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Senior Communications Manager
About the Role
Strava is the world’s largest athletic community. We’re looking to add someone to the Communications team who reflects the ambition, hustle and dedication to producing best-in-class results. You’ll report to the V.P. of Communications based in the U.S. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of media relations success with tech, business and national news outlets oriented towards driving app installs and subscriptions.
You are a strategic thinker, with an excellent understanding of business and technology environments. The ability to stay calm under pressure is vital. You should excel at project management and problem solving while working collaboratively with executives and other partners.
This position is based in San Francisco, California or Denver, Colorado.
What You’ll Do
Media relations focused on tech, business and national news outlets
Develop and execute strategy for press partnerships with universities and research organizations
Assist with internal communications
Managing executive thought leadership development
Agency project management
Research, write, edit communications materials
Manage success measurement
Plan and manage communications events & press trips
Relationships with business, tech and national news reporters, editors and outlets
Experience with product press and thought leadership strategy and execution
7+ years of in-house or agency media relations and public relations experience
Experience creating internal and press communication materials working collaboratively with cross-functional groups including business, marketing, product and legal teams
Experience managing projects and thriving in a fast-paced culture that involves cross-functional coordination and collaboration globally
Strong written and verbal communication skills
More About You
Experience working with data analysts on data storytelling
Experience with lifestyle, tech, business and sports-related communications
Experience working on internal communications
Experience driving thought leadership strategy working closely with executives
Strava is Swedish for “strive,” which epitomizes who we are and what we do. We’re a passionate and committed team, unified by our mission to connect athletes to what motivates them and help them find their personal best. And with billions of activity uploads from all over the world, we have a humbling and audacious vision: to be the record of the world’s athletic activities and the technology that makes every effort count.
Strava builds software that makes the best part of our athletes’ days even better. And just as we’re deeply committed to unlocking their potential, we’re dedicated to providing a world-class, inclusive workplace where our employees can grow and thrive, too. We’re backed by Sequoia Capital, Madrone Partners and Jackson Square Ventures, and we’re expanding in order to exceed the needs of our growing community of global athletes. Our culture reflects our community – we are continuously striving to hire and engage diverse teammates from all backgrounds, experiences and perspectives because we know we are a stronger team together.
In light of the global pandemic, Strava is currently working in a fully remote capacity. As always, we remain committed to fully supporting our employees, especially their mental health and wellbeing, through these challenging times. Despite challenges in the world around us, we are continuing to grow camaraderie and positivity within our culture and we are unified in our commitment to becoming an antiracist company. We are differentiated by our truly people-first approach, our compassionate leadership, and our belief that we can bring joy and inspiration to athletes’ lives — now more than ever. All to say, it’s a great time to join Strava!
Strava is an equal opportunity employer. In keeping with the values of Strava, we make all employment decisions including hiring, evaluation, termination, promotional and training opportunities, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical handicap, mental disability, medical condition, disability, gender or identity or expression, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, marital status, height and/or weight.
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
Strava at a glance
Strava focuses on Mobile, Hardware, Internet, Sports, and Fitness. Their company has offices in San Francisco and Denver. They have a mid-size team that's between 51-200 employees. To date, Strava has raised $41.85M of funding; their latest round was closed on October 2014.