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Senior Communications Manager

| Greater Boston Area

Job Title: Senior Communications Manager

Department & Organization: Marketing

Level: Senior Manager

Location:​ Boston, MA

Acquia, is transforming the digital strategies of companies all over the world with our open cloud platform. We are passionate and relentlessly committed to helping our clients create digital experiences that are more relevant, personalized, and built for a fast-changing, always-connected, mobile-first world. Headquartered in the US, we have been named as one of North America’s fastest growing software companies as reported by Deloitte and Inc. Magazine, and have been rated a leader by the analyst community and named one of the Best Places to Work by the Boston Business Journal. We are Acquia. We are building for the future of the web, and we want you to be a part of it.

We’re looking for a Senior Communications Manager to drive Acquia’s corporate and executive communications. This is a critical role in which you’ll provide support, content and counsel for the executive team and help tell us our story across a wide range of tactical communications programs including PR, media relations, internal communications, and at our marquee events, including our annual customer conference, Engage.

Through your research, writing and copy editing, you’ll help communicate Acquia’s value proposition in white papers, executive presentations and speeches, internal communications, video and online communications, and other related media.

You’ll join the PR team and drive many of the company’s strategic plans, helping respond to media inquiries, creating coverage opportunities, building connections with influencers and more. You’ll own and oversee the narrative for our thought leadership programs, and manage executive engagement in speaking opportunities, media briefings, social engagement, and more.

  • Public Relations: Work with internal and external stakeholders to refine corporate messaging and write press releases that highlight new products and company achievements.
  • Executive Thought Leadership: CMO & CEO exec copywriting, speaking messaging, awareness, and thought leadership
  • Content & Communications: Write bylines and case studies that spotlight Acquia’s products and customer success stories. Content curator and editor of CMO newsletter.
  • Events: Extend corporate presence by crafting proposals for key Acquia thought leaders and customers to present at business, tech, marketing, and industry-specific conferences.
  • Awards: Manage corporate awards program to secure external recognition on local and national level. 

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Go-to for internal communications and crisis communications writing and execution
  • Work with Digital and Brand owners on Acquia brand strategy, message, and vision. Keep corporate deck, messaging guides, boilerplate and related brand messaging assets up to date and available via Docurated
  • Head copywriter on all branding initiatives: web copy, white papers, event material
  • Develop bolder messaging to drive c-suite visibility for Acquia
  • Internal communications
  • Manage corporate events narrative and mainstage story

Additional Considerations:

Subject Matter Expertise

  • Demonstrates skills and knowledge relevant to one’s own function or work group. Applies current best practices in discipline or specialty
  • area.
  • Stays aware of major developments in discipline or specialty area.
  • Recognized by customers and team members for functional knowledge and skills.

Agility and Innovation for Continuous Improvement & Optimization

  • Seeks ways to bring about improvements in the way that work is done.
  • Accepts and drives new ways of doing things to gain better outcomes.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to changing circumstances, which is crucial in a high performing organization

Critical Thinking

  • The ability to seek information from a variety of sources and in a variety of ways, to clarify situations and to facilitate effective planning, and decision-making

Customer-Centric Focus

  • Demonstrate a full understanding of customer needs and expectations to enable the effective delivery and development of appropriate quality services/messages which meet customer expectations

Requirements

  • Experienced writer 
  • Brand, corporate, customer storytelling
  • Develop narratives for thought leadership, speaking engagements
  • SaaS industry experience
  • College degree

Acquia is an equal opportunity (EEO) employer. We hire without regard to age, color, disability, gender (including gender identity), marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.

 

 

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Location

Excellent, busy area close to Faneuil Hall with shopping and fun after-work options. Tons of varied and great lunch options - we have a great list!

An Insider's view of Acquia

What are some social events your company does?

The Boston office partnered with the Department of Children and Families to pair employees with the holiday wish lists of children in DCF care. In December, 2017, we helped fulfill the wishes of 200 children through gifts of toys and clothing.

Amy H.

Senior Talent Operations Partner

What projects are you most excited about?

I believe we will see even more significant technology-driven changes in our lives in the next decade or two . . . I am optimistic that the good in us will prevail and that we will achieve a more just society driven by technology. I am proud to be a part of the software industry which is a major factor in this technological advancement of humanity.

Radhika

Manager and Principal Software Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

Our people are motivated by professional growth and development, and every day, there’s an opportunity to learn something new that can help you develop your career. We have a really strong peer-to-peer learning culture, and our internal mobility program encourages Acquians to explore new roles within the company.

Amy P.

Senior Director, Global Talent Development

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Acquia’s made an invaluable impact to raise the profile of the amazing creative and technical work that’s happening across the city. Innovation in Boston spans AI to cryptocurrencies, security and fintech. We’re driving innovation around the customer experience, and Boston is a great place to do that.

Matt

Senior Vice President, Product

What are Acquia Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies

Additional Perks + Benefits

Work/life balance is important to us. Employees take time off when they need it, and come back to work feeling refreshed. We offer up to 13 weeks of maternity, six weeks of adoption leave paid at 100 percent. Our returning-parent transition program allows new parents to ease back into work. Office amenities include snacks and beverages, comfortable space, common areas, game rooms, and Mac computers.

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