PR Manager

Company:
BLASTmedia
11313 USA Pkwy Suite B302
Fishers, Indiana 46037
Title: PR Manager
Job Type: Full-time
Description:

BLASTmedia is an equal opportunity employer that believes a diverse and inclusive set of thoughts and perspectives creates better business outcomes and better humans — all are valued and welcome to apply. Please feel free to note which pronouns you use in the application questions section (For example – she/her/hers, he/him/his, etc).

We are an Indianapolis area-based PR firm serving B2B SaaS clients nationwide. We’re looking for team members to join our quest to be the BEST public relations agency in the country dedicated to SaaS. At BLASTmedia, you’ll join a group of super-smart people who believe in our core values of Hustle Hard, Enjoy Life and Seek Growth.

As a PR Manager, you will execute media relations and thought leadership campaigns for various B2B SaaS brands across trade and national press. In this role, you will participate in client communication, media outreach, and the development of PR content – inclusive of press releases, bylined articles, and other content used to fulfill editorial requests from media. You’ll work with a team to advise and serve clients, providing strategies for building thought leadership and securing media coverage. We will consider more experienced applicants for a Senior PR Manager role.

Job Location: Indianapolis & Remote 

WHAT YOU’LL GET TO DO

  • Execute media relations campaigns with the goal of securing earned press coverage for your clients, including pitching trade and national media
  • Develop relationships with clients by participating in client calls, advising on media opportunities, and participating in story mining with spokespeople to develop thought leadership angles
  • Ghostwrite articles, quotes and media Q&As on behalf of client thought leaders and place those pieces with the media
  • Work with an account team to develop PR plans to support clients’ business objectives and key results (OKRs)
  • Draft or oversee the drafting of speaking and award submissions for clients
  • Manage monitoring and reporting, using various software tools
  • Research and monitor media for new client opportunities, reacting when appropriate
Qualifications:

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • 2+ years of prior work experience in PR and/or media relations
  • Understanding of the PR process and the news media
  • A proven track record of securing earned media coverage
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Experience working efficiently in a fast-paced environment, while managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills, with a command of grammar and AP style
  • A passion for storytelling and asking questions
  • The ability to meet deadlines

WHAT WILL MAKE YOU STAND OUT

  • Experience working at or on behalf of a SaaS or other B2B technology brand
  • Examples of press coverage you’ve secured in B2B trade media and national media
  • Experience ghostwriting on behalf of executives
  • Agency or marketing department experience

WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER

  • Energetic, collaborative environment
  • Flexible working hours
  • Semi-remote policy (60% of hours in the office) for those in the Indianapolis area and fully remote work options for employees across the country
  • $750 each year for your continuing education
  • 401k matching, health insurance, and paid parental leave
  • 13 paid holidays per year
  • Free Fridays (no internal or external meetings, get your work done, then enjoy the weekend!)
  • On-site fitness facility
  • Continuing education including regular Think Tanks and lunch & learns with internal and external speakers

WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO

  • Currently ranked the #1 PR agency on G2
  • Named one of Indiana’s Best Places to Work for five years running
  • Winner of Powderkeg Culture Awards and MIRA Exceptional Employer of the Year
  • PRSA Pinnacle and Diamond Awards winner in the Media Relations category
  • Agency podcast, SaaS Half Full named Top 100 marketing podcasts
  • Entered Top 20 technology agencies (based on revenue)

WHAT IS SAAS?

Not too familiar with SaaS? It’s no problem — many of us were in your shoes when we started at BLASTmedia. Here’s what you need to know:

  • SaaS stands for software-as-a-service
  • The SaaS delivery model is where software is licensed on a subscription basis and is centrally hosted on external servers in the cloud (not hosted in servers on-premise). SaaS products can be accessed from any device with an internet connection and a web browser
  • Well-known SaaS companies you’ve probably heard of include Salesforce, Zoom, and Slack
  • SaaS is a huge market, and growing at a rapid pace, with more than 15,000 SaaS companies globally and 80% of businesses using at least one SaaS application.

The responsibilities are many, various, and not limited to those written in this document.