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PR Specialist

ICON is looking for a creative and resourceful PR specialist to join the communications and public affairs team. You’re passionate about communications and events. You have a keen eye for details and are eager to grow your skill set in media relations and communications strategies. You will be responsible for supporting the public relations, events and marcomm teams working across ICON’s high-visibility work as well as leading tactical PR execution plans as we 3D print homes on Earth, develop space-based construction systems for the Moon and partner with leading architects, designers, developers and organizations like NASA.This role reports to the Director of PR & Comms and is based on our Austin, TX campus.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support in execution of creative and impactful organization-wide public relations campaigns and events.
  • Develop media strategies and messaging for campaigns, products and announcements to increase awareness and deliver on KPIs.
  • Draft and distribute press releases, ranging from corporate news, partnerships, product announcements, and more on a regular cadence.
  • Develop strong relationships with cross functional teams internally and externally with key partners, clients, customers, VIPs and dignitaries.
  • Lead partner meetings and organize communication plans around projects or campaigns.
  • Work with the marcomm team to align asset needs with press announcements and campaigns.
  • Maintain strong relationships with media across print, online and broadcast.
  • Track target media and lead on keeping media lists updated across all ICON initiatives.
  • Draft and lead media pitches and story highlight points, source and organize assets to support pitches.
  • Prepare media or speaking materials to aid in preparing spokespeople.
  • Support in updating FAQs and aggregate queries on brand’s social media platforms.
  • ​​Monitor, report, and maintain media coverage results.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • 4+ years of relevant work experience, including examples of press stories secured on behalf of client or brand.
  • Passion for PR and events with strong understanding of best practices and ROI.
  • Strong media relations contacts across national business and consumer news.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines and budget time.
  • Ability to take initiative in response to direction from managers and feedback from peers
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong desire to learn and grow with professional drive and positive attitude.
  • Solutions-oriented and resourceful, ability to work independently and proactively.

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Experience in tracking and preparing press coverage reports and media analytics.
  • Ability to jump, pivot and tackle unexpected projects.
  • Familiarity with Cision media database for media coverage and media contacts.
  • Experience working with notable business/industry media, events and awards.
  • Professional degree in related fields.
  • In-house brand/corporate PR experience preferred.
  • Passionate or interested in Space, Technology and Innovation.
 
ICON is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an innovative, inclusive, and discrimination-free work environment. Employment with ICON is based on  merit, competence, and qualifications. We provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), genetic trait, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic in accordance with applicable law. If there are accommodations we can make to help ensure you have a comfortable and positive interview experience, please let us know.
 
Headhunters and recruitment agencies may not submit candidates through this application. ICON does not accept unsolicited headhunter and agency submissions for candidates and will not pay fees to any third-party agency without a prior agreement with ICON.
ABOUT THE TEAM

Solving one of the most challenging problems humanity faces requires a level of diversity across disciplines. ICON believes that by being a non-homogenous organization, we can capture unique perspectives, educational backgrounds, and ideation. We strive to be inclusive and seek team members who share our passion for the mission within the mission: building robust and diverse teams to help us prevail in the face of our challenges. 

We're a team of varied backgrounds, countries, and experiences, and we believe our differences make us stronger as we tackle some of the most challenging problems of our time.

MISSION-DRIVEN

Every startup wants to change the world, but we genuinely believe we're not being hyperbolic when we say this technology has the potential to reinvent human shelter, dramatically improving quality and resiliency while driving down costs to make housing affordable for everyone. We believe in harnessing the power of construction technology for the good of all humanity, both here on Earth and off-world. And while we get excited about R&D accomplishments in the lab, we get more excited when we see our work out in the real world, printing real homes for real people.

We work hard because we know what we are doing can reshape the way we live as a species. And it doesn't hurt that it's super fun. Where else do you get to play with giant robots and see the results of your work manifest in beautiful full-scale buildings that didn't exist before—and that someone can now call home?