Public Relations Manager (cybersecurity)
Clearwater, FL 
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Posted 13 days ago
Job Description
Public Relations Manager (cybersecurity)
Job Locations UK | US-Remote
Job ID 2022-1391
# of Openings 1
Category Communications/Marketing
Overview

(ISC) is the world's largest nonprofit membership association of certified cybersecurity professionals. We're committed to helping our members learn, grow and thrive by providing world-class cybersecurity qualifications, professional development and engagement opportunities that inspire a safe and secure cyber world. With a membership more than 168,000 strong, we empower professionals who touch every aspect of information security.

We strive for a true sense of belonging for all our employees and strive to foster authenticity, trust, empowerment and connectedness that leads to everyone's success. For more information, visit www.isc2.org/dei.

Position Summary

We are looking for a public relations professional with experience working in the cybersecurity industry. Join a team of senior PR professionals and contribute immediately by lending your expertise to help shape our global public relations strategy. We are a collaborative team looking for an experienced professional to provide fresh perspectives, and new strategies and tactics. The ideal candidate will regularly engage senior management, subject matter experts, regional teams, department heads, members and others throughout the organization. This role will independently and proactively identify opportunities to generate positive news coverage for the association, its certifications, education offerings, members, research program and other initiatives, as well as build awareness for security as a rewarding profession. Champion the (ISC)2 employee culture and fosters the organizations Diversity, Equity, Inclusion goals.

Responsibilities
    Be a key contributor to the (ISC)2 global media relations strategy, focusing on national, public policy, cybersecurity, IT and vertical market publications
  • Support (ISC)2 advocacy programs to help advance the security profession and influence favorable policies in the public and private sectors
  • Develop original PR programs, strategies and tactics that drive results and support the mission and various business objectives
  • Draft, edit and distribute press releases
  • Consult with internal teams to identify PR opportunities
  • Build and maintain relationships with key editors, reporters, bloggers and others, and serve as a point of contact for media
  • Provide executive media training and coaching
  • Prepare executives for interviews and staff calls
  • Coordinate PR efforts with global counterparts
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of association crisis communication plans
  • Support and promote events and conferences
  • Track and regularly report on the performance and effectiveness of the PR program
  • Follow key media for relevant trends to identify new angles for story pitching
  • Contribute to the development of thought leadership material, including blogs, white papers, reports, byline articles and infographics
  • Develop communications plans to support various company initiatives like product and service launches and updates
  • Collaborate with in-house research team to help guide direction of future market research strategy and direction for PR purposes, including the annual Cybersecurity Workforce Study
  • Manage third-party PR agencies or contractors as needed
  • As needed, create original and compelling copy for multiple communications channels, audiences, and regions, including web, print, events, video scripts, blogs, newsletters, white papers and social media
  • Miscellaneous duties as assigned
Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, Marketing, Communications, or a related field
  • At least 6 years of experience in a Public Relations or Communications role, either corporate, contract media, or agency
  • Exceptional communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills; can confidently articulate information in a professional manner to individuals at all levels, and with both internal and external partners
  • Advanced proficiency with MS Office products (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, SharePoint), internet and web applications/navigation
  • Experience with managing projects, vendors, and budgets preferred
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity or information technology preferred
  • Experience working with member associations or nonprofits a plus

Skills/Competencies:

  • Ability to demonstrate and support the 5 Company Core Values: Integrity, Excellence, Unity, Accountability, Agility
  • Supports an inclusive culture that encourages, supports and celebrates diversity, equity, and inclusion; serve as a role model to promote DEI best practices.
  • Excellent copywriting abilities; savvy editorial skills and an adaptable writing style for broad audiences and on multiple channels
  • Very keen attention to detail, especially editorial and proofreading for consistency and grammar/spelling
  • Versatile writer who can adapt style and tone to a wide array of audiences and channels
  • Ability to prioritize multiple assignments and large projects in a deadline-driven environment and with limited oversight
  • Disciplined in meeting business goals and objectives
  • Works well independently and as part of a team; develops positive relationships with team and clients
  • Ability to proactively identify opportunities and quickly implement solutions
  • Sense of Urgency - Meets deadlines, establishes appropriate priority, executes tasks and projects timely

Physical & Mental:

  • Up to 10% travel may be required
  • Work normal business hours and extended hours when necessary
  • Remain in a stationary position, often standing or sitting, for prolonged periods
  • Regular use of office equipment such as a computer/laptop and monitor computer screens
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and other computer components

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic as protected by applicable law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
6+ years
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