PR + Communications Manager - Freelance/Part time

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

The ideal candidate is ambitious and strategic, passionate about spreading the story of cutting edge technology, and has established relationships with editors in the tech and enterprise business industries.

You have a knack for crafting the perfect pitch and identifying what will hook a tech or enterprise editor’s interest. And you’ve secured coverage for previous clients in tier 1 news outlets in the U.S. (bonus points if you have an international network, especially in the UK).

You know how to self-motivate to deliver on time, while also collaborating and communicating effectively with a distributed team. You have a thirst for knowledge and are looking to grow your career in a fast-paced startup, while working independently

THE COMPANY

At Rapport, we’re building a fast-growing team of brand evangelists, scientists, engineers, designers, and doers who are focused on creating a positive future for human-machine communication. We solve hard problems and hold ourselves and our tech to a higher standard. We bring to life the physical manifestation of a brand, putting a face to the name. We are not your average “animation company”. We tackle every project with unbridled enthusiasm, promising to deliver the best experience--whether that be for internal employees, or enterprise leaders, customers, and clients.

As the most advanced, and most natural way to interact with an animated AI or character, we continue to disrupt the traditional animation industry.

Want to join us?

THE JOB

The PR + Comms Manager will work with the VP of Marketing and Founders to coordinate exciting upcoming Company announcements, and secure media coverage in tier 1 news outlets, tech trade publications, etc.

You will be responsible for drafting press releases, pitching editors and writers, and securing and coordinating interviews for our Founders.

This role is a part-time, contract position to start, but could grow into something more for the right candidate.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

Actively pursues media opportunities, networks and builds relationships with key media contacts
Write all press releases, interview responses, talking points, and other relevant press materials while adhering to our Brand Voice guidelines
Schedules PR briefings
Monitors and tracks coverage and presents results to the Team
Develops story pitches and story angles to maximize media exposure
Meet regularly with VP of Marketing to be briefed on upcoming initiatives, product development, and other opportunities to create an integrated communications plan
Helps develop a Thought Leadership strategy for Founders + Exec Team
Handles press inquiries and appropriate responses, including press kit maintenance
Help create a crisis communication plan
Requirements

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS
20 hours/week availability
3+ years of experience with tactical execution of PR strategies
Strong work ethic, with a deep sense of accountability
Superior communication and writing skills
Proven experience and success in planning, developing and executing communications strategies to achieve desired results
Detail oriented, with strong project management and organizational skills
BS/BA in PR, Journalism, or a related field required
Agency experience preferred
Bay Area preferred, but PST time zone is ok

Discrimination/harassment will never be tolerated. There will be no discrimination based on: race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, or veteran status. Above and beyond discrimination/harassment based on 'protected categories,' we also strive to prevent other, subtler forms of inappropriate behavior (e.g., stereotyping) from ever gaining a foothold in our team.

Discrimination/harassment will never be tolerated. There will be no discrimination based on: race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, or veteran status. Above and beyond discrimination/harassment based on 'protected categories,' we also strive to prevent other, subtler forms of inappropriate behavior (e.g., stereotyping) from ever gaining a foothold in our team.

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