Akido Labs

Akido Labs is a data technology company leading the transformation of…

Communications Lead at Akido Labs

Location
Los Angeles
Job Type
Full-time
Experience
11+ years
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About the role

Akido is a care delivery platform focused on overcoming the complex needs of our most vulnerable populations. We are on a mission to leverage modern technology and proprietary datasets that have historically been locked up in our public health ecosystems in order to radically improve the quality of life and affordability of care for underserved people.

We are a fast-growing, impact-focused, Y Combinator company being used nationwide to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, homelessness, and other public health crises. Across the country, health systems and government service providers use Akido to launch new technology-powered public health initiatives that improve the health and well-being of the communities they serve.

 

We're building a dynamic, diverse and driven team of people who care deeply about our mission and are passionate about creating transformational change in healthcare as we continue to grow and broaden our impact. We tackle new challenges together while working hard to cultivate an environment where everyone can thrive. Our team is on the path to eclipsing several major milestones in 2021 and we're looking for new teammates to help us accelerate our progress and join us on this journey to transform healthcare for our vulnerable populations. We look forward to meeting you!

About the job

Akido is looking for a proven communications leader to plan, guide and execute an ambitious brand development campaign in support of our 1-2 year goals. As the leader of our Communications team, you will play the role of broadcasting Akido’s success and human impact for the world to see, carefully building our public image in alignment with company values. You will develop and oversee all external communication strategies, working closely with the executive team day in and day out. Our ideal candidate has strong media relationships across tech and the public sector, diverse publications, executive communications skills and experience owning longer-term communications campaigns.

You will

  • Demonstrate the value that our products bring to people's lives and our commitment to creating a more equitable society through compelling storytelling
  • Construct creative, effective, and innovative strategies to build brand awareness in the ever-evolving healthcare landscape
  • Lead external communications in support of Akido’s big picture initiatives and day to day goals
  • Maintain messaging consistency across internal teams, external partners, and our customers 
  • Design and own media strategy, proactively highlighting key milestones, stories, events, and announcements
  • Create written materials, including press releases, data reports, briefing documents, communications plans and FAQs, blog posts, and other collateral
  • Present, plan and execute events that boost Akido’s reputation as leaders in our space
  • Develop reporter relationships with folks from local, regional, and national media outlets
  • Provide communications guidance on rapid response issues
  • Help create, plan and track profiles for executives to become recognized thought leaders, including media training
  • Manage and track inbound press inquiries

You have

  • 10+ years of professional experience in communications, public relations, or journalism
  • Bachelor's Degree; business, communications, or journalism focus preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; can formulate a clear point of view on complicated issues and create a succinct narrative to express it
  • Strong relationships with business, tech, and/or healthcare media, journalists and influential people
  • A knack for knowing what’s newsworthy
  • Demonstrated experience with elevating a brand, product, or executive profiles
  • Experience with both enterprise and consumer companies preferred

Perks & Benefits

  • Stock options
  • Unlimited vacation (we compensate your work, not your hours)
  • Medical, dental and vision health insurance
  • Wellness benefits

Akido is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires an accommodation, please let us know. We look forward to hearing from you!

Why you should join Akido Labs

Akido is a care delivery platform focused on overcoming the complex needs of our most vulnerable populations. We are on a mission to leverage modern technology and proprietary datasets that have historically been locked up in our public health ecosystems in order to radically improve the quality of life and affordability of care for underserved people.

We are a fast-growing, impact-focused, Y Combinator company being used nationwide to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, homelessness, and other public health crises. Across the country, health systems and government service providers use Akido to launch new technology-powered public health initiatives that improve the health and well-being of the communities they serve.