PR Manager at Workrise

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As the leading workforce management solution for the skilled trades, Workrise makes it easier for skilled laborers to find work, and for companies to find in-demand workers. Workrise currently operates in wind, solar, construction, oil and gas, and defense industries. We’re growing, and we’d love to learn what you can add to our team!

Workrise is hiring a PR Manager that will be responsible for building awareness of the Workrise brand in key markets across the country. Our ideal candidate for this role is a natural storyteller with proven success building relationships with reporters and business leaders alike.

Why join us? The Brand Team is responsible for making the Workrise brand a household name, establishing us as champions of the skilled workforce and driving long-term revenue growth for the business. We’re a team of strategists and creative thinkers who aren’t afraid to roll up our sleeves to make things happen. We also make it a point to have some fun along the way. 

This isn’t just another tech marketing job. It’s a unique opportunity to fundamentally change perceptions of blue collar work and truly empower the people who get hard work done. Not only is this a unique business challenge, eliminating the skilled labor gap is key to solving our nation’s infrastructure woes — and Workrise is leading the charge. Come join us as we put 1 million people to work by 2030.

What you’ll be doing:
  • Work closely with the overall communications team to support press and thought leadership opportunities across the country
  • Build strong relationships with reporters and outlets in key metro areas, helping grow the Workrise brand in local markets through earned media
  • Own development of press releases, blog posts, and other opportunity-specific collateral
  • Work closely with senior leaders to ensure consistent messaging and alignment across business verticals and local markets
  • Partner with internal stakeholder to amplify coverage impact internally and externally
  • Measure and report out success of PR campaigns, using learnings to inform future efforts
  • Work closely with agency partners to establish goals, measure progress, and drive successful outcomes
What you should have:
  • 5+ years of experience in a PR, Journalism, Communications, or similar role.
  • Exceptional writing skills and ability to adapt messaging across various formats and audiences
  • Ability to build relationships with journalists across various cities and beats to connect the dots between technology and skilled labor
  • Experience working with senior leaders to drive alignment on messaging
  • Ability to rally internal and external stakeholders to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Highly organized with attention to detail
More than a job:

At Workrise you can feel good about your work and furthering our mission to serve those who do the hard work. We recognize that making an impact matters to you and we believe in providing an environment that fosters that ambition. We welcome you to develop relationships with coworkers by displaying our company values: Own the Mission, Learn and Grow, Solutions Over Ego, and Raise the Bar. In appreciation for your contributions, we support you with various health insurance plan options (including medical, dental, vision), flexible paid time off, and competitive 401k matching. 

As a world-class employer, Workrise is committed to providing 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!

Who we are:

In 2014, we set out to create a better way to get work done in the Oil & Gas industry. The goal — to build the most reliable and cost-effective workforce solution, using technology to make it easier to manage and deploy workers at scale. Over time, we’ve grown to serve construction, wind, solar, and defense. 

We’re a Series E startup, backed by industry-leading investors Founders Fund, Bedrock Capital, Andreesen Horowitz, Baillie Gifford. To date, we’ve placed over 26,000 skilled tradespeople with over 500 businesses and are poised to grow exponentially over the coming months and years.

We’d love to share more through the interview process!


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Technology we use

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

Location

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

An Insider's view of Workrise

What’s the vibe like in the office?

High Energy. Everyone is fully on-board with the common goal of “putting people to work”. Here at Workrise not only are we striving to become advocates for their betterment but become that platform that will galvanize the worker to build and power our society. We have a ton of work to do, but we also have a true sense of ownership.

Gus

Data Engineering Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

At Workrise, we foster collaborative culture through open communication and open-mindedness. We collaborate with other teams by understanding each other's needs and the common goals we are trying to achieve together.

Ravanpreet

Engineering Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

When I first joined Workrise I had a bucket list of skills I wanted to build at my new career opportunity. In just three months, Workrise gave me the strength and support to blow that list out of the water! I am so excited to continue learning, growing, and getting hard work done!

Alyssa

Product Designer

What is your vision for the company?

Workrise is on a mission to empower the people who get hard work done — with an ambitious vision of putting 1 million skilled tradespeople to work by 2030. We're building a better way to work, by giving workers access to more opportunities and helping companies find the right people for the right job.

Xuan

CEO

What are some things you learned at the company?

Collaboration! It has been critical to work alongside my colleagues and partners here in order to be successful. I have learned how to collaborate and partner with amazing folks from every part of the business, which has been amazing for my own personal exposure and development.

Ron

Technical Recruiter

What are Workrise Perks + Benefits

Workrise Benefits Overview

At Workrise you can feel good about your work and furthering our mission to serve those who do the hard work. We recognize that making an impact matters to you and we believe in providing an environment that fosters that ambition. We welcome you to develop relationships with coworkers by displaying our company values: Own the Mission, Learn and Grow, Solutions Over Ego, and Raise the Bar. In appreciation for your contributions, we support you with various health insurance plan options (including medical, dental, vision), flexible paid time off, and competitive 401k matching.

As a world-class employer, Workrise is committed to providing 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 citizenship. We’d love to learn what you can add to our team!

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