The name ThousandEyes was born from two big ideas: the power to see things not ordinarily possible and the ability to collect insights from a multitude of vantage points. As organizations rely more on cloud services and the Internet, the network has become a black box they cant understand. ThousandEyes gives organizations visibility into the now borderless network, arming them with an accurate understanding of how the network impacts their applications, users and customers. ThousandEyes is used by some of the worlds largest and fastest growing brands, including all of the top 5 global software companies, 5 of the top 6 US banks, and 45 of the Fortune 500. ThousandEyes is backed by Sequoia Capital, Sutter Hill Ventures, Tenaya Capital, Google Ventures and Salesforce Ventures, with headquarters in San Francisco, CA.
About the Role
ThousandEyes is seeking a driven public relations professional to tell the ThousandEyes story, its customers’ stories, and the larger business impact story to media and influencers in a compelling, timely and creative way. As the senior public relations manager, you will be obsessed with elevating the ThousandEyes brand and relentless in your pursuit to make ThousandEyes a well-known name. You will have a strong track record of successful placements across vertical, trade, general tech and business press both inside and outside of news cycles. You are a voracious reader, you’re active on social media, and you pride yourself on your ability to write tightly, yet persuasively. You consistently find creative ways to break through to press and influencers, especially in quiet times between product or corporate announcements. Do you have experience in the enterprise software or networking industry? Major bonus points.
This position reports to ThousandEyes’ Sr. Director of Corporate Communications, and offers an excellent opportunity to make a tremendous, direct impact on the success of ThousandEyes’ aggressive growth objectives as a pre-IPO Company.
Work closely with cross-functional teams including product marketing, product management and engineering, plus key executives, to consistently unearth story lines and media opportunities – and convert those into interviews or owned media placements.
Guide the day-to-day activity of external PR agencies to drive relevant press coverage for the company.
Write press releases, contributed articles, speaking abstracts and other written communications as needed.
Manage the thought leadership program for key ThousandEyes’ executives, which includes crafting narratives and messaging, securing opportunities for speaking, bylines, quotes, and other influencer engagements.
Stay abreast of latest trade, general tech and business trends with the goal of finding ways to tie the ThousandEyes story into existing narratives – and spot upcoming trends before they’re saturated.
Drive weekly, monthly and quarterly reporting to ensure the PR program stays on target and adjust strategy and tactics as needed to stay on course.
Develop annual public relations/communications plan, including strategies, tactics, budget, and resources necessary to achieve goals.
7-10 years in enterprise tech B2B public relations. At least three years in-house at a global, high-growth environment with direct responsibility for public relations strategy and execution.
Hands-on, action-oriented team player who can command the respect of his/her superiors, peers and team.
Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills with the ability to craft the perfect simple positioning statement or a more extensive pitch deck.
Driven self-starter with high levels of energy, urgency, drive, enthusiasm, initiative, flexibility, responsibility, attention to detail, good humor, and commitment.
Analytic and strategic thinker, with the project management skills and tenacity required to tackle and achieve huge goals and objectives in a high-growth business environment.
Passionate about groundbreaking technology with experience and familiarity with IT management, Network management and related software and technologies.
Ability to distill complex technical concepts into easy-to-understand messages.
Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, public relations or a related discipline.