Public Relations Manager

Los Altos, CA (Potential for Remote U.S.)

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Contrast Security is the world’s leading provider of security technology that enables software applications to protect themselves against cyberattacks, heralding the new era of self-protecting software. Contrast's patented deep security instrumentation is the breakthrough technology that enables highly accurate assessment and always-on protection of an entire application portfolio, without disruptive scanning or expensive security experts. Only Contrast has sensors that work actively inside applications to uncover vulnerabilities, prevent data breaches, and secure the entire enterprise from development, to operations, to production.
About the PositionThe Contrast Security team is seeking a PR Manager to join our growing team to develop executive and corporate communications programs to support its business objectives. This position will help drive the strategy and ongoing management of PR/media activities—messaging development, high-level placements in print, broadcast, and online media, award tracking and management, press release writing and pitching, and byline article writing and pitching. Other PR-related duties as assigned. The role will coordinate across various functional groups at Contrast to ensure PR alignment and collaboration. This position will report directly to the Senior PR Manager.

Responsibilities

  • Develop media relations strategy and tactics targeting print, broadcast, and online media
  • Develop ongoing proactive pitch angles and conduct outreach
  • Manage media inquiries and interview requests
  • Help manage PR agency of record
  • Create pitches based on product announcements, industry news and trends, and other thought leadership activities
  • Monitor, analyze, and communicate PR results on a quarterly basis
  • Build relationships with key influencers and thought leaders to grow industry awareness and engagement
  • Contribute to corporate blog with ghostwritten posts on PR pitches and campaigns
  • Promote and attend media events and functions; promotes and reports on corporate milestones, reports, product releases and enhancements, and community activities and events
  • Monitor for and build award submissions
  • Other PR related duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • 5-7 years of experience in PR roles of increasing scope and responsibility
  • 3+ years serving as company spokesperson
  • Proven track record designing and executing successful PR programs targeting business and trade press—print, broadcast, and online
  • Experience working directly with senior executives and other leaders
  • Ability to work and navigate across organizations functions to achieve positive outcomes for all parties involved
  • Maintain a keen understanding of industry trends affecting clients and develop pitch strategies and releases based on them
  • Possess analytical mindset that measures and reports all digital content activities in business context
  • Strong relationship with business and trade press, local and national business and industry media outlets
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills
  • Outstanding communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • BA/MA degree in Journalism, PR, Communications or related discipline

  • We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you’re excited about this role, but do not meet 100% of the qualifications listed above, we encourage you to apply.

What We Offer

  • Competitive compensation
  • Medical, dental, vision benefits
  • 401(k)
  • Flexible paid time off
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We are changing the world of software security. Do it with us.  We believe in what we do and are passionate about helping our customers secure their business.If you’re looking for a challenge and want to enjoy where you work, you’ll love Contrast Security.
Contrast Security is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Contrast Security is an equal opportunity employer and our team is comprised of individuals from many diverse backgrounds, lifestyles, and locations.
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