About Sama:

Sama is the leading training data provider for Fortune 2000 companies such as Google, Walmart, Ford, Microsoft, and Marriott. We help these organizations get their machine learning models to production more quickly by providing accurate annotation and validation for their datasets.

80% of AI project time is spent on aggregating, cleaning, and labeling data for machine learning models Sama drives the very important task of data annotation from companies building state-of-the-art AI. 

Sama offers the highest quality SLAs in the industry, along with cutting-edge ML-assisted annotation tools, QA processes, and security and compliance standards. 

Sama has a social mission driven by the belief that “talent is equally distributed but opportunity is not.” As a certified B corp, Sama supports an ethical supply chain, and our impact was validated by MIT with a randomized control study. 

Sama has provided worker training programs to increase economic opportunity for more than 13,000 people from underserved communities. By connecting our customers with amazing talent in East Africa, we've impacted more than 59,000 workers and their dependents.

About the job:

Sama is looking for an experienced Public Relations Manager to increase awareness and develop an enviable corporate image by creating, developing and executing effective public relations and social media programs. We are growing rapidly and need someone that can hit the ground running! Sama is a certified B Corp and is at the forefront of AI, powering the world’s most innovative projects. 

The ideal candidate is a natural storyteller, has a builder mentality, takes initiative, is naturally collaborative, has an aptitude for problem-solving, and is passionate.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop strategic pitch angles using data, product, and execs; crafting press materials and working internally / externally to drive PR coverage
  • Experience in acting as a company spokesperson; comfortable and skilled in both broadcast and print media interviews
  • Manage PR firm to secure best in class media coverage for Sama; and routinely report key growth metrics
  • Build and maintain relationships with relevant publications, reporters, and influencers
  • Prepare messaging/briefing materials for executive spokespeople for interviews and events
  • Manage media inquiries and interview requests
  • Identify trends to assist in crafting relevant integrated campaigns
  • Identify and implement bold storytelling opportunities
  • Manage external PR agency and routinely report key growth metrics
  • Create timely and engaging social media posts optimized to engage the target market and share new content/company updates
  • Analyze and report social media actions on a monthly basis 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 4-7 years proven success with social media campaigns and PR management
  • Track record of securing feature placements
  • Positive relationships with B2B media outlets
  • Experience in supporting integrated PR and social programs
  • In-depth understanding of existing and emerging social platforms
  • Knowledge and experience with common monitoring and reporting tools for Social Media and PR
  • Strong writing, editing, and messaging skills
  • Comfortable in a data-driven environment, analyzing and using data for storytelling
  • Ability to work independently and on several competing priorities with high attention to detail
  • Willing to travel to our San Francisco HQ and other Sama offices as needed
  • Bonus: Tech or AI industry experience

Our Culture:

Sama is quite unique. We are a technology company with a social mission. People that thrive in a high-growth environment, love working on the bleeding edge of technology, and really care about having a positive impact on the world are a great fit for the Sama culture. Our core values are One Team, One Goal - Deliver. Period. - Trust & Transparency - Customer First - Humanity.

Our Benefits:

Sama offers competitive compensation commensurate with experience and a full benefits package, including: medical, dental, and vision insurance, long-term disability insurance, life, and AD&D insurance, employer-matching Group RRSP, generous holiday and vacation policies, sabbaticals, a monthly fitness stipend, and professional development opportunities.

At Sama, we pride ourselves in being a diverse and equal opportunity employer.

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