Head of Public Relations (PR) at Ibotta

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The Head of Public Relations provides leadership and direction in creating comprehensive public relations and communications strategies to advance the company's vision and goals among external and internal audiences. This includes: public relations, traditional and non-traditional media relations, internal communications, event planning, community/giving programming, as well as performing as company spokesperson, when needed. 

Essential Functions:

  • Work with executive management team and cross functional leaders to establish overall public relations and external communications strategies for the company.
  • Strategize and implement public relations and promotional programs to strengthen the Ibotta brand and support the company ́s business goals.
  • Work with various departments to develop story angles, thought leadership, and programs that will garner maximum media exposure and attention in both traditional and non-traditional media outlets, on core and emerging business lines for Ibotta
  • Develop and manage the appropriate level of resources to ensure maximum exposure and cost efficiency in all communications efforts including service vendors, agencies and staff resources.
  • Work with cross functional partners, including HR, Social, and Community teams to enhance exposure opportunities and control larger strategic messaging programs.
  • Oversee internal communications efforts, via such channels as the intranet, executive letters, audio/video presentations, and employee events and foster development with HR of proactive and comprehensive communications programs between leadership team and team members.
  • Direct public aspect of any issue or crisis, including emergency response communication strategies and implementation. Work closely with safety and security teams to ensure proper plans and programs are in place.
  • Oversee strategic event planning, including executive speech/presentation materials, visual presentation to ensure photo opportunity, press relations, scheduling, and key stakeholder wrangling.
  • Run the agency evaluation and review process as needed to determine the appropriate partner(s) to drive maximum exposure, thought leadership, and brand positioning effectiveness
  • Ensure consistent and appropriate use of the company name and likeness in media commentary, press releases, promotions, partnerships and internal communications.
  • Continually research and react expeditiously to internal/external communications needs, providing constant and candid feedback to the Executive Team and HR about potential issues, threats and opportunities.
  • Plan, manage and prepare the department's budget.

Qualifications:

  • At least seven years PR/communications/marketing experience. Previous experience in the Tech, FinTech, or Payments space desirable
  • B.A. in Communications, Marketing or related field
  • Prior demonstrated writing experience in the areas of newsletters or newspapers is preferred
  • Prior media spokesperson experience is preferred
  • Proven leadership and motivational skills in developing a cohesive team 

Knowledge, Skills And Abilities

  • Journalist writing style (AP) knowledge
  • Work processing, spreadsheet applications, presentation software and Internet proficiency
  • Demonstrated excellence in both verbal and written communications is required. Excellent organizational skills, summarizing abilities, prioritizing skills and developed interpersonal skills are essential.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work under pressure
  • Ability to speak well on camera and under pressure is required.
  • Ability to leverage both traditional and non-traditional media opportunities
  • Desktop publishing software knowledge

About Us:

Headquartered in Denver, CO, Ibotta ("I bought a...") is a free mobile shopping and payments app that has delivered more than $675 million in cumulative cash rewards to its users for making purchases in-store, on mobile apps, or via websites. Launched in 2012, Ibotta has more than 35 million downloads and has become one of the most frequently used shopping apps in the United States. The Ibotta platform provides cash back on purchases at more than 1,500 leading brands and hundreds of retailer partners. In 2019, Ibotta launched its payments solution, Pay with Ibotta™, enabling shoppers to pay for their entire purchase through the Ibotta app and instantly earn cash back. Ibotta was named to the 2019 Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in the U.S., after debuting on the list in 2018. The company recently became the first mobile consumer technology company in Colorado to achieve $1B in valuation.

Learn more about Ibotta here: https://liferewarded.ibotta.com/press-and-media/

Additional Details:

  • This position is located in Denver, CO and includes competitive pay, benefits package (including medical, dental, vision), 401k, commuter stipend, and equity.
  • Ibotta provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, and genetics.
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
  • For the security of our employees and the business, all employees are responsible for the secure handling of data in accordance with our security policies, identifying and reporting phishing attempts, as well as reporting security incidents to the proper channels. 
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Location

Located in central Downtown Denver. Convenient access to public transportation and Denver's best restaurants.

An Insider's view of Ibotta

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The best part about Ibotta is the people that work here. It's humbling to be able to work with such talented and experienced team members who are all working towards a collective mission. I've been able to learn so much from my colleagues both on a professional and personal level, and they are 100% the reason that I enjoy coming into work everyday.

Prachi

Senior Account Executive, Business Development

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

For general questions or blockers, the engineering community is incredibly active and supportive on specialized Slack channels to get engineers unblocked. On project development cycles, my Project Manager sets meetings with relevant stakeholders as needed for planning and ongoing feedback cycles.

Becca

Platform Engineer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started Ibotta as a mid-level software engineer with a few years of experience; within two years I had been promoted to a Senior Engineer and was recently promoted to Staff Engineer at the beginning of 2020. I’ve learned so much about software development and am excited to now be in a position responsible for helping to spread that knowledge.

Alex

Software Engineer/Browser Extension

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

Weekly 1:1s with all of my direct reports and minimum monthly coffee/lunch/walk with anyone who is indirect. We also leverage "Donut" (an app through Slack) across the Marketing team. This promotes rapport building and open conversations.

Cody

Vice President of Growth Marketing

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Ibotta believes that in order to feel motivated and inspired, you must have an opportunity to find fulfillment and satisfaction in your personal life.

Jawaan

Director, Data & Media Partnerships

What are Ibotta Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Each year, Ibotta employees participate in a company-wide volunteer day. Ibotta's Culture Clubs also provide multiple opportunities for volunteering and getting involved in the local community.
Partners with Nonprofits
Ibotta partners with local nonprofits such as ChickTech, Denver Urban Gardens, Wish for Wheels, the Boys & Girls Club, and more.
Intracompany committees
Building a company culture starts from the ground up at Ibotta. Some of our Culture Clubs include [email protected] Ibotta, botta Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Ibotta Gives, Sports & Outdoors, and more!
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

We invest in every employee with a competitive salary, company equity, a matched 401(k), leadership training, and a monthly commuter stipend. We also offer comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage to full-time employees, plus free onsite gym access. Oh, and we also believe in a healthy work-life balance. Flexible time off, monthly social events and happy hours, and an annual dinner bonus keep us energized and focused.

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