Director of Public Relations

US-NY-New York
Job ID
2017-4248
Category
Marketing

About The Opportunity

Welcome!

Hungry for a new venture?

Grubhub is the nation's leading online and mobile food ordering company, dedicated to connecting hungry diners with their favorite local restaurants. The people who work at Grubhub are our company's greatest asset; each person at Grubhub plays an integral part in building tools and technology that help restaurants succeed, and in cooking up fresh new ways to delight our diners.

The company’s online and mobile ordering platforms allow diners to order directly from more than 55,000 takeout restaurants in over 1,100 U.S. cities and London. The Grubhub portfolio of brands includes Grubhub, Seamless, AllMenus, and MenuPages.

We want you to enjoy where you work, who you work with and what you work on. At Grubhub, you can order your cake and eat it too!

 

Grubhub is looking for a New York or Chicago-based PR director to lead the company’s public relations team. This person will manage media relations strategy and execution for the entirety of Grubhub’s growing business.

 

The ideal candidate has experience building successful national and local PR programs, and a demonstrated ability to manage issues and overall media relations strategy. This person is enthusiastic, resourceful, determined and entrepreneurial with experience managing strong internal and external clients. He or she will need to manage multiple projects simultaneously and serve as a trusted advisor to Grubhub’s executive team. Strong writing skills and the ability to maintain a sense of calm and humor in the midst of a fast-paced and constantly evolving space are instrumental to success.

 

Some Challenges You’ll Tackle

  • Develop and implement media relations plans, keeping Grubhub, Grubhub’s portfolio of products and Grubhub’s brands top-of-mind by driving positive coverage in national tech, business, trade, local and consumer media.
  • Nurture a positive company reputation for Grubhub.
  • Counsel and collaborate closely with cross-functional partners to ensure alignment on strategic goals and relevant plans.
  • Craft clear and compelling internal and external communications.
  • Work closely with members of the executive team and the larger technology team to develop media-worthy narratives that support the growth of the organization.
  • Help find and secure speaking opportunities, and prepare materials -- including presentations -- for these opportunities.
  • Secure media briefings with Grubhub’s executive spokespeople, and manage the preparation and follow-up for those briefings.

You Should Have

  • 10+ years experience in-house or at an agency (a combination of both is preferred)
  • Strong relationships with technology, business and trade media, and skill in developing and nurturing new relationships on an ongoing basis
  • Superior writing skills for external and internal audiences
  • A history of securing positive, strategically important stories in key press, both around launch cycles and drumbeat and evergreen coverage to advance Grubhub’s corporate reputation
  • Strength in building compelling narratives, and tailoring those narratives to engage and delight various audiences
  • Strong people and managerial skills, including the ability to both lead and work well within a team, and to help others to succeed
  • The determination to overcome obstacles and bring your ideas to fruition
  • Self-motivation and a results-oriented mindset
  • Experience working with C-suite or other company executives
  • Experience managing a team and/or department
  • Ability to manage multiple, complex projects simultaneously while ensuring alignment with overarching company goals
  • A passion for food
  • A bachelor’s degree

And Of Course, Perks!

  • Unlimited paid vacation days. Choose how your time is spent.
  • Never go hungry! We provide weekly GrubHub/Seamless credit.
  • Regular in-office social events, including happy hours, wine tastings, karaoke, bingo with prizes and more.
  • Company-Wide initiatives that dedicate time to innovation, continuous learning and cross-department connections.

We deliver favorites every day. Join us as we move eating forward.

 

Grubhub is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available here: DOL Poster. If you are applying for a job in the U.S. and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to TalentAcquisition@grubhub.com and let us know the nature of your request and contact information. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

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