Public Relations Manager
YourMechanic - Mountain View, CA

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COMPANY INFORMATION:

YourMechanic.com is an on-demand car repair service, also referred to as a "Mobile Mechanic Service". We simply dispatch mechanics to customer's location to perform car repairs. You can find information about us all over the web! We were mentioned in CBS News, NBC, Bloomberg, ABC, Techcrunch, and many more. Want to know more about us? Check us out at the links below:

1. Winner of Techcrunch Disrupt 2012: http://techcrunch.com/2012/09/12/techcrunch-disrupt-sf-2012-winner/

2. CBS News: http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/video/7944555-auto-repair-trending-toward-mechanics-making-more-house-calls/

3. NBC News: http://www.pressheretv.com/ep-150-your-mechanic/

JOB DESCRIPTION:

This Public Relations Manager will play a key role in building awareness, creating strategy and generating leads for YourMechanic.com. The position will be responsible for: creating and coordinating PR strategy and plans, developing PR campaigns that engage core target markets, fostering media relationships across a wide spectrum of verticals and more. Must have solid relationships with key players, you've got your finger on the pulse of social media, and of course, you're an exceptional writer. This position will also require independent self starter who can help YourMechanic.com establish a successful branded reputation locally and nationally. We are seeking a highly motivated and creative PR professional who is able to adapt to a fast-paced working environment and deliver results.
  • Develop and execute overall PR strategy
  • Oversee all media and communication strategies based on business objectives, cultivating and maintaining positive media coverage across digital, print, radio, TV and events
  • Acquire media interviews and speaking opportunities, working closely with the team to develop speaking points and reference materials
  • Construct a pre-launch, launch, and post-launch communications calendar optimized to consistently increase community building and brand exposure
  • Assure all media outreach maintains YourMechanic.com's integrity, style, tone, voice, and mission
  • Monitor automobile service trends, influencers, and consumer product news for information that can be applied to, or result in, new communication strategies
  • Develop compelling news angles; experience with digital media and an ability to strategically seek out opportunities that will build audiences.
  • Write and manage content (press releases, news alerts, fact sheets) for media outreach
  • Build and maintain relationships with key consumer & business media
  • Build relationships with press, bloggers, and influencers in the industry

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's degree in a related area, or equivalent related experience required
  • 5+ years of public relations strategy, program management or agency experience within the high tech industry
  • Strong media contacts within IT, tech, trades as well as business press
  • Excellent communication, writing, project management, and relationship management skills
  • Proven experience in developing trusted relationships with executives, with the ability to present persuasively to various stakeholders
  • Ability to balance, prioritize and deliver excellent results under tight deadlines with limited resources
  • Strategy consulting experience a big plus
  • Startup DNA is a must

WHAT WE OFFER:
  • Annual Salary+Benefits
  • Contract to hire position

INTERESTED?

Please email us your cover letter, resume, and desired salary range. Thank you!

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