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Public Relations Manager, Tableau Software

Who: Tableau Software
Position: Public Relations Manager
Where: Seattle, WA
Tableau Software is one of the fastest growing technology companies in the world, with 100% annual sales growth.  Tableau makes fast analytics and visualization products that help people see and understand data of any size or format. The company is on its way to becoming a large, market-defining company in the business intelligence industry and is next in a long line of high profile Stanford spinouts (e.g., Google, Yahoo, VMWare). Customers of all sizes use our products, from Fortune 500 companies, to video game designers, to scientists in the jungles of Central America, to high school principals.  Our software is for anyone with data and questions! Additionally, Tableau’s web products (http://TableauPublic.com) are used by bloggers, journalists, and major media web sites to share data online as interactive visualizations.  Check out our products at: http://www.tableausoftware.com/products/tour.

Responsibilities: As Public Relations Manager, you will play a key role in building awareness, implementing strategy and driving adoption of company product lines and brand. This role will work closely alongside the VP Marketing and marketing team while helping manage an external PR agency. The position will be responsible for: creating and coordinating product specific PR strategy and plans, building media relationships, maintaining on-going contact information, consistently delivering on the media outreach plan, writing and distributing press releases and media alerts, coordinating media events, and fostering media relationships. We are seeking a driven PR professional who is able to adapt to a fast-paced working environment.

 Manage and implement Tableau’s strategic public relations plan

 Grow brand awareness and market share in the U.S. through strategic PR campaigns

 Manage planning and implementation of product-based PR campaigns under guidance from the marketing VP

 Work collaboratively with marketing teams to align PR strategy with business/marketing communications objectives and to support overall marketing plans

 Support product launches by working closely with product marketing and the PR agency in the creation of press releases, media alerts, creating media target lists, building product messaging, supervising media outreach

 Write and distribute press releases with a focus on customer win releases

 Responsible for U.S. media relations, manages own contacts, and facilitates networking for Company Executives.

 Proactively reaches out and builds Tableau relationships with the different media through regular interaction

 Analyzes the quantitative and qualitative outputs of PR programs to maximize effectiveness and ROI

 Other related duties as assigned.


 A savvy PR practitioner – you’ve been around the block but never tire of the journey.

 Great at building relationships. You know what media need and you’re there to help them.

 Detail-oriented. You never let a detail slip through the cracks.

 Analytical. You love understanding data, patterns and trends. Numbers are your friends.

 Energy and Enthusiasm. Energy and enthusiasm are your hallmarks.

 A True Team Player. You’re the best at what you do and you know how to work with your colleagues to get the best from them.

 Technically Savvy. You have great technical skills and would love to make them better.

 Passion for Great Work. Nothing less than your best will do.


 4-9 years experience in public relations; analyst relations is a bonus!

 Analytical and creative

 Knowledge of MS Office

 Basic knowledge of HTML

 University degree

 Excellent oral and written communication skills

 Results-oriented

 Dedicated to customer success

Working Conditions

 Working conditions are normal for an office environment

 Ability to sit for moderate periods of time working on a computer

Tableau’s culture is casual yet high energy. We are passionate about our product and loyal to each other and our company. We value work/life balance, efficiency, simplicity, freakishly friendly customer service, and making a difference in the world. Tableau offers exceptional professional and financial growth potential.

Contact: www.tableausoftware.com/jobs