The Public Affairs Manager will be based in either Dallas or Denver reporting to Head of Public Affairs for the west based in San Francisco. This person will manage a portfolio of WeWork’s day-to-day public affairs efforts in Dallas, Houston, Fort Worth, Austin, Denver and other cities soon to open in the southwestern US.

 

Strong candidates will have a sophisticated understanding of media relations, communications, public policy, campaigns, or cities – and will have demonstrable experience managing partnerships and executing thought leadership and campaigns and events.

 

A smart storyteller / changemaker who is mission-driven and has a mind for growth.

 

Objectives:

  • Deepen WeWork’s brand and product awareness in markets through local earned media and via multi-channel cross-functional campaigns.

  • Strengthen WeWork’s brand and create social impact through civic partnerships and events.

  • Establish WeWork as an influential civic stakeholder and protect business interests through government and influencer relations.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Head of Public Affairs to manage the day to day media and agency relationships across the region.

  • Draft press briefings, talking points, runs of show, and media advisories for theHead of Public Affairs.

  • Work with the Head of Public Affairs to execute launch playbooks for new markets and buildings across the region.  

  • Manage an editorial calendar across multiple cities.

  • Work closely with WeWork member companies and create and maintain a member community directory to support WeWork member companies by helping promote their stories to media

  • Work directly with Events Manager to execute and promote scalable brand awareness, community engagement, and thought leadership partnerships and events across the region.

  • Work with the Event Manager and Marketing Manager and local Directors of Community to promote Marketing events and Community events to press, social influencers and VIPs.

  • Work with WeWork’s brand, marketing, and social teams to create content and brand collateral for local integrated media campaigns.

 

Successful candidates will have the following qualifications:  

  • Fluent in English and preferably spanish as a second language

  • 6-8 years of public relations, public affairs, communications experience preferably in fast-paced, high-growth environments.

  • Extensive relationships with key media, civic, non-profit, and business leaders

  • Experience managing agencies

  • Be a strong self-starter who is eager to make their mark in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial organization

  • Experience working across various regions and/or territories

  • Excellent organization, communication, writing and presentation skills:

  • Experience working across multiple levels, teams and regions

  • Experience with a wide range of communication channels including digital, broadcast, radio, and print

  • Must be capable of managing multiple issues and projects at once. Prioritization is key to success.

  • A passion for storytelling and intellectual interest in the future of work, cities, economic development, and entrepreneurship

  • Ability to travel to both existing and new locations in the region

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