Health communication leader

Job Description


Health Communications Leader


Job ID: 2020-2260
Type: Full-Time/Regular
# of Openings: 1
Category: Health Communications


We are seeking a full-time Health Communications Leader to join Karna in its Atlanta, GA office. The successful candidate will have graduate training, experience in public health-related health communication, and progressive project management experience.


Ideal candidates for this position will have experience across a variety of health communication and social marketing approaches for public health projects, including (but not limited to):

* Develop communication and partnership plans, logic models and key performance metrics associated with health communication campaigns
* Support the development, testing and dissemination of science and audience based communication products, tools and messages to different audiences utilizing various formats
* Design printed, digital and social media, and multi-media materials that educate populations (general consumer, partners, and healthcare professionals) about health issues
* Translate complex health information into evidence based messages for a variety of audiences applying the principles of emergency/crisis and risk communication
* Implementation of literature searches and environmental scans
* Qualitative and quantitative research and evaluation of the impact of health communication products and/or campaigns
* Prepare interim and technical reports and make presentations to partners and clients
* Support and lead preparation and submission of publishable manuscripts
* Assist with preparation of proposals, including technical sections
* Support business development efforts, including strategic planning and monitoring of current and future business opportunities
* Supervise, train, and mentor junior staff
* Project Management responsibilities, including maintaining schedule and quality of deliverables, management of contributing technical staff, monitoring project fiscal resources, and being the main point of contact for clients
* Perform other related duties as required


Candidates must demonstrate the following minimum requirements in order to be forwarded for consideration:

* Master's degree or higher in the public health field, communication or marketing, or other relevant field
* 8-10 years' work experience in health communication, public health, social marketing, or related fields pertaining to chronic disease, infectious disease, population and community health or healthcare services quality improvement.
* 3-5 years' progressive experience in managing project budgets, schedules, resources, subcontracts and staff
* Health communication experience creating communication products including web and social media content, fact sheets, news articles, pamphlets, presentations, etc.
* Ability to analyze and interpret public health and related data
* Excellent oral and written communication skills
* Ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team and meet multiple tight deadlines
* Well-versed in Microsoft Office products
* Location: Atlanta Metro area preferred, other locations may be considered

Compensation will be based on qualifications and experience. A minimal amount of domestic travel is anticipated. A full benefits package will be provided.



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