Job Description Warby Parker is on the lookout for a motivated Associate Manager, Communications to support our evolving media relations strategies and storytelling efforts. In this role, youll dream up ways to introduce, enhance, and elevate the Warby Parker brand across multiple audiences, from consumers to businesses. Collaborating across our in-house Communications team and with Warby Parkers agency partners, youll craft thoughtful, compelling stories about our tech innovations, retail store openings, brand defining moments, and more (lots more). Well also count on you to develop integrated launch plans, brainstorm and pitch story opportunities, and organize a range of press events. Acting as an expert on team processes and deliverables, youll play a critical role in maintaining a stable, efficient, and inspired foundation for our hardworking Communications team. Your ability to field and respond to daily urgent inquiries from inside and outside of the organization will set you up for success here. Our ideal candidate is also ready to support press reporting, presenting insightful monthly analyses to continually educate our internal Communications team and external PR agency. Sound a lot like you? Read on What youll do: Work closely with our Communications Managers to pitch stories across multiple topics: business, retail, product, brand, technology, social innovation, and more Craft messaging points and assets for relevant external-facing Communications initiatives Create detailed written briefs for both internal and external partners to support PR events, seasonal initiatives, or creative asset requests Build and maintain key editorial relationships by regularly executing and participating in meetings and events with editors (which sometimes involve travel) Help prepare Warby Parker team members and executives for speaking engagements and provide them with training materials Field daily inquiries from Warby Parkers PR agency and capitalize on urgent press opportunities Draft Quarterly PR Reports, then regularly prepare and present analyses that draw key learnings and insights for the team Drive team processes and organization by maintaining our team drive, owning and updating Warby Parkers Press Review, supporting product sample requests, and coordinating and executing gifting Who you are: Backed by 46 years of experience working in communications A Warby Parker superfan whos eager to act as a brand ambassador A natural, comfortable relationship builder Able to work collaboratively and develop consensus across groups and teams Exceptionally organized with extreme attention to detail (your planning and prioritization skills dont falter in a fast-paced work environment) An excellent communicatorin person, over email, via smoke signal Proficient with PowerPoint, Excel, and G Suite Extra Credit: Experience with Google Analytics Experience with Jira About us: Warby Parker was founded with a lofty objective: to offer designer eyewear at a revolutionary price while leading the way for socially conscious businesses. By circumventing traditional channels and designing our frames in-house, were able to offer top-quality glasses and sunglasses (plus an uncommonly delightful shopping experience) at a fraction of the traditional going price. Since starting out in 2010, weve set up headquarters in New York City and Nashville, built our own optical lab, and opened retail locations all around the U.S. and Canada. As we grow, were committed to proving that businesses can scale and be profitable while doing good in the world. For every pair of glasses we sell, a pair is distributed to someone in needto date, thats over five million pairs. Of course, all work and no play makes a dull workplace. Who likes that? At Warby Parker, you can look forward to company outings, volunteering and learning opportunities, and just great company. Teammates can also connect around common interests, backgrounds, and identities, no matter their home base, through our various employee resource groups. (Were happy to say that the Human Rights Campaign has named us a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ employees) That sense of community keeps us excited to walk through the door every day. Good work, good people. Some benefits and perks of working at Warby Parker: Health, vision, and dental insurance Flexible My Time vacation policy Retirement savings plan with a company match Parental leave (non-birthing parents included) Cell phone plan reimbursement A health-and-wellness stipend Free eyewear (plus discounts for friends and family) And more (just ask)
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