notice from industry peers. Since our launch in 2016, CURA has received numerous awards and recognition, including: PRovoke SABRE Award for Health Care Campaign of the Year: Pharmaceutical Rx (2021), Top 10 Most Trusted Healthcare PR Firms by InsightsCare Magazine (2021), PR News Best Places to Work (2020), PRWeek Boutique Agency of the Year Honorable Mention (2020), PRSA National Capital Excellence in Communication Awa...rd for Public Service Campaign of the Year (2020), PR News Agency Elite Award for Media Relations Campaign of the Year (2019), PRovoke Global New Agency of the Year (2018) and PRovoke North American New Agency of the Year (2018).