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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