Communications Manager

December 19, 2023
Offerd Salary:$110,000
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Working Time:Full time
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Skydio is the leading US drone company and the world leader in autonomous flight, the key technology for the future of drones and aerial transportation. The Skydio team combines deep expertise in artificial intelligence, best-in- class hardware and software product development, and operational excellence to empower a broader, more diverse audience of drone users - from first responders to insurance claims adjusters, utilities, and more!

About the role:

Skydio is seeking an experienced corporate communications professional to join the Communications team. This person will help build our growing brand and work to establish Skydio as the leading U.S. drone manufacturer and world leader in autonomous flight technology. They will lead media communications related to significant business milestones and company achievements, as well as manage Skydio's blog and support Skydio's presence on social media. As a key member on the Communications team, this person will support both proactive and reactive earned and owned media priorities for our business objectives.

The successful candidate will be results driven, a strategic thinker, and love to brainstorm creative ideas to solve problems. They will have a thorough understanding of news cycles and media dynamics with multiple examples of successful media campaigns they've run. An excellent writer with a track record of using good judgment to make tough calls on deadline is a must-have. This role reports to the VP of Communications, is an individual contributor and will be based in the Bay Area with ability to be in the San Mateo office at least two days per week.

How you'll make an impact:

  • Work with the Marketing team to build and implement communications plans and strategies to raise awareness for Skydio with key audiences, including top tier media, customers, investors, employees, and more.
  • Co-develop and execute dynamic communications campaigns that help new audiences understand Skydio's vision, business, technology, and value
  • Manage blog publishing and social media posting, leveraging contractors as needed
  • Interface with leadership team to prepare for media interviews and public appearances
  • Partner with go-to-market teams to align messaging to specific campaigns and broader corporate narrative
  • Manage and build media relationships with top tier and vertical press
  • Track press coverage and engage with press to inform narratives and correct stories
  • What makes you a good fit:

  • Proven media relations practitioner with “tier one” media relations experience
  • Excellent writer with experience selling ideas through internal and external communications
  • Experience with social media and content management platforms
  • Ability to grasp and translate complex technical concepts to non-technical audiences
  • Mission driven and a team player
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to lead multiple projects in a dynamic environment.
  • Self-starter, problem-solver, and critical thinker
  • 4+ years relevant communications experience
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Compensation Range: The annual base salary range for this position is $110,000 - 139,750. Compensation will vary based on factors, including skill level, proficiencies, transferable knowledge, and experience. In addition to base salary, Skydio full-time employees are eligible to enroll in our benefit plans and take advantage of a variety of incentives and stipends.

    For some positions the pay may be dependent upon the individual's regional location.

    At Skydio we believe that diversity drives innovation. We have created a multidisciplinary environment that embraces the power of diverse perspectives to create elegant solutions for complex problems. We are committed to growing our network of people, programs, and resources to nurture an inclusive culture.

    As such, we do not make hiring or other employment-related decisions on the basis of an applicant or employee's race, color, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, sex/gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, age, religion, disability status, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, genetic information or characteristics, veteran, military or family status, or other classifications protected by applicable federal, state or local anti- discrimination laws.

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