Head of Corporate Communications - New York, San Francisco at Cockroach Labs

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Databases are the beating heart of every business in the world.

Cockroach Labs is the creator of CockroachDB, the most highly evolved cloud-native, distributed SQL database on the planet. We help companies of all sizes — and the apps they develop — scale fast, survive anything, and thrive everywhere. We created CockroachDB to unshackle teams from the constraints of their database and to make data easy. Join us on our mission to enable every developer to build world-changing applications!

The Role

We are looking for a Head of Corporate Communications to join the Marketing team at Cockroach Labs. In this role, you will report directly to the Chief Marketing Officer and work closely with stakeholders across the company to tell the company story wide and loud to strengthen the reputation of the company. You will be responsible for three specific pillars of the company’s marketing - Press Relations, Analyst Programs, and Customer Stories. In this role, you will be responsible for developing and executing a sophisticated strategy to drive key results in each of those areas of focus.   

You Will
  • Plan effective PR and AR programs, and execute on the determined strategies leveraging internal resources and outside agencies
  • Drive continued positive coverage through both evergreen campaigns and larger company announcements
  • Plan and manage analyst advisory sessions, from briefings to full advisory days
  • Steadily improve our reputation with the top advisory firms in our category
  • Identify analyst targets, keep track of their perception of Cockroach Labs, and develop a strategy to positively influence this perception for each
  • Collaborate closely with the Revenue team to understand who we win with, what they are doing with our product, and how that has impacted their success, using this insight to tell these customer stories through both public and blinded case studies
  • Determine what customers can be Cockroach Labs advocates and drive their engagement and commitment to this topic
You Have
  • Minimum 8-10 years of experience in marketing communications and/or public relations
  • Experience working with complex enterprise software
  • Former agency experience a plus
  • Direct experience collaborating with high performing sales organizations, and the ability to tell their customer story
  • A deep understanding of media, analyst and influencer relationships
  • A track record of success in fast paced, high growth environments
  • An entrepreneurial and resourceful mindset and a desire to lead by doing
  • The ability to communicate in an effective and engaging way across a variety of audiences including executives, analysts, media, and internal stakeholders
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to juggle multiple projects and requests simultaneously.
The Team

Reporting to Peter Guagenti, Chief Marketing Officer

Born and raised in New York City, Peter has spent the last 20+ years in the Bay Area and has spent his entire adult life working in technology. He started as a founder of his own digital agency in the mid-90's, progressing to executive roles in both management consulting and agencies, before moving on to help build multiple successful open source software companies. He is passionate about building businesses, helping others create amazing things with technology, and having whatever positive impact he can on the world. 

When he is not at work, you can usually find Peter out hiking with his two daughters, or traveling the world with his partner. He is also a car nut and avid racer and has competed in and won numerous road racing and rallying events across North America.

Our Benefits
  • 100% health insurance option (for you and your dependents!)
  • Paid parental leave (with baby bucks)
  • Flex Fridays
  • Flexible time off & flexible hours
  • Learning and Development budget
  • Relocation support

Cockroach Labs is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you need additional accommodations to feel comfortable during your interview process, please email us at [email protected]

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • C++Languages
    • GolangLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • CockroachDBDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • InVisionDesign
    • AirtableManagement

Location

53 W 23rd St , New York, NY 10010

What are Cockroach Labs Perks + Benefits

Cockroach Labs Benefits Overview

Flexible Working: You are free to arrange your work schedule to meet your individual circumstances.

Wellbeing for All: We partner with Spring Health and an Employee Assistance Program to provide free counseling and support mental health on our team.

Flex Fridays: Focus on what drives and motivates you outside of core work responsibilities. This is your day to self-manage and grow in whatever way you choose.

Having Fun Together: We dedicate company time to bond over everything from trivia and karaoke to paint-alongs and fitness classes (even online!)

Team Trips: Twice a year we voyage beyond Manhattan’s shores. These might be trips to the Caribbean or to the mountains. The connections made in these environments build friendships and deepen the ties which make working together fun and productive.

Flexible Time Off: We care about productivity, not face time. Take time off when you need it.

Learning is Good: We provide $2500 annually to support learning and development through workshops, conferences, and networking events.

Paid Parental Leave (with baby bucks): We offer 12 weeks of paid parental leave to all new parents after 30 days with us, individualized transition time and re-entry support, plus $500 in baby bucks.

Health & Retirement: 100% health insurance coverage for you & your dependents; One Medical membership; Gym discounts; free Citibike membership; FSA; 401(k).

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Cockroach Labs does at least two bi-annual team-wide volunteer days, partners with BUILD NYC, and for every referral that gest hired, we donate $2,500-$5,000 to the referrer's charity of choice.
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Cockroach Labs' CREWS are groups to foster inclusivity and connection, including [email protected], Women of CRL, Infinite Colors (for neurodivergent people), and Roacher Pride. New Roachers can start one, too!
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
We've built a fairer hiring process including resume-blind, exercise-based interviews, implement rubrics across all of our hiring processes, and conduct regular unconscious bias training.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
100% Company-sponsored Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic Life, AD&D, and Disability Insurance for You, Your Spouse, Partner, and Dependents.
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Cockroach Labs partners with Spring Health to provide complementary therapy sessions to all employees.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Equity compensation is determined by the impact we expect an individual to have in their role paired with the risk that earlier employees took in joining the company.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
8-12 Weeks of Family Leave + $500 Baby Bucks
Flexible Work Schedule
Cockroach Work Week: In-office Monday thru Thursday, with the option to work remotely on Fridays. Core Office Hours: 10am-4pm (except Tuesday Team Meeting from 5:00pm-6:00pm)
Remote Work Program
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Pre-tax Commuter Account & Paid Citi Bike Membership
Company Outings
Monthly Company Activities & Bi-Annual Company Trips
Free Daily Meals
Lunch Monday thru Thursday & Team Dinners Every Other Tuesday
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Relocation Assistance for You and Your Family to Move to NYC
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
We provide each Roacher with a $1,000 budget to improve their work-from-home setup.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
$1500 Learning & Development Stipend + $1500 for Associated Travel
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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