Communications Manager at Acquia

| Greater Boston Area
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Acquia seeks a communications manager who is responsible for executing on the overall thought leadership and public relations plan and activity. You should be an experienced public relations program leader who can contribute original ideas and craft key messages, but also make concrete recommendations and strategic decisions, while executing quickly. This candidate will also manage Acquia’s global PR agencies to support our relationships with business, trade, vertical and digital media. 

Additionally, you should take the lead and responsibility for the most challenging or innovative program goals, and have an appetite for exceeding expectations. You should strive and deliver high quality work and lead by example. You are also committed to learning and growing your skills alongside Acquia teammates.

The position is located in our Boston headquarters. This is not a remote opportunity.

Key Objectives 

  • Develop, lead, and implement external communications strategies and programs. 
  • Work with global PR agencies to identify and build positive relationships and coverage with business, IT, martech and related vertical media outlets, reporters, bloggers, communities and other influencers such as industry associations. 
  • Support proactive outbound communications and engagement, creating thought leadership and awareness.
  • Proactively manage all reporting, analysis, the news pipeline, and the communications budget in collaboration with the senior director of communications. 
  • Increase visibility of Acquia’s executives and subject matter experts through speaking and editorial opportunities.
  • Manage participation in relevant industry awards programs.
  • Support the company’s wider global corporate communications functions, as necessary, while also making sure worldwide messages are in line and succinct.

Skills and Attributes

  • 3-5 years in PR or communications at an organization or agency. 
  • Experience developing and maintaining key messaging and positioning for companies, executives, products and thought leadership.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to cultivate and maintain relationships. 
  • Have experience managing PR for fast-moving tech companies.
  • Is a self starter while balancing both strategic and tactical responsibilities; comfortable working as both part of a high-performing, diverse team.
  • Ability to work effectively and collaborate with a variety of internal stakeholders, while understanding how to maneuver through executives and cross-functionally to make things happen.
  • Proven ability to project manage and drive high-profile visibility.
  • Strong oral/written communication skills. 
  • Ability to travel, as necessary. 
  • Bachelor's Degree in journalism, marketing, communications, business, or a related discipline. 

Acquia is an equal opportunity (EEO) employer. We hire without regard to age, color, disability, gender (including gender identity), marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Sales & Marketing
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Ember.jsFrameworks
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SymfonyFrameworks
    • MemcachedDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • DrupalCMS

Location

Acquia is in the Financial District near Faneuil Hall and Post Office Square with tons of great restaurants and fun after-work venues to choose from!

An Insider's view of Acquia

What are some social events your company does?

For the past five years, the Boston office has partnered with the Wonderfund (www.wonderfundma.org) to pair Acquians with the holiday wish lists of local children. We sponsored 250 kids in 2019 and look forward to continuing our partnership in 2020!

Amy H.

Senior Talent Operations Partner

What projects are you most excited about?

There are a number of different projects we are always working on from maintenance and performance optimizations to new customer features. For me, the most exciting and rewarding projects are where we release a piece of functionality that excites and delights our customers and makes their jobs easier.

Rok

Senior Director, Engineering

How does the company support your career growth?

Our culture of continuous, lifelong learning allows every Acquian opportunities to learn, stretch and grow. With support and coaching from their managers and Global Learning Programs, Acquians have access to a robust online learning platform, a mentor program, and more. Every day offers the opportunity to take on unique challenges.

Amy P.

Senior Director, Global Talent Development

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

The trick to empowering creativity is encouraging frequent communication and iteration. Embrace behaviors, not platitudes, that remind the team there is no such thing as failure. Embed creativity and make it more than a tagline. Show that nothing is unsalvageable; focus on ‘why’ things occurred, and make everything a learning opportunity.

Brian

Manager, User Experience Research

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

We are able to influence how content is delivered and monetized by global businesses in 2 ways. Acquia's founder created Drupal, the leading open source CMS in the world and we are proud of our close relationship with the Drupal community. We have also pivoted towards DXP capabilities and offer a full suite of solutions to our customers.

Charley D.

Vice President, Products

What are Acquia Perks + Benefits

Acquia Benefits Overview

Work/life balance is important to us. Employees take time off when they need it, and come back to work feeling refreshed. We offer up to 13 weeks of maternity and six weeks of paternity, partner and adoption leave, all paid at 100 percent. Our returning-parent transition program allows new parents to ease back into work. Office amenities include snacks and beverages, common areas, a game room, Friday afternoon Happy Hour, and Mac computers.

Culture
Volunteer in Local Community
In Boston, Acquia has partnered with Cradles to Crayons, Pine Street Inn, Wonderfund, TUGG (Tech Gives Back), Bow Market, Horizons for Homeless Children, and the Maurice J. Tobin School in Roxbury.
Friends Outside of Work
Eat Lunch Together
Open Door Policy
Team-Owned Deliverables
Team-Based Strategic Planning
Group Brainstorming Sessions
Open Office Floor Plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-Work Program Post Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and Learns
Promote from Within
Mentorship Program
Online Course Subscriptions Available
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