Public Relations Manager [REMOTE]

Toronto, ON

Experience Required
Employment Type
Work Schedule

Job Description

Who We Are:

Narcity Media is a digital-only news & travel network that reaches over 23M people monthly. We are a group of passionate and creative individuals who are devoted to creating the best local content for our readers.

We are on a mission to help our readers discover everything that’s new, now, and next where they live — because it’s the most interesting place in the world.

What We’re Looking For:

The PR Manager, reporting to the CEO will be responsible for creating buzz around the vast suite of products and content that Narcity creates.

The PR Manager’s job will be to ensure the amazing work that our teams are doing on a daily basis gets seen and gets talked about in our industry and with our users.

What We Stand For:

Before anything else, values come first. Without clear, shared values, we wander independently and contradict one another.

Everything's harder when we all believe different things about what's important to us, our Company and our Audience.

  1. to produce the highest quality content
  2. to have fun & stay positive
  3. to remain authentic
  4. to always put our audience first
  5. to embrace technology

You Will Make an Impact By:

  • Creating, strategizing and managing the execution of all B2B and public relations campaigns & initiatives for Narcity Media and its brands
  • Building and maintaining relationships with the media and advertising industry press Leaders & Editors across North America
  • Responsible for increasing our high authority inbound links pointing towards our domains through unique storytelling, consistent pitching of newsrooms and relationship building
  • Work with internal business leaders and leadership to roadmap public relations and marketing initiatives for our products months and quarters in advance, ensure success by measuring engagement and awareness of initiatives
  • Provide strategic recommendations to leadership
  • Ensure consistency of all company wide communication and external communication such as content being pushed on, our social channels and LinkedIn
  • Create content to solidify our branding and credibility amongst relevant industries such as blog posts, videos, webinars, podcasts and white papers
  • Work with leadership and business leaders to create community, client and consumer events that fit with our mission of connecting people to their city
  • Responsible for all PR related OKRs
  • Be the brand evangelist for Narcity and its brands online and offline, be the master storyteller of our Narcities
  • Source and pitch conference and public speaking opportunities for Narcity leadership and talent
  • Identify opportunities and organize applications for awards programs
  • Oversee and implement crisis management protocols and workflows, responsible for strategy and communication plans
  • Partner with the People and Culture team on the Employment Brand Strategy
Job Requirements
Our Ideal Candidate

You have:

5+ years in the public relations industry, preferably in relation to Digital Media and advertising
2+ years managing and growing a team of communication or PR associates
Excellent communication skills oral and written, English and French
Strong passion for local communities and cities
Good relationships with relevant media contacts
Strong knowledge of the Publishing & Advertising industry media landscape in both Canada and the US
Strong desire to succeed and not afraid to take risks, to fail
Great knowledge of industry standards and journalism ethics
Strong attention to detail
Proven track record for generating buzz around different products and services with earned media
Understanding of branded content and its impact on advertising
Ability to work under pressure, tight deadlines and change of scope, ability to adapt to changes quickly

You are:

Excited about a high-octane, dynamic, start-up environment
Able to maintain high-quality work while meeting ambitious goals
Detail oriented with excellent organizational skills while managing multiple projects simultaneously
Someone who believes in our mission of rethinking how local news and travel intersects, and connecting users to their city in a more efficient way

Position Type

This is a permanent position. The position is based anywhere in North America because we are a flexible first company. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

We offer many perks such as a flexible first office, wellness fund, phone and internet allowance, extensive benefits package, and a competitive salary.

More About Us

The name Narcity comes from the belief that we should all be narcissists for our city. Narcity is the spark that connects you with the awesome city where you live. Every single day, you can discover what's new, what's now, and what's next, and the tools you need to uncover the people, places, and passions that power your city.

Why do what we do everyday? Because your city matters.

If this resonates with who you are, take the first step and apply, we can’t wait to talk with you!