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PR Specialist, AI Innovation

United States

Elastic is a free and open search company that powers enterprise search, observability, and security solutions built on one technology stack that can be deployed anywhere. From finding documents to monitoring infrastructure to hunting for threats, Elastic makes data usable in real-time and at scale. Thousands of organizations worldwide, including Barclays, Cisco, eBay, Fairfax, ING, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, The Mayo Clinic, NASA, The New York Times, Wikipedia, and Verizon, use Elastic to power mission-critical systems. Founded in 2012, Elastic is a distributed company with Elasticians around the globe. Learn more at .

Elastic's Corporate Communication team is looking for an organized, results-driven PR specialist, AI Innovation to join the team. In this role, you will support the AI/ GenAI innovation communications program, including a steady cadence of technical announcements from Elastic's Search Business Unit. This is an intense, fast-paced, and influential role in a lively, experienced, high-energy team.

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This role requires an individual who can collaborate with cross-functional teams, demonstrate strategic thinking, and communicate effectively at all organizational levels and externally. You will work closely with product management and product marketing team members at all seniority levels to deliver high-impact, tech PR programs that deliver measurable results.

To be successful you need to be an outstanding storyteller with strong technical writing and program management skills. You also need to confident and capable in an often ambiguous environment where you manage multiple projects with multiple collaborators across functions and geographies, in addition to staying up to date with the technology media landscape.

This is a remote position and reports to the Director, PR & Corporate Communications, who is based in the continental U.S.
Core responsibilities:
  • Coordinate regularly with a broad set of marketing and communication colleagues.
  • Support AI Innovation initiatives, including writing and editing multiple technical press releases, bylines and awards submissions
  • Support additional PR initiatives, including media relations, events, reporting and measurement, and more across corporate communications, product, partner and public sector.
  • Work collaboratively with external PR agencies to ensure that media priorities and objectives are met or exceeded.
Required qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in public relations, communications, marketing, or related field and 3 to 5 years of experience working in an external communications
Additional or preferred qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in public relations, communications, marketing, or related field and 3 to 5 years of experience working in an external communications role either in-house or at an agency
  • Agency experience is highly desirable
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in media relations, journalism and/or corporate storytelling with a focus on enterprise technology; experience with AI and cybersecurity a plus
  • The capacity to work quickly and decisively to meet deadlines and response to media inquiries
  • Ability to manage complex projects in a fast-changing environment
  • Strong writing and communication skills

Compensation for this role is in the form of base salary. This role does not have a variable compensation component.

The typical starting salary range for new hires in this role is listed below. In select locations (including Seattle WA, Los Angeles CA, the San Francisco Bay Area CA, and the New York City Metro Area), an alternate range may apply as specified below.

These ranges represent the lowest to highest salary we reasonably and in good faith believe we would pay for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range, and the ranges may be modified in the future.

An employee's position within the salary range will be based on several factors including, but not limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, performance, and business or organizational needs.

Elastic believes that employees should have the opportunity to share in the value that we create together for our shareholders. Therefore, in addition to cash compensation, this role is currently eligible to participate in Elastic's stock program. Our total rewards package also includes a company-matched 401k with dollar-for-dollar matching up to 6% of eligible earnings, along with a range of other benefits offered with a holistic emphasis on employee well-being.

The typical starting salary range for this role is:

$89,100 - $140,900 USD

The typical starting salary range for this role in the select locations listed above is:

$106,800 - $168,900 USD

Additional Information - We Take Care of Our People
As a distributed company, diversity drives our identity. Whether you're looking to launch a new career or grow an existing one, Elastic is the type of company where you can balance great work with great life. Your age is only a number. It doesn't matter if you're just out of college or your children are; we need you for what you can do.

We strive to have parity of benefits across regions and while regulations differ from place to place, we believe taking care of our people is the right thing to do.
  • Competitive pay based on the work you do here and not your previous salary
  • Health coverage for you and your family in many locations
  • Ability to craft your calendar with flexible locations and schedules for many roles
  • Generous number of vacation days each year
  • Double your charitable giving - We match up to $1500 (or local currency equivalent)
  • Up to 40 hours each year to use toward volunteer projects you love
  • Embracing parenthood with minimum of 16 weeks of parental leave
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Client-provided location(s): United States
Job ID: elasticsearch-5938994
Employment Type: Other