VP of Communications (Remote)

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Job Description:
We are looking for a VP of Communications to lead strategic communications for Pluralsight to help us achieve our mission to advance the world's tech workforce.
Reporting to the CMO and serving as an integral member of the Marketing Leadership team, the Vice President (VP) of Communications will be responsible for the development of our global communication strategy and manage the team that positions Pluralsight as the tech workforce development company.
The VP of Communications will develop a world-class communications plan, program and team, directly managing communications activities that promote, enhance, and protect our brand reputation, earn us top media coverage in key targeted press and manage the Executive Communications of our CEO. This role will be responsible for the development, integration, and implementation of a broad range of global public relations, industry analysts relations, and exec speaking opportunities relative to the strategic direction and positioning of the organization and our mission.
It is important that the candidate is able to confidently communicate across all mediums and build relationships with team members at all levels-remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient, with a high level of professionalism. The candidate deeply understands the levers available to drive market awareness and perception, excels in effectively communicating ideas and initiatives, and thrives in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented role.
Responsibilities
  • Lead the team on global communications strategy, message development, and press relations for the organization
  • Be accountable to measurable increases in share of voice and brand awareness with our target audiences
  • Frame compelling narratives for Pluralsight content and generate high-quality media coverage with strong message pull-through
  • Drive thorough communications plans internally, for use across departments and with executive leadership
  • Craft C-level executive communications programs, including thought leadership platforms, content and executive visibility
  • Shape the organization's response to current events and important dates associated with our work
  • Develop inclusive messaging that resonates across target audiences
  • Maintain policies and protocols for supporting the leadership team should proactive or reactive crisis management or issue response be required
  • Manage, develop, and empower a strong communications team and work collaboratively with our brand marketing, integrated marketing, regional marketing and product teams
  • Build and maintain trusted media relationships and identify opportunities to develop new partnerships (national and regional outlets, as well as other key media)
  • Craft press releases, pitches, Q&As and other PR materials
  • Serve as liaison with our external media agencies
  • Oversee planning and execution of press events
  • Possess a data-informed perspective on performance for the Communications team
  • Track record of attracting and retaining top talent, motivating the team, delegating effectively as appropriate, and managing performance.
  • Run point on CEO appearances and interviews

Requirements
  • Experience in driving the creation and execution of complex communications plans; preferably for B2B SaaS brands
  • Rich experience staffing and prepping senior executives, as well as rapid response and issues management communications
  • Track-record securing top-tier coverage and strong relationships with media who cover gender equality
  • Effective writing skills with ability to craft thoughtful, inclusive communications
  • Proven strategist and innovative thinking with the ability to work cross-functionally and build consensus
  • Good eye for detail, writing ability, and proofreading skills
  • Thrives on new challenges
  • Experience managing outside communications and creative service partners
  • Strong advocate for equity and inclusion
  • Understanding of social media and influencer landscape
  • Working knowledge of Slack, Gmail, and Google Drive including Google Docs, Slides
  • Experience leading a Communications for a publicly traded company a plus

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An Insider's view of Pluralsight

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

Oh, it is incredible here. Pluralsight constantly reminds me how important I am to the company both personally and professionally. Pluralsight creates a space where I can work, grow, and connect with similar people in so many different parts of the world while still leaving enough room for me to focus and find joy in my personal life as well.

Chris (he/him)

Executive Assistant to the CMO

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

The goal of a user profile is to provide a sense of identity in a personalized and centralized portfolio. Today, users provide this data in many different ways throughout the platform. Our greatest challenge is to build a unified profile with a centralized view of a user’s data to paint one clear picture of all their interactions in the platform.

Anesha (she/her)

Senior Product Manager | seeColor ERG Chair

What does career growth look like on your team?

We embrace a mindset of continuous improvement and encourage team members to take ownership of their careers. As part of that, we advise leaders and team members to co-create development plans. Whether it be up-skilling, re-skilling, or expanding their influence we believe in investing skills development and facilitating growth experiences.

Ai-ling (she/they)

SVP of Skills Content Platform

What makes someone successful on your team?

A successful individual brings their true self to work. Teams do not benefit from a group that contains like minded individuals from similar backgrounds. We learn so much from each other and about ourselves when we have a team with diverse ways of thinking and experiences. It also creates a healthy, challenging environment that befits the company.

M.A. (she/her)

Sr. Manager, Product & Technical Support

What are Pluralsight Perks + Benefits

Pluralsight Benefits Overview

LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE
In and out of the office

UNLIMITED PAID TIME OFF + 4 recharge weeks (2 company-wide, 2 individual)
Take time off when you need it. And we actually want you to use it.

PARENTAL LEAVE
Welcome your newest addition, whether by birth or placement, with 16 weeks of leave + 6 weeks of flex return.

WELLNESS
Stay on your A-game with standing desks and gym reimbursements.

MEDICAL COVERAGE
Comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage with a few medical plan options to give you, your spouse or domestic partner and your children flexibility. Plans include mental health, infertility, bariatric, and acupuncture coverages.

TOTAL REWARDS
Feel appreciated with fair salary, bonus plans and 401k matching with immediate vesting.

OFFICE (AND HOME OFFICE) PERKS
Level-up office life with a snack wall, catered lunches and free massages, or for remote employees, make work from home work for you with our Remote Workspace Reimbursement program

TUITION REIMBURSEMENT
Learn something new and let us help you with the bill.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
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
Paid industry certifications

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