Director of Public Relations

Job ID
2017-2257
US-CA-San Jose
Category
Marketing

About the Job

JOB SUMMARY

 

8x8 (NASDAQ: EGHT) is on a mission to change how businesses communicate with themselves and with their customers.  To do this in the most extraordinary way possible, we need a Public Relations pro to join our team to ignite new and wonderful ways in which we communicate our own story to the world.

 

This Director of Public Relations will oversee PR, AR and Executive Communications.  They will help set the strategy and lead the team responsible for the execution of the public relations plan, including agency management, media relations and outreach. This is a global role reporting directly to the VP of Global Brand and Marketing Communications based in San Jose, CA.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Formulate innovative PR programs encompassing traditional and social media, editorial content, earned speaking events and awards for the company and its products
  • Increase/elevate 8x8’s position and reputation through high-profile thought leadership initiatives across both business and technical trade press outlets
  • Develop deep relationships with key analysts and both garner insights from them to optimize messaging and also ensure positive coverage
  • Lead and manage 8x8’s PR partners, working closely with the regional marketing teams on global PR integration into regional marketing plans
  • Craft innovative ways to amplify the result of media across all digital and social channels, and work cross-functionally to transform media coverage to lead generation
  • Work with the executive team and other internal thought leaders to create compelling thought leadership narratives to build the company’s profile
  • Understands how to cut above the noise in a highly crowded security market

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • 10+ years of communications, PR and AR experience; combination of agency and brand experience a plus
  • A track record of large-scale, innovative, successful programs
  • Solid understanding of the nuances of the B2B, SaaS space but NOT a requirement to be a B2B or SaaS “lifer” – we like new ideas!
  • Must have exceptional strategic thinking skills, strong storytelling skills, and significant communications experience working with senior executives in a matrixed organization.
  • Ability to independently create and implement integrated communications, including the integration of digital and social programs into PR, and execute seamlessly across multiple projects with success
  • Experience leading and growing a multidisciplinary team
  • Extensive media relations experience in both trade and business press
  • Strong editor and writer who can teach PR and marketing writing
  • Collaborative, team-oriented approach to PR
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and drive

About the Company

ABOUT 8x8

8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT) ​is the trusted provider of secure and reliable enterprise cloud communications solutions to more than 45,000 businesses operating in over 100 countries across six continents. 8x8's out-of-the-box cloud solutions replace traditional on-premises PBX hardware and software-based systems with a flexible and scalable Software as a Service (SaaS) alternative, encompassing cloud business phone service, contact center solutions, and conferencing. 

​In today’s competitive market 8x8 continues to deliver service excellence, with a consistent, innovative, cohesive, progressive and dynamic culture.

For additional information, visit www.8x8.com, www.8x8.com/UK or connect with 8x8 on LinkedIn,

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Additional Information

8x8 is proud to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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