Join our team!

Ready to do award-winning work that’s transforming the health care system?

The traits we admire in our CURAgeous team members:

  • A passion for improving health care and driving smart creative campaigns to achieve transformational change.
  • Results-focused approach, and the ability to work closely with senior members of the team to manage and execute a campaign to success.
  • A leader with 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 being a member of 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).
  • Not shy in sharing bold opinions, but respectful of the bipartisan nature of our firm

We are always looking for CURAgeous talent, so if you’re interested in working at CURA in a position not listed below, please send your resume and the professional opportunity you’re seeking to thyann.nguyen@curastrategies.com!

CURRENT OPENINGS

CURA is looking for senior talent to join our fast-growing award-winning integrated communications and public affairs agency. The specific position title will be determined based on the successful candidate’s experience.

Responsibilities

  • Day-to-day strategy, operations and management of client accounts
  • Lead the development, presentation and execution of integrated strategic communications plans
  • Provide proactive high-level client counsel and creative recommendations that contribute to ROI and distinguish CURA Strategies as a valuable partner
  • Develop external communications initiatives/campaigns/materials that reach health care stakeholders such as third-party organizations, health care professionals, media, patients, policymakers, etc.
  • Oversee high quality and error-free written and digital materials, including media correspondence, bylines, marketing collateral, videos, and issue briefs
  • Maintain strong client relationships and form new ones with multiple contacts across the account in order to gain a 360-degree understanding of the work and provide counsel/insights informed by multiple perspectives
  • Contribute to organic growth of the account by identifying new business opportunities and leading initiatives required to secure additional contracts
  • Supervise and train junior account staff; provide quality control, determine workflow and assignments
  • Develop and oversee budgets and staffing plans to ensure the health of the account from a team and financial perspective
  • Contribute to ongoing health care business development and marketing efforts for the office
  • Contribute to talent development program for junior staff—Forward U
  • Participate in cultural and team building activities such as CURA Cares charitable events

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The ideal candidate:

  • Subscribes to the philosophy of servant leadership
  • Possesses a heart for health care transformation and is excited by the opportunity of leveraging strategic communications to make a difference people’s lives
  • Possesses 9-13 years of health care communications and public affairs experience, with some agency experience; mental health experience a plus
  • Successfully led strategic communications initiatives
  • Is versatile in working with both nonprofit and corporate clients
  • Worked to advance a policy issue either as a government employee, an in-house person, or having built or worked with a coalition
  • Understands how corporate communications, product support and government relations can support one another in advancing reputation and success
  • Is experienced in developing campaigns and/or coalitions as well as stakeholder engagement
  • Possesses strong media relations and social media experience; paid experience a plus
  • Is an experienced people manager, having successfully overseen client teams responsible for delivering projects on time and on budget
  • Is a strong budget manager, with the ability to ensure the financial health of the account
  • Is a skilled project leader who works well in stressful situations and can rally the team to the highest level of productivity
  • Has managed, coached or mentored team members to professional growth
  • Will be respected and valued as a team player by direct reports and peers

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to Thy-Ann Nguyen at thyann.nguyen@curastrategies.com.

CURA Strategies, a fast-growing strategic health care communications and public affairs agency, is looking for a results-oriented, self-starting Account Supervisor to join our team. If you have a passion for transforming health care through meaningful client work and desire a highly visible position with lots of growth and leadership opportunities, we want to talk to you.

At CURA, our aim is to transform health care through meaningful client work. Working with clients in the areas of mental health, opioid addiction, cardiology, organ transplantation 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 with no clear path for professional growth, and join a growing team looking for talented people who are a strong culture fit. Courageous, hardworking, positive people please apply. Grumpy people who are not sure of the difference between Medicare and Medicaid, keep searching.

