Red Antler

Communications Director

Full-Time in Brooklyn, NY - Operations
At Red Antler, we build brands for companies that are changing how the world works. Our clients span a wide range of categories, representing some of the most exciting companies in the startup space and beyond. We are searching for an engaging and thoughtful communications leader to help us tell our story through key business, design, and venture press; social media; events; and emerging opportunities to enhance our visibility and foster our community. This role will also advise our clients on PR strategy, and assist with onboarding external PR partners to client projects.

What you’ll do for Red Antler:

    • Shape the Red Antler narrative in the venture capital, startup/entrepreneur, CMO, and creative communities
    • Vet incoming press opportunities, make strategic recommendations, and secure and prepare for top tier media coverage
    • Vet incoming speaking engagements and make strategic recommendations
    • Create a strong thought leadership program for Red Antler's founders and help develop presentation materials, bylined articles, and speaking proposals
    • Promote our client work in key media outlets, as well as managing case studies and promotion across Red Antler's owned channels
    • Manage Red Antler's content calendar, including our newsletter, presence on all social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin), and future initiatives
    • Contribute to and help manage internal communications
    • Contribute to building Red Antler's community and network through ongoing event strategy, virtual and in-person
    • Track industry trends and news, monitoring for mentions of our competitors, clients, and Red Antler itself

    What you’ll do for our clients:

    • Advise clients on the media landscape, PR tactics, and timing, and connect them with suitable agency partners for launch
    • Effectively onboard external PR partners to client projects, liaising between client team and our internal team
    • Coordinate with client's PR partners for work and launch promotion strategies
    • Help develop design-driven narratives for pitching

    Role Requirements:

    • 10+ years of corporate public relations experience at an agency or start-up environment
    • Experience conceiving and pitching targeted stories to business, technology, and design media with a proven track record of well-crafted media relations results
    • Successful track record of securing feature placements
    • Strong relationships with tech, design, and business media outlets
    • Deep understanding of and/or passion for startup, VC, PR, and creative communities
    • Must have quick judgment and an excellent understanding of the current state of mind of the press
    • Experience in project management, social media management, and community management
    • Knowledgeable, passionate storyteller who loves to create and define authentic messages for diverse audiences

    What works here:

    In a lot of ways, we embody the best things about a startup culture. We are self-starters who know how to create something from nothing. Someone who is both independent and values collaboration will be successful here.