Thursday, January 23, 2014

Exciting Opportunity For The Right Public Relations/Communications Professional - Seattle or Scottsdale

TASER International, Inc. has retained White Rhino Partners to help them to find an extraordinarily talented Public Relations/Communications Manager to oversee communications for their growing division.

The position can be located in Seattle, or a second choice would be Scottsdale.

See job description below.  Please forward this information to individuals in your network who may be interested and qualified.  The ideal profile would be a former military officer, service academy grad with an MBA from a top-tier program who has knowledge of PR and existing relationships within the tech press and business press.

Public Relations Manager – Seattle or Scottsdale

TASER International, Inc. is looking for a seasoned public relations professional who can play an instrumental role in the following related areas: 

1) and AXON Flex: TASER is looking for the right individual to build and execute a public relations program that will raise significant awareness among key influencers about TASER’s cloud/SaaS & Video offerings. The cloud and video portfolio includes (hosted digital evidence management system) & TASER’s on officer video product suite (AXON Flex & AXON body). 

2) Mobility: The candidate also needs to develop a strategic program that raises significant awareness of TASER’s mobility offerings, tying this program to larger initiatives driven by the company. In our video and cloud strategy, mobility is a critical area of focus with offerings like AXON Mobile (companion app to cameras) and EVIDENCE Mobile, an evidence gathering mobile application. 

Key Responsibilities: 

• Build and execute strategic PR programs that map to business priorities and are complimentary to larger TASER initiatives 
• Partner closely with analyst relations, investor relations and other functions within corporate communications and marketing to ensure consistency in message delivery and maximum impact from programs 
• Manage PR agency teams with an emphasis on prioritizing activities, closely managing quarterly budgets and delivering metrics-based results 

Preferred Qualifications: 

• 5-8 years of experience in public relations, either in house, agency side or both 
• Cloud experience: public/private/hosted 
• Mobility experience 
• Has strong media contacts within IT/tech/trades as well as business press 
• Enterprise & Government and midmarket experience 
• Excellent writer 
• Excels at executive communications 
• Understands the role metrics can play in showing the value of the PR function 

Additional Considerations:

·         MBA from a top tier program preferred
·         Experience as a military officer a plus
·         Compensation is competitive for the market place in the Seattle and Scottsdale areas.
·         Qualified and interested candidates, send resume and cover letter to: Dr. Al Chase at White Rhino Partners -

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