Responsibilities

  • Provide day-to-day project management and communications support to health care clients
  • Proactively manage client relationship: project tracking, status updates, new ideas, rapid response, invoice coordination
  • Contribute to 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
  • Direct client interaction providing account updates and creative recommendations on how to meet public policy and/or brand marketing goals through all communications channels
  • Develop relationships and coordinate correspondence with external audiences: third party organizations, health care professionals, policymakers, media, etc.
  • Develop and edit high quality content for social media and written materials, including media correspondence, bylines, policy briefs, press statements, etc.
  • Maintain project trackers, budget trackers and activity reports for clients
  • Manage projects related to earned and social media research and analysis
  • Contribute to new business proposals
  • Assist with organizing activities that support the overall CURA culture

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree required and at least 5-6 years of communications or PR agency experience, with at least some health care client experience and ideally working with clients on issue-based communications
  • Must have excellent writing and organizational skills and ability to multi-task.
  • Must be a strong project manager with a proactive, innovative and positive attitude toward client service
  • Candidate must have experience and strong interest in clients in the area of health and wellness
  • Experience with and enthusiasm for proactive media outreach to journalists and online influencers to build relationships and place stories is a must
  • Public affairs/issue advocacy experience is a strong plus
  • Experience working with both private and non-profit clients is a plus
  • Adobe Creative Suite familiarity a plus but not required
  • Familiarity with marketing communications is a plus

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to Thy-Ann Nguyen at thyann.nguyen@curastrategies.com.

CURA Strategies is looking for a results-oriented, self-starting Senior Account Executive to join our team. If you have a passion for transforming health care through meaningful client work and desire a highly visible position with lots of growth and leadership opportunities, we want to talk to you.

At CURA, our aim is to transform health care through meaningful client work. Working with clients in the areas of mental health, opioid addiction, cardiology, organ transplantation 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 with no clear path for professional growth, and join a growing team looking for talented people who are a strong culture fit. Courageous, hardworking, positive people please apply. Grumpy people who are not sure of the difference between Medicare and Medicaid, keep searching.

Responsibilities

  • Support communications campaigns and public affairs/advocacy initiatives across multiple clients and work closely with the senior team to seamlessly execute all communications activities
  • Monitor news to stay abreast of health care issues that are relevant to our clients
  • Conduct proactive outreach to journalists and online influencers to build relationships and place stories
  • Conduct outreach, develop relationships and coordinate correspondence with external audiences based on project needs such as third party organizations, health care professionals, policymakers, media, etc.
  • Develop and maintain social/earned media editorial calendars
  • Work with account leads to develop and edit high quality content for social media and written materials, including press releases, fact sheets, media correspondence, bylines, talking points, press statements, etc.
  • Attend/support client meetings, including meeting scheduling, developing agendas, taking notes and sending follow-up correspondence
  • Support account leads in updating/maintaining project trackers, budget trackers and activity reports for clients
  • Support other communications activities as needed, such as drafting social media posts, drafting bylines and press releases around policy milestones, pitching reporters, etc.
  • Contribute to new business proposals, including research, social/earned media analysis, etc.
  • Assist with organizing activities that support the overall CURA culture

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  •  3-5 years of communications or PR agency experience, ideally working with clients in health care space
  • Must have excellent writing and organizational skills and ability to multi-task
  • Must be a strong project manager with a proactive, innovative and positive attitude toward client service
  • Candidate must have experience and strong interest in clients in the area of health and wellness
  • Experience with and enthusiasm for proactive media outreach to journalists and online influencers to build relationships and place stories is a must
  • Familiarity with social media channels/tools, content development and online engagement is a must
  • Public affairs/issue advocacy experience is a strong plus
  • Experience working with both private and non-profit clients is a plus
  • Adobe Creative Suite familiarity is a plus

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to Thy-Ann Nguyen at thyann.nguyen@curastrategies.com.

CURA Strategies, a fast-growing strategic health care communications and public affairs agency, is looking for a results-oriented, self-starting Account Executive to join our team. If you have a passion for transforming health care through meaningful client work and desire a highly visible position with lots of growth and leadership opportunities, we want to talk to you.

