Public Relations Manager

Location:McLean, VA
Salary Range:Great Pay!!
Benefits:Excellent Benefits from Day 1!
Employment Type:Full Time
Description:Responsible for the public relations efforts of Iridium, the Public Relations Manager will lead in both program development and implementation of Iridium's Public Relations initiatives.
  • Build strong working relationships with company executives, all departments across the organization, vendors, agencies and Iridium partner companies.
  • Drive the messaging of executive and company presentations, working with marketing communications on look and feel. 
  • Seek and manage executive visibility opportunities.
  • Manage internal communications program elements.
  • Manage PR-related social media efforts, including online newsletter.
  • Assist with international and domestic trade show and conference-related PR. 
  • Research, write, edit and distribute press releases, pitches, captions, backgrounders, talking points, speeches, white papers, articles, award entries, presentations and Web copy
  • Identify and build relationships with new and existing editors, reporters, producers, bloggers and technology analysts to build on media coverage.
  • Assist with media inquiries as well as proactive media relations programming (including announcements, launches, creative campaigns, editorial calendar monitoring, rapid response, pitching, etc.)
  • Help build customer case study program.
  •  Manage PR-related photo and video shoots.
  • Drive Iridium PR programs through partner company communications initiatives.
  • Monitor and report to senior management the internal status of jobs and due dates.
  • Drive and present program measurement on a monthly basis.
  • Prioritize and manage high volume of detail work in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Demonstrate a team player attitude by being flexible and responsible, as well as being a self-starter. 
  • Continuously strive to drive, as well as increase knowledge of, company policies and procedures, and communications industry trends.
  • Bachelor's degree in Public Relations, Communications or a related field.
  • Ten years professional experience in business-to-business, business-to-government and consumer public relations and/or corporate communications (preferably in the technology industry). 
  • Experience communicating on behalf of a publicly-traded company.
  • Five years' experience in managing programs but with a "roll up the sleeves and get it done" approach.  Must be able to work independently.
  • Proven experience in strategic planning, content development, writing, corporate communications, public relations, media relations, industry analyst relations, social media, project management, vendor/agency management, online communications, presentation development and delivery within a speakers bureau, and program measurement.
  • Ability to travel at least 25% of the time (including international travel).
  • Proven experience in working with senior-level executives and within a Marketing team, as well as with partner companies and PR agencies.
  • Must provide the following professional references:  previous supervisor(s), previous direct report(s) (if applicable), and previous vendor(s) and/or client(s).
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel) and online communications (Prezi, WordPress, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+).

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