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Senior Communications Manager
Posted on 9/9/2022
San Bruno, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • 7+ years strategic communications experience in a fast-paced environment; agency, politics or in-house tech experience is preferred
  • Proven experience working directly with the media, cultivating relationships with reporters, and building and executing strategic communications plans
  • Excellent attention to detail, project management and writing skills, paired with exceptional judgment and a strong understanding of the U.S. media landscape
  • Curiosity, creativity, and a passion for storytelling along with the ability to sniff out potential newshooks and stories
  • Prior success collaborating cross-functionally with diverse, globally distributed teams
  • Ability to travel for work (approximately 20%)
  • Build and execute strategic proactive communications plans and campaigns that raise awareness about Zipline and its impact and strength our reputation; while your focus will be on the United States, much of your work will have global reach
  • Lead external storytelling, including story mining, arranging and staffing interviews, drafting messaging and media materials, writing FAQs and prepping spokespeople
  • Support the communication's team day-to-day work, including staff media tours, interviews, and launch events, and engaging with partners
  • Develop and cultivate reporter relationships, pitch story ideas, and correct inaccurate coverage
  • Produce media-facing materials including messaging, blog posts, press releases, talking points, bylines, reactive statements, speeches, and briefing materials
  • Manage and support external events from end-to-end with a PR lens
  • Collaborate with partners with review their announcement plans and materials
  • Provide sharp, strategic PR counsel to our business teams as needed
  • Work cross-functionally with the Marketing and Communications, Go-to-Market, Sales, Customer Success, Community Engagement and Flight Operations teams to tell Zipline's story
  • You are comfortable working with the media and building relationships with them
  • You're a self-starter and collaborate well cross-functionally
  • You like to work in fast-paced environments, are great at multitasking, and can go with the flow
  • You are a good writer and have excellent attention to detail
  • You are equal parts creative and strategic
  • You are passionate and excited about Zipline's mission, impact and products
  • You're comfortable as an “intrepreneur,” look for ways to continuous improve and take ownership

501-1,000 employees

Autonomous drone delivery
Company Overview
Zipline designs, manufactures, and operates drones to deliver vital medical products to everyone, no matter where they live.