Communications Manager at Coalition | Powderkeg

Location: United States

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Marketing

About Us

Founded in 2017, Coalition is on a mission to solve cyber risk and create a safer digital economy where everyone can thrive. Digital risk is now