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Head of Comms

Forward, San Francisco, CA

A New Kind of Health Membership, Augmented with Technology


Forward is on a bold mission to make high quality healthcare available to a billion people across the globe. We’re building the world’s most advanced healthcare platform from the ground up, combining hardware, software and doctors under one roof. 

Forward was 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), and Garrett Camp (Uber co-Founder).

You can read our story, check out a Forward Tour with our Medical Lead, and read some press: New Yorker, TIME, USA Today, Forbes, WIRED.

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.

Many industries have successfully cut out the middleman by selling directly to consumers. However, no one has ever accomplished this in healthcare—arguably the most important and personal industry to consumers—until now. We know that at the heart of our success is our team. Become a leader of the growth team that is focused on bringing better health, happiness and peace of mind to consumers everywhere.

You Will

  • Plan and manage the execution of all public relations events.
  • Oversee press material development for all existing products and upcoming launches.
  • Track key metrics to ensure communications accomplish business objectives.
  • Assist with development of messaging to move the brand forward.
  • Build and develop relationships with external agencies, serving as executional lead.
  • Oversee speaking opportunity development and pitching and award submissions.
  • Vet all incoming PR inquiries and requests.
  • Learn what it takes to build a world-changing startup, both by osmosis and through constant interaction with the growth team.

You Are

  • Hyper-Organized. Quite simply, you get things done. You achieve results on time and on deadline while communicating progress along the way.
  • 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. 
  • Solutions-Oriented. You dive into the details to uncover the optimal solution.
  • Customer-Obsessed. You are deeply empathetic, constantly putting yourself in the shoes of our potential members.
  • 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. 
  • Impactful. You’re deeply mission-driven. You think there’s more to life than software that enables puppy ears to be superimposed in photos (we concede those are cute).

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience developing strategic communication plans
  • Experience managing external agency partners
  • Strong understanding of media and influencer landscape
  • In-depth understanding of the public relations field
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skill
  • BA/BS

Preferred Qualifications

  • Start-up experience
  • Experience in internal communications & crisis response
Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion: We deeply understand the value of bringing together a team with different perspectives, educational backgrounds, and life experiences, and we prioritize diversity within our team. We encourage people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.

We are an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with anti-discrimination law, it is the purpose of this policy to effectuate these principles and mandates. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We conform to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

About Forward

Forward is a startup redesigning the way we deliver healthcare using all the technologies healthcare has neglected: sensors, mobile, and AI. We were founded in January 2016 by former executives and engineering leaders from Google and Uber and led by serial-entrepreneur, Adrian Aoun. We are funded by some of the world's best investors and entrepreneurs including 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).

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Want to learn more about Forward? Visit Forward's website.