Senior Public Relations Manager

Posted 29 days ago
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Raleigh, NC, United States
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OUR CUSTOMERS DEVELOP SOFTWARE AT THE SPEED OF IDEAS

Bee awesome.

Does PR run through your veins? Does it feel like hitting the lottery when an amazing story featuring your company appears in a top-tier media outlet? Is the Associated Press Stylebook part of your digital (or print) library? Are tech reporters and business press often the best part of your work day? Does writing press releases and story pitches on the latest trend or news affecting your industry energize you? Is it thrilling for you when you find a typo? If you answered “YES!” to these questions then check out this career-building opportunity as a senior public relations manager at CloudBees.

CloudBees, the enterprise software delivery company, provides the industry’s leading DevOps technology platform which enables developers to focus on what they do best: Build stuff that matters. CloudBees is helping thousands of companies harness the power of continuous everything and get them on the fastest path from a great idea, to great software, to business value, to amazing customer experiences.

CloudBees is in an accelerated growth phase, surpassing $100M in revenue and building a modern, agile marketing organization to drive global sales, demand awareness and thought leadership. Rated a top 50 enterprise software product by G2, the company has established itself as the go-to software delivery partner for the world’s leading software teams. Our customers are the “who’s who” of global enterprises and government agencies such as HSBC, Capital One, Salesforce, Internal Revenue Services, U.S. Citizen & Immigration Services, U.S. Air Force, Autodesk, BNP Paribas, Morningstar -- you get the idea! 

We are authentic in who we are. We believe in our abilities and strengths to change the world for the better. Being inclusive and working together is at the heart of everything we do. We are naturally curious. We ask the right questions, challenge what can be done differently and come up with intelligent solutions to the problems we find. If that’s you, get ready to bee impactful and join the hive. 

Bee a senior press relations  manager.

Working remotely, the senior public relations manager will lead our global PR efforts, including management of our agencies, to position CloudBees as the software delivery partner to help enterprises unravel the complexities of getting an idea to code and ultimately in the hands of users, with speed and quality, securely and in compliance with regulatory requirements. Reporting to the senior director of corporate communications, you’ll work together with the entire corporate communications team to establish and grow the CloudBees brand as the leading software delivery provider for global organizations that are changing the world through software innovation.

The ideal bee will lead our public relations efforts globally and will have the maturity and depth of experience to build a provocative strategy that gives CloudBees a strong share of voice in tech and business publications. You’ll be a collaborative teammate, building a program that brings together the CloudBees corporate and product stories in a compelling way that delivers value to reporters for their readers/viewers. You’re an over-communicator. You’re also the type of professional who knows how to manage a rapid response or crisis situation, bring other bees to the table to respond quickly, authentically and in a way that aligns with our values and protect the CloudBees brand. You are a juggler and must be able to walk, talk and chew gum while walking on a balance beam. 

Bee impactful.

  • Design and implement global public relations campaigns that align with overall corporate and marketing objectives and goals.
  • Create, promote and execute proactive executive, thought leadership and product programs and navigate challenging situations if/when they arise. 
  • Manage CloudBees’s PR agency relationships. 
  • Work closely with executives, spokespeople and other bees to develop press releases, blog posts and media relations strategy for CloudBees announcements and news.
  • Follow legal and company guidelines to the letter.
  • Work flawlessly with customers on media interview opportunities in close collaboration with the customer marketing team.
  • Train CloudBees spokespeople how to work effectively with the media.
  • Respond to daily media inquiries in a timely and professional manner.
  • Be on top of the industry news cycle and be watchful of competitors to ensure CloudBees’ share of voice remains strong and grows. 
  • Be a top notch editor who can see typos and grammatical errors a mile away.
  • Internally and externally promote CloudBees media coverage. 
  • Manage the PR budget.
  • Measure our PR successes and growth. Pivot when necessary.  
  • Expertise with Salesforce, ReferenceEdge, G2 and SlapFive a plus.

Bee amazing.

  • 8+ years in high-tech press relations. Bonus points if you have both corporate and agency experience. Double bonus points if you have enterprise software experience. Triple bonus points if you’ve managed PR for a client or company in the DevOps space. Quadruple bonus points if you’ve managed PR for M&A activity or for a pre-IPO company.
  • Mature, highly-skilled and credible professional who is at ease at the table with senior executives and individual contributors alike.
  • Strong and authentic media relations skills and established relationships with tech and business press. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, journalism or related major.

Bee-long.

Every bee is different and that’s what makes our hive so special. You can bee you and bee long. Our team is driven and has a deep understanding of our customer base and products. We are forward thinkers and find creative ways to market our products and brand in order to set up our sales team for success. While each one of us has our own individual responsibilities, we very much take a team-based approach. You will be encouraged to take ownership of ideas and to see them through to completion, while partnering across the company to support our collective success. We are a remote-friendly team of bees. Whether you work remotely or in one of our offices (re-opening post COVID), you will bee a part of a remote work culture that utilizes online communication tools extensively to drive alignment (Slack, Jira, Google Meet, Zoom, Confluence, Salesforce, Gainsight and more). 

Bee happy. 

We love a good success story and you just might be the next bee in our hive! We recognize that talent and potential come in all forms. Our hiring process involves recognizing a person’s achievements, subject matter expertise and passion, not just check marks on a job description. If you have an interest in our roles,  we would bee thrilled to speak with you!

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Senior Public Relations Manager
CloudBees, Inc.