Director, Public Relations and Events

Senior, Lead Posted 13 days ago
Main Location
Columbus, OH, United States
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Olive is looking for someone passionate about driving public awareness and conversation around disruptive technologies. Our company is leading innovation in healthcare and growing rapidly as we help the nation’s biggest health systems deploy an AI workforce to cope with the current extreme pressures they face. Our leadership includes incredible visionaries whose voices are already out there and there is enormous opportunity to amplify them through a more effective, cohesive strategy. It’s time for an expert to mastermind the best approach to next-leveling Olive’s external communications efforts, focusing on PR and events. This is an incredible opportunity for someone who is passionate about creating and implementing strategy as well as driving powerful commentary that delivers outsized awareness. This position will report to the Vice President of Advertising and Brand, working closely with the Chief Marketing Officer, thought leaders throughout the company and marketing team collaborators.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Build a strategic communications plan that next-levels the company’s visibility across business and trade press as well as events
  • Own executive thought leadership platform development for the company’s visionary execs, building out a full bench of spokespeople
  • Create a global storytelling engine using customer stories, data and a regular pipeline of company announcements to drive awareness
  • Manage analyst relations at targeted firms in partnership with sales
  • Monitor news cycles and identify trending conversations we could participate in
  • Provide input into higher level strategic planning including company brand positioning and corporate narrative
  • Collaborate with marketing stakeholders on events, content and internal communications efforts
  • Run point on any crisis comms scenarios
  • Lead strategy for reputation management across all channels
  • Support spokesperson development through media training and real time coaching
  • Measurement and reporting on communications efforts
  • Manage the PR agency relationship and PR budget
  • Develop and oversee the overall events strategy for Olive
  • Cultivate strong relationships with key conference and event leaders
  • Negotiate partnerships and sponsorships for high-priority opportunities
  • Manage PR and Events team (3 team members)
  • Measurement strategy for all events
  • 10+ years of communications experience, with focus on PR
  • Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Journalism, Communications, Public Relations or equivalent experience required
  • Experience with all aspects of communications, including media relations, thought leadership, events, social media, writing, presentation development, crisis communications, messaging, analyst relations and media training
  • Savvy at measurement and reporting to showcase impact of efforts
  • Ability to help define and target new audiences through innovative storytelling
  • Must be a skilled storyteller, writer, and editor
  • Experience creating and implementing strategic plans
  • Demonstrated experience building and leading communications and working with a broad range of internal partners in an organization
  • Great team player
  • Creative thinker
  • Tech industry background preferred, especially at a startup
  • Healthcare, AI or SaaS industry experience is a plus
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Director, Public Relations and Events