PR Manager - APAC

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About ConsenSys:

ConsenSys is the leading firm in blockchain technology globally, amassing the tools and people needed to build a decentralised future. We are 800+ blockchain experts, entrepreneurs, computer scientists, designers, engineers, consultants, and business leaders across six continents who are motivated by the desire to democratise access to a new global Internet of Value, where utility is distributed more evenly and transparently, and new efficiencies can be achieved across industries.

ConsenSys is a venture production studio, incubating 45+ projects building on the Ethereum blockchain. We have ambitious goals. We are ambitious people. We believe in what we do and we believe in the team doing it.

Public Relations at ConsenSys:

The Public Relations (PR) team works closely with the Alignment, Marketing, ConsenSys Solutions teams, and ConsenSys spokes (incubated projects being built on Ethereum), to create messaging, press releases, media positioning, media training, and foster relationships with key journalists and media outlets. By positioning ConsenSys as a responsible leader in blockchain,the team will further our mission of building and scaling a world where distributed applications and the Ethereum world computer enable a new class of frictionless, global commerce, with a priority on economic inclusion for all.

Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with the global PR team on the creation of clear, accurate, well-written press releases targeting media outlets in APAC (Asia Pacific) with a key focus on Australia, Singapore and the Philippines.
  • Develop and execute regional PR strategy in line with business objectives.
  • Day to day management of external PR agency to drive media coverage.
  • Ensure communications are well adapted to local audiences, reflecting diverse values, culture, and language.
  • Proactively earn coverage in high-priority global, regional and national news outlets, on topics such as technology, business, lifestyle, government, fintech, and energy.
  • Collaborate with influencers in the organization to help build individual profiles and publish their stories. .
  • Closely collaborate with the global PR team to ensure key leadership members are well positioned in regional press and online.
  • Create a regional PR calendar, and maintain ConsenSys media list and relationships with journalists covering the fintech and blockchain space in APAC.
  • Monitor media and trending topics in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space and manage a database of coverage.
  • Assist the regional Community team with event publicity.
  • Proactively analyze trends in blockchain narratives, and be able to strategize media campaigns to counter negative perceptions.

Required Skills:
  • 3-5 years of experience in a PR role on client or agency sides
  • Experience working in an international environment/organisation
  • A high degree of professionalism, responsiveness, and social acuity
  • Must have excellent listening, verbal and written skills and be able to communicate effectively to a diverse audience with varying degrees of understanding of ConsenSys, blockchain and Ethereum
  • Excellent command of English
  • Demonstrated experience gathering and understanding wide business needs and goals
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work across global teams to achieve results
  • Familiarity with the AP style guide, standard practices for press releases, etc.

What Makes Someone Successful at ConsenSys?
  • ConsenSys is a decentralized, holacratic (non-hierarchical) company that is distributed across 28 countries - you need to be extremely self directed and self motivated as there is no one telling you what to do
  • Must be comfortable prioritizing and working with teams to identify needs and timing
  • Need to be very open and collaborative. Must be respectful and conscious of everyone’s opinions and needs while also ensuring personal transparency by including relevant stakeholders in your work
  • Demonstrated success in taking a service-oriented approach and high level of ownership
  • Ideally have experience working in a startup environment where you have had to wear many hats at a time (and those hats may change periodically)
  • Experience working cross-functionally in a matrix environment and being the connective tissue between many different teams and collaborators
  • Ability to travel 10-20% may be required
  • Comfortable with a bit of organized chaos :-)

Why this is the Opportunity of a Lifetime

We are in the early phases of adoption of an entirely new wave of technology that will fundamentally disrupt every industry. Ethereum is leading the way with over 1000 DApps built on top of the platform and a community of developers that is tens of times larger than the next community. ConsenSys is a leader in the Ethereum space, working with startups, enterprises, governments, and nonprofits on projects across all industries and topics.

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