Media Relations Lead

Job Category
Bay Area

Aptos is a people-first blockchain on a mission to help billions of people achieve universal and fair access to decentralized assets in a safe and scalable way. Founded by some of the original creators and maintainers that researched, designed, and built the Diem blockchain to serve this purpose, we have dedicated several years toward this mission. We believe the open-source Diem technology we have developed is an important foundation of a safe and scalable web3 world where everyone has more equitable opportunities to grow and access financial assets with lower fees and fewer intermediaries.   Aptos (Ohlone for "The People") encompasses our mission and ethos for why we build. About The Role We are looking for a passionate and experienced Media Relations Lead to join our team as a self-driven communications professional that’s excited about web3. You will be leading media relations, ensuring media and content coverage across priority messaging areas for Aptos and the Aptos ecosystem . What you'll be doing: Develop and implement a comprehensive media relations strategy that aligns with our company's goals and objectives. Act as the primary liaison between the company and the media, including journalists, bloggers, and influencers in the blockchain and technology sectors. Craft compelling press releases, media pitches, and presentations to promote our technology, partnerships, and milestones. Monitor media coverage and industry trends to identify opportunities and challenges for media engagement. Manage crisis communication and respond to media inquiries in a timely and professional manner. Organize and coordinate media briefings, and interviews. Work closely with the marketing and leadership teams to ensure consistent messaging across all platforms. Measure and report on the effectiveness of media relations campaigns and adjust strategies as needed. What we’re looking for: Bachelor's degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, or a related field. Web3 knowledge and experience required 7-10 years of experience in media relations or public relations, preferably in the blockchain, technology, or fintech sectors. Strong network of media contacts and proven track record of securing coverage in top-tier outlets. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to convey complex blockchain concepts in a clear and compelling manner. Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and manage multiple projects simultaneously. Strong analytical skills and ability to use data to inform decision-making.   The base salary range for this full-time position is $135k-175k. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and typical maximum target for new hire salaries for the position of a candidate based in the Bay Area at any level. We do hire exceptionally talented professionals with decades of experience in their field. As such, our range may be higher than what is displayed. Our base salary ranges are determined by experience and location, and we hire at all levels for multiple roles. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location, job-related skills demonstrated during the interviews, working experience, and relevant education or training. Please note that the compensation details listed in role postings reflect the base salary only and do not include equity, tokens, or benefits. Our Benefits 100% insurance premium coverage for medical, dental, and vision for you and your dependents (US Employees) Equipment of your choice Flexible vacation time, 11 holidays, and floating company days off  Competitive Salary Equity (RSUs) Protocol Token Grants 401k matching (US Employees) Fun and inclusive in-person and digital events Aptos is committed to diversity in the workplace, and we’re proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not hire on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need. We are committed to providing a safe and secure hiring process for all applicants. Unfortunately, there are individuals who may attempt to impersonate Aptos or our employees for fraudulent purposes.To protect yourself, please be aware of the following: We will never ask you for payment of any kind during the application or onboarding process, including fees for background checks, training, or equipment. We will always communicate with you using our official company email domain. We will never request your personal financial information, such as your social security number or bank account details, during the initial application stages or via email or a video/voice call when onboarding. If you encounter any suspicious activity or requests that seem out of the ordinary, please do not hesitate to report it to us at

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