We design. We build. We code. We think. We craft. We engineer. We teach. We learn. We invent.
At littleBits, we’re on a mission to democratize hardware by empowering everyone to create inventions, large and small, with our platform of easy-to-use electronic building blocks. And we believe this mission starts with you. When you join the team, you’ll enter a workspace that encourages innovation, creative expression, teamwork, and transparency. We also encourage spontaneous sing-a-longs, furry friends, roaming robots, and lots of laughs. If you are genuinely excited about our mission, and about working with a smart, dedicated and talented group of inventors, artists, and doers, we want you on our team!
We need a PR Manager who will be responsible for managing our external public relations activities, reporting to our Head of Communications. WHAT YOU'LL DO AS PR MANAGER:
Collaborate with the head of comms in the management of PR agencies domestically and abroad to ensure successful execution of PR strategy and deployment of consistent messaging, media assets and in-person demos.
Participate in the coordination of PR activities with licensing & retail partners.
Manage the earned blogger and influencer program to seed participants with product, key messaging and assets.
Manage the tech trade media program in full & manage the consumer media efforts with our AOR.
Ensure timely follow-up for press inquiries, sample and interview requests.
Manage timeline and logistics for PR & influencer events.
Develop and edit materials such as press releases, Q&As, briefing documents, fact sheets, bylined articles and presentations.
Track and measure PR results against business and departmental benchmarks.
Collaborate with brand, product, community and social media teams on product launches and marketing campaigns.
Maintain and update PR assets and product information.
Coordinate press interviews, video shoots and demos with spokespeople.
THE SKILLS/EXPERIENCE YOU'LL NEED AS PR MANAGER:
Bachelor’s in communications, marketing, or related field
5+ years of PR, branding, marketing, and/or advertising experience
Excellent listening, oral, and written communication/presentation skills
THE PERKS YOU’LL ENJOY AS PR MANAGER:
Being part of an awesome team that keeps playful inventing at the heart of all we do
Sweeping views of the Hudson, a tricked-out office and fully stocked kitchen
All the oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, microscopes, microchips, soldering irons, laser cutters, 3D printers, craft supplies and googly eyes you could ever want
Benefits including medical, dental, vision, commuter checks, FSA and 401(K) with an abbreviated waiting period
Stock options that go along with a high-growth, well-funded startup
Flexible working hours and a generous sick day policy