About Loyal

Our mission is to bring the first FDA approved aging drugs to the market, and we’ve already achieved ground-breaking milestones on our path to gaining FDA approval for the first lifespan extension drug for any species. With our first commercial products, the goal is to help dogs live longer and stay healthier as they age. 


About the role

Loyal is about 12 months away from the projected launch of our first product to market. We are seeking an experienced PR Communications Manager to develop and execute comprehensive public relations strategies to raise awareness of our brand and products

This role is for someone who:

  • Has a track record of developing strategic plans, building campaigns, and partnering with PR agencies to maximize reach and engagement
  • Can both lead and execute
  • Has excellent communication skills, writes well, and can present complex information in efficient and effective ways
  • Is a creative thinker who can generate innovative ideas and campaigns
  • Is comfortable determining priorities, independently managing multiple projects, and can collaborate with leadership to deliver on our mission

You will be reporting directly to the Chief People + Comms Officer, Cheryl Heinonen


Your daily work will include:

  • Create and manage a strategic PR plan, including goals, tactics, results analysis, timelines, etc.
  • Develop and implement media relations strategies for the company’s products during launches and events
  • Craft compelling press releases, pitches, Q&A material, and media kits to secure coverage in relevant publications
  • Manage media inquiries and interview requests, coordinating with our agency and internal experts as needed
  • Monitor and analyze media coverage and industry trends to identify opportunities and threats
  • Outline PR content needs to support and amplify go-to-market strategy
  • Create and manage a PR calendar to ensure consistent and engaging content that aligns with the overall marketing plan
  • Partner to produce high-quality written, visual, and multimedia content, including articles, blog posts, press releases, infographics, and more


While not required, we’d be especially excited if you:

  • Have experience in reactive and crisis communications
  • Have previous experience with content management systems, SEO tools, and social media platforms
  • Have previous experience in the pet or pet health industry
  • Excel in building and executing as you go
  • Love animals — especially dogs :)


How you work and think:

  • Gladly participate in a team-oriented culture
  • Ability to thoroughly research novel concepts and communicate ideas
  • Self-starter who is always looking to push the ball forward — think ahead, engage proactively and take initiative
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Detail oriented, disciplined, naturally seek ownership and responsibility, and happy working on a mix of the fascinating and the mundane
  • Professional and clear communicator with the ability to distill the important information for the relevant stakeholders no matter how complex the scenario
  • Growth mindset, value transparency, seek out feedback and iteration cycles


Reasons you might not like this role:  

  • Loyal is a fast-paced, rapidly scaling startup environment
  • We may be comfortable with more ambiguity and uncertainty than you are used to, as we like to test hypotheses early
  • You will have to be comfortable taking full responsibility for your area of expertise, with support and guidance from the rest of the team and company
  • You will need to be comfortable adapting to change, and operating in a fast-paced, highly regulated environment
  • You will build and troubleshoot processes from scratch and the process forward is not always linear
  • You will need to be creative in solving problems, especially those without precedent
  • We continually find ways to enhance hybrid remote working and communication


What you will gain from this role:  

  • Experience leading the launch of a first-of-its-kind drug to market
  • A working environment that is positive, kind, thoughtful, and full of some of the smartest people in the industry
  • Empowerment to translate your ideas and vision into reality
  • Experience building PR strategies and processes that help move the organization forward


About you: 

Education and qualifications / Proficiencies:

  • 4-6 years of experience in public relations, in-house or agency
  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism, communications, or related field required; masters’ degree a plus but not required
  • Knowledge of industry trends and best practices in content marketing and PR
  • Hands-on experience in creating innovative campaigns alongside internal stakeholders to engage with the public and media
  • Track record of building share of voice for a company or product through time
  • Strong writing and editing skills with a keen eye for detail
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to distill information from leadership, and are comfortable communicating upwards and across an organization
  • Willingness to work in a fast-paced startup environment with a dynamic team
  • Ability to quickly learn new concepts and processes
  • Familiarity with G suite applications (e.g., Sheets, Slides, etc.)


Loyal Benefits:

  • Full coverage health insurance (medical, dental and vision) for you and your dependents.
  • $1000 home office equipment stipend
  • $250/month wellness budget (gym, cleaners, spa, food)
  • $1200/year learning budget (books, courses, etc.)
  • All 3-day weekends turned into 4-day weekends 🎉
  • Unlimited vacation and paid holidays
  • Paw-ternity leave - adopt a dog and get a day off with your new family member 🐶
  • Annual company retreat at beautiful locations across the country (recently: Tahoe, Cape Cod)
  • Company equity options grant for new hires

Salary: $100k - $130k

Loyal is founded and led by a first-gen, female CEO and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against applicants based on gender, race or color, ethnicity or national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law. 


Our Values

Lean into moonshots | We do not settle for incremental change. We have the bravery to take risks and shoot for the impact we want to have.

Opportunity is at the intersection | We lean into combining disciplines, expertises, and perspectives not normally adjacent. We design our organization to facilitate cross-pollination and cross-collaboration. We reject silos.

Expertise without ego | Titles do not determine who has a voice. We work on hard, technical problems and have a ton of fun while at it.

Learning by doing | Our path is novel and many things we are doing have never been done before. We lean into MVPs and are open to unexpected outcomes.

Lead with context | We equip people with the context and background necessary to make their own decisions and act in the best interest of Loyal. We empower teams to succeed.

Empathy and respect for all life | Our patients are not just numbers. Our work is intentional, thoughtful, and guided by respect for life. We take our responsibility to pets and pet parents seriously.

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