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Public Relations & Social Media Director

Bring on the Noise. Revolutionary new platform for large scale online events is ready to come out of beta and we are looking for a super savvy, charismatic, indefatigable and energetic media pro to drive our launch. This position is responsible for developing and implementing effective public relations strategies and publicity campaigns resulting in media coverage, B2B and B2C awareness for Shindig. The ideal candidate will be a proactive individual with at least two years of PR experience. We are looking for creativity, enthusiasm and an ability to take a leadership role in public relations, and community engagement. The role will work to maximize editorial placement through press, strategic alliances and special events.Candidate should be proficient in the social media world and able to enhance our social media presence. Candidate may also help drive adoption of the platform by other publicists as Shindig itself has great application to public relations.To apply, send a cover letter and your resume to Info@ShindigEvents.com. Please include the job title in your email's subject line.

Desired Skills and Experience
- Successful track record at developing integrated public relations and co-branding programs- Knowledge of SEO/SEM and ability to drive site traffic- Develop and implement PR strategies to support brand image, increase awareness and visibility in support of business goals- Strong relationships with influential digital, press and technology publications- Maintain an updated list of contacts and influencers to pitch coverage of our stories across web media outlets- Update the corporate website with releases and press coverage, manage the delivery of announcements through Twitter and other social media- Monitor headlines to track trends and identify opportunities- Participate in new business brainstorms- Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment

Shindig is a NYC based startup whose proprietary technology enables large scale video chat events. On Shindig a speaker can address an audience of 1000's. They can share the stage with select audience members so to take their questions face to face in front of the entire gathering. All the while audience members are also free to discuss, engage and otherwise share in their own private video chats. It’s the dynamics of physical events at internet scale. Ideal for media events, online teaching, community building and all manner of large scale online collaboration and engagement.

Early adopters who have already utilized Shindig for their own online events include The Economist, TED, Bill Gates, Forbes, The Atlantic, The Street.com,LeanIn.org, Random House, Simon & Schuster and a host of other prominent individuals and institutions.

Company founder and CEO Steve Gottlieb is a serial entrepreneur and longtime angel tech investor. His past career highlights include founding and running one of the largest independent music companies in the US with 30 Gold, Platinum, and Multi-platinum releases to its credit.

The company has already closed $12 million in financing.