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Communications Specialist

Location: Mountain View
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

About Us -Our mission is to make education accessible. Over the last two decades, has become the leading online education platform, delivering a personalized learning experience across a broad education continuum for over 30 million students, instructors, and professionals every month. -As a member of the team, you'll help empower millions of learners to achieve their education and career goals. We focus on increasing access to education because we know information is the ultimate equalizer and that education is key to upward mobility. Every minute a learner enrolls in a course, and through our College Accelerator solution. has collectively saved students $200 million in college tuition. -You'll also be part of a company dedicated to contributing to society. has donated $24 million in-kind value across social impact programs, including matching employee contributions to non-profit organizations and millions to help schools during the pandemic. -At, we know that strong communities are built on the power of our diversity and we respect and strive to understand the diverse identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, and perspectives of our team members. And our work and company culture have been consistently recognized, including: -

  • Inc. Best Place to Work -
  • Fortune Great Places to Work - Best Workplaces in the Bay Area -
  • Golden Bridge Awards - Gold Winner, Corporate Social Responsibility -
  • San Francisco Business Times & Silicon Valley Business Journal - Best Places to Work -About the Communications Specialist -We are looking for a self-motivated and talented communications specialist. In this position, you will be responsible for producing high-quality content that builds brand recognition. -Your main duties will be developing content and media campaigns as well as pursuing media opportunities to share our company's brand, products, and services. The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator, with brilliant presentation and organizational skills. -This role sits on the social impact team and directly reports to the Director of Communications. - -Responsibilities - -
    • Create content for press releases, byline articles, internal communications, award nominations, presentations, and more. - -
    • Coordinating and producing public relations activities including pitching, placing, monitoring, and tracking media coverage. Help manage media inquiries and interview requests. -
    • In coordination with the Communications Director, develop communications plans including strategy, goals, and tactics. Create and manage a content calendar. -
    • Leverage existing media relationships and cultivate new contacts within the business and industry media. - -
    • Building and maintaining relationships with journalists in the education, education technology, and business industries (US media preferred) -
      • Monitor, analyze and communicate PR results. -
      • Build relationships with thought leaders and media to grow industry awareness - -
      • Maintain an understanding of industry trends affecting the company - -
      • Manage projects for external PR firm and graphic designer. - -Requirements and skills - -
        • Proven working experience in public relations - -
        • Exceptional writing and editing skills - -
        • Proven track record designing and promoting successful public relations campaigns at both a local and national level - -
        • Establishing strong relationships with both local and national business and industry media outlets - -
          • Experience managing existing relationships with education/EdTech journalists is a huge plus. -
          • Flexibility working cross-functionally with a wide variety of stakeholders, including marketing, product teams, PR/comms, executive leadership, creative agencies, and more -
          • Strong research and analytical skills, identifying topics of interest with a clear point of view. -
          • Solid experience with social media including blogs, Facebook, Twitter, etc. -
          • Comfortable working in a fast paced, deadline-driven environment. -If you think you'd be a good fit for this role, even if you may not meet all the requirements, we'd love for you to apply! At, we strive to create an inclusive culture that encourages people from different backgrounds to bring their unique, diverse perspectives to work. We aim every day to build an environment that empowers us all to do our best work. We can't wait to show you what we have to offer! -Please Note: This position is located in our office in Mountain View, CA. has implemented a hybrid model that will include 3 days in-office and 2 days of remote work. -In addition, will be requiring all employees be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. If an accommodation is required, please speak with a member of the People Team. -Life at -At, you'll join an Agile team, making a big impact in a cross-functional, collaborative environment where team members wear different hats and regularly interact with senior leadership. We get things done and move quickly. team members, together with our Study Studio network of instructors, tutors, subject matter experts, video animators, and editors, have developed millions of learning resources on our platform. This includes micro-lessons, videos, flashcards, lesson plans, worksheets and more, fueling 16 million hours of learning engagement a year. -We are in the heart of downtown Mountain View, just a few steps from the Caltrain station. And regardless of if we are in the office or sheltered at home, we have comprehensive health and wellness benefits. We offer ongoing education and professional growth opportunities, including a life-long membership to You can also expect: -
            • 100% paid health, vision, and dental insurance for employees -
            • 401(k) with employer match -
            • 20 - 30 PTO days each year (increases with tenure) -
            • 10 paid holidays -
            • Work at home setup stipend -
            • Company-sponsored gym memberships -
            • Free Caltrain Pass -
            • Tuition reimbursement and gift matching programs provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran or disability status. In addition to federal law requirements, complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. Additionally, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for the position in accordance with applicable state and local laws. -

Keywords:, Mountain View , Communications Specialist, Other , Mountain View, California

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