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Director of Public Relations
Description:We’re looking for a world class PR & Communications professional that’s passionate about our product and full of ideas on how to communicate its value proposition to the world. You’ll be working closely with the other members of our marketing and communications team to develop strategy and messaging around product releases, partnerships, and other major announcements, as well as develop and seed content stories for real impact around our brand and partnerships. We need a creative thinker that can execute quickly in a fast paced environment. The ideal candidate is entrepreneurial and excited about building something strategic and smart. Ideally, you also have a great sense of humor and can keep a smile on your face amidst the craziness that is startup life! This is a full-time position based in our New York City headquarters in SoHo. RESPONSIBILITIES Develop and drive the PR strategy for Foursquare that ties to overall business strategy Manage and develop public relations team, providing strategic support on both day-to-day and long-term initiatives Ability to create interesting consumer stories based on real data to get into consumer, tech, and business outlets Oversee large scale partnerships and celebrity collaborations as needed Partner with Foursquare’s marketing team to help execute events that support press initiative Oversee and manage relationships with multiple PR agencies Position Editor at Large as expert in all forms of media (TV, radio, prints, etc.) Create and manage a PR budget REQUIREMENTS Bachelors degree 6-10 years progressive public relations experience, in-house preferred (combination of both in-house and agency experience is also acceptable) Key media relationships and proven track record in securing press in all mediums Consumer media focus a must Advertising, Tech, and Business experience a plus Talent for idea generation, thoughtful brand communication, brand building, and image/buzz-building Strong relationship management skills and the ability to influence various levels of management Experience managing a growing, dynamic, and talented team Ability to handle fast-paced environment, managing multiple projects and consistent track record of meeting deadlines Flexible and adaptable to changing business requirements Strong sense of urgency accompanied by a “roll up your sleeves” approach International experience a plus
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