Director of Communications and Events

MadHive

New York, NY, USA Remote

Full time

Jan 14

Today's definition of television, content streaming and digital TV is changing by the minute. Viewers are cutting their cable cords in droves and have more choice than ever before when it comes to what and where to watch their content. With change comes opportunity, and ad-supported video services like Hulu and Roku are filling real market needs. Apple, HBO Netflix and Amazon Prime Video are serving as both the platform and studio greenlighting content, winning awards, and battling to keep subscribers.

At MadHive, we’re at the center of this fast-growing industry. We’ve tripled our revenue since 2019 and increased employee headcount by 75 percent. Come join our fast-growing team as we build solutions that rewrite the AdTech playbook and revolutionize how media is bought and sold. 

The Role:

We are looking for an experienced communications professional to join our Marketing team to develop and refine our corporate positioning and messaging as we continue to differentiate our brand in the market. The ideal candidate must be a dynamic communicator and natural storyteller, responsible for guiding and implementing executive and internal communications, messaging, and events strategy to enhance and preserve our industry leadership position.  

This is a key leadership role reporting into the VP, Marketing. The role can be based in NY or remote. 

The Director of Communications and Events will work cross-functionally with sales, client success, and culture teams. This opportunity requires excellent communication and presentation skills, ability to collaborate cross-functionally, and strong organizational skills. 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute PR initiatives that propel and differentiate the MadHive brand in market, including press releases, talking points, events, executive speaking opportunities, awards and more
  • Drive increased awareness and improved company positioning across a variety of internal and external stakeholders. Ensure messaging is differentiated, consistent, defensible, clear, and actionable
  • Manage media monitoring and competitive intelligence, measuring share of voice, tracking and reporting of PR activities and metrics
  • Create thought leadership including the development of executive byline articles and placements
  • Oversee events and speaker strategy for company presence at industry events, including speaker strategy, talking points, prep calls, and more
  • Handle reputation management and news updates for clients, including developing responsive communications to clients in response to breaking news
  • Developing and nurturing strategic relationships with key external partners, including agency partners, event organizers, industry organizations, outside agencies, sister company executives, etc.
  • Building a plan to prove PR and communication impact, defining, aligning on reporting, supporting platforms, success metrics and communicating impact on a quarterly basis.

Qualifications:

  • 10 years Public Relations/Corporate Communications experience, preferably with an ad tech, advertising agency or technology company
  • More than 2 years of direct management experience.
  • Proven track record of working with members of the media to secure press coverage
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Strong storyteller with a passion for technology, digital marketing, data, innovation and start-up culture.
  • Strong speaking, business writing and editing skills – able to write clearly and concisely to a wide variety of audiences clients, employees, reporters/editors, investors.
  • You have a passion for media relations. Experience building and nurturing relationships with press; proactive planning/storytelling/pitch work; proven success in landing stories in key business and trade outlets
  • Experience supporting and counseling C-suite level executives, including CEO, CPO, and CFO.
  • Highly organized with ability to drive projects forward proactively
  • Ability to distill complex and highly technical messages and ideas into meaningful content
  • Ability to work fast-paced environments, flexible and able to adapt to changing scenarios, someone who rolls up their sleeves and gets the job done.


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