Consumer Communications Manager
Employment Type: Full-Time
Rivian is on a mission to keep the world adventurous forever. This goes for the emissions-free Electric Adventure Vehicles we build, and the curious, courageous souls we seek to attract.
As a company, we constantly challenge what's possible, never simply accepting what has always been done. We reframe old problems, seek new solutions and operate comfortably in areas that are unknown. Our backgrounds are diverse, but our team shares a love of the outdoors and a desire to protect it for future generations.
We operate development centers in Plymouth, Michigan; Southern California (Irvine, Carson & LA); Silicon Valley (San Jose and Palo Alto); Vancouver, British Columbia; and Surrey, England; as well as a manufacturing facility in Normal, Illinois.
As Consumer Communications Manager, you'll join a growing team tasked with bringing Rivian's story to life to our wide array of consumer audiences. A big picture thinker with an equal appreciation for and attention to detail, you'll bring a passion for storytelling, a knack for distilling complex information into compelling narratives and strong media relations skills to the team.
This position is based in Irvine, CA. Relocation is provided, and we encourage applicants from other locations to apply.
You'll work with your team and stakeholders across the organization to surface strategic PR opportunities, thinking through story angles, media targets and timing to optimize impact and reach.
You'll approach every media opportunity as a way for Rivian to expand its audience, to drive interest in stories about families, community, environmental stewardship and adaptive reuse; all key elements of the Rivian story.
You'll grow and maintain media relationships in key consumer verticals, honing in on outlets that align with the lifestyles of Rivian customers.
You'll be on the frontlines for responding to media inquiries, managing requests and fielding opportunities while working with your team and key stakeholders to develop messaging and responses in a timely manner.
You have a passion for the story beyond the product.
You think holistically about a consumer's information ecosystem and will work with and across teams at Rivian to find the best ways to reach consumers where they're at.
You enjoy many facets of the work of communications and prefer to work as part of a lean, disciplined, high-responsibility comms team.
You have a background in consumer PR and have worked with lifestyle-driven products in either an agency or in-house setting.
If none of the above matches your experience, but you feel this role is right for the next stage of your career, we want to hear from you. Tell us why you believe you're a fit for the role, our team and the work we are doing.
Rivian is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: Rivian is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Rivian are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Rivian will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Rivian encourages applicants of all ages.
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