What is the VERGE difference?

Our Team

Your business is our business. We have assembled a team of seasoned communications counselors and award-winning creative and digital strategists that you can depend on to bring your story to life, and to scale with your organization as your needs evolve.

Lissette Steele
Lissette SteeleFounder + Managing Partner
Amanda Sellers
Amanda SellersPartner
Marites Coulter
Marites CoulterSenior Director
Darby Pearson
Darby PearsonSenior Director + Head of Client Services
Sarah Parsoneault
Sarah ParsoneaultSenior Director
Jenn Arcure
Jenn ArcureSenior Director
Laura Byrne
Laura ByrneSenior Director
Sarah O'Connell
Sarah O'ConnellDirector
Amanda Johnson, PhD
Amanda Johnson, PhDDirector
Julio Cantre
Julio CantreDirector
Hannah Krakauer
Hannah KrakauerDirector
Pegah Mariani
Pegah MarianiDirector
Dave Raube
Dave RaubeDirector of Creative Strategy & Design
Mike Drake
Mike DrakeSenior Graphic Designer
Sarah Ellinwood, PhD
Sarah Ellinwood, PhDAnalyst
Andrea Stathopoulos, PhD
Andrea Stathopoulos, PhDAnalyst
Liza Moore
Liza MooreAssociate Analyst
Siham Nakamura, MPH
Siham Nakamura, MPHAssociate Analyst
Ariele Macaranas
Ariele MacaranasAccount Coordinator
Jessica Shott
Jessica ShottAccount Coordinator

Extended Team

Strategic partnerships with likeminded firms in health economics and outcomes research, market access and reimbursement and regulatory communications, help to ensure your communications strategy supports all aspects of your business.

Join Us

Are you looking for your next opportunity? We are currently expanding our team of health communications strategists. 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 like-minded colleagues, let’s have a conversation.

We are actively seeking:

SENIOR DIRECTOR >

We are actively seeking:

Senior Director / Team Lead

 

Verge Scientific Communications is a boutique communications firm created for emerging and pioneering health care companies – organizations that are doing new things and willing to talk about them in new ways. Our team is comprised of seasoned health and science communications counselors, digital strategists 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 medical technology company on navigating key inflection points with the potential to make or break their business. We launch new innovations into the market. And we shape the untold stories of true industry leaders.

We are now looking for a Senior Director to join our growing team – someone with the passion and vision to guide our innovator clients, while also contributing to the growth of the firm. As a counselor to our C-suite level clients, this person will have the opportunity to work with some of the brightest minds who are working to improve human health.

At Verge we value people – those we work with and those we serve. We are a team of thinkers and doers, working alongside our coworkers and clients to bring bold thinking to the table and delivering smart, meaningful results.

REQUIREMENTS

  • 15+ years of experience in science or healthcare communications, agency experience required
  • Corporate communications, brand strategy, and/or investor relations experience preferred
  • Experience counseling executive-level clients
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communications skills
  • Highly collaborative and supportive of coworkers, business partners and clients
  • Ability to multi-task with a high attention to detail
  • Ability to effectively lead and actively manage a remote team
  • Ability to cultivate new client opportunities, grow business organically
  • Brings new ideas and ways of thinking to the firm
  • Has a growth-mindset, life-long learner
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Enthusiastic, positive attitude; excited to jump in and contribute to the growth of the firm

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as a strategic partner and trusted advisor to existing and prospective C-suite level clients
    • Proactively counsel clients and team, identify opportunities to add value, creatively solve problems
  • Manage client relationship and program deliverables, build relationships with key stakeholders and business partners
    • Anticipate needs, troubleshoot issues, ensure client satisfaction, drive referrals
    • Ensure consistent Verge experience centered on thoughtful strategy and service
  • Lead, coach, and motivate account team and external partners to ensure client goals are met and exceeded, deliverables are on time and on budget
    • Communicate strategic direction and set the tone for the account
    • Responsible for fostering consistent client experience
    • Adjust programming to meet the evolving needs of clients
  • Ultimately responsible for strategic direction, execution, financial management, and profitability of accounts
  • Build business, cultivate new client opportunities, drive growth organically
    • Contribute to company growth and revenue goals
    • Grow existing business by 10-20% to meet/exceed account revenue goals
    • Identify new business prospects, generate leads; contribute to cultivating 3-5 new clients/year
  • Actively manage and mentor junior team members, direct reports
    • Identify opportunities for staff growth and professional development
    • Lead staff-wide education/training efforts
  • Contribute to and participate in professional development and training efforts
  • Serve as a senior leader for the firm, regularly communicate POV/thought leadership both internally and externally
  • Foster a positive work environment; cultivate a culture centered on people, service, fun, and innovation
DIRECTOR >

