Passion & Purpose

Verge Scientific Communications is driven by the opportunity to shape the stories of science and innovation — new products, therapies and technologies that promise to leave an indelible mark on humanity. As individuals, we are strategists, storytellers, scientists, and creatives, beautifully diverse in our talents and experiences. As a team, we are a community of thinkers and builders – a creative powerhouse on a mission to advance purpose-driven companies and ideas. New ways of thinking are encouraged, growth and continuous improvement expected, and our people, supported and appreciated.

HONOR PEOPLE
We appreciate the unique talents and contributions of our colleagues and our clients. We genuinely care for and support one another.
Serve Well
We give of our time, talents and resources to deliver the best thinking and results for those we serve. We treat our clients’ business as our own.
Believe In Possibilities
We are excited by new ideas and bring creativity and fresh thinking to everything we do.
Make It Fun
We enjoy our work, our clients and each other. We believe camaraderie and a sense of humor keep us grounded.
Believe In Possibilities
We are excited by new ideas and bring creativity and fresh thinking to everything we do.

“Verge truly invests in our team, and as a member of the People Operations team, I have been able to hone my skills to support our teams and create a fun experience, while fostering my personal growth in various areas. Verge is a place where I can intentionally and proudly live out our values and make a positive impact on our teams and agency.”

– Carly Kensey

“One thing I appreciate most about Verge is the breadth of my role and the opportunity to identify and cultivate individual interests within it. The incredible support and encouragement I feel from those around me not only enables me the freedom to explore aspects of the work that energize me, but encourages me to use my strengths and specialize in them to further innovate and elevate our work.”

– Ariele Macaranas, Account Associate

“Verge is comprised of exquisitely creative and caring people who support a culture of continuous learning and growth. My teammates not only celebrate my strengths, but also empower me to take on new challenges and cultivate new skill sets.”

– Ali Gold

Join Us

Calling all creative thinkers, dreamers and builders. If you enjoy tackling complex science and technology, thinking creatively about how to bring stories to life, rolling up your sleeves to do meaningful work for clients, and learning from a diverse team of storytellers, let’s have a conversation.

We are actively seeking:

ASSISTANT ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE >

ASSISTANT ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

About Verge Scientific

Verge Scientific Communications, a Deerfield Company is an award-winning brand strategy and communications agency dedicated to shaping the stories of emerging and pioneering health and science-driven companies.

Our team comprises seasoned health and science communications counselors, brand strategists, PhD scientists and creatives – each with deep experience shaping and sharing the stories of innovator companies. We help the emerging biotech craft its science story within the context of changing treatment paradigms. We advise the growth-oriented health technology company on navigating key inflection points with the potential to make or break their business. And we shape the untold stories of true industry leaders. Our services include brand and creative strategy; corporate, scientific and product communications; media relations; website design; content marketing and social media engagement.

Though headquartered in Arlington, VA, just outside of Washington DC, Verge colleagues can be found in Boston, Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York and throughout the country. We offer a flexible work environment allowing for in-person, hybrid, and remote work opportunities. This position may require travel for client needs or team gatherings.

 

The Opportunity

We are now looking for an Assistant Account Executive to join our growing team. The ideal candidate is an ambitious, entry-level communications or public relations professional interested in gaining valuable skills in a fast-paced science communications firm. This is a unique opportunity to work alongside a diverse and seasoned team to shape the stories – and success – of our clients on a mission to improve human health. In this role, you will support account teams on a wide range of projects and have exposure to all aspects of the Verge branding and strategic communications process.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a collaborative, energetic environment where new ways of thinking are encouraged, growth and continuous improvement expected, and people are supported and appreciated. Together, we are shaping the brands and stories of clients on a mission to improve human health. If you are highly collaborative, value teamwork and enjoy solving problems in a fast-paced, small agency environment, we encourage you to apply.

Responsibilities

  • Support account teams in day-to-day activities including media monitoring, research, writing, visual content development, project management, media relations, results reporting and client communications
  • Conduct daily media monitoring and analysis of news coverage and social media to identify opportunities and inform communications strategies for Verge clients
  • Conduct research on breakthrough science, diseases, treatment modalities, health issues and more
  • Develop a variety of materials intended for media, investors, industry partners, health care professionals and patients
  • Develop social media content, blog articles, presentations, website copy
  • Liaise with designers and medical illustrators to bring science stories to life visually
  • Assist in compiling and writing research and client results reports, internal scientific briefs for client kick-offs and other materials as requested
  • Develop and maintain media and key influencer lists, industry awards and thought-leadership opportunities
  • Assist with administrative account duties such as preparing activity reports, scheduling
  • In alignment with our collaborative work environment, there may be other job functions that this role is asked to execute to support team members and the firm overall

