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Senior Public Relations Associate



Marketing & Communications
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2024

Mark43 is approved to hire in Canada and 40 U.S states, including AL, AZ, CA-excluding San Francisco, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OH, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, and WI. Before applying to a remote role, please ensure that you are able to perform the position in one of the states listed above. State locations and specifics are subject to change as our hiring requirements shift.

Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.

Mark43’s mission is to empower communities and their governments with new technologies that improve the safety and quality of life for all. We build powerful, scalable, and elegant software that sets a new standard for the tools upon which our first responders rely. Our users are diverse, and we are therefore committed to embracing diversity of thought and experience within our team.

We are seeking to add a Senior Public Relations Associate to our growing Communications team. You will be responsible for developing and implementing communication strategies that effectively convey Mark43’s vision and efforts to both agencies and the communities they serve. You will work closely with multiple departments and ensure that all communication efforts are aligned with our strategic plan.

The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of experience working at a SaaS company, where they have created and managed content for social media platforms and spearheaded communications efforts to support company goals. The candidate will have a demonstrated history of writing press releases, talking points, opinion pieces, statements and other external communications. The ideal candidate will also have experience supporting company internal communications as they will support the Senior Director of Communications in these efforts.

What You’ll Do

  • Lead social media strategy across multiple platforms. Develop and track key social media metrics to drive and demonstrate impact.
  • Drive content strategy and author press releases, blog posts, executive thought leadership, partner and customer success stories, and more.
  • Drive partner press release approvals, and develop, edit and approve partner-related blog posts, partner communications, and more.
  • Provide strategic communications insight and written support to other team leaders, meeting with them regularly to drive alignment.
  • Support management of PR agency team, ensuring they deliver core objectives and strategically promote company goals.
  • Cultivate relationships with relevant media contacts to support proactive public relations efforts.
  • Measure and analyze press coverage to advise PR strategy and planning, reporting results back to stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop effective communication plans around new product features and launches, partnership announcements, and more.
  • Support the development of internal communications materials such as employee newsletters, memos, etc. Develop presentations for internal and external audiences.
  • Stay up-to-date with relevant news coverage.

What You’ll Need

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, or a related field.
  • 5+ years of experience in communications or marketing.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

People who thrive on our team also tend to share the following characteristics:

  • Honest and clear communicator. You communicate clearly and frankly, appreciate having hard conversations, and understand the importance of setting good objectives.
  • Attentive, active listener. You’re interested in what others have to say and illustrate your interest with your actions.
  • Data-driven and disciplined. You take notes, hit deadlines, and set an example for those around you.
  • Supremely comfortable with uncertainty. You know that, sometimes, problems and situations can’t be simplified or fully understood, and you thrive in situations with this type of haziness.
  • Passionate about development in yourself and your teammates. You want to grow as a person and colleague and relish the opportunity to improve those around you.
  • You care about the social impact we’re making as a company in the public security space by supporting first responders and the communities they serve.

We feel passionately about equal pay for equal work, and transparency in compensation is one vehicle to achieve that. Total compensation for this role is market competitive, including a target base annual salary range of $110,000-$150,000 plus bonus opportunity, company stock options, and a full benefits package, including health insurance and paid time off.

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Mark43 is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed, please email requesting the accommodation.