Karna, LLC

Health Communications Leader

Job ID 2020-2260
Job Locations
Health Communications


We are seeking a full-time Health Communications Leader to join Karna in its Atlanta, GA office.  The successful candidate will have graduate training, experience in public health-related health communication, and progressive project management experience.


Ideal candidates for this position will have experience across a variety of health communication and social marketing approaches for public health projects, including (but not limited to):


  • Develop communication and partnership plans, logic models and key performance metrics associated with health communication campaigns
  • Support the development, testing and dissemination of science and audience based communication products, tools and messages to different audiences utilizing various formats
  • Design printed, digital and social media, and multi-media materials that educate populations (general consumer, partners, and healthcare professionals) about health issues
  • Translate complex health information into evidence based messages for a variety of audiences applying the principles of emergency/crisis and risk communication
  • Implementation of literature searches and environmental scans
  • Qualitative and quantitative research and evaluation of the impact of health communication products and/or campaigns
  • Prepare interim and technical reports and make presentations to partners and clients
  • Support and lead preparation and submission of publishable manuscripts
  • Assist with preparation of proposals, including technical sections
  • Support business development efforts, including strategic planning and monitoring of current and future business opportunities
  • Supervise, train, and mentor junior staff
  • Project Management responsibilities, including maintaining schedule and quality of deliverables, management of contributing technical staff, monitoring project fiscal resources, and being the main point of contact for clients
  • Perform other related duties as required



Candidates must demonstrate the following minimum requirements in order to be forwarded for consideration:


  • Master’s degree or higher in the public health field, communication or marketing, or other relevant field
  • 8-10 years’ work experience in health communication, public health, social marketing, or related fields pertaining to chronic disease, infectious disease, population and community health or healthcare services quality improvement.
  • 3-5 years’ progressive experience in managing project budgets, schedules, resources, subcontracts and staff
  • Health communication experience creating communication products including web and social media content, fact sheets, news articles, pamphlets, presentations, etc.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret public health and related data
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team and meet multiple tight deadlines
  • Well-versed in Microsoft Office products
  • Location: Atlanta Metro area preferred, other locations may be considered

 Compensation will be based on qualifications and experience.  A minimal amount of domestic travel is anticipated. A full benefits package will be provided.




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