We are actively seeking:

Director

Verge Scientific Communications is a boutique communications firm created for emerging and pioneering health care companies – organizations that are doing new things and willing to talk about them in new ways. Our team is comprised of seasoned health and science communications counselors, digital strategists 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 medical technology company on navigating key inflection points with the potential to make or break their business. We launch new innovations into the market. And we shape the untold stories of true industry leaders.

We are now looking for a Director to join our growing team – someone with the passion and vision to guide our innovator clients, while also contributing to the growth of the firm. As a counselor to our C-suite level clients, this person will have the opportunity to work with some of the brightest minds who are working to improve human health.

At Verge we value people – those we work with and those we serve. We are a team of thinkers and doers, working alongside our coworkers and clients to bring bold thinking to the table and delivering smart, meaningful results.

Requirements

  • 10+ years of experience in science or healthcare communications; agency experience required
  • Corporate communications and/or branding experience preferred
  • Experience providing strategic communications counsel to executive-level clients
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communications skills
  • Highly collaborative and supportive of coworkers, business partners and clients
  • Ability to multi-task with a high attention to detail
  • Ability to effectively lead a remote team
  • Ability to cultivate new client opportunities, grow business organically
  • Brings new ideas and ways of thinking to the firm
  • Has a growth-mindset, life-long learner
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Enthusiastic, positive attitude; excited to jump in and contribute to the growth of the firm

Position Responsibilities

Client Service / Strategy

  • Serve as a strategic partner and trusted advisor to existing and prospective C-suite level clients
    • Leverage communications expertise and analytical capabilities to understand client issues and provide sound counsel
    • Build and nurture strong relationships with clients, understanding and anticipating their needs
  • Ensure client satisfaction and delivery of consistent, high-quality deliverables and a positive Verge experience
    • Lead and motivate an integrated team to develop and implement strategic program recommendations, identify opportunities to build value, and adjust programming to meet the evolving needs of clients
    • Day-to-day management of communications programs and projects
    • Oversee account teams to ensure client goals are met and exceeded, deliverables are on time and on budget

Content Development

  • Craft and provide strategy direction on client messaging and content
  • Work closely with support staff and medical writers to develop various forms of content for clients (e.g., website content, investor presentations, media materials)
  • Engage creative consultants on new design/development projects
  • Collaborate with design/development partners to ensure projects are on-strategy and delivered on time and on budget

Media Relations/Executive Coaching

  • Work with media specialists to shape and drive media strategy for account teams
  • Provide executive coaching and media training for clients; facilitate media interviews
  • Develop press materials, including social media content
  • Conduct media outreach as needed

Leadership/People Development

  • Manage and mentor team members, provide coaching to junior staff
  • Contribute to and participate in professional development and training efforts
  • Cultivate a culture of innovation

Financial Management

  • Develop client proposals/scopes of work
  • Prepare monthly staff projections and oversee budget management and invoicing
  • Manage the profitability and health of accounts
  • Business Development
  • Pursue organic growth opportunities to maximize firm value for clients
  • Initiate and drive business development initiatives and new client acquisitions
SENIOR ANALYST >

We are actively seeking:

Senior Analyst

Verge Scientific Communications is a boutique communications firm created for emerging and pioneering health care companies – organizations that are doing new things and willing to talk about them in new ways. Our team is comprised of seasoned health and science communications counselors, digital strategists 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 medical technology company on navigating key inflection points with the potential to make or break their business. We launch new innovations into the market. And we shape the untold stories of true industry leaders.

VERGE is looking for a Senior Analyst to join our growing team – a communications professional with 6-8 years of PR agency experience developing and implementing strategic communications programs for clients in the biotech and life sciences industry. As a counselor to our C-suite level clients, this person will have the opportunity to work with some of the brightest minds who are working to improve human health. You will work with 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.

