About the Role
WeWork is currently seeking a Director, Public Affairs, Central that will oversee the United States' Texas and Midwest regions.
The Public Affairs Director will be based in Dallas, Texas and will report to the Head of U.S., Canada, & Israel Public Affairs, who is based in New York City. This person will manage a Senior Manager of Midwest Public Affairs and oversee WeWork's day-to-day public affairs efforts in Dallas, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Detroit, Minneapolis and Chicago. Strong candidates will have a sophisticated understanding of media relations, communications, public policy, and will have demonstrable experience managing partnerships and executing thought leadership and campaigns and events.
Deepen WeWork's brand and product awareness in markets through local earned media and multi-channel cross-functional campaigns.
Strengthen WeWork's brand and create social impact through civic partnerships and events.
Establish WeWork as an influential civic stakeholder and protect business interests through government and influencer relations.
Manage the Sr. Manager of Midwest Public Affairs to oversee and execute the day to day media and agency relationships across their respective region.
Manage Sr. Manager of Midwest Public Affairs to execute and promote scalable brand awareness, community engagement, and thought leadership partnerships and events across their region.
Work with the leaders in the Public Affairs team to execute playbooks for new markets and buildings across the region.
Manage an editorial calendar across multiple cities.
Work with WeWork's brand, marketing, and social teams to create content and brand collateral for local integrated media campaigns.
Successful candidates will have the following qualifications:
8-10 years of public relations, public affairs, or communications experience preferably in fast-paced, high-growth environments.
Extensive relationships with key media, civic, non-profit, and business leaders
Be a strong self-starter who is eager to make their mark in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial organization
Experience working across various regions and/or territories
Excellent organization, communication, writing, and presentation skills
Experience working across multiple levels, teams, and regions
Experience with a wide range of communication channels including digital, broadcast, radio, and print
Must be capable of managing multiple issues and projects at once. Prioritization is key to success.
A passion for storytelling and intellectual interest in the future of work, cities, economic development, and entrepreneurship
Ability to travel to both existing and new locations in the region