PR Associate

US-Austin
2 weeks ago(12/4/2017 1:12 PM)

Overview

***This position is based in Austin, TX.***

 

Who you are:  Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment where employees challenge the status quo every day? Would you jump at the chance to take ownership of big programs that require the perfect balance of finesse, creativity, and scrapiness? We just might have your dream job! Spiceworks is looking for a top-notch PR Associate who’ll work across the company to capture our story and tell it to the world. Think you’re ready to join the team? Apply now!

 

Who we are: Launched in 2006, Spiceworks is an Austin-based company that’s shaking up the tech space and transforming how products (hardware, software, and IT services) are marketed and sold to millions of IT professionals around the world.

 

The world’s leading tech brands (including Microsoft, Dell, HPE/HPI, and Rackspace) use Spiceworks to reach and connect with these IT pros. Historically a tough market to reach, vendors love the unique ways Spiceworks helps them connect with this elusive market… so much so that Forbes touted us “the future of media.” 

Responsibilities

Your day-to-day (as a PR Associate, you’ll):

  • Find creative ways to tell stories for one of the most unique tech companies around
  • Work with PR Specialist, marketing team, and company executives to formulate and implement the company’s PR and social strategy
  • Drive day-to-day execution of Spiceworks’ global social media strategies. This includes the execution of our organic and paid social strategies, content creation and distribution, and proactive/reactive social coordination
  • Leverage Spiceworks’ unique insights to tell data-driven stories about the latest technology and marketing trends
  • Work directly with Spiceworks executives to support their external platforms and execute thought leadership opportunities such as bylines, blog posts, and speaking opportunities
  • Manage IT product announcements
  • Leverage PR agency partners to drive communications results
  • Foster, maintain, and grow key press relationships

Qualifications

Qualifications: What does it take to do this job?

  • 3–5 years of experience leading integrated social media and PR programs
  • Proven track record of inventing new and creative ways of telling stories
  • Well-versed in the evolving industry trends impacting and occurring in the technology and marketing worlds. Ability to understand how Spiceworks fits into or relates to those trends.
  • Experience working with established, high-growth companies
  • Excellent writing, editing, and presentation skills
  • Team management skills, including working at or experience managing PR agencies
  • Established relationships with technology media and influencers
  • Bachelor’s degree in PR, Communications, Journalism, or related field

Ready to toss your hat in the ring? Apply here! (and don’t forget to include a cover letter to let us know why you’re up to spice snuff).

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