At Verge we value people – those we work with and those we serve. We are a team of thinkers and doers, working alongside our coworkers and clients to bring bold thinking to the table and delivering smart, meaningful results.

Requirements

  • 6+ years of experience in science or healthcare communications; agency experience required
  • Corporate communications and/or branding experience preferred
  • Experience providing strategic communications counsel to executive-level clients
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communications skills
  • Highly collaborative and supportive of coworkers, business partners and clients
  • Ability to multi-task with a high attention to detail
  • Ability to effectively lead a remote team
  • Ability to cultivate new client opportunities, grow business organically
  • Brings new ideas and ways of thinking to the firm
  • Has a growth-mindset, life-long learner
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Enthusiastic, positive attitude; excited to jump in and contribute to the growth of the firm

Position Responsibilities

  • Serve as strategic advisor and communications counselor to Verge clients and staff
    • Proactively counsel clients and account team on strategy, scientific differentiation, and program goals
    • Demonstrate strategic/creative thinking and insightful client counsel
    • Develop and present strategic recommendations, engendering client confidence and trust
  • Effectively support account team leads to ensure client goals are met and exceeded, deliverables are on time and on budget
    • Assist with, or lead client and team meetings, provide counsel, trouble shooting and status updates
  • 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
    • Write or edit complex, strategic key media materials and other deliverables (scientific materials, C-suite/executive messaging, etc.)
    • Provide team direction in media outreach efforts/frame pitch angles/media relationships/spokesperson training
    • Assist with the development of complex media pitch strategies and communicate vision to team; work with high science media
    • Demonstrate an understanding of digital & social media platforms and their influence on strategic goals
    • Oversee analytics and measurement of programs
  • Assist or lead management of account finances, oversee billing process
  • Contribute to business development efforts, prepare and present proposals, generate new program ideas
  • Actively manage and mentor junior team members and 1-2 direct reports
  • Plan and execute staff wide education initiatives
ANALYST >

We are actively seeking:

Analyst

 

VERGE Scientific Communications is a strategic communications consultancy created for emerging and pioneering health care companies – organizations that are doing new things and willing to talk about them in new ways. Our team is comprised of seasoned health and science communications counselors, digital strategists and creatives – each with deep experience shaping and sharing the stories of innovator companies and brands. 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.

We are looking for an Analyst with 3-5 years of healthcare PR agency experience (role is equivalent to a Senior Account Executive/rising Account Supervisor). This person should have experience driving forward day-to-day account activities and working with a multidisciplinary team to execute on integrated communications strategies. In this role, you will own and manage a wide range of projects and work 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 a new way of thinking is encouraged, growth and continuous improvement expected, and people and relationships are nurtured. Together, we are shaping the brands and stories of clients on a mission to improve human health.

REQUIREMENTS

  • 3+ years of healthcare PR agency experience required
  • Interest in biotech and health tech industry
  • Experience in corporate branding, corporate communications, investor relations, and internal communications a plus
  • Excellent written and professional interpersonal communications skills
  • Innately curious about science, technology and the world around you
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work on multiple projects with a high attention to detail
  • Highly collaborative, values teamwork and solving problems
  • Entrepreneurial: brings new ideas and ways of thinking to the firm
  • Excited to learn and grow
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, small agency environment
  • Enthusiastic, positive attitude; excited to jump in and contribute to the growth of the firm

POSITION 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 clients 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 Coordinators and Associate Analysts
ART DIRECTOR >

We are actively seeking:

Art Director

 

VERGE Scientific Communications is a boutique communications firm created for emerging and pioneering health care companies – organizations that are doing new things and willing to talk about them in new ways. Our team is comprised of seasoned health and science communications strategists and creatives – each with deep experience shaping and sharing the stories of innovator companies and brands. We help the emerging biotech craft a compelling science story and advise the growth-oriented health technology company on navigating key inflection points with the potential to make or break their business.

