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Senior Manager, Corporate Public Relations

Slack is the leading global collaboration hub that makes people’s working lives simpler, more pleasant and more productive. From global Fortune 100 companies to corner markets, businesses and teams of every kind use Slack to bring the right people together with all the right information.  We provide a transformative experience and we care deeply about how our customers relate to our brand, and our product.

The Sr. Manager, Corporate Public Relations is critical to our success: you will help build and execute thought-leadership and corporate communications campaigns in support of our business objectives. You will be critical to expanding our corporate communications function. Your role is essential in helping to evangelize our broader corporate narrative to key media audiences and influencers around the world. You are a master storyteller and will help identify how, when and to which audiences to engage. We seek a creative self-starter who inspires confidence!

Responsibilities:

  • Media Relations:
    • Lead media relations outreach for key corporate activities (executive, leadership, business and corporate announcements)
    • Help spearhead the development and evangelism of our corporate narrative; partner closely with international counterparts to ensure program can be leveraged/executed globally  
    • Develop strategy and lead execution of crisis communications
    • Partner closely with Marketing, Finance, Legal, Policy and others on corporate-wide cross functional initiatives
    • Work with our in-house and agency teams to execute on corporate thought-leadership campaign
  • Executive Communications:
    • Partner with the in-house team to develop and execute on executive communications programs for key members of the leadership team
    • Develop executive briefing materials and continue build out our executive speakers’ program
    • Staff key executive opportunities (speaking and media opps) as necessary

 Requirements:

  • Strong media relations skills and a passion for corporate PR (10+ years experience)
  • Agency/In-house enterprise software communications preferred
  • Critical thinker; strong executive presence; ability to hold a “seat at the table” alongside other areas of the business
  • Hunger for an exciting opportunity; ready to roll up your sleeves and dig in!
  • Collaborative
  • A self-starter, able to run with projects with (at times) minimal direction
  • Passionate about Slack and about learning about how work is evolving
  • Demonstrates exceptional writing skills
  • Collaborative and able to work cross-functionally
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented and able to meet deadlines consistently
  • Creative, thoughtful and passionate about storytelling
  • Skilled at managing up, prioritizing and setting expectations as needed
  • Open and effective communicator; someone who is not afraid to throw out an idea or challenge an existing one to help advance Slack’s mission   
  • Curious; eager to learn and open to trying new things
  • Flexible, adaptable and open: able to juggle multiple projects at once and unphased by change whenever it happens (because in this environment things can and do often shift very quickly!)

Slack is the collaboration hub of choice for companies of all sizes, all across the world. By using Slack, they ensure that the right people are always in the loop, that key information is always at their fingertips, and new team members can get up to speed easily. With Slack, teams are better connected.

Launched in February 2014, Slack is the fastest growing business application ever and is used by thousands of teams and millions of users every day. We currently have nine offices worldwide, in San Francisco, Vancouver, Dublin, Melbourne, New York, London, Tokyo, Toronto and Denver.

Ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other is core to Slack's values. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and a pleasant and supportive place to work. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Come do the best work of your life here at Slack.