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Public Relations Contractor
The Linux Foundation is seeking a public relations contractor with at least three years of experience in technology PR with a focus on events. This position will support B2B and B2C media relations and marketing activities to increase awareness of events, as well as increase event registrations, sponsorships, press attendance, and overall media coverage. This is a minimum 9-month contract, at 20-25 hours per week. This is a remote position, so contractors can be based anywhere in North America. The contractor will report to the Linux Foundation Marketing Manager for Events.
The Linux Foundation produces over a dozen summits, conferences, and other events in North America and Europe each year, in addition to many more Linux Foundation Collaborative Projects events. These range from small, invitation-only events such as LF Collaboration Summit and LF Legal Summit, to larger, open registration events such as LinuxCon and Embedded Linux Conference.
The contract position being offered will work with our existing Communications and Events teams, under the direct supervision of the Marketing Manager for Events, to increase awareness and drive higher registration and sponsorship of Linux Foundation events. Primary responsibilities will include:
- Media relations, including strategy development, list building, pitching, etc.
- Writing, including drafting press releases, blogs, and other content
- Research around competitive events and industry trends generally
- Media monitoring and reporting
- Working with creative services to develop infographics, video, and other content
Additional responsibilities may include marketing functions, such as drafting marketing emails, researching advertising opportunities, negotiating media barter agreements, developing speaker and sponsor marketing kits, managing event social media accounts, and reviewing analytics.
At minimum, candidates must possess a Bachelor’s Degree or higher, and have at least three years of media relations experience in the technology space, preferably with some experience in networking technologies. Additional qualifications include:
- Experience with media relations for events
- Experience marketing open source software
- Existing contacts in the technology press
- Advertising experience
- Direct marketing experience
- Social media campaign experience
- Knowledge of analytics and reporting tools
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Dan Brown, Marketing Manager for Events, at firstname.lastname@example.org.