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Senior Public Relations Manager



Marketing & Communications
United States
Posted on Sunday, June 9, 2024

Do you ever wonder what happens inside the cloud?

DigitalOcean (NYSE: DOCN) simplifies cloud computing so builders can spend more time creating software that changes the world. With our mission-critical infrastructure and fully managed offerings, DigitalOcean enables startups and small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to rapidly deploy and scale modern applications. As a remote-first organization, our employees, like our customers, are based around the world.

We want people who are passionate about sharing and amplifying our message.

We are looking for an ambitious Senior PR Manager to help facilitate, manage, and advance external communications and thought leadership at DigitalOcean. Reporting to the leader of external communications, the PR Manager will lead external communications initiatives for product launches, thought leadership, speaking, and awards. As a member of the communications team, you will contribute to ensuring the right messages reach the right audiences at the right times.

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Contribute to the development and execution of a comprehensive PR strategy to elevate DigitalOcean’s brand visibility and reputation globally.
  • Create and execute engaging press releases, media pitches, and other PR materials.
  • Identify opportunities for proactive PR, including support for topical news stories.
  • Support facilitation of thought leadership, including media relations and coordination of media interviews, coordination of approvals of contributed content (bylines, media Q&As, etc.) awards and speaking with subject matter experts, legal, IR, and any other internal stakeholders.
  • Work with stakeholders to brainstorm and contribute new engaging communication campaigns or opportunities that support initiatives within product and infrastructure groups at DO, ensuring there is a steady cadence of news in the pipeline.
  • Support the measurement and evaluation of all external communication efforts.
  • Maintain and update the press section of the company website.

What We’ll Expect From You:

  • 5-7 years of minimum experience in an external communications or media relations role, including agency experience.
  • Detail-oriented, process-driven, and extremely organized with strong documentation skills.
  • Creative mindset with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • An excitement to work on high-visibility projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • A love for tracking data and defining new metrics.
  • A passion for technology, development, and the cloud.
  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, or a related field.

Why You’ll Like Working for DigitalOcean:

  • We reward our employees. The base salary range for this position is between $135,000-$150,000 based on relevant years of experience and skills. The salary range for this role is specific to candidates located within the U.S. and will vary for candidates outside the U.S.. Employees may qualify for a bonus in addition to base salary; bonus amounts are determined based on company and individual performance. We also provide equity compensation to eligible employees including grants of equity upon hire and the option to participate in our Employee Stock Purchase Program.
  • We value development. You will work with some of the smartest and most interesting people in the industry. We are a high-performance organization that is always challenging our teams and employees to continuously grow. We maintain a growth mindset in everything we do and invest deeply in employee development through formalized mentorship and other internal programs. We provide all employees with reimbursement for relevant conferences, training, and education.
  • We care about your well-being. In addition to cash and equity compensation, we also offer employees a competitive array of benefits. In the United States, these include health insurance, flexible vacation, retirement benefits, a generous parental leave program, and additional resources to support employees' overall well-being. While the philosophy around our benefits is the same worldwide, specific benefits may vary in other countries due to local regulations and preferences.
  • We value diversity and inclusivity. We are an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

*This is a remote role