Course Hero is scaling! We are looking for a Communications Manager who will develop and execute communications strategies, aligned with the business objectives, to amplify the company’s mission to key target audiences. They will be responsible for finding and generating newsworthy stories, as well as developing media materials, pitching reporters and helping develop Course Hero’s media presence. The Communications Manager will be creatively inclined, having an eye for engaging storytelling. They will collaborate with various teams to coordinate announcements, product launches and brand initiatives. They will also be responsible for protecting Course Hero’s brand reputation and have experience managing crisis communications.

 

Here are some ways you’ll make an impact:

  • Identify and develop newsworthy stories to support the communications strategy
  • Proactively build publicity opportunities relating to industry trends, business and tech news, advancing the educator community, partnerships and executive visibility
  • Actively pitch reporters and cultivate media relationships with key journalists
  • Research and prepare press materials including briefing documents, press releases, media alerts, pitches, communications plans, award submissions, speaking proposals and media lists
  • Pursue reporter queries, in a timely manner
  • Coordinate media briefings, media training and manage interviews and speaking engagements.
  • Develop strong media relationships across business, tech, creative and education publications and will have proven success recording, tracking and reporting company media coverage and social media mentions
  • Supervise competitive media activity and industry news
  • Manage and improve department processes and procedures
  • Liaise with PR agency, communicating communications priorities and preparing campaign materials
  • Build out a thought leadership program and speaking bureau and develop byline content, keynote talks and scripts
  • Collaborate with HR, events, social and marketing teams on special projects, events and partnerships

 

Are you our next Communications Manager?

  • 7+ years of relevant PR and communications experience, both in-house and agency
  • BA degree in a related field – marketing, creative, communications or journalism
  • Experience with public speaking, presenting and collaborating closely with executives
  • Extremely detail oriented and thorough
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Outstanding organizational, project management and creative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline and results-driven environment
  • Ability to embrace change and adapt strategies on the fly
  • A self starter with a team player demeanor and a sharp intellect
  • Curious and passionate about the education and technology space and a strong desire to learn and explore new insights

 

Benefits & Perks:

  • Competitive salary and stock options
  • Full medical coverage (medical, dental, vision)
  • 401(k) program with match
  • Education Reimbursement
  • Quarterly team events and outings (Sporting Events, Escape Rooms, Go-Kart Racing, Karaoke, Bowling and much more)
  • Free lunches twice a week, on-site cafe discount, plus an endless snack and drink supply
  • Onsite gym – Pacific Shores Center – Classes – Pool – Spa – Rock Wall - Massages
  • Commuter benefits, shuttle service from Redwood City, and cell-phone allowance
  • Local move benefit to move within 10 miles of our office
  • 8 hours per quarter paid time for volunteering for a cause of your choice
  • Front row seat to Master Educator lectures – check out ourLecture Series videos

 

Equal ​Employment Opportunity Statement ​(EEO)

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and ​inclusion within our company.  ​We will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender ​identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, ​veteran status, or ​ability status. We will ensure that individuals who are differently abled are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment as provided to other applicants or employees. Please contact us to request accommodation.

 

About Us:

At Course Hero, we have an awesome team and a truly engaging culture. We are customer-focused, collaborative, responsible, gritty, and we love to learn. Our bold mission is to help students graduate confident and prepared!

 

We are not the only ones that think we’re onto something big. Course Hero has been recognized as one of the 2021 Top 100 Best Places to Work in the Bay AreaTop 50 Best Paying Companies in the Bay AreaTop 100 Most Transparent Companies, and in the Top 50 Most Transformational Companies in Education Technology. Read up on some of our recent news coverage, blog, and learn more about us to see what it is like to work with our team. 

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