Requirements

  • Degree or experience in Communications, Public Relations, or Life Sciences (prior science communications experience or PR agency internship a plus)
  • Innately curious about science, technology and the world around you
  • Passionate about healthcare and client service
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work on multiple projects with a high attention to detail
  • Highly collaborative, values teamwork and making an impact
  • Enthusiastic, positive attitude; excited to jump in and contribute to the growth of the firm
  • Brings new ideas and ways of thinking to the firm
  • Proactive, self-starter, constantly learning, growing and striving to be better
  • Excellent written and professional interpersonal communications skills
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook); comfortable using various business productivity apps (Slack, Zoom)
SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE >

SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE – LIFE SCIENCE / BIOTECH COMMUNICATIONS

About Verge Scientific

Verge Scientific Communications, a Deerfield Company is an award-winning brand strategy and communications agency dedicated to shaping the stories of emerging and pioneering health and science-driven companies.

Our team comprises seasoned health and science communications counselors, brand strategists, PhD scientists and creatives – each with deep experience shaping and sharing the stories of innovator companies. We help the emerging biotech craft its science story within the context of changing treatment paradigms. We advise the growth-oriented health technology company on navigating key inflection points with the potential to make or break their business. And we shape the untold stories of true industry leaders. Our services include brand and creative strategy; corporate, scientific and product communications; media relations; website design; content marketing and social media engagement.

Though headquartered in Arlington, VA, just outside of Washington DC, Verge colleagues can be found in Boston, Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York and throughout the country. We offer a flexible work environment allowing for in-person, hybrid, and remote work opportunities. This position may require travel for client needs or team gatherings.

 

The Opportunity

We are now looking for a Senior Account Executive with healthcare PR agency experience to join our client service team.

We are expanding our client services team and are looking for someone who has experience directing and driving day-to-day account activities and working with a multidisciplinary team to execute on integrated communications strategies. At Verge, we support and encourage our staff to own and manage a wide range of projects while working alongside a seasoned team to translate complex science into compelling narratives, shaping the stories and strategies that will build value for our clients and help them advance their missions.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a collaborative, energetic environment where new ways of thinking are encouraged, growth and continuous improvement expected, and people are supported and appreciated. Together, we are shaping the brands and stories of clients on a mission to improve human health. If you are highly collaborative, value teamwork and enjoy solving problems in a fast-paced, small agency environment, we encourage you to apply.

Responsibilities

  • Support Verge clients and account leads by managing projects, timelines and delivering stellar service and a consistent client experience
  • Write and edit a variety of materials including press releases, messaging, website and social media content, blog articles, backgrounders, presentations
  • Serve as a key day-to-day client contact, responding to client requests and questions, preparing for and participating in client interactions and meetings
  • Develop knowledge of clients, the industry, and emerging areas of science
  • Anticipate client needs, identify opportunities, provide actionable recommendations to proactively counsel clients under supervision of senior counselors
  • Liaise with designers and medical illustrators and Verge Team Leads to bring science stories to life visually
  • Compile and write research and client results reports, internal scientific briefs for client kick-offs and other materials as requested
  • Mentor and support Interns, Account Executives and Associate Analysts
  • Provide junior staff with guidance and feedback, encouraging growth and good work but also, in addressing work that may need improvement before client/agency review
  • May assist with media related functions to include:
    • draft media strategies, media lists, and media pitches; schedule media pitches and interviews; develop backgrounders for media interviewing and arrange interviews
    • draft and/or revise press releases to make the media aware of announcements and achievements
    • write or assist with the process of completing reporters’ information requests
    • read and digest all new and traditional media coverage of client companies
    • partner with senior management to develop creative strategy and create engaging content to disseminate
  • In alignment with our collaborative work environment, there may be other job functions that this role is asked to execute to support team members and the firm overall

Requirements

  • 3+ years of healthcare PR agency experience required
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field, or equivalent related experience
  • Passion for work in the biotech, health tech or science industries with an innate curiosity about science, technology and the world around you
  • Demonstrated ability to “think big” developing new ideas to deliver and delight both our clients and colleagues
  • Strong attention to detail while managing projects for multiple accounts with tight deadlines
  • Experience in corporate communications, science communications, and/or investor relations a plus
  • Excellent written and professional interpersonal communications skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work on multiple projects with a high attention to detail
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook); comfortable using various business productivity apps (Slack, Zoom)
ACCOUNT SUPERVISOR >

ACCOUNT SUPERVISOR

About Verge Scientific

Verge Scientific Communications, a Deerfield Company is an award-winning brand strategy and communications agency dedicated to shaping the stories of emerging and pioneering health and science-driven companies. We are looking for a seasoned communications strategist and client counselor with life science PR agency experience to join our client service team as an Account Supervisor.

