Job Description

Public Relations Manager





Each year, 2 billion people across the world are limited by physical pain. By helping people live without pain, they are free to do the things they love most with the people they love—and never miss a moment. This is what we do. We create and design new technologies to solve one of the biggest problems in healthcare: taking care of our Physical Health. Sword Health is the world’s fastest growing digital musculoskeletal (MSK) care provider on a bold mission to free two billion people from acute, chronic, and post-surgical physical pain. Our customers include some of the most progressive Fortune 100 and 500 companies, as well as over 160+ other established businesses across the world.

The Sword program allows members to complete a personalized physical therapy program from the comfort of home, with continued support and supervision from one of our talented Sword specialists. Sword’s personalized care is more effective than traditional standards of care, and has proven to deliver best-in-class clinical results. Since breaking into the market less than two years ago, Sword has worked with insurers, health systems, and employers in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Australia to make high quality musculoskeletal care accessible to everyone.

This is an opportunity to join Sword during a time of hyper growth and expansion. After our recent $2bn valuation, we’re excited to continue accelerating our impact by scaling with high caliber people with passion, commitment and energy to create and deliver technologies, services and products that drive human progress forward. We welcome you to join our mission, to make a difference on a grand scale and play a pivotal role with a global team at Sword– working alongside great people pioneering novel products and cutting edge technologies.

Sword is looking to hire a Public Relations Manager to organize and oversee PR activities and ensure effective communication with stakeholders, media and the public. We expect you to have a creative mind and excellent communication skills. If you are also confident in your public speaking and project management abilities, we’d like to meet you. The role is based in the US and reports to the Global Communications Director.

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Develop and run proactive media campaigns and raise awareness and strengthen Sword’s reputation across all audiences;
  • Identify relevant media story angles, craft pitches and secure stories in national, economic, tech and trade media;
  • Work with our leadership team and key business stakeholders to build a compelling narrative about our business and products. Be comfortable writing about Clinical and Tech Product innovations.
  • Develop and nurture media relationships. Pitch stories and relevant angles directly to reporters and editors.
  • Craft an external engagement strategy (e.g.speaking opportunities, conferences, panels) for our business leaders.
  • Organize PR events (e.g. open days, press conferences).
  • Track media coverage and follow industry trends;
  • Monitor social, economic, and political trends that might be relevant to the organization;
  • Anticipate and manage PR issues

What you need to have:

  • 5+ years experience in an in-house brand, agency or newsroom;
  • High proficiency in spoken and written English – required;
  • Experience managing media relations (online, broadcast and print)
  • Background in researching, writing and editing communications materials;
  • Strong communication ability (oral and written);
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure, within tight deadlines, and in a dynamic environment;
  • Creativity and problem-solving attitude;
  • Deep network of strong relationships across the media landscape in the US;
  • The ability to dive in on details, distill complex information for external consumption while also understanding the bigger picture.
  • Experience on media monitoring and PR platforms to get data analytics relevant.
  • Digital Health experience would be a plus.
  • BSc/BA in Public Relations, Journalism, Communications or a related field

We’d love to see:

  • We’re looking for a self-starter and autonomous professional that thrives in a fast-paced environment and who is proactive, quick-thinking, creative, pitch machine and has attention to details.
  • We would love to add to our team an owner and accountable profile, that is mission driven and always looking to deliver more than expected.

Sword Benefits

  • Comprehensive health, dental and vision insurance
  • Equity Shares
  • 401(k)
  • Unlimited Vacation
  • Paid Holidays
  • Flexible working hours
  • Work from home
  • Parental leave
  • Free Digital Therapist for your family

Sword is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We champion diversity and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. At SWORD, we believe that diversity and inclusion among our applicants and team members is critical to our success as a global company. The more inclusive and diverse we are, the bigger our impact will be.