PR Manager, US

15 Sep, 2020


PR Manager, US

San Francisco, CA


At SmartNews, we see public relations as newsworthy storytelling. Therefore, we are looking for a seasoned public relations professional to create narratives that guide our brand story. From day one, this individual will contribute to existing PR efforts while assisting with the development of new initiatives aligned with company objectives. The ideal candidate will have prior experience* with a wide range of PR functions and an established relationship with well-respected media in our realm, the tech and media industry.


  • Develop media relations strategy, seeking high-level placements in print, broadcast, and online media to increase company visibility
  • Build connections with media and key journalists through a mix of channels, from traditional to digital and social
  • Ensure that our PR efforts serve to achieve immediate and long-term business goals
  • Establish a media relations plan, with actionable strategies for high-level placements
  • Understand the competitive landscape, staying ahead of threats to our brand image
  • Forecast news cycles and identify areas of trending public interest


  • 5 or more years of work experience in public relations
  • Bachelor’s degree in communication, marketing, advertising or other relevant fields
  • Established media relationships, especially in Consumer Tech
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills
  • Managed successful campaigns or placements in traditional, digital media and social media
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Relationships with CNN, WSJ, NYT, CNBC, TechCrunch, Bloomberg, TV networks will be a plus
  • Experience managing PR for Growth-stage, pre-IPO to IPO stage will be a plus
  • IR (investor relationship) PR background is welcomed


  • Equity included
  • 100% medical, dental and vision insurance coverage (60% coverage for dependents)
  • Monthly housing, commute, mobile phone and gym allowances
  • 401k matching program
  • Free lunch, snacks, drinks, etc.
  • Pet friendly office.

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Job posted: 2020-09-15