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
Laura Byrne
Laura ByrneSenior Director
Tabatha Thompson
Tabatha ThompsonSenior Director
Sarah O'Connell
Sarah O'ConnellDirector
Amanda Johnson, PhD
Amanda Johnson, PhDDirector
Hannah Krakauer
Hannah KrakauerDirector
Pegah Mariani
Pegah MarianiDirector
Dave Raube
Dave RaubeDirector of Creative Strategy & Design
Ashley Berg
Ashley BergDirector of Creative Services
Daryn Koo
Daryn KooArt Director
Mike Drake
Mike DrakeSenior Graphic Designer
Sarah Ellinwood, PhD
Sarah Ellinwood, PhDAnalyst
Andrea Stathopoulos, PhD
Andrea Stathopoulos, PhDAnalyst
Kenia Viezcas
Kenia ViezcasAnalyst
Liza Moore
Liza MooreAssociate Analyst
Ariele Macaranas
Ariele MacaranasAccount Coordinator
Jessica Shott, MS
Jessica Shott, MSAccount Coordinator
Catherine Tyson
Catherine TysonAccount Coordinator
Elizabeth Ashley
Elizabeth AshleyAccount Coordinator
Melissa Brady
Melissa BradyAccount Coordinator
Katya Madison
Katya MadisonAccount Coordinator
Gracelyn Nguyen
Gracelyn NguyenAccount 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
GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERN >

We are actively seeking:

Graphic Design Intern

Are you eager to apply your design skills to branding and visual storytelling in healthcare? Does tackling complex science and thinking creatively about bringing science stories to life intrigue you? 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. 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 looking for a graphic design intern to join our team immediately and contribute to the creation of compelling visuals for Verge and our clients. This is an opportunity for an enthusiastic self-starter with excellent graphic design skills to strengthen and diversify their portfolio and learn in a fast-paced, growing communications firm. As an intern you will gain dynamic, real-world experience and valuable skills that will help you to navigate a future career in branding and graphic design. You will report to the Director of Creative Strategy & Design and work alongside a seasoned team of communications strategists and creatives on a wide range of projects and have exposure to all aspects of the Verge branding, storytelling and strategic communications process. You will produce visual concepts to help convey our clients’ complex information and tell their story in a creative and effective way. You will also develop a deeper understanding of communications and PR, science and the business of healthcare.

*Opportunities available immediately and this fall. Part-time or full-time, flexible hours, work from anywhere.*

IS THIS YOU?

· Degree in (or pursuing) Graphic Design, Visual Communications, or related field
· Expert skills in Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign)
· Expert skills in PowerPoint – including an understanding of templates, master pages, charts, transitions and animations
· Enthusiastic, positive attitude; excited to jump in and contribute
· Thrives in a fast-paced environment – executing well under pressure – while maintaining a high standard of quality and positive attitude
· Portfolio that shows excellent thinking, design and presentation work
· Innately curious about science, technology and the world around you
· Excited about the start-up mindset and working for a high-growth, small business
· Creative and critical thinker, brings new ideas to the firm

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

· Conceptualize and create compelling designs across mediums for VERGE and its clients
· Report to the Director of Creative Strategy & Design and assist with the development and design of core VERGE graphics, logos, collateral event materials and a variety of other creative tasks
· Maintain Verge brand guidelines
· Assist in preparing images to coincide with social and blog posts
· Update websites and blogs
· Assist with collateral updates and version control of both internal and external materials
· Create logos, website designs and brand style boards
· Collaborate with cross-functional teams and external consultants to develop and implement communications strategies on behalf of clients in biotech, life sciences, and digital health

 

HOW TO APPLY

Send portfolios, resumes, and cover notes expressing your interest to careers@vergescientific.com. Applications without cover notes will not be considered.

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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