Influencer Relations Manager

Ashburn, Virginia, Full time

Profile:

The Influencer Relations Manager will combine media, analysis, and social media to manage highly visible blogger/influencer/ambassador campaigns and related events as well as develop and maintain relationships with established and emerging influencers across social and digital platforms. This role has a very high degree of creative freedom and visibility, and it requires abilities in multiple areas, including social media marketing, PR, event planning know-how, thought leadership, content creation, and relationship management.

Responsibilities:

  • Identify and build relationships with prominent influencers and thought leaders in our space (Telecoms solutions - OSS, RAN, LTE, 5G and SD-wan solutions). Ensure that these relationships benefit both the company and individual.

  • Serve as the company spokesperson to the media and the general public

  • Issue press releases, arrange interviews, and compile press kits.

  • Drive and Manage my clients analyst relationships

  • Build and manage the company’s social media profiles and presence, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and potentially additional channels

  • Attend relevant events to evangelize the company mission and find like-minded individuals and companies to align with on future initiatives.

  • Remain knowledgeable of internal company marketing initiatives, especially major announcements, content creation, and events.

  • Create shareable content appropriate for specific networks to both spread our brand and our content and links.

  • Listen and engage in relevant social discussion about our company, competitors, and/or industry, both from existing customers and leads and from brand new audiences that don’t yet know us.

  • Match our internal content creation with external influencers who would enjoy receiving it or want to contribute themselves.

  • Brainstorm new, creative approaches to working closer with the influential members of our industry, and serve as a go-to resource to the rest of the marketing team.


Requirements:

  • Deep domain knowledge of both social media marketing and our industry.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and a willingness to try creative approaches to networking.

  • Experience working with executives and other senior-level leaders, including media members and analysts

  • Superior organization, planning, time management, and project management skills.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and other web services.

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of current social/digital media trends.


Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing/Business or equivalent

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