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Sr. Communications Manager

Company: Quizlet
Location: New York
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

About Quizlet:Inspired by our belief that anyone can learn anything and powered by our own curiosity, we build the smartest tools we can imagine to help students learn. Quizlet is the popular, global learning platform and app that millions of students, teachers and everyday people use to study any subject imaginable for school, work or as part of their personal interests -- including two-thirds of high school students and half of all college students in the US. Combining cognitive science and machine learning, Quizlet guides students through adaptive study activities to confidently reach their learning goals. We're on track to become the undisputed leader in user-generated learning content and engagement, at the scale of YouTube. Valued at $1 billion, Quizlet has raised over $60 million in venture capital from investors including Icon Ventures, Union Square Ventures, General Atlantic, Costanoa Ventures, Owl Ventures, and Altos Ventures. To serve our global community of learners, our teams tackle lofty technical challenges and design for use cases across cultures and languages. We work hard, act like owners, and collaborate every chance we get. We're energized by the potential to power more learners through multiple approaches and various tools.About the Team:The Quizlet Communications team is responsible for driving internal and external communications in service of the Quizlet Brand. This team works closely with our marketing, product and executive teams to drive awareness of our brand and mission: To make students unstoppable by helping them practice and master what they are learning. The team accomplishes this goal through creative storytelling, thought leadership, and communications for our business, consumer and investor communities.About the Role:As our Senior Communications Manager, you will be responsible for helping expand awareness of Quizlet and the benefits it has for students and teachers in the US. Based out of San Francisco or New York, you will work with our internal team and agency partners to bring Quizlet to the forefront of the student, teacher and parent mind through strategic consumer storytelling, data programs, partnerships, ambassador programs and more. This role will give you an opportunity to help shape and evolve the communications program for a growing international company and offer exposure to other disciplines through cross-functional work with teams that oversee brand, social media and product marketing.In this role, you will:

  • Drive the consumer communications strategy for the U.S. market
  • Build and maintain long-term relationships with key media, developing pitches that break through with media and securing coverage that helps further awareness of Quizlet
  • Create and execute brand-focused PR campaigns in partnership with Quizlet's brand, product, and growth marketing teams
  • Actively pursue internal and external data as well as student and teacher success stories to help illustrate how Quizlet is helping hundreds of millions of students around the world achieve their learning goals
  • Serve as the day-to-day contact for Quizlet's U.S. PR agency
  • Manage Quizlet's proactive speaking and awards program
  • Lead Quizlet's mental health work, serving as a reliable and thoughtful partner for our 3rd party partners and overseeing the development of content for earned and owned channels
  • Keep your finger on the pulse of news and trends related to education and Gen Z, share relevant findings or immediate opportunities with extended comms, marketing team, and leadership
  • Develop press releases, blog posts, messaging and FAQs, create quarterly metrics reports and train spokespeople as needed
  • Staff and/or manage sponsored events, promotional activations and/or speaking engagements as needed
  • Bring exceptional problem solving skills - you love finding creative solutions when challenges ariseWhat you bring to the table:
    • 8+ years of experience in communications or public relations, including agency and/or in-house
    • A love for media relations, a proven record of building relationships within the consumer and business press and an obsession with landing the story
    • You are a self-motivated individual with the ability to work collaboratively and/or independently as needed
    • The ability to lead campaigns and programs
    • Team player with great people skills
    • An ability to effectively work cross-functionally
    • A passion for education and learning
    • Experience in issues response and crisis management
    • Strong written and verbal communication skillsBonus points if you have:
      • Experience working in a global organizationCompensation, Benefits & Perks:
        • Quizlet is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Salary transparency helps to mitigate unfair hiring practices when it comes to discrimination and pay gaps. Total compensation for this role is market competitive, including a starting base salary of $103,000 - $142,000, depending on location and experience, as well as company stock options
        • Collaborate with your manager and team to create a healthy work-life balance
        • 20 vacation days (and we expect you to take them!); 10 paid holidays plus additional days off in 2022 due to Covid
        • Competitive health, dental, and vision insurance (100% employee and 75% dependent PPO, HMO, VSP Choice)
        • Employer-sponsored 401k plan with company match
        • Professional Development stipend (teach yourself something new)
        • Paid Family Leave, FSA, HSA, Commuter benefits, Wellness benefits
        • 40 hours of annual paid time off to participate in volunteer programs of choiceWe strive to make everyone feel comfortable and welcome! We work to create a holistic interview process, where both Quizlet and candidates have an opportunity to view what it would be like to work together, in exploring a mutually beneficial partnership.We provide a transparent setting, that gives a comprehensive view of who we are! In Closing:We hope you are excited about everything you read so far. We highly encourage you to apply for this position, even if you feel you do not meet all the requirements. Quizlet is always looking for amazing folks that believe in our mission and can contribute to our team in various ways - not merely candidates that fit a certain mold.We have a bias for action, take initiative, and take pride in delivering results. We make informed decisions whenever possible but are unafraid to take calculated risks on great ideas to promote learning. We embrace challenges and see effort as the path to mastery. We're constantly seeking opportunities to learn and we embrace curiosity. Quality matters at Quizlet, and we hold the bar high on everything we do.We treat each other with honesty and respect, encourage vigorous debate, and seek critical feedback. We value diversity, humility, transparency, and collaboration as the best paths to our success - as individuals, as a team, and as a company.Quizlet's success as an online learning community depends on a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are actively working to build a team that is representative of the diverse communities we serve, and an open, inclusive work environment where all employees can thrive. As an equal opportunity employer and a tech company committed to societal change, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds. Women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Come join us!To All Recruiters and Placement Agencies:At this time Quizlet does not accept unsolicited agency resumes and/or profiles. Please do not forward unsolicited agency resumes to our website or to any Quizlet employee. Quizlet will not pay fees to any third-party agency or firm nor will it be responsible for any agency fees associated with unsolicited resumes. All unsolicited resumes received will be considered the property of Quizlet.

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