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Senior Public Relations and Communications Manager



Marketing & Communications
Posted on Thursday, February 15, 2024

About Alethea

Founded in 2019, Alethea is a tech company that detects and mitigates instances of disinformation and social media manipulation to help clients navigate the new digital reality. We protect clients from the threat of disinformation that targets brands, reputations, employee safety, or financial bottom lines through our industry-leading investigation and remediation services.

Position Summary

The Senior Public Relations and Communications Manager will be responsible for shaping and communicating our message. This role requires a seasoned communications professional with an understanding of the disinformation and misinformation space, and a track record of successfully managing a demanding public relations function. The ideal candidate will have a proven ability to independently manage multiple external communications and have strong existing relationships with media outlets.


  • Strategic Communication Planning:
    • Develop and execute comprehensive communication strategies to enhance Alethea's reputation and effectively convey its mission and values.
    • Craft messaging that addresses Alethea’s role in combating misinformation, disinformation, and social media manipulation.
  • Media Relations:
    • Build and maintain strong relationships with key media outlets, journalists, and other media participants, collaborating with external partners to amplify the company's message and initiatives.
    • Proactively seek opportunities for positive media coverage and respond effectively to media inquiries.
  • Content Creation:
    • Lead the creation of compelling and impactful content, including press releases, blog posts, reports, whitepapers, and social media content, working closely with the CEO.
    • Work closely with cross-functional teams, including product development, legal, and marketing, to align communication efforts with business objectives.
  • Social Media Management:
    • Oversee the company's social media presence, including Linkedin, ensuring a consistent brand voice and engaging content.
    • Monitor social media providing timely responses and interventions.
  • Crisis Management:
    • Develop and implement crisis communication plans to address potential challenges both internal and externally focused.
    • Act as the primary spokesperson during key events, ensuring consistent and transparent communication.
  • Measurement and Analysis:
    • Establish key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the success of communication efforts.
    • Regularly analyze and report on the impact of PR and communications strategies, making data-driven recommendations for improvement.


  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, or a related field. Advanced degree is a plus.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in PR and communications, with a focus on technology or cybersecurity.
  • Proven experience in managing communications during sensitive and high-stakes situations.
  • Strong understanding of misinformation, disinformation, and social media dynamics.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with media outlets, journalists and industry stakeholders.
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to align communication efforts with business goals.
  • Experience in crisis communication and issues management.
  • Self-motivated and able to handle multiple, competing priorities.
  • Familiarity with the tech industry, particularly in B Series companies, is highly desirable.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Salary and stock options are negotiated based on experience.
  • Healthcare at the gold-tier level, dental, and vision is fully funded by the employer. 50% of dependent coverage is provided by the employer.
  • Unlimited vacation, sick leave, including office closure between Christmas and New Year’s, and extended holidays at Thanksgiving and the 4th of July.
  • Employer sponsored 401k with a 3% match.
  • Hybrid work environment, with 3 days per week required in office in Washington, D.C or New York.

Alethea is an equal opportunity employer that encourages people of all backgrounds, genders, ethnicities, abilities, and sexual orientations to apply. We are committed to being an inclusive place to work, while maintaining a workforce that represents the communities we serve.