Website Surgo Health

Surgo Health is a behavioral AI company that delivers the deepest understanding of human behavior to power better health for all.

A life-saving drug or treatment is of no use if people don’t take it. Surgo Health believes that a complete understanding of what drives people’s behavior – and how their context impacts them – is critical to ensure every person lives a healthy life. Our proprietary data and AI-technology platform produce fit-for-purpose intelligence, analytics, and recommendations that enable biopharmaceutical companies to drive product uptake, address inequities, reduce costs, and improve outcomes.

Our world-class team of healthcare experts and scientists use behavioral science, data science, and artificial intelligence to build innovative, scalable solutions that power patient-centric care and improve outcomes. We are a growing team with ambitious plans, and we’re searching for top-class talent who want to roll up their sleeves and dive into a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.

As a DC-based start-up with a global footprint, this is a fantastic opportunity for someone who thrives in start-up culture and wants to help shape the future of healthcare delivery. We believe our solutions can make healthcare more effective, personalized, equitable, and drive impact at scale.

Role Summary:

We are seeking  an experienced Director of Communications with proven experience in or related to the healthcare field. This is the right role for you if you are passionate about storytelling with proven innovative communications strategy and execution skills, with an emphasis on company positioning.  As our communications leader, you will be critical in developing and implementing a strategic communications plan that directly aims to grow Surgo Health’s market share. You will join a dynamic and fast-paced environment and work closely with the CEO and across the executive team to position Surgo Health in the health tech space and beyond.

What you’ll achieve:

Develop and implement a comprehensive external communications and PR strategy that aligns with our business goals and amplifies our mission.
Identify and create a brand voice for Surgo Health, using key messages, short and long form narratives and media moments to position Surgo Health as a leader in behavioral AI.
Build and manage a strong thought leadership platform for our CEO and executive team supported by a robust editorial and events calendar.
Manage a robust executive communications platform for Surgo Health’s CEO including but not limited to identifying key speaking opportunities at industry events and conferences, virtual convenings and engagement through social platforms, online communities, op-eds, bylined articles, media partnerships and more.
Develop the brand voice and act as chief writer of all materials, solely or in collaboration with other Surgo staff.  This could include but is not limited to press releases, op-eds, research papers, speeches, talking points and social media messaging and campaigns.
Expand awareness among media and foster relationships with media, journalists, influencers and other thought partners to increase brand visibility and awareness.
As part of our comprehensive communications strategy, develop a strong social media presence for Surgo Health, building and leveraging new platforms to enhance online credibility.
Through collaboration and training, ensure all Surgo Health staff stand up and effectively promote the brand voice and are provided with materials including but not limited to talking points, company visuals and kept up to date on news, campaigns or other external messaging to be shared.
About you:

Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree a plus. Specialization in communications, science communications, journalism or public relations preferred.
10+ years of experience in communications, public relations is required. Experience in health related fields is strongly preferred. Early career journalism experience is a plus.
Demonstrated creativity in approaches to communications.
Knowledge of the U.S. mainstream, business, health/health tech or AI media.
Healthcare experience preferred but not required. Aptitude for swiftly learning about health tech, research and complex topics required.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent teamwork skills.
Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority.
Comfortable working in a small, nimble and growing environment.
Location: Headquartered in Washington, DC . This role is ideally based in DC at our HQ 2+ days/week, open to remote.

Travel: Some travel possible

Compensation: $150,000-$175,000

What you’ll love about Surgo:

Competitive salary and equity compensation
80% of your medical premiums covered
100% of your dental and vision premiums covered
Unlimited PTO with 11 holidays
401k employer match
3 months paid parental leave
Hybrid or remote environment depending on the role
Public Benefit Corporation with an impact mission
Our hiring philosophy:

We hire for passion and core competencies.
We look for problem solvers and lateral thinkers.
We love it if you have done different things with your time.
If you think you are ideal for this position, write to us even if your experience doesn’t match all the requirements listed above.
Equal Opportunity and Diversity Policy:

Surgo believes a diverse, inclusive staff makes a stronger team and more impactful organization and we are committed to building and developing this team and environment. Qualified people of all races, ethnicities, cultures, ages, sex, genders, sexual orientation, gender identities and expressions, languages, social class, marital status, religions, veterans status, and disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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