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Associate, Public Affairs & Communications

About Starry:

Starry is a rapidly growing internet service provider and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity workplace. Just like the internet service we provide, we do not discriminate. We welcome people from all over the world to share their knowledge and perspectives. At Starry, you can discover the many careers and opportunities that are made possible when you connect people to the limitless possibilities of the internet.

Our mission focuses on two things. First, we’re making the experience of accessing the internet simple, transparent, and delightful. Second, we’re bringing that experience to underserved communities around the world. We approach our mission with a cutting-edge wireless technology, customer service designed to delight, and a culture of innovation and intellectual curiosity.

Who we're looking for:

We are looking to hire an Associate to join our Communications and Government Relations team. The Associate reports directly to the Senior Vice President, Communications and Government Relations, and will work primarily to support public relations functions for the company. The Associate will also provide support to government relations activities as necessary. You will interface with Starry’s senior leadership team and work with teams across all company functions including engineering, marketing, sales, product, legal and operations. We’re looking for someone with solid news judgment, strong writing skills and a passion for storytelling and working in a dynamic, fast-paced start-up environment. This position would be based in New York and require some travel to Boston and other locations, up to 20% of the time. 

What you'll do:

  • Collaborate as part of a team supporting media relations and corporate communications
  • Draft blog posts, press releases, media advisories, op-eds and other supporting media materials as necessary
  • Manage media lists and tracking of contacts with media and manage media monitoring and tracking
  • Help brainstorm ideas and strategies for media coverage in Starry’s markets; help brainstorm social media content
  • Track relevant industry developments and other news relevant to Starry and its business

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Journalism, English, Business, or a related discipline
  • 2-3 years media relations experience, either in-house or at an agency
  • Excellent communication skills, and the ability to distill complex internet jargon into engaging content
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong writing and research abilities and presentation skills
  • Strategic mindset, with the ability to see how short term initiatives fit into a larger plan
  • Writing samples will be requested

Bonus Points:

  • Experience in government relations, political campaigns, community organizing or policy advocacy related to our industry (Telecom/Internet/Tech)
  • Experience as a working journalist

#LI-STARRY

We work hard, so we take care of each other and try to enjoy ourselves along the way.

All full time Starry employees receive:

  • 100% employer-paid low deductible health plan, dental plan, vision plan, AD&D, and life insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan and stock option grants in a privately-held company
  • 12 weeks of 100% paid parental leave for new mothers and fathers after six months of continuous employment
  • Professional development assistance after six months of employment
  • Catered meals on a weekly basis for employees working in the office
  • Casual dress, annual fitness reimbursement, stocked kitchen, and other perks and discounts

Happy Interneting!

Qualified Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States. Qualified Applicants will not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States.

Disclaimer: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.