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Public Relations Lead

| Austin

You're looking for a role where you can drive decisions, be challenged, and help in building a company and a team. You want to collaborate with smart, creative, and energetic people. You’re comfortable with being uncomfortable. You are always looking to learn and go above and beyond what is asked. You are comfortable wearing many hats. You’re creative. And if this sounds like you, you sound like someone we want on our team.

New Knowledge is a fast-growing technology company that is revolutionizing the way companies understand disinformation, misinformation and fake news as a cyber security problem, and brands are under attack.

We build products that repair online communities, identify manipulation, and help them communicate more authentically. In a world where social media is being manipulated on a massive scale, this is no small task. We care about protecting communities, brands, and companies from being targeted by the spreading of disinformation. The kind of people who work with us have to be passionate about that challenge and mission.

While we take our mission very seriously, we are also a team of fun-loving, laid-back, self described geeks who love tacos and topo chico.

In this role, you will play a crucial part in defining the space of Disinformation Defense with New Knowledge at the frontier of that category. You will be on the front lines of shaping the national conversation.

Important things in no particular order:

  • We have revenue and are VC funded, but this isn’t a Redbull-fueled, brogrammer kind of place.

  • The company is based in Austin, and we give preference to candidates who already live in Austin.

  • We're building applications from scratch and have the ability to build in the most relevant, latest technologies.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the head of Marketing and Communications to bring our findings, stories, and discoveries to a level of national conversation.

  • Develop a PR strategy.

  • Establish and maintain relationships with local and national press and influencers; ideally you already have an established rolodex of reporters.

  • Leverage our existing relationships with reporters at publications such as the New York Times, TechCrunch, Wired, CNN, etc.

  • Create written communications such as press releases, media pitches and advisories, fact sheets, award submissions, speaking proposals, blog posts, Q&As and related materials.

  • Find opportunities to participate in thought leadership discussions by securing speaking opportunities, bylines, quotes and other engagements.

Requirements:

  • We also encourage you to apply even if you don't meet all the requirements

  • 3+ years experience working in public relations is preferred

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability to multi-task and wear a lot of hats

  • College graduate

Perks:

  • Competitive salary and healthcare

  • A 401(k) with company matching

  • A business that trusts and embraces technology

  • A leadership team that wants to do it right and is open to new ideas

  • Flexible work hours

  • Ability to work from home

  • Lots of available and free parking

  • Unlimited vacation (and no, that is not code for you never take a vacation, we encourage and value time off)

  • Stocked kitchen full of healthy snacks

  • Professional development opportunities

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • HubSpotCRM
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

We're located downtown, we're not in Capital Factory, there are 8 bars in a 1 block radius from our office, and we pay for parking. Mic drop.

An Insider's view of New Knowledge

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe in the office is genuine and welcoming. Too many times tech companies try to contrive their culture, and tell people how they need to act. This couldn't be more different from New Knowledge. It's an environment that celebrates individuality, and welcomes new ideas.

Chelsey

Demand Generation Marketing Manager

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

New Knowledge’s research division, NK Labs, is responsible for driving discoveries in emerging artificial intelligence and machine learning research through open-source DARPA programs — Data-Driven Discovery of Models (D3M) and Active Social Engineering Defense (ASED) — which we use internally to build tools to fight disinformation online.

Numa

Machine Learning Engineer

What are some things you learned at the company?

I have learned how to incorporate feedback from users to make models and statistics to answer multifaceted questions about communities on social media. I have also had the chance build APIs around my models in order to make them more accessible to users.

Becky

Data Science Manager

What is your vision for the company?

To bring authenticity to the internet. Most people believe the internet is a cocktail party at scale. In reality, the conversation online is driven by hyperactive mobs, or factions as we call them, that exploit platform dynamics to manipulate the narrative.

Jonathon

CEO

What's something quirky about your company?

A slightly unhealthy obsession with a futuristic cat that guides how we proactively pounce on this problem. Integrity, obsessive pursuit. nerdiness, collaboration, accountability, and teamwork are the DNA of our company. We are relentless in our pursuit, and IONCAT leads the charge.

Ryan

COO

What are New Knowledge Perks + Benefits

New Knowledge Benefits Overview

We are a startup company in the fun sense, we move quickly and get a lot done, but an established company when it comes to benefits. We have funding and revenue and we know the value of investing in our employees to grow New Knowledge. We offer Fortune 500 level health care benefits, vision + dental, free parking, a 401(k) and professional development opportunities.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Our leadership team is 50% female! New Knowledge is an autonomous company staffed with a diverse array of passionate, brilliant people who trust each other and love what they do.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 14 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Acme Co. also provides 6 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Quarterly.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Free parking in our downtown office
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program.

Additional Perks + Benefits

People love working here because they get a chance to do purpose-driven work with smart, dedicated colleagues! We like to treat our team by doing monthly team-wide events like Alamo Drafthouse movie screenings, escape rooms, and stand up paddle boarding. We take care of our employees by providing healthy lunches once a week and a variety of snacks and beverages throughout the week. We also offer an annual stipend to purchase the gadgets, books, subscriptions, and other tools you need to be successful and happy at work! There are many more benefits to working here at New Knowledge, just apply to find out!

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