Senior Manager, Media Relations

Caribou

Posted: 
January 12, 2022

About Caribou

At Caribou, we’re on a mission to help drivers save money and take control of their car payments. Caribou does this by using technology to unlock low rates, and people to make the process easy and enjoyable. We offer a fully online application and a dedicated team to walk you through the process. We put Drivers in control.

In the last year alone, we grew revenue by 5x and raised a $50M Series B. We’re built by leaders from the technology, automotive, and finance industries, and we’re proud to be backed by a great team of venture capital investors, including QED Investors, Goldman Sachs, Moderne Ventures, Accomplice, Link Ventures, Motley Fool Ventures and others.

About the Role

Caribou is looking for a Senior Manager of Media Relations to build and manage the Company’s public media strategy and programs. As a member of Caribou’s Communications Team, you will report to the Director of Corporate Communications and work closely with colleagues in marketing as well as across all lines of business to ensure the media strategy is brought to life.

The Senior Manager of Media Relations will:

  • Work with the Director of Corporate Communications to build and manage the Company media strategy, including proactive outreach to local, national and industry media outlets
  • Develop communications programs and media relationships that result in favorable and targeted earned media coverage
  • Build talking points, editorial calendars, press releases, communications plans, Q&A documents, tracking reports and other media tools while maintaining Company press room
  • Interface directly with company spokespersons and the media, with the ability to serve as Company spokesperson as needed
  • Have experience in media training members of the team, including company executives
  • Have a strong grasp on media tracking tools and reporting
  • Be experienced in managing crisis and issues through sound communications strategies that protect company reputation
  • Keep pulse on industry and competitor activity

This role can be based out of Caribou offices in Washington, DC; Denver, CO; Austin, TX. Alternatively, the role may be based remotely within the U.S. This role requires attendance at occasional in-person team meetings. Caribou currently requires that all personnel and visitors to any of its offices are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. As a result, candidates must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to be eligible for this position (subject to any exemptions or accommodations due to medical or religious reasons).

About You

The ideal candidate has a track record of garnering target placements while building and maintaining critical media relationships, preferably at a high-growth technology company. The position has high company visibility with responsibilities including regular interaction with C-level executives and understanding the nuances of working relationships with media.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in media relations or equivalent
  • Experience working at or with high-growth technology company
  • Strong analytical and relationship building skills with the ability to communicate well with media and other external stakeholders
  • Desire to work on a team and collaborate with external vendors, but also possess the ability to be a self-starter and individual contributor
  • Meticulous attention to detail with the ability to manage multiple intricate and coinciding media opportunities and projects
  • Understand importance of deadlines and convey sense of urgency
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong executive presence
  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Communications, Journalism or Marketing

How we will take care of you

Everyone at Caribou is a valued team member, and we always strive to live up to our value Take Care of Each Other. Our compensation and benefits package includes:

  • Competitive base salary compensation: $130-150k annually
  • Equity in a high growth startup
  • Fantastic health, dental, vision, and mental health insurance, and a generous PTO plan
  • Company-paid for short & long term disability insurance and basic life insurance
  • Optional benefits include HSAs, FSAs, voluntary life insurance, and pet insurance.

Our Core Values

We come from all walks of life and are joined together by our shared values, which guide our work. This helps us improve life for our customers, our communities and our team members.

  • See people as people
  • Take care of each other
  • Commit to the mission
  • Move quickly and bravely
  • Get better every day
  • Seek truth

Caribou is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy status, marital status, military or protected veteran status, genetics, or any other characteristic protected by law. This position is not restricted solely to the responsibilities listed above, and the scope and responsibilities are subject to change. A pre-employment background check is required as a condition of employment.

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