Freelance Comms & PR Lead

| Chicago

Job Description

The Mom Project is seeking a part-time Comms & PR Lead to help us tell our story and connect with our users and communities in new and important ways. We’re looking for someone who can craft engaging narratives from the hard work we’re doing behind the scenes and connect with our users in ways that are sincere and meaningful.

What the job will entail:
• Serve as our PR + Comms point for all news, media press and exposure opportunities for The Mom Project; you will be our single point for managing inbound requests for media and identifying new media/PR opportunities for us
• Extensive writing. You’ll be helping us craft our story in new ways that will span a wide range of topics and audiences, so superb writing and editorial skills are absolute musts
• You will need to serve as a spokesperson for The Mom Project as appropriate and be comfortable with public-speaking, media appearances, etc.
• You will need to pitch journalists, editors, producers, event and conference organizers and the public at large on The Mom Project and how we're changing the workplace for women and mothers
• You will be our liaison for high-profile partners, customers, influencers, policy makers and sponsors and will need to act with strong executive presence
• You will need to develop original media strategies that help amplify large product and commercial initiatives for The Mom Project in new and important ways
• You will help manage PR requests and planning for leaders of The Mom Project

Job requirements:
Minimum of 3 years experience leadings comms or PR @ an early-stage, preferably venture-backed startup.
Excellent writing skills
High proficiency and comfort level with social media
Highly comfortable operating in ambiguous environment

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Technology we use

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Location

In the heart of River North, steps from the Mart, with all the food, drink, coffee and fun you could ever need within a block or two.

An Insider's view of The Mom Project

What's something quirky about your company?

It's a dog-eat-dog world around here... but in the best way possible. We love our furry friends! The more, the merrier.

Katie

Marketing & Partnerships

What projects are you most excited about?

I wouldn't say there is just one type of project I am most excited about (mostly because we have so many!). I will say that it's truly rewarding to be a sounding board for the women in our community looking for jobs. Some of them have never before been able to discuss their families while in the midst of their job search.

Mandy

Talent Success Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

Someone who is organized, driven, action-oriented and able to multitask like a boss can be successful on our team. Also, if you can communicate well with your teammates and celebrate their wins with them, you can be successful at The Mom Project!

Lara

Sr. Manager, Talent Success

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

I encourage my team to be creative by taking short spans (2-3 days) where we completely step out of our day-to-day work and focus on larger ideas. By unshackling from the "to-do" list and flexing our brains in a different way, we come up with incredibly interesting and creative solutions that we may not have if we were stuck to a meeting agenda.

Colleen

Head of Community & Marketing

How does the company support your career growth?

After my youngest turned four, I started to think about going back to work. I wasn't sure of the opportunities that would be available to me after a break in employment. The Mom Project provided me with an opportunity to get back in the game. And now I get to help other women do the same!

Megan

Talent Success Manager

What are The Mom Project Perks + Benefits

The Mom Project Benefits Overview

At The Mom Project, we work hard to live the mission and emphasize respect and flexibility. We all have lives outside of work, and our employees don't need to compartmentalize or pretend that life doesn't exist from 9 to 5. Our benefits and perks are guided our values and include things like paid parental leave, employee equity, adoption assistance, 401K, regular team lunches, dog-friendly offices, cold brew on tap and more. There's also the intangible feel-good benefits of knowing that the work we are doing can deeply effect a woman's life and the lives of everyone around her.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Employees get $10 towards lunch provided by Fooda on Tuesdays & Thursdays.
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Acme Co.'s pet policy is dog friendly daily.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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