Media Relations Manager

Oct 31, 2013
Nov 30, 2013
Bethany Perkins
Full Time
Work at the intersection of PR, inbound marketing and high tech at one of Austin's fastest growing companies. We've recently been mentioned in the New York Times,, Mashable, and Forbes.

Our Media Relations team has been growing like crazy, and we don't intend to stop any time soon. We're looking for experienced candidates for the Media Relations Manager role, but we are also open to talking to people with one or two years of experience for our Coordinator position. Got what it takes to help grow this list of media accolades? Keep reading.

    We're looking for someone who:

  • - Is a wee bit experienced. You've got at least a few years of professional experience under your belt outside of college and internships.
  • - Is uber-charismatic. You have a magnetic personality and a natural talent for building strong professional relationships.
  • - Works super efficiently. You nerd out on organizational systems and you're always looking for ways to get more done with less wasted effort.
  • - Is thick-skinned and persistent. You're not delicate. If you get hung up on, you don't take it personally. You get right back on that metaphorical horse.

    What you'll do all day:

  • - Earn attention and mentions. You'll build a lot of media lists and do a whole bunch of calling and emailing in order to earn mentions of our site.
  • - Research markets. You'll become an expert in your software market and build a database of contacts (e.g. bloggers, editors and industry analysts)
  • - Roll up your sleeves and help out. In addition to outreach, there are other analytical and content projects that come up. You're willing to get it done.

    You'll be measured on how well you:

  • - Demonstrate domain expertise. You'll master SEO, become an expert in your industry and keep your team sharp with regular power sessions.
  • - Get us attention. You'll get mentions from high profile sites., GigaOM and VentureBeat have all written about us recently, but we want more!
  • - Meet your goals. We measure everything around here, from the number of bloggers you pitch to the quality of the mentions you recruit.
  • - Contribute relevant and innovative ideas. We expect you to consistently present great campaign ideas and new outreach strategies for your industry.

    A few reasons why you might hate it:

  • - You're in it for the schwag. This isn't your typical PR role. If your dream job is tweeting from the back of Jay Z's limo, this won't get you there.
  • - You're sluggish and complacent. We move at breakneck speed around here, so we need energetic and motivated people on our team.
  • - You're timid. In order to succeed you'll need to be the type who's not afraid to reach out, get down to business and push back when the answer is no.

    And a few reasons why you might love it:

  • - You'll grow and learn a ton. You'll become a better business person as you immerse yourself in the world of technology and entrepreneurship.
  • - The work environment is amazing. Our SoCo office is insanely cool, open, and inviting. We dress casually and have fun while working hard.
  • - The team is even more amazing. You will work with people who are as energetic, smart, and driven as you are. You'll be managed by the best too.
  • - Your success will be recognized and appreciated. You'll be able to see your direct impact on our growth. You won't be just another cog in the wheel.