Public Relations Manager

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Tonkean is the OS for business operations, transforming operations teams from facilitators into makers with an enterprise-grade, no-code process orchestration platform. By abstracting the technical knowledge required to automate, monitor, and manage mission-critical business processes, Tonkean enables enterprises to drive operational efficiency while reducing technical debt.

Tonkean builds a bridge between business and IT, allowing IT to partner with business teams to drive agility while ensuring compliance & security. Using Tonkean, IT can create custom, reusable action blocks called "enterprise components" that enable key capabilities like updating data in existing systems, interacting with people, or deploying NLP & OCR technology. These components can then be shared securely with business operations teams, in a no-code studio, to orchestrate business processes across functions and systems by adding business logic. Business operations teams can become more self-sufficient, and IT teams can scale with confidence.

Enterprises like Lyft, EVERSANA, Instacart, Grubhub, Crypto.com, and more rely on Tonkean to optimize and align their operations across functions—including sales, marketing, customer support, legal, finance, and more. With Tonkean, enterprises can expand the pie of who can deliver software, making a world of makers.

ROLE OVERVIEW
Tonkean is on a mission to make a world of makers, empowering people who have the drive to leverage technology to transform the way their teams and enterprises work. We are looking for a driven and curious storyteller to lead our Public Relations efforts and help build a following and enthusiasm around a new enterprise software category in the low-code/no-code and automation market.

If you are someone that is passionate about crafting and telling stories about the impact of technology on the world. We want to talk to you!

WHAT YOU WILL WORK ON

  • Work with the marketing team and executive leadership to craft a compelling story around the power of a new software category in “composable software.”
  • Own and drive Tonkean's media relations strategy.
  • Develop and manage relationships with reporters in leading publications in technology, business, and specific verticals/functions.
  • Execute on a PR strategy to help build awareness, brand, and thought leadership for Tonkean.
  • Work with content marketing to draft press releases, fact sheets, biographies, magazine articles, pitches, whitepapers, case studies.
  • Respond to requests for information from investors, blog readers or the public.
  • Arrange interviews, panel discussions, speakership opportunities, networking events, etc. for the CEO and business leadership to promote Tonkean and the overall category.

ABOUT YOU

  • 5+ years of experience in public relations, communications, or a similar field.
  • BA/BS required
  • Passion for the Tonkean mission and impact of enterprise technology.
  • Natural ability for building compelling stories that drive action.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and make things happen.
  • Familiarity with communication practices and techniques in the high-tech field.
  • Expertise in managing social media is a plus.

OUR VALUES

  • There Is Always A Way.  At Tonkean, we believe that nothing is impossible. There is a solution to every problem - you just need to find it.
  • Think People First.  We believe in investing in, empowering, and prioritizing people. We work as a team and win as a team. We listen with purpose as we speak with courage. We believe in diversity. We always ask ourselves: Is this giving value to our customers? Is this improving our team? Is this helping me be better?
  • Start With Why And Fail Fast. We believe that progress is the only way forward; that action is always better than no action; that innovation requires bravery. We believe that every worthwhile “how” starts with an important “why.” If you know the “why”, and you can learn from it, It’s never a failure. It is the operational cost of progress.
  • No BS. To matter, you must - stay focused, keep it simple and always move the needle. We don’t have time for BS. We don’t waste energy; we prioritize efficiency; we stay focused; and we always try to optimize for what’s important. 

PERKS AND BENEFITS

  • Join a fast-growing business that is venture-backed by Accel, Lightspeed Venture Partners and Foundation Capital. 
  • Collaborate with a talented yet humble team as we empower operations teams and eliminate mundane tasks. 
  • Competitive compensation & equity package
  • Virtual social events, and annual company retreats
  • 401k, Medical, dental, and vision insurance 
  • Tonkean provides each employee with a new laptop, monitor, headset, keyboard and mouse 
  • Remote employees receive a one-time work from home setup stipend (reimbursable) of $500(USD) upon commencing employment to purchase desk, chair and other work from home tools.

Tonkean welcomes everyone. We believe every member of our team enriches our diversity and inclusion by broadening our ways of problem-solving for future challenges. Even if you don't meet 100% of the qualifications for this job, we strongly encourage you to apply.

Tonkean is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the U.S. Federal E-Verify program. We believe diversity is important to building a successful business and do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, reproductive health decisions or related medical conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, political views or activity, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories.

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An Insider's view of Tonkean

How does your team reward individual success?

Through praise, compensation, and promotions. This is a company that sees hard work and rewards it with the things that matter. Some startups lean too heavily on perks that are nice, but do not actually increase your livelihood and well being. Tonkean focuses on keeping your career growing, which is extremely important.

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What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

It’s very rewarding to deliver a “bridge” mindset to our customers. When we first engage with a company, we often find siloed processes; every team has its own set of apps, goals, and work philosophy. Allowing those teams to consider the downstream and upstream impacts of their work is challenging but allows the “why” of their work to come out.

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What is your vision for the company?

At Tonkean, we want to make a world of Makers. We want to give every person with the ambition to be technically creative the ability to be technically creative. We want to create a new standard of enterprise operations centered around increasing efficiency by empowering people. We believe this will manifest a more efficient & more enjoyable future.

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How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

With unlimited PTO, we've created a culture around balancing the intricacies of working for a startup and taking off time when necessary. The team is very conscious about mental health in the midst of this new normal that we live in. I've had my direct manager as well as VP mention that taking time off to avoid burning out is a top priority.

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What are Tonkean Perks + Benefits

Tonkean Benefits Overview

Competitive compensation & equity package
Virtual social events, and annual company retreats
401k, Medical, dental, and vision insurance
Tonkean provides each employee with a new laptop
Remote employees receive a one-time work from home setup stipend (reimbursable) of $500(USD) upon commencing employment to purchase desk, chair and other work from home tools.

Culture
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Diversity
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Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
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Pet Insurance
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401(K)
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
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Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
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Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Happy Hours
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
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