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Head of PR

San Francisco, CA, United States
Employment: Full Time Experience: Lead

Forward is redesigning the way we deliver healthcare, using all the technologies healthcare has historically neglected. As an early member of our world class product team, you’ll have a key role in rebuilding our country’s most important and most broken industry from first principles.

We were founded in January 2016 by former executives and engineering leaders from Google and Uber. We are funded by some of the world's best investors and entrepreneurs including Founder's Fund, Khosla Ventures, First Round Capital, Eric Schmidt (Google/Alphabet Chairman), Marc Benioff (Salesforce Founder), Joe Lonsdale (Palantir Founder), Joshua Kushner (Oscar co-Founder) and Garrett Camp (Uber co-Founder).

You can read our story here and some recent press: New Yorker, TIME, USA Today, Forbes & TechCrunch.

  • Develop the public relations/communications strategy for increasing consumer awareness, understanding and interest as Forward grows across the US.
  • Cultivate strong relationships with consumer, technology and healthcare reporters and editors to secure coverage of Forward.
  • Drive national, regional and local press stories about Forward’s innovative and game-changing approach to healthcare.
  • Create highly impactful media content to tell the story of Forward and drive interest to learn more.
  • Build a best-in-class public relations/communications function and team.
  • Track key metrics to ensure that the public relations/communications team is accomplishing business objectives.
  • Entrepreneurial - You’re a self-starter who loves to own things end-to-end. You don’t ask for permission - you’re too busy making things happen.
  • Scrappy - You can build teams and direct the work of others, but you also love to roll up your sleeves and get the job done yourself.
  • Collaborative - You bring great ideas to the table and seek out how to include others to make your ideas even better. People value your opinions and love that you respect theirs.
  • Impactful - You’re deeply mission-driven, and you think there’s more to life than software that enables puppy ears to be superimposed in photos. (Although we concede those are cute.)
Your Experience
  • 7-10 years experience in consumer-facing public relations and communications.
  • Deep relationships with national, regional and local media outlets, especially those in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
  • Significant experience in securing coverage in consumer, technology and healthcare publications.
  • Public relations and communications agency management.
  • Influencer identification and management to drive business objectives.
  • BA/BS required. MBA/Masters a plus.
  • Startup experience helpful.

Why Join Forward?

We don’t want to just move dollars around the healthcare industry - we want to rebuild it and fix it. All of it. You’d be a major part of the story behind one of the most ambitious startup attempts of the past decade and you’d work with a team of people who want to use their talents for good.

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