Director of PR and AR

CircleCI, San Francisco, California

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Duration: Full-Time

As the lead PR and AR professional at CircleCI, you’ll define our story and share it with the world. This is a great job for someone who wants to make their mark. We have amazing customers, a stellar product, and a charismatic exec team. What are we missing? A strategic PR and AR leader. Your challenge will be to maintain a drumbeat of coverage via friendly reporters and outlets who get our space, while also translating CircleCI to more mainstream business and technology press. You’ll be able to build out a team with the people you’ll need to be successful, and will have access to the data, customers, and partners that will fuel successful stories.

About CircleCI

CircleCI is the best platform for software teams looking to rapidly build quality projects, at scale. Our intelligent continuous integration and delivery tools are simple yet powerful. Our aim is to provide the wisdom of a connected development ecosystem to every team member making technology decisions.

We run 7M+ builds a month on our platform for companies like Spotify, Kickstarter, Sony, and Coinbase. Over 25,000 organizations and 300,000 developers actively build, test, and deploy on CircleCI.  We’ve raised $59.5M in venture capital from Industry Ventures, Top Tier Capital, Scale Venture Partners, DFJ, Harrison Metal Capital, and Baseline Ventures.

In this role, you will...

  • Define and share the CircleCI story with media
  • Constantly generate new storylines and ideas based off data, trends, and company news
  • Work closely with our data analysts and developer advocates to define programs and metrics for success
  • Advocate with product, marketing, and revenue teams for the ingredients you need for PR success
  • Make sure our exec team is speaking at the right conferences (and telling the right stories when they do)
  • Influence and work closely with the analysts in our space for success
  • Set and achieve quantitative and qualitative goals for our company PR program
  • Work to make sure CircleCI is in the mix with every big enterprise tech company --- there’s no “Top 5 Dev Tools” list we’re not on
  • Drive the communications strategy and goals for ongoing product launches

For this job, you'll need...

  • 8+ years of experience leading PR programs for fast-growing B2B companies
  • An extensive network of media contacts, including references from media professionals who enjoy working with you
  • Demonstrated success translating complicated stories to the media
  • Experience working with partners and customers to collect and share compelling stories
  • Hustle!

Bonus points if you...

  • Have experience leading comms at a developer-focused company
  • Enjoy breaking down technical stories into layperson’s terms
If you’re interested in joining the team at CircleCI, please send a resumé and cover letter describing what inspires you and why you think you are a good fit for the team. If you contribute to an open source project, write a blog, or have a presence on the web (Twitter, GitHub, LinkedIn, etc.) we would love to hear about it.

We are proud to foster a workplace free from discrimination. We strongly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and background will lead to a better environment for our employees and a better product for our users.

About CircleCI

CircleCI was founded in 2011 with the mission of giving every developer state-of-the-art automated testing and continuous integration tools. Our Story Velocity is critical for software teams in today's competitive landscape, but maintaining speed can be difficult as apps and systems grow larger and more complex. CircleCI’s platform allows developers to rapidly release code (for web and mobile apps) they trust by automating the build, test, and deploy process. CircleCI enables developers to detect and fix bugs before they even reach customers. Thousands of leading companies including Facebook, Kickstarter, Shyp, and Spotify rely on CircleCI to accelerate delivery of their code and enable developers to focus on creating business value fast.

CircleCI is a Bay Area Best Places to Work 2016 award winner from the San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal. Founded in 2011 and headquartered in beautiful downtown San Francisco with a global remote workforce, CircleCI is venture backed by Scale Venture Partners, DFJ, Baseline Ventures, and Harrison Metal Capital.


Want to learn more about CircleCI? Visit CircleCI's website.