Verge is looking for an experienced and passionate Art Director to join our team of science communicators, strategists, and creatives. Working with a multidisciplinary team, the Art Director will develop and apply a deep understanding of science to drive the conceptualization and hands-on execution of visual communications for clients pioneering innovations in health and medicine. This includes collaborating with clients, account teams, designers, and medical illustrators to lead and manage the creation of brand assets, websites, scientific illustrations and animations, digital and social media assets, event promotional items and more. The Art Director will report to the Director of Creative Strategy & Design.

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.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Web Design or Visual Communications or equivalent professional experience; science background a plus
  • 5+ years’ experience in art direction, branding and design in pharmaceutical, medical communications, or healthcare advertising/PR agency environment
  • Portfolio demonstrating relevant experience, conceptualization of technical subjects, and proficiency of UX/UI concepts
  • Ability to distill and visually convey complex information
  • Must be fully versed with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) and Microsoft Office (specifically PowerPoint Master Templates) This is a hands-on role and you must be proficient in producing creative work on your own.
  • Familiarity with Asana or other project management software a plus
  • Collaborative, high-level of energy and enthusiasm with a positive attitude
  • Experience collaborating remotely with designers, developers and copywriters to deliver inspiring designs
  • Ability to meet high quality standards under tight deadlines
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work on multiple projects with a high attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Has a growth-mindset, life-long learner

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Partner with our Creative Director to bring our clients’ brands and science stories to life through thoughtful strategy and seamless execution
    • Deliver consistent strategic direction of creative assets and visual communications across clients
    • Translate brand strategy and complex science to the production of thoughtful, beautiful design and visuals
  • Function as the hands-on creative lead for multiple projects, including brand identity, website design, corporate presentation templates, scientific visuals and illustrations, digital and social media assets
    • Direct and ensure thoughtful, exceptional creative strategy, services, and deliverables
    • Collaborate with designers, illustrators, animators, web developers to execute creative strategy
    • Direct and maintain brand standards and guidelines for clients
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary account teams, including communications strategists and scientific advisors to ensure creative vision accurately reflects the science
  • Capture the imaginations of clients and expertly articulate and present the creative strategy
  • Conceptualize scientific visual and interactive design across mediums
  • Contribute to growth of the creative team, including identifying and managing contract designers, illustrators, animators, photographers, videographers
    • Research and recommend creative standards and best practices

 

HOW TO APPLY

Send portfolio, resume, and cover note to careers@vergescientific.com.

 

TRAFFIC MANAGER >

We are actively seeking:

Traffic Manager

 

VERGE Scientific Communications is a boutique communications firm created for emerging and pioneering health care companies – organizations that are doing new things and willing to talk about them in new ways. Our team is comprised of seasoned health and science communications strategists and creatives – each with deep experience shaping and sharing the stories of innovator companies and brands. We help the emerging biotech craft a compelling science story and advise the growth-oriented health technology company on navigating key inflection points with the potential to make or break their business.

Verge is looking for an experienced Traffic Manager to oversee workflow and resource management and ensure timely delivery of creative projects for our clients. This includes working with our internal and external colleagues to manage the creation of brand assets, websites, scientific illustrations and animations, social media assets, print and digital collateral, event promotional items and more. The Traffic Manager will report to the Director of Creative Strategy & Design.

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.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Advertising or related field, or equivalent professional experience
  • Minimum of 3 years’ traffic or project management experience in the pharmaceutical, medical communications, or advertising agency environment
  • Proficiency with Asana or other project management software
  • Experience managing web design/development and digital marketing projects
  • Able to manage multiple tasks and dynamic deadlines with confidence
  • Passion for detail and organization
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Enjoys solving problems
  • Collaborative, high-level of energy and enthusiasm with a positive attitude
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) a plus

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate with our Creative Director to coordinate and assign creative resources; prioritize project requests
  • Monitor workload and day-to-day workflow of creative projects and talent ensuring work is both balanced and aligned with skillset
  • Build and maintain project schedules in collaboration with Project Management team
  • Lead and document weekly status updates of all current creative/design projects
  • Maintain reporting – detailing past work and work-in-progress
  • Keep project leads updated on progress, anticipate and troubleshoot issues
  • Communicate project, schedule and deliverable updates and changes to all stakeholders and creative team members.
  • Identify projects at risk of missing deadlines; assess and escalate issues as needed.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Send resumes and cover notes to careers@vergescientific.com.

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