At CURA, our aim is to transform health care through meaningful client work. Working with clients in the areas of mental health, opioid addiction, cardiology, organ transplantation 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 with no clear path for professional growth, and join a growing team looking for talented people who are a strong culture fit. Courageous, hardworking, positive people please apply. Grumpy people who are not sure of the difference between Medicare and Medicaid, keep searching.

Responsibilities

  • 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, monthly newsletters, bylines, policy briefs, and speaking abstracts
  • Research and provide analysis related to earned and social media; experience with Cision, LexisNexis and Sprout Social a plus
  • Oversight of media monitoring with rapid response recommendations for clients, including social posts and reporter pitch ideas
  • Outreach, develop relationships and coordinate correspondence with 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
  • Begin to 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 with Adobe Creative Suite

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • 1-2 years of public relations/communications experience, preferably in a PR agency
  • Experience in issue-based communications in health care space and basic knowledge of health care stakeholders and health care reform topics is a plus
  • Candidate must have strong interest in the area of health and wellness
  • Specific exposure to issues related to mental health, addiction, health information technology and health reform is a plus
  • Strong writing and organizational skills and ability to multi-task
  • 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

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to Thy-Ann Nguyen at thyann.nguyen@curastrategies.com.

CURA Strategies is a fast-growing company seeking highly motivated interns. We specialize in public affairs, cause marketing, corporate communications, and issues management for clients spanning the health care industry. This paid internship is open to undergraduates and recent graduates who are interested in pursuing a career in public relations, ideally with a specific interest in health care communications.

We’re always looking for sharp talent and have a history of transitioning interns into full-time employment. One-fourth of the current team began their CURAgeous journey as a CURA intern.

Check out what some of our awesome interns have to say about working at CURA.

Job Description

CURA Strategies is looking for an ambitious, self-starting intern to join our team. Our paid interns are fully integrated members of our team and are key players in helping us do great work for our incredible clients.

This isn’t a “get our coffee” internship – we want our interns to develop real skills and knowledge. Account interns help with a variety of tasks across several accounts. Our client portfolio includes some of the following: Advocates for Opioid Recovery, American College of Cardiology, BHG, CareDx, and MDxHealth.

This is a paid position of $14/hour. On limited cases, we have adjusted this for graduate students with more extensive experience.

Responsibilities

  • Develop daily media monitoring reports
  • Assist with media relations activities, including building media lists and crafting newsworthy pitches
  • Assist with client social media efforts including drafting content, creating graphics, and monitoring for engagement opportunities for Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn
  • Draft written content, such as newsletters, blog posts, press releases, client presentations, measurement reports
  • Attend various events to support clients with either taking notes or supporting live social media efforts
  • Attend and capture action items from internal and client meetings/conference calls
  • Participate in new business brainstorms and research
  • Assist with administrative tasks, such as preparing for client meetings, weekly team meeting, and other tasks as assigned
  • Other projects and duties as requested, directed, or assigned

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Our future intern:
    • Has an appetite and drive to always do more
    • Is thorough and detail-oriented, particularly with spelling and grammar
    • Has excellent writing, analytical, and oral skills
    • Has a professional demeanor and is a team player
    • Works well under pressure in a fast-paced environment – juggling multiple projects at once while meeting deadlines
    • Is extremely organized and able to manage time well
    • Can approach a project with a can-do mindset, but will ask questions when they’ve exhausted all options
    • Has a working knowledge of social media for business
    • Is proficient with Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Bonus points if you have:
    • Graphic design experience and working knowledge of Adobe Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere)
    • Government relations and public affairs experience

Recent grads, graduate students, junior and seniors studying public relations, communications, marketing, journalism, or a related major with an interest in health care communications. Prior communications and public relations experience is strongly preferred. Strong preference will be given to applicants who can work onsite in our Crystal City office 30-40 hours per week.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter, along with two writing samples (one short, such as a social media post, and one long, such as a press release) in PDF format to Kellsie Brannen at kellsie.brannen@curastrategies.com.