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Communications Associate

Company: Altarum Institute
Location: Silver Spring
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Communications Associate

US-MD-Silver Spring
Job ID: PAL-MK-3781-22
# Positions: 1
Pos. Category:Current Opening


Palladian Partners is a growing, full-service strategic communications and marketing firm, serving federal health agencies (e.g., NIH, FDA, CDC) and leading nongovernmental organizations. Join us as a Communications Associate to support award-winning projects for a variety of clients in the public health arena. Palladian Partners is dedicated to disseminating information about new discoveries in health, medicine, and social science to professionals, educators, patients, consumers, stakeholders, and the public. If you are passionate about health and science communications and looking for a communications and marketing firm where making a difference is core to our work, come join us.

The Communications Associate position is a high growth opportunity for a well-rounded and detail-oriented communications specialist. This individual will support the implementation of health communication and social media strategies.


  • Participate in planning, research, writing, and strategy development for health communications projects
  • Coordinate with designers, writers, and digital strategists to develop creative and digital assets
  • Draft correspondence, communication materials, internal and client reports, and other types of materials
  • Develop project plans and track project activities, timelines and quality reviews
  • Support social and traditional media outreach, including strategy, content development, and analytics
  • Lead and collaborate with other team members to address client challenges


    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills
      • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to project coordination
      • Strong interest in learning new communication techniques, technologies and web software
      • Proven ability to meet deadlines and work on multiple projects simultaneously
      • Demonstrated attention to detail

        Education and Experience
        • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Marketing or related field
        • Two to four years of experience in communications or marketing

          You'll earn bonus points if you have:
          • In-depth knowledge of social media tools, trends, and applications (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, etc.)
          • Familiarity with social media monitoring and tracking, including experience using monitoring software
          • Familiarity with participant experience trends and tools
          • Experience using project management software and tools
          • Prior communications agency or firm experience
          • Experience working with federal or nongovernmental health clients

            This is a full-time, staff position located at Palladian's corporate headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, with the option for telework. At this time, we will only accept candidates who are presently eligible to work in the United States and will not require sponsorship. Palladian employees are highly talented and are encouraged to think and work creatively and strive for excellence. Palladian offers competitive pay, excellent benefits, and the satisfaction that comes from working on interesting, meaningful projects every day. Palladian's dynamic work environment emphasizes integrity, personal commitment, and teamwork. Palladian prizes diversity in all its forms, and employees work in an environment in which all voices are heard and valued. We invite you to explore exciting and rewarding career opportunities with us.

            Palladian Partners provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


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Keywords: Altarum Institute, Silver Spring , Communications Associate, Other , Silver Spring, Maryland

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