Public Relations Manager
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Kong

501-1,000 employees

Cloud-based API infrastructure platform
Company Overview
Kong mission is to build bleeding edge API technologies to enable the connected world, which our digital lives depend on. Kong simplifies connecting APIs and microservices in multi-cloud environments, powering trillions of API transactions for global organizations with its end-to-end API platform.

Company Stage

Series D

Total Funding

$178.3M

Founded

2017

Headquarters

San Francisco, California

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

5%

1 year growth

3%

2 year growth

32%
Locations
United States
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Sales
Marketing
CategoriesNew
Growth & Marketing
Requirements
  • 5+ years relevant work experience at either a PR agency or on an in-house communications team, preferably with a focus on Enterprise SaaS
  • Experience working with top-tier and trade media, especially in enterprise technology, Cloud-native technologies
  • Exceptional storytelling, written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including engaging with media, analysts, and industry influencers
  • Strong project management skills and the ability to manage several projects simultaneously and prioritize urgent and important initiatives effectively, especially in stressful and ambiguous situations
Responsibilities
  • Work across Marketing, Product, and Sales to identify newsworthy storylines that can be the basis for trade or business press opportunities
  • Execute on existing PR plans to support the company's business objectives and goals
  • Work closely with public relations firms in the US and U.K to manage high-priority PR campaigns, as well as the day-to-day work of pitching and managing press interviews, writing, awards submissions, and maintenance of editorial lists
  • Cultivate meaningful relationships with key journalists and analysts to position Kong as a “go-to” source for timely commentary and industry thought leadership
  • Drive development, with agency support, of all media relations materials including briefing documents, press releases, media alerts, pitches, communications plans, award submissions, speaking proposals, and media lists
  • Monitor and analyze media coverage, including competitor activity, and provide recommendations to senior leadership
  • Support content creation for thought leadership, executive blogs, speaker/event attendance, and broadcast opportunities
  • Any additional tasks required by manager
Desired Qualifications
  • Recent PR agency experience