Senior PR Manager

Senior PR Manager

San Francisco, California

Posted: 10.23.2017


About us:

Want to join a company on the cutting edge of technology and travel? Want to be part of a fantastic and fun company that’s revolutionizing the online travel advertising space?

Specializing in traveler path-to-purchase data for over a decade, Sojern is travel’s direct demand engine for thousands of brands — from global enterprises to boutique operators — across the hotel, airline, cruise, transportation, tourism industries, and more. Analyzing the world’s travel intent signals with its proprietary data science methods, the company delivered $10B in generated bookings for its clients to date by activating multi-channel branding and performance solutions on the Sojern Traveler Platform.

Recognized on the Top Company Cultures list by Entrepreneur Magazine, Sojern is headquartered in San Francisco, with teams based in Dubai, Dublin, Hong Kong, London, Mexico City, New York, Omaha, Paris, Singapore, and Sydney.

The role:

Ready to drive media coverage and manage press relations for one of the fastest-growing tech companies in the travel marketing space? As the Senior PR Manager, you will lead the development of global communications plans, deepen our key media relationships, and create stories that highlight our competitive differentiators and support a comprehensive executive thought leadership program. You will partner with global PR resources internally and externally to increase Sojern’s awareness with key audiences and industry influencers on product launches, travel trends reports, innovations in data machine learning, and more.

Sojern has a significant global footprint and works with the world’s leading airlines, hotel chains, cruise operators, tourism providers, and boutique hoteliers to reach travelers and deliver amazing experiences for millions of consumers and business travelers around the globe. This high-visibility role will interface directly with the executive team based in our San Francisco office. Reporting to the Director, Brand Marketing, you’ll be a key player in building our world-class brand vision and driving competitive advantage for Sojern.

The successful candidate will:

-Take ownership of the Sojern corporate narrative with press in partnership with the marketing team and executive leaders

-Develop communications strategies and tactics to support the overall marketing plan

-Manage relationships with key journalists to evangelise the Sojern story, securing ongoing press coverage to highlight our clients, key messages, travel insights, and company value proposition

-Write press releases, pitch documents, and other key communications materials including executive media briefs, quotes, talking points and company-wide messaging guides

-Lead brainstorms on story ideas for key executives on top ad:tech and travel industry issues

-Develop and submit speaking proposals for key conferences and events

-Obtain favorable press coverage across trade, mid-tier and top-tier press

-Develop, manage and monitor public relations budget

-Track and report press coverage on an ongoing basis

What you bring to the table:

-BA or BS degree

-Amazing written, verbal, and nonverbal communications skills

-Must have quick judgement and an excellent understanding of the current state of mind of the press

-4+ years of career experience and hands-on execution in B2B public relations either in-house or with an agency-

-Proven success building strong relationships with tech and advertising press

-Team player with strong cross-functional, organizational and multitasking skills

-Self-starter who works well independently

-Hands-on and ready to jump in and create value

-An existing rolodex of press and media contacts that you can leverage is a plus


-Culture: Our team loves a good time

-Snacks: Well-stocked kitchen to fill your breakfast, lunch, and snack needs

-Opportunities: Be part of a growing team with training and support to help you grow

-Give Back: We give 40 hours a year to volunteer and organize office volunteer programs with local organizations

-Ownership: Lead creative and challenging projects

-Meals: Monthly catered lunches & happy hours

-Flexible vacation days

-Wealth: Stock options

At Sojern, we value diversity and always treat all employees and job applicants based on merit, qualifications, competence, and talent. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.