Public Relations Manager

Confluent Palo Alto , CA 94306

Posted 5 months ago

Dubbed an "open-source unicorn" by Forbes, Confluent is the fastest-growing enterprise subscription company our investors have ever seen. And how are we growing so fast? By pioneering a new technology category with an event streaming platform, which enables companies to leverage their data as a continually updating stream of events, not as static snapshots. This innovation has led Sequoia Capital, Benchmark, and Index Ventures to recently invest a combined $125 million in our Series D financing. Our product has been adopted by Fortune 100 customers across all industries, and we're being led by the best in the spaceour founders were the original creators of Apache Kafka. We're looking for talented and amazing team players who want to accelerate our growth, while doing some of the best work in their career. Join us as we build the next transformative technology platform!

About the TeamThe Confluent growth and marketing team is the engine building awareness and generating demand for the leading streaming platform based on Apache Kafka. We are category breakers, market definers and powerful technical persuaders helping every enterprise realize the power of streaming data. Our ability to think outside-the-box and bring together diverse skill sets allows us to define new roads to build an enterprise business unmatched in the industry. We tackle massive challenges and have fun solving them as a team.

About the RoleWe are looking for a Public Relations Manager to play a pivotal role in a fast-paced and growing communications team. The PR Manager will serve as an integral member of the team and will help grow the PR program across thought leadership, customer success, and technical innovation. The ideal candidate will be at ease collaborating with business partners across a hyper-growth company to propel awareness of Confluent that honors our customers, recognizes our community, and bolsters our leadership.


  • Partner with Director of Communications to execute PR plans that raise awareness for Confluent

  • Manage the day-to-day PR program, including industry thought leadership, product launches and customer success

  • Partner with internal stakeholders including customer marketing, executive leadership, engineering and product marketing

  • Build thought leadership that serves as the North Star for an industry in tremendous growth

  • Deeply understand the evolving media landscape and develop effective communication strategies

  • Write, develop and edit content, including press releases, blogs, bylines and social content

Help manage day-to-day program activities with an external PR agency


  • 6-8 years of relevant experience in enterprise technology, ideally with a mix of agency and in-house experience

  • Demonstrated ability to craft compelling stories from complex technical concepts

  • Excellent strategic thinking, writing, communications, and analytical skills

  • Candidate needs to be creative, hard working, thoughtful, and able to work in a fast paced environment

  • Proven frameworks for measuring and monitoring progress/efficacy of communications programs

  • Ability to work effectively cross-functionally

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