PUBLIC RELATIONS ACCOUNT MANAGER
Firebrand is a boutique technology communications agency staffed by experienced marketers. We work with a roster of hand-picked startups which are leaders in their field and backed by prominent VCs including a16z, Bain Capital Ventures, GV, In-Q-Tel, Microsoft Ventures, and NEA.
You can expect an entrepreneurial culture, to work directly with a senior team, to be strategic and hands-on, and to help build a fantastic firm. We have no politics, no bureaucracy, efficient systems and a supportive approach. We focus on great work, high levels of client service and expanding our skills. Communications and marketing are changing rapidly, and we intend to drive that evolution.
We’re looking for a public relations account manager (supervisor) with strong media relations skills, and a focus on the B2B technology sector. The ideal candidate will have good media relationships, understand the news cycle and have deep domain expertise in the tech sector.
The role is part of a senior marketing team well-versed in PR and digital marketing. This position will be responsible for media strategy, creating timely news pitches and media outreach. Understanding the business and tech trade media, technology trends and how clients fit into them is vital.
Other members of the team will include marketing strategists, content developers, digital marketing experts and influencer relations specialists. We expect you to have a firm grasp of running a successful and growing PR program. This will include media relations, influencer relations, the events program, speaker and awards, organic social channel management. Of course, this must all operate efficiently, within budget and be measured and evaluated according to industry best practice. Firebrand works with technology startups – primarily with complex propositions which need clear positioning and messaging. At present, clients are in big data, analytics, virtualization, agile development, biometrics and legal tech.
To apply please email your resume to us a [email protected] with the header ‘PR AM’ in the title and a link to your LinkedIn profile in the body copy. Please only apply if you meet the requirements – time is valuable at a startup. No phone calls or agencies please at this stage. We’ll be in touch with the strongest candidates. Good luck!