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Head of Public Relations

1stdibs is looking for a seasoned professional to serve as its Head of Public Relations. This person will have responsibility for and oversee the day-to-day communications program for the company’s main businesses, with an emphasis on furnishings (antiques as well as new & custom), jewelry and the 1stdibs Gallery.

To be successful you will extensive experience in progressive public relations, either in-house or at an agency (combination of both is ideal). You will be strategic, collaborative and highly entrepreneurial with a proven ability to work effectively in a dynamic, fast-moving environment. Polished media relations skills, strong media contacts, excellent written and oral communications skills and the ability to meet deadlines while paying close attention to detail are also critical to this role. Experience with either design or a lifestyle brand is a must.

 

What you’ll do

  • Drive PR strategy for 1stdibs businesses
  • Work with outside PR firm, providing strategic support on both day-to-day and long-term initiatives
  • Partner closely with Business Leads, Editorial Director and Social team to create and execute press worthy programs that tie to overall business strategy
  • Position spokespeople as experts in all forms of media

What you’ll bring

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • 8+ years public relations experience, agency or in-house
  • Design and online PR experience
  • Strong relationship management skills and the ability to influence various levels of management
  • Aggressive media pitcher with strong contacts at consumer media outlets
  • Key media relationships and proven track record in securing press in all mediums
  • Talent for idea generation, thoughtful brand communication and image/buzz-building
  • Ability to handle fast-paced environment, managing multiple projects and consistent track record of meeting deadlines
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing business requirements
  • Strong sense of urgency accompanied by a ‘roll up your sleeves’ approach
  • Must have outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • People/team management experience a plus

 

1stdibs is the world’s largest online luxury marketplace for rare and desirable objects. It has become the go-to source for the world's leading interior designers and consumers to find antiques, furniture, jewelry, vintage fashion and fine art.

Backed by Benchmark Capital, Insight Venture Partners, Index Ventures, Spark Capital and Alibaba, 1stdibs is a unique blend of expert curators and seasoned Internet executives from companies including eBay, Gilt, Google, FreshDirect, Mlb.com, Shutterfly, and Twitter.

 

 

1stdibs is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.