We are expanding our client services team and are looking for someone who has experience directing and driving day-to-day account activities and working with a multidisciplinary team to execute on integrated communications strategies. As the day-to-day contact for our clients, this person will have the opportunity to work a seasoned team to translate complex science into compelling narratives, shaping the stories and strategies that will build value for our clients and help them advance their missions.

Our team comprises seasoned health and science communications counselors, brand strategists, PhD scientists and creatives – each with deep experience shaping and sharing the stories of innovator companies. We help the emerging biotech craft its science story within the context of changing treatment paradigms. We advise the growth oriented health technology company on navigating key inflection points with the potential to make or break their business. And we shape the untold stories of true industry leaders. Our services include brand and creative strategy; corporate, scientific and product communications; media relations; website design; content marketing and social media engagement.

The Opportunity

Though headquartered in Arlington, VA, just outside of Washington DC, colleagues can be found in Boston, Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York and throughout the country. We offer a flexible work environment allowing for in-person, hybrid, and remote work opportunities. This position may require travel for client needs or team gatherings.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a collaborative, energetic environment where new ways of thinking are encouraged, growth and continuous improvement expected, and people are supported and appreciated. Together, we are shaping the brands and stories of clients on a mission to improve human health. If you are highly collaborative, value teamwork and enjoy solving problems in a fast-paced, small agency environment, we encourage you to apply.

Responsibilities

  • Support account Team Leads to drive the successful implementation of branding and strategic communications programs on behalf of clients
  • Oversee operational performance of accounts, ensuring quality work, deadline, and budget adherence
  • Manage execution and oversee day-to-day account activities, including materials development, media activities, social media, branding and website deliverables, scientific illustrations and other visual content
  • Manage overall project timelines and deadlines; flag potential issues for Team Lead
  • Serve as the day-to-day client contact on specific projects, addressing client issues in a thoughtful and effective manner
  • Anticipate client needs, identify opportunities, provide actionable recommendations to proactively counsel clients under supervision of senior counselors
  • Proactively manage and mentor junior staff by motivating, coaching, and consistently providing feedback to support their professional development
  • Oversee and when needed create high quality internal and external communications content including press releases, messaging, website and social media content, blog articles, backgrounders, and presentations
  • Review and edit client emails, recommendation memos, results reports, and other materials as needed
  • Manage client and account team to ensure completion of strategy and program goals
  • Lead portions of both internal and external client calls
  • Foster and manage the relationships with designers, medical illustration, freelances and Verge Team Leads to bring science stories to life visually
  • Develop understanding of the new and organic business development process, and mentor leads to develop skills these skills
  • Continue development of knowledge of clients and industry; growth and strengthen leadership skills
  • May assist with media related functions to include: draft media strategies, media lists, and media pitches; schedule media pitches and interviews; develop backgrounders for media interviewing and arrange interviews; draft and/or revise press releases to make the media aware of announcements and achievements; write or assist with the process of completing reporters’ information requests; read and digest all new and traditional media coverage of client companies; partner with senior management to develop creative strategy and create engaging content to disseminate
  •  In alignment with our collaborative work environment, there may be other job functions that this role is asked to execute to support team members and the firm overall

Requirements

  • 5+ years of healthcare PR agency experience, specifically in science or healthcare required
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field, or equivalent related experience
  • Passion for work in the biotech, health tech or science industries with an innate curiosity about science, technology and the world around you
  • Demonstrated ability to “think big” developing new ideas to deliver and delight both our clients and colleagues
  • Strong attention to detail while managing projects for multiple accounts with tight deadlines
  • Experience in corporate communications, science communications, and/or investor relations a plus
  • Excellent written and professional interpersonal communications skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work on multiple projects with a high attention to detail
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook); comfortable using various business productivity apps (Slack, Zoom)

At Verge, we focus on the overall wellbeing of our team. To best support our team members nationwide, we offer the ability to work in our corporate office in Arlington, from your home office, or a hybrid of both. We understand the need for personal and professional flexibility – Verge offers a competitive benefits package, flexible time off policy, paid holidays, paid parental leave and flexibility to your daily work schedule. We provide opportunities throughout the month for everyone to connect in meaningful ways, and always make sure we take the time to celebrate our achievements. We hope we have the opportunity to chat with you and discuss what you are looking for and the experience Verge can provide.

LEARN MORE ABOUT VERGE

We are a boutique agency with a team of senior communications strategists built to bring your story to life.

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Enough about us. We want to hear from you. We are always seeking fresh perspectives to enrich our team.

Get in touch at careers@vergescientific.com