WP Engine was recently voted the #1 Top Workplaces in Central Texas by the Austin American-Statesman and there's a reason for it! We're a rapidly growing technology company that is committed to having an awesome culture, innovation, open source, exceptional customer service, and the massively growing WordPress community!

Are you a seasoned communications marketing professional with experience supporting technology companies? Are you looking to join a high-growth startup that has consistently won awards as the best place to work? Then keep reading!

WHAT IS COOL ABOUT THIS JOB

WP Engine has an exciting opportunity for a Director of Public Relations to join our growing team of talented and collaborative marketing professionals. We’re looking for someone to provide expert counsel in media relations, award programs, speaking programs, and influencer engagement. This is an excellent opportunity to leverage your communications, marketing expertise, and understanding of the integral role public relations plays in all facets of business-to-business technology. You will also have the opportunity to lend support to the marketing team across various disciplines: brand, product marketing, demand generation, etc.

THE DAY TO DAY
  • Set and lead traditional earned media strategy relations, be knowledgeable about the changing face of owned media; liaise with digital counterparts to cross-promote campaigns
  • Use relationships with business press, trade press and third-party influencers to generate top-tier media coverage for WP Engine
  • Provide strategic communications counsel in partnership with senior manager (VP)
  • Work seamlessly with external agency partners (e.g., UK PR agency) and as part of integrated marketing team.
  • Develop PR/communications marketing proposals/campaigns programming for WP Engine to promote partnerships, sponsorships, customer success stories and media tours
  • Engage with broader team during crisis situations to provide communications counsel and execution
  • Demonstrate writing excellence when crafting internal and external materials and correspondence
  • Ensure quality work, deadline adherence, and that plan creation and execution map to business and marketing goals
  • Commit to continuous learning and improvement of leadership skills; set and pursue stretch goals
  • Demonstrate behaviors consistent with WP Engine’s core values (Do The Right Thing; Customer Inspired; Where The Best Get Better; Built To Last; Aspiring To Lead, Committed To Give Back)
YOUR EXPERTISE AND PASSION
  • Managing sizable accounts at agencies while simultaneously serving as the day-to-day client contact or have worked in house as the primary PR lead.
  • Experience with, and a passion for, b2b technology brands.
  • Experience working with external agency partners on behalf of clients.
  • Be able to display a successful track record of placing business press articles along with the proven ability to consistently make sounds judgments and solve problems in a collaborative way.
  • 6 years of relevant experience in communications, marketing public relations, and/or related fields including research, advertising, management consulting, media and publishing.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited university.
THE PERKS & BENEFITS
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Stock Options (Every employee is an owner in the company)
  • Health Benefits (100% Paid Employee Medical, Dental, and Vision)
  • 401(k)
  • Life and Disability Insurance (100% Paid Life, STD, LTD and AD&D)
  • Generous Vacation Time
  • Downtown parking or commuter reimbursement
  • Lunch (Provided Monday – Thursday)
  • Gym membership discount

Company Reviews

"We have a really talented group here, and there is no shortage of ideas. There is so much potential for having real impact, and with our growth, there are always new projects to tackle."
Justin Harris
Technical Architect
at WP Engine
"There’s raw material for success, but we need carpenters willing to work with grit to build a stable, well-founded house that will last."
Saul Feliz
Sr. Data Analyst
at WP Engine
"We encourage everyone to be their best everyday, and that includes trying new ideas! We have to learn from what we do, even from our mistakes...that’s what makes us better!"
Suzie Bentley
Sr. Trainer
at WP Engine
"I find great satisfaction in working hard with friends to achieve goals and that’s the WPE environment. I take deep ownership of taking an idea and making it happen for my team and our customers."
Amy Niemann
Sr. Manager, Customer Success
at WP Engine
"The opportunity to learn as much as you work provides an amazing environment for you to grow. I’m always humbled by the large amount of unique knowledge everyone brings to help us succeed as a team!"
Alex Kosub
Manager, Technical Support
at WP Engine
"I’m always excited about going to work! Every day I’m tackling something interesting. Everyone at WP Engine is looking to make our product better, our code cleaner, and our test coverage better."
April Neal
Software Engineer
at WP Engine
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Why work with us
If you’re looking for a fun and fast-paced environment where you can make an impact, WP Engine is the perfect spot for you. We are looking for new team members to come help us shape the way people use and think of WordPress. As a member of our team you will have the opportunity to explore and help us all drive the business forward.
Culture
We are a values-driven company and know that people are what make an organization successful. We embrace transparency, innovation, collaboration and encourage you to follow your passion and take on challenges that interest you. Our teams are customer-inspired, committed to doing the right thing, and aspire to lead each other towards greatness.
Perks & Benefits
100% Employee Paid Medical, Dental, and Vision
Lunch provided Monday - Thursday
Equity - Every employee is an owner in the company
Fun company events
Generous paid time off
Paid downtown parking
401(K) - So you can make the most of retirement

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