Job type full-time
Full job description
Firebrand helps startups crush their marketing goalsWe are a specialist pr and marketing firm for tech startupsBased in san francisco, firebrand’s integrated public relations, demand generation and digital marketing programs help startups outshine their competitorsOur experienced team combines domain expertise, marketing best-practice, operational efficiency and the x-factor to implement winning campaigns.
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 firmWe have no politics, no bureaucracy, efficient systems and a supportive approachWe focus on great work, high levels of client service and expanding our skills.
We work with a roster of hand-picked startups which are leaders in their field and backed by prominent vcs including a16z, first round, gv, initialized, lightspeed, menlo ventures and unusual vcOur clients are technology startups – primarily with complex propositions which need clear positioning and messagingAt present, clients range from ‘deep tech’ – data analytics, ai, storage, strong authentication and application delivery – to fintech and ‘health tech’ such as hearables.
About the role*
We’re looking for a public relations account supervisor with strong media relations skills, and a focus on the b2b technology sectorThe ideal candidate will have amazing media relationships, understand the news cycle and have domain expertise in the tech sector.
This position will be responsible for media strategy, creating timely news pitches and media outreachUnderstanding the business and tech trade media, technology trends and how clients fit into them is vital.
The account supervisor role is part of a senior marketing team well-versed in pr and digital marketingOther members of the team will include marketing strategists, content developers, and digital marketing expertsWe expect you to have a firm grasp of running a successful and growing pr programThis will include media relations, influencer relations, speaking and awards, organic social and account managementOf course, this must all operate efficiently, and be measured according to industry best practice.
Note: this is not a sales account executive role.
Media relations — building relationships with and pitching relevant media (tech, business, trade, vertical both online and broadcast), newsjacking and rapid response
Client management — works directly with clients on a daily basis advising on strategy, implementation, status and performance of public relations programs
Influencer relations — research and outreach to relevant influencers, including industry analysts, academics and thought leaders
Content creation — research and creation of content, largely consisting of press announcements, blog posts, media pitches and thought leadership material
Speaker / awards programs — identifying key (virtual) conferences, speaker placement and awards submissions
Social media — organic social media campaigns, primarily focused on linkedin and twitter
Agency — involved in new business prospecting and pitching; team management and collaboration; developing methodologies; firebrand ambassador
5-10+ years’ relevant pr experience, ideally in an agency
Solid academic track record at least to bachelor degree level
Deep tech sector domain expertise, including working with startups
Entrepreneurial with good business savvy
Good presentation skills in front of c-level execs
Unflappable, practical, proactive, mature approach
Creative, disciplined, curious, organized
Not afraid to work hard, be humble, ask questions, learn new things
Health, dental and vision care
Regular `crossfire` training days
The agency is based in san francisco, californiaWe are currently working full-time remote and will transition to a remote-first hybrid model as conditions allow.
To apply, fill in the details and remember to include a link to your linkedin profile in your cover letterPlease only apply if you meet the requirementsWe`ll be in touch with the strongest candidates.
Job type: full-time
Work location: multiple locations