Communications Specialist

| New York

ABOUT THE TEAM AND ROLE

theSkimm makes it easier to live a smarter life. We are redefining how to build products that fit into routines, and we take a user-centric, collaborative approach while doing so. Our inaugural product – The Daily Skimm – is the fastest growing email newsletter on the market, with an engaged community of well over 6 million active subscribers and an industry-crushing open rate. Our suite of products has grown with the launch of Skimm Ahead, which debuted as #1 in news and #9 overall in the Apple App Store. It syncs directly with your calendar and informs you of important events you don't want to miss. It also has an audio experience that goes deeper on the topics you’re always reading about. Through our suite of products, we are disrupting routines and information consumption one Skimm'r at a time. Come join us, we're changing things.

theSkimm’s “GSD” (or Gets Stuff Done) team is a small, nimble group of resourceful, quick thinking individuals who strive each day to make the lives of Skimm HQ’rs happier and more productive. Made up of Finance, HR & Recruiting, Operations, and Communications, this team is on the frontlines in supporting the wider organization in projects large and small. Often seen hustling around the office, the GSD team ensures our environment and culture is top notch and continuously improving.

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING

As our Communications Specialist, you will support the creation, implementation, and execution of communications strategies that help spread the word about our amazing products. You will contribute to the development of new initiatives and support the team in sharing our message. This role involves:

  • Working cross-functionally and collaboratively with Skimm HQ teams to pitch key initiatives, leveraging both traditional and non-traditional channels to elevate the brand and reach new audiences
  • Developing media lists and securing close working relationships for theSkimm with key editors, reporters, and producers at relevant trade and national media outlets
  • Researching, pitching, and coordinating talent and influencers for theSkimm’s audio and video and promoting completed projects
  • Monitoring media coverage and tracking industry trends to help inform communications strategy
  • Developing high quality written material, messaging, and briefings to support press interviews
  • Assisting on special projects/events and maintaining internal communications resources

WHAT WOULD SET YOU UP FOR SUCCESS

  • 2+ years of experience in public relations or corporate communications role
  • Bachelor's degree, focus in Communication or Journalism preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and strong eye for detail
  • Time management and prioritization skills, with an ability to work quickly under pressure and handle shifting priorities

WHAT WOULD SET YOU APART

  • Passion for theSkimm's brand and products
  • Team player mentality and self-starter attitude
  • Ability to be thoughtful and strategic simultaneously, while executing and producing results in a fast-paced environment
  • Passion for storytelling as well as strategic, data-driven communications

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability (starting day one)
  • $400 annual gym reimbursement
  • MassMutual 401(k) program
  • Flexible vacation policy and generous holiday observances
  • Competitive salary & equity packages
  • Catered lunch on Fridays
  • Snacks, coldbrew on tap, and lunch on Fridays
  • Collaborative office space and roof deck

This is a full-time role based in New York, NY

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Location

50 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010
50 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010

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401(K)
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
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Fitness Subsidy
Generous PTO
Health Benefits
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