Sr. Public Relations Professional at (ISC)2


US-FL-Clearwater

Job_ID 2
# of Openings 1
Category Communications/Marketing

Overview

(ISC)² ® is the world's largest nonprofit membership association of certified cybersecurity professionals. We're committed to helping our members learn, grow and thrive by providing world-class cybersecurity qualifications, professional development and engagement opportunities that inspire a safe and secure cyber world. With more than 160,000 certified members, we empower professionals who touch every aspect of information security.

Position Summary

We are looking for a public relations leader with experience working in the cybersecurity industry. Join a team of senior PR professionals and contribute immediately by lending your expertise to help shape our global public relations strategy. We are a collaborative team looking for an experienced professional to provide fresh perspectives, and new strategies and tactics. The ideal candidate will regularly engage senior management, subject matter experts, regional teams, department heads, members and others throughout the organization. This role will independently and proactively identify opportunities to generate positive news coverage for the association, its certifications, education offerings, members, research program and other initiatives, as well as build awareness for security as a rewarding profession. *This is a full time, remote position in the U.S.

Responsibilities

  • Be a key contributor to the (ISC)2 global media relations strategy, focusing on national, public policy, cybersecurity, IT and vertical market publications
  • Support (ISC)2 advocacy programs to help advance the security profession and influence favorable policies in the public and private sectors
  • Develop original PR programs, strategies and tactics that drive results and support the mission and various business objectives
  • Draft, edit and distribute press releases
  • Consult with internal teams to identify PR opportunities
  • Build and maintain relationships with key editors, reporters, bloggers and others, and serve as a point of contact for media
  • Provide executive media training and coaching
  • Prepare executives for interviews and staff calls
  • Coordinate PR efforts with global counterparts
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of association crisis communication plans
  • Support focused event and tradeshow PR
  • Track and regularly report on the performance and effectiveness of the PR program
  • Follow key media for relevant trends to identify new angles for story pitching
  • Contribute to the development of thought leadership material, including blogs, white papers, reports, byline articles and infographics
  • Develop communications plans to support various company initiatives like product and service launches and updates
  • Collaborate with in-house research team to help guide direction of future market research strategy and direction for PR purposes, including the annual Cybersecurity Workforce Study
  • Manage third-party PR agencies or contractors as needed
  • As needed, create original and compelling copy for multiple communications channels, audiences, and regions, including web, print, events, video scripts, blogs, newsletters, white papers and social media
  • Miscellaneous duties as assigned


Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, Marketing, Communications, or a related field
  • At least 6 years of experience in a Public Relations or Communications role, either corporate, contract media, or agency
  • Exceptional communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills; can confidently articulate information in a professional manner to individuals at all levels, and with both internal and external partners
  • Advanced proficiency with MS Office products (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, SharePoint), internet and web applications/navigation
  • Experience with managing projects, vendors, and budgets preferred
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity or information technology preferred
  • Experience working with member associations or nonprofits a plus
Skills/Competencies:
  • Ability to demonstrate and support the 5 Company Core Values: Integrity, Excellence, Unity, Accountability, Agility
  • Excellent copywriting abilities; savvy editorial skills and an adaptable writing style for broad audiences and on multiple channels
  • Very keen attention to detail, especially editorial and proofreading for consistency and grammar/spelling
  • Versatile writer who can adapt style and tone to a wide array of audiences and channels
  • Ability to prioritize multiple assignments and large projects in a deadline-driven environment and with limited oversight
  • Disciplined in meeting business goals and objectives
  • Works well independently and as part of a team; develops positive relationships with team and clients
  • Ability to proactively identify opportunities and quickly implement solutions
  • Sense of Urgency - Meets deadlines, establishes appropriate priority, executes tasks and projects timely
Physical & Mental:
  • Up to 10% travel may be required
  • Work normal business hours and extended hours when necessary
  • Remain in a stationary position, often standing or sitting, for prolonged periods
  • Regular use of office equipment such as a computer/laptop and monitor computer screens
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and other computer components
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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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