Sr PR and Media Relations Strategist

Bittrex - Bellevue, WA (30+ days ago)


Senior Public Relations Manager

Job Description

Are you a seasoned media relations expert with an interest in revolutionary technologies, like blockchain? If so, you may be exactly who we’re looking for at Bittrex. The senior public relations manager will help implement the comprehensive strategy for building and enhancing the Bittrex brand externally and internally. This individual will also implement external and internal communications initiatives.

The senior public relations manager will help plan and implement company announcements, including preparing content, pitching journalists, coordinating with partners and staffing spokespeople. This role will also help manage the company’s speaking engagements, sponsorships and participation.

The senior public relations manager will report to the VP, Communications & Marketing and will work closely with senior executives, division leads, customer support, journalists, vendors, legal team and community representatives. This job is based in the Seattle area office.

Responsibilities:
Serve as media counselor and strategist for stakeholders within the company
Generate timely communications for reporters, customers and internal audiences including: press releases, pitches, customer communications, op-eds, Q&As, media statements, talking points, infographics, corporate materials, fact sheets, speeches and blogs
Develop and maintain strong, productive relationships with top-tier business, financial, government and information security journalists to communicate the company’s key messages and enhance the company’s brand
Work with the head of communications to develop and implement a global executive visibility program, including speaking opportunities across multiple industries
Staff senior executives for media and speaking opportunities
Work with team to develop corporate materials, communications plans, reports, and other materials
Manage event calendar, industry event participation and sponsorships, speaking opportunities, materials, etc.
Depending on experience, may manage staff
Cultivate relationships with business partners, across multiple functions, while delivering appropriate guidance to senior leadership and internal teams
Help manage external vendors
Provide crisis communications assistance, if needed
Periodically develop internal communication pieces

Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in PR, Communications or related field; and 6+ years of public relations/communications experience
Established corporate communications and media relations skills-must have proven experience managing high-profile journalists and generating top-tier press coverage for leading brand(s)
Established relationships with financial, technology and/or cybersecurity journalists
Hands-on communications professional with exceptional writing skills, successful track record with generating news coverage and experience in the technology or financial industry
Strong understanding of the evolving media landscape and crisis communications experience
Experience in building and managing media programs that deliver measurable results
Experience coaching senior executives for high-profile interviews
Understanding of how to use data and research to drive communication initiatives
Proven ability to work in fast-growing organization where diverse stakeholder input must be vetted, reconciled and approved
Experience working in an integrated marketing & communications function
Previous experience developing, managing and implementing communications strategies for major company announcements
Self-starter, highly organized and problem solver and strong work ethic
Excellent writing and copyrighting skills – news releases, fact sheets, talking points, op-eds, executive briefing documents, PowerPoint presentations, etc.
Ability to work effectively in a rapidly changing environment with tight deadlines
Management and start-up experience are a plus
Travel may be required occasionally
Team player with a good sense of humor
Bittrex is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.