Public Relations Director

Public relations
San Francisco, CA or Remote - Full Time

Our client is looking for a PR Director to start the communications function for one of the several business units in a company focused in the blockchain and crypto space. This person will play a critical role in creating brand communication strategies, driving relevance and building relationships.

You will:
Develop and execute corporate communications, including public, media and analyst relations to drive positive coverage of the brand and the mission.
Cultivate and maintain deep relationships with business, tech and national press, key industry opinion leaders, and external stakeholders.
Compose, research and edit communications materials including press pitches, press releases, talking points, and speeches/presentations for executives.
Help manage internal communications, all-hands content, and prepare speakers.
Develop media relations strategies in key markets.
Have solid digital communications experience, including metrics analysis.
Be a self-starter who approaches everything with drive, urgency, and energy.
Experience and comfort with coaching/partnering with executives

You have:
At least 10+ years communications experience in public relations and/or journalism. Experience in the blockchain, crypto, or fintech arena is ideal!
Strong relationship with mainstream media such as WSJ, CNN, NYT, Bloomberg, Times, etc
Ability to provide high-level counsel about communications in different aspects including strategy, thought leadership building, media relations as well as issues and crisis management
You have an eye for unconventional narratives — you should be a natural storyteller who sees the bigger picture in every piece of data, product launch, or new development.
A proven track-record of driving exceptional tier-one media placements with narrative control.
Existing media relationships with business, tech, national and product reporters, editors and outlets.
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
Poise, calm and excellent judgment in high-stakes, high-consequence situations.