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Communications Associate

Company: DCVC
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

-At DCVC, we support entrepreneurs releasing the next wave of deep-tech innovation, whether in biology, climate technology, industrial transformation, space, or elsewhere. We do so with optimism, uncommon technical and operational expertise, and relentless curiosity. Communications are essential to our attraction of company founders-and to helping make their staggering ambitions and achievements known to the tech community and the world beyond.
The Communications Associate will report directly to the Communications and Public Affairs Partner and will be integral to the firm's work in sharing the stories of our portfolio companies and of our firm, and in informing and inspiring the global deep-tech community.
---The Communications Associate role
- - - - - - -Integrated Communications: assist with the creation and execution of a communications plan built for impact; - - - - - - -Media Relations: assist with all aspects of proactive and responsive work with the press, often in close coordination with our portfolio companies; - - - - - - -Social Media: assist in our efforts to have the firm engage meaningfully in conversations around the work and achievements of our companies, and around deep tech most generally; - - - - - - -Owned media: assist with the creation and dissemination of DCVC editorial content, and manage its calendar; - - - - - - -Monitoring and Reporting: manage daily monitoring of activity in earned and social media, as well as daily, weekly, and other periodic reports; - - - - - - -Partner public speaking: advise firm on key speaking opportunities for our partners, and manage a calendar of such events; - - - - - - -Ongoing audience research: manage an ongoing program to solicit and act on input from key stakeholders bearing on our communications - - - - - - -Key Performance Indicators: assist with the creation, monitoring, and reporting of KPIs for our work in communications; - - - - - - -More: this role will inevitably help us imagine new ways to engage successfully with our most important audiences. -The Communications Associate role is a fit if... - - - - - - -You have three+ years of experience at a public-relations agency serving clients in VC or finance, or have done PR in-house in a corporate or academic (think science and engineering) setting - - - - - - -You have clips of exceptional writing (whether published, or in the form of memoranda, etc.), and are a swift and exceptional editor - - - - - - -You have worked with the press in VC, finance, or business generally - - - - - - -You can distill and synthesize complex information and effectively communicate it to a variety of constituencies in written and verbal mediums - - - - - - -You are energized by learning about emerging technologies and the deep-tech transformation of legacy industries. - - - - - - -You have experience helping manage crisis. - - - - - - -You believe that deep tech can change the world for the better-and want to help directly in that effort. -This role is located in Palo Alto, CA.

Keywords: DCVC, Palo Alto , Communications Associate, Other , Palo Alto, California

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