Communications Director

| Greater NYC Area

Getting together with real people in real life makes powerful things happen. Side hustles become careers, ideas become movements, and chance encounters become lifelong connections. Meetup brings people together to create thriving communities. Show up. Change lives.

The Director of Communications will develop and execute a holistic communications strategy to help shape the public conversation about Meetup and contribute to our global brand success by elevating our company, our members, and our organizers. Reporting to the VP Brand & Community and working closely with our leadership team, you will have creative ideas about how to tell the Meetup story in new ways to new audiences. From leading Meetup's rapid response efforts and placing meaningful long-lead stories about our company's growth, to supporting Meetup executives at conferences and events, you will be a consummate team player with a can-do attitude and a passion for storytelling.

What you’ll get to do in this role:

  • Develop proactive communications strategies to tell the Meetup story in a holistic way through all types of media
  • Come to the table with creative ideas to increase awareness of Meetup, and follow through to bring the best ones to life
  • Source data, stories, spokespeople as needed for pitches and stories – including finding, cultivating, and supporting top organizers who want to tell their story
  • Manage day-to-day media relations and development of all press materials
  • Lead responses to relevant news events in a timely and meaningful way, whether that means crafting a tweet, emailing members and organizers, pitching an op-ed, or all-of-the-above
  • Tap into your relationships with journalists, continuing to nurture them while building and maintaining new relationships on Meetup’s behalf
  • Guide international media outreach and serve as a trusted advisor to teammates around the globe
  • Thoughtfully and strategically decide on the conferences where Meetup’s leaders should present and coordinate all aspects of their participation – from pitching the idea to helping prepare their presentations and amplifying their participation through various channels.
  • Track and report on outcomes

What we're looking for:

  • At least 7 years of communications experience and a track record of success elevating a brand in the public consciousness
  • Impeccable written and verbal communication skills
  • Someone who can find interesting, newsworthy angles in any situation
  • A people person with a knack for building strong, meaningful relationships
  • Experience working closely with executives and serving as a trusted advisor on communications matters
  • Superb attention to detail
  • The poster child for remaining cool, calm, and collected under pressure
  • A background in tech/startups

If your experience fits some but not all of what’s listed, we’d still love to hear from you!

Our team is bold, supportive, and passionate about bringing people together in real life to create community for everyone. We care about moving fast, real world change and building diverse, dynamic teams. You in?

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Technology we use

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  • Product
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    • ScalaLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
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    • AngularJSFrameworks
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    • SparkFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • BalsamiqDesign
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement

Location

Meetup is in the vibrant and trendy SoHo neighborhood. Just steps away from the BDFM6 and a short hop and skip to the NQRW.
632 Broadway, New York, NY 10012

What are Meetup Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

Meetup offers a generous health plan, including paid deductibles and One Medical access. Each employee is eligible for 3+ weeks of vacation, Summer Fridays, and up to 16 weeks paid parental leave + transition leave. Each Tuesday, Meetup caters breakfast for the team, and we host weekly rooftop BBQs in the summer months. As part of the WeWork family, we also get to participate in the annual Summer Conference and Global Conference.

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