Director of Corporate Communications at RigUp

| Austin
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RigUp is changing the way work is done in the energy industry. Each one of our teams exists to move us closer to our north star -- “to empower the people who power the world.” The Marketing team at RigUp drive lead generation, engages with customers and brings the RigUp brand to life through various online and offline channels.
RigUp is looking for a Director of Corporate Communications that thrives in a fast paced environment to lead both the strategy and execution of internal and external communications. This position will report to the head of marketing and work closely with the senior leadership and talent teams, as well as, the media. This person will be responsible for building out the communications team and managing our PR firm. The ideal candidate will have growth start-up experience and have built high-performance communications teams. 

What you'll be doing:

  • Build and own development of external communications strategy and materials, such as press releases, corporate and conference presentations. Regularly review and refine materials to ensure they remain up to date, are aligned, reflect company strategy, promote overall corporate image, and are tailored to the event and audience.
  • Create and execute internal communications programs by working with talent team to develop employee communications and executive communications support through growth.
  • Engage employees in understanding the RigUp story through innovative internal communications to connect employees to the company's vision, strategies, and culture.
  • Own, manage, and continually build executive speaking program.
  • Partner with senior and business unit leadership to drive consistency in messaging.
  • Develop and manage a communications budget.
  • Provide overall story/messaging as well as design support for key internal and external presentation decks by senior leadership.

What you should have:

  • A polished, articulate, and clear communications style, adaptable to the audience and/or subject at hand
  • Strong presentation and communication skills
  • Initiative, resourcefulness, creativity and problem-solving ability
  • Ability to collaborate and work cross-functionally with multiple teams/members of leadership
  • Demonstrated creativity in driving executive communications and thought leadership activity
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Impeccable writing and editing skills, applied to deliver clear, simple and cohesive prose
  • High level of proficiency with PowerPoint, Keynote, or Google Slides required
  • Proven experience in managing multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
  • 10+ years of experience in Marketing, Communications, or similar field
  • Bachelor’s degree required (Master’s degree preferred)


  • Flexible PTO policy
  • 401k Program with 4% match
  • Fully paid employee health insurance for employee
  • Open office space in the heart of downtown Austin

RigUp is a technology company that's building a platform to better support the energy workforce. Through the industry’s largest marketplace, we’re improving the lives of contractors and helping service providers and operators find the people who will get the job done. Headquartered in Austin, TX, and backed by a16z, Founder’s Fund, Quantum Energy Partners, and Silicon Valley Bank, we’ve raised $423.8 Million in funding to support our mission to change the way work is done in the energy field.
Our goal is to make RigUp an environment where any and all people feel welcome, respected, and free to be their authentic selves. We welcome applicants of all gender identities, sexual orientation, educational background, religion, ethnicities, veteran status, and citizenships. We’d love to learn what you can add to our team!

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks


RigUp is located in downtown Austin right next to Lady Bird Lake. We're close to a ton of restaurants, coffee shops, bars, and trails along the water!

An Insider's view of RigUp

How does your team reward individual success?

We are rewarded with a promise. At the end of a season of ambiguity and strife, apart from any monetary or material items, we will always be able to say there was joy, encouragement, and meaning.


Customer Support Specialist

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

One of the coolest things we’ve been working on has been parsing resumes to gather information about employment history and references so that our consultants don’t have to spend a ton of time filling out confusing forms. We hope to get quicker, more accurate data while making the platform easier to access and more useful for our consultants.


Engineering Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

RigUp has fostered my career growth by coupling my strengths and interests with the company’s needs. I’ve gotten the opportunity to fill a variety of different roles that I’ve gained an invaluable amount of experience from and that will increase my marketability down the road.


Business Process Analyst

What is your vision for the company?

At RigUp, we're building the largest job marketplace in the energy industry by making it easier for contractors to find work and for companies to staff up by hiring ready, qualified workers. As CEO, I want to grow an organization that creates value in the world and ensures RigUp is an environment where our employees feel empowered to make decisions



What’s the vibe like in the office?

The energy at the RigUp office is contagious. We work on interesting problems and are truly making a difference in people's lives. Work is simply better when you love what you do!


Talent Lead

What are RigUp Perks + Benefits

RigUp Benefits Overview

Competitive salary
Full health, dental, and vision coverage
Unlimited vacation
401(k) with 4% match
$2,000 annual vacation stipend starting on your 3rd anniversary
Regular off-site activities such as happy hours, team building events, intramural sports leagues, etc.
Catered breakfast, daily lunch stipend, and a fully stocked kitchen
75% tuition reimbursement on continuing education
Office in the heart of downtown Austin
Flexibility to work from home
Onsite gym

Volunteer in Local Community
Friends Outside of Work
Eat Lunch Together
Open Door Policy
Team Based Strategic Planning
Group Brainstorming Sessions
Open Office Floor Plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
We offer employees Paid on-site garage parking.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and Learns
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