Senior Manager, PR & Communications

| Greater Denver Area
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Hotel Engine, a startup based in Denver, is a leader in travel tech with a demonstrated track record of growth and impact. Our foundations are strong, and we’ve navigated the COVID-19 crisis by bringing our customer obsession, innovative platform, data-driven problem-solving, and bias for action into every decision. By partnering with tens of thousands of businesses and government agencies and hundreds of thousands of hotels around the world, we have built a resilient and adaptable business model and 2021 will be our best year yet. Working hard behind the scenes are exceptional people–from our large engineering and product teams, to our fast-growing sales, supplier and member experience orgs, to our data, marketing, and operations teams. As individuals and together, we show our DNA every day with our curiosity, will to win, ownership and high standards. 

We are looking for a Sr. Manager, PR & Communications to significantly accelerate our brand awareness. This opportunity is a key role within the marketing team, and you will be the driving force behind Hotel Engine’s overall voice, media relations and communications. 

You are an outstanding storyteller with a deep understanding of public relations strategies and have previously scaled a brand’s voice globally. You will drive and execute the company’s overall PR & communications strategy, create great stories for our brand, manage internal communications with our CEO and executive team, and support global brand campaigns. If you are agile, nimble, obsessed with communications, brand, building great stories, and passionate about travel, and have bias to action we want to talk to you 😉 

Here's what you'll do: 

  • Connect Hotel Engine’s business goals into actionable corporate communications strategy that achieves objectives
  • Define and execute the corporate narrative, ensuring consistent messaging and positioning with internal and external stakeholders
  • Define the Hotel Engine news agenda and partner with subject matter experts across the company to uncover storytelling opportunities
  • Develop and own relationships with the media and key influencers locally and nationally
  • Manage external partners/firm(s) by providing compelling insights, pitch angles, and clear goals that align with business needs
  • Oversee the analyst and influencer relations strategy, with an emphasis on relationship building and collaboration
  • Manage all internal communications aligned with our CEO and executive team
  • Elevate the voice of the CEO and other executive team members through media interviews, speaking opportunities, and social media engagement
  • Advise and coach Hotel Engine’s executive leadership team on appropriate messaging in all types of situations ensuring a polished, consistent delivery across channels
  • Partner with content marketing to drive exceptional and value-led brand awareness content
  • Create campaigns to place our brand and content on platforms that amplify our message
  • Collaborate with our PR agency on thought leadership and brand awareness initiatives and manage and content production agencies related to these initiatives
  • Writing, editing and proofreading content efficiently and at scale, ensuring a consistent Hotel Engine tone of voice
  • Analyzing and reporting on metrics to measure the impact of the PR & Communications strategy against business goals
  • Report to the VP Marketing 

Here's what we're looking for: 

  • A bachelor's degree in English, Journalism, Marketing, or related field
  • 8+ years in public relations or corporate communications, with public company and/or high profile late-stage VC funded successful brands
  • Proven track record developing and executing successful B2B and/or B2C corporate communications, content, and corporate brand campaigns driving significant brand awareness
  • Expertise in managing PR agencies as well as external writers/freelancers
  • Extraordinary writing, storytelling and editing ability, with demonstrated experience harmonizing messages
  • Experience in providing proactive communications/storytelling advice to CEO and senior management teams
  • Exceptional and effective oral and written communication skills
  • Experience applying data to measure results, test, learn, iterate and inform decision making and strategy
  • Self-directed and able to work and lead proactively, coordinating stakeholder buy-in
  • Ability to multi-task and juggle many simultaneous projects in a fast-paced environment while keeping high quality standards
  • Experience in taking ownership from top-line targets down to executional detail. 
  • Detail-oriented and excellent problem-solver. 
  • Self-starter and independent but also a solid team player, we achieve more as a team! 
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications. 

Cash compensation:

  • The total cash compensation for this role  is $80,000-$100,000/year. Final offer amounts are determined by multiple factors, including prior experience, expertise & may vary from the amount above.

Hotel Engine Total Rewards Philosophy | We recognize that there is more to work than the day-to-day responsibilities. Hotel Engine is on Built in Colorado’s 2021 Best Places to Work list and provides each employee with the opportunity to take on new challenges that support their near and long-term goals in a high-growth, startup environment. We also give back and have comprehensive corporate social responsibility programs supporting community, social justice and environmental causesIn addition to a collaborative, high-performing team environment, we’re pleased to offer benefits including:  

  • Competitive base salaries. Salary offers are based on the candidate's qualifications. 
  • Stock Options for all new hires
  • Performance-driven commission opportunities for select roles 
  • Performance-driven equity awards  
  • Parental leave programs 
  • Generous time-off including open PTO, sick days and two paid volunteer days each year 
  • Insurance benefits including medical coverage, dental and vision offerings (with plans available at no cost to employees), as well as HSA/FSA, wellness, and disability offerings 
  • 401(k) plan with a match program
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What are Hotel Engine Perks + Benefits

Hotel Engine Benefits Overview

Hotel Engine is strongly committed to both its employees and its customers. Our company’s benefits and perks are designed to create an inclusive environment where team members can deliver great work consistently, celebrate diversity, collaborate with colleagues – and have fun at the same time.

Volunteer in local community
Employees receive two paid volunteer days per year, in addition to existing PTO and sick time.
Partners with Nonprofits
Through our employee resource group, Engine4Everyone, we are looking to invest in organizations that focus on education and advisory services to women and/or minorities.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Highly diverse management team
Hotel Engine has a diverse management team and supports an inclusive workforce. Our ERG Engine4Everyone plans to incorporate unconscious bias training into hiring practices and team development.
Unconscious bias training
Engine4Everyone will incorporate unconscious bias training. Additionally, team development trainings broaden cultural awareness and include sessions focused on the diversity of individual experiences
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Engine4Everyone creates an inclusive environment where team members work together to develop policies and training, and identify workplace initiatives and community involvement opportunities.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Hotel Engine offers team members a Health Savings Account (HSA). Individuals can contribute up to $3,500 and families up to $7,500 per year.
Disability Insurance
We offer short-term disability insurance, which covers up to 60% of pre-tax weekly earnings. The maximum weekly benefit is $2,000. There is optional voluntary Accident and Critical Illness coverage.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
We offer multiple health insurance plans, including an option that covers 100% of an individual’s premium.
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Team members are eligible to enroll in voluntary pet insurance benefits.
Wellness Programs
Go365 is an employee wellness program that incentivizes employees to make healthier choices and rewards them for taking steps to better health.
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
All employees (and their dependents) – whether enrolled in our health coverage or not – have access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP), which includes mental health services.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Hotel Engine's 401(K) matching launches in the first quarter of 2021.
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 9 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker and 2 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Adoption Assistance
Our parental leave programs apply to team members who have adopted children.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Hotel Engine offers unlimited PTO to our associates, and encourage them to take time off to recharge.
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive two paid volunteer days per year.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Team members receive 40 hours per year of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Hotel Engine offers team members the ability to attend job-related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

As an additional perk, team members can take advantage of hotel rate discounts on the Hotel Engine platform.

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