Public Relations Manager (Remote Considered) - Missoula

$85,000 - $100,000 yearly
  • onXmaps, Inc.
  • Hybrid (Missoula, MT, USA)
  • Apr 15, 2024
Full time Communication Marketing Media-Journalism Writing Skills

Job Description

ABOUT onX

As a pioneer in digital outdoor navigation with a suite of apps, onX was founded in Montana, which in turn has inspired our mission to awaken the adventurer inside everyone. With more than 300 employees located around the country working in largely remote / hybrid roles, we have created regional “Basecamps” to help remote employees find connection and inspiration with other onXers. We bring our outdoor passion to work every day, coupling it with industry-leading technology to craft dynamic outdoor experiences.

Through multiple years of growth, we haven’t lost our entrepreneurial ethos at onX. We offer a fast-paced, growing, tech-forward environment where ownership, accountability, and passion for winning as a team are essential. We value diversity and believe it leads to different perspectives and inspires both new adventures and new growth. As a team, we’re hungry to improve, value innovation, and believe great ideas come from any direction.

WHAT YOU WILL DO

onX is seeking a Public Relations Manager to build and manage our in-house PR program for our Hunt and Fish verticals. One part storyteller, one part researcher, you’ll develop and execute PR initiatives that secure earned media coverage reaching endemic, regional, and national audiences and shape the way these audiences understand our products and our brand. This role will run the PR program for the Hunt and Fish businesses at onX and will report to the onX PR and Communications Senior Manager.

As an onX Public Relations Manager, your essential job duties and responsibilities will look like: 

  • Media relations. Manage all in-bound requests and outbound pitching for the Hunt and Fish verticals, building long-term relationships with journalists and media organizations, creating media lists, as well as developing and hosting in-person media experiences and events.
  • Strategic storytelling. Develop relationships across the organization to understand key business strategies and to craft narratives that promote our products, technology, company brand, access and stewardship initiatives, customers, and partners.
  • Content creation. Craft written and other compelling materials to support product and other brand initiatives.
  • Integrated marketing. Consider the broader marketing ecosystem and how onX can leverage its PR channel when it comes to go-to-market campaigns, events, speaking opportunities, award applications, and more. As a member of a matrix organization, you’ll collaborate closely with the Hunt and Fish marketing teams, aligning your work to support their business goals.
  • Spokesperson. Well-spoken and articulate, you’ll be an external representative for the onX Hunt and Fish products, and support our team of spokespeople, briefing them for mediated opportunities such as interviews, speaking opportunities, and other engagements.
  • Monitor and measure. Monitor industry trends and tap into them, when relevant. Track media coverage and analyze the efficacy of PR campaigns and make data-driven adjustments.
  • Passion. Lifelong passion for the outdoors, public land access, hunting and fishing.

WHAT YOU’LL BRING

  • Four (4) or more years of proven Public Relations (PR) experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism or relevant field; in lieu of a degree, an additional two (2) or more years of relevant experience
  • An understanding of PR's role within a highly-integrated marketing organization
  • Existing relationships across the evolving media landscape, particularly in the hunting and fishing industries
  • Excellent demonstrable communication, storytelling, and presentation skills (written, verbal, and visual)
  • Proven success in uncovering interesting stories, aligning them to business goals, and bringing them to life via securing media coverage
  • Excellent project management skills in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to plan media events, with attention to every detail
  • A shared passion for and ability to demonstrate onX’s Company Values
  • Permanent US work authorization is a condition of employment with onX. 
  • This position requires that a portfolio of work samples be submitted for consideration.   
  • Ability to travel a few times each quarter for multiple days to attend events, host media, and join the onX team at a corporate office or other onX strategic location, such as a Basecamp.

ADDED BONUSES

Though not required, we would be thrilled to consider candidates with any of the following:

  • Marketing and PR experience in an early-to-mid stage growth company
  • Experience managing affiliate marketing
  • Experience educating integrated marketing campaigns
  • Social media know-how

WHERE YOU CAN WORK

onX has created a thriving distributed workforce community across several US locations. This position can be performed from an onX corporate office, “Basecamp,” or “Connection Hub”.

  • Corporate Offices: onX was founded in Montana with offices in Missoula and Bozeman. If you prefer to work in an office at least part of the time, this is a great option.
  • Basecamps: onX’s Basecamps are established virtual workforce communities where a sizable number of distributed team members group for work, volunteering, socializing, and adventure. 
    • Our current Basecamps are located within a 90-mile radius of the following: Austin, TX; Denver, CO; Kalispell, MT; Minneapolis, MN; Portland, OR; Salt Lake City, UT; and Seattle, WA. 
  • Connection Hubs: onX’s Connection Hub locations are smaller, emerging communities of distributed team members.
    • Our current Connection Hubs are located within a 60-mile radius of the following: Boise, ID; Charleston, SC; Charlotte, NC; Dallas/Fort Worth, TX; Phoenix, AZ; Richmond, VA; Spokane, WA; and Vermont.

HOW YOU’LL BE COMPENSATED

onX is committed to compensating all employees fairly and equitably for their contributions. For this position, applicants can expect to make between $85,000 to $100,000 upon hire. The pay range will vary based on experience, skills, certifications, and education among other factors as required in the job description. In addition, full-time onX employees are eligible for a grant of common share options with a vesting schedule and a potential annual bonus of 10% based on company performance.

WHAT WE’RE OFFERING YOU

  • Competitive salaries, annual bonuses, equity, and opportunities for growth
  • Comprehensive health benefits including a no-monthly-cost medical plan 
  • Parental leave plan of 5 or 13 weeks fully paid
  • 401k matching at 100% for the first 3% you save and 50% from 3-5%
  • Company-wide outdoor adventures and amazing outdoor industry perks
  • Annual “Get Out, Get Active” funds to fuel your active lifestyle in and outside of the gym
  • Flexible time away package that includes PTO, STO, VTO, quiet weeks, and floating holidays

PERFORMANCE ESSENTIALS

In this role, success is driven by cognitive abilities such as concentration and problem-solving, essential for our computer-centric tasks. onX will explore reasonable accommodations to ensure that individuals with diverse abilities can fully engage in and contribute to the essential physical and mental functions of the job. If you need assistance or accommodation, please contact us at PS@onxmaps.com

onX COMPANY VALUES

Our principles guide the decisions making of our company.  They define the culture at onX, what we have learned through experience and are the code by which we operate. They are fundamental, enduring and actionable–a benchmark by which we measure the team behavior and performance.

We put the customer first.

We are passionate.

We win as a team.

We take ownership. 

We work with urgency.

We are curious and seek the truth.

We innovate & take risks.

Position open until filled. 

At onX, we believe that diversity makes us better.  Bringing together a diverse set of backgrounds, ideas, and opinions helps us to achieve our mission to awaken the adventurer in everyone. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. onX is committed to equal opportunity not only in our hiring practices but also in our employment practices, including but not limited to development, compensation, and promotion. We strive to build an inclusive work community where everyone can be their authentic self, and together, we win as a team. Come join us!

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