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Stride, Inc. Public Relations Manager - JR101883_47099288305_9-7698 in Topeka, Kansas

This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/jobs/12927516 Job Description

Over 20 years ago, Stride was founded to provide personalized learning - powered by technology. We reached students where they were in their own journeys. We knocked down their barriers to great education. And we gave every learner equal opportunity to succeed - however they defined success. Stride innovated the learning experience with online and blended learning that prepared them for their lives ahead.

Stride is a community of passionate leaders. Whether teachers, engineers, curriculum writers, or financial managers - whatever your expertise or role, we all work to empower futures through learning. And changing the trajectory of learning itself is one of our greatest missions. Join us in developing more effective ways to learn and helping learners build the skills and confidence they need to make their way forward in life.

SUMMARY: As a Public Relations Manager, you\'ll shape our public image, manage local media strategies, oversee agency relationships, create press materials, report metrics, and drive PR successes for Stride.


: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

  • Comprehensive PR and Content Strategies: Develop and implement holistic PR and content strategies aligned with our company\'s brand, goals, and objectives. Your creativity and strategic thinking will be instrumental.

  • Local Media Strategy Oversight: You\'ll be in charge of the K12 school local earned media strategy and work closely with our marketing team to seamlessly integrate earned media into our overall marketing strategy.

  • Agency Management: Collaborate with external PR agencies in local markets to support schools. Manage RFP process for new agencies.

  • Press Materials Creation and Editing: Craft and edit press materials, including news releases, media pitches, and interview briefings. Your ability to convey our key messages effectively is crucial.

  • Metrics Reporting: Provide weekly reporting metrics on earned media. Utilize Meltwater and other sources to track our PR impact, identify trends, and make data-driven decisions.

  • PR Wins for Stride: Drive PR successes for Stride departments and products. Develop and execute press strategies, collaborate with media outlets, and secure coverage.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None



  • Experience: You should have 7-10 years of experience in communications, with a preference for candidates who have worked in a PR agency. Your background should demonstrate your ability to navigate complex communication challenges and deliver impactful results.

  • Communication Skills: Exceptional verbal and written communication skills are essential. You\'ll be crafting press materials, interacting with media professionals, and representing our brand externally. Your ability to convey messages clearly and persuasively is critical.

  • Analytical Approach: We value an analytical mindset. You\'ll be responsible for measuring the impact of our PR efforts, so experience providing metrics to support PR initiatives is a significant advantage.

  • Attention to Detail: As a detail-oriented professional, you\'ll ensure accuracy in press releases, media pitches, and other materials. Your organizational skills will be crucial in managing multiple tasks effectively.

  • Creativity and Latitude: We encourage creativity! You\'ll have the freedom to innovate and explore new approaches. Bring fresh ideas to the table and contribute to our P strategy.

  • Self-Motivation and Professionalism: We seek individuals who are self-motivated, proactive, and maintain a positive and professional demeanor. Your enthusiasm for PR and commitment to excellence will set you apart.

  • Meltwater Proficiency: Familiarity with Meltwater, a media intelligence platform, is a plus. If you\'re already skilled in using Meltwater for media monitoring and analysis, it\'s an advantage.

  • Media Landscape Awareness: Understanding the media landscape and staying informed about emerging trends is crucial. You\'ll adapt our PR strategies to align with industry developments.

  • Multi-Channel Approach: Experience with a multi-channel PR approach is beneficial. Whether it\'s traditional media, social platforms, or influencer engagement, your versatility matters.

Certificates and Licenses: None



  • A Bachelor\'s degree in Public Relations, Journalism, English, Communications, or Marketing with a focus on PR or Advertising is required.

  • 7-10 years of experience in communications

Compensation & Benefits: Stride, Inc. considers a person\'s education, experience, and qualifications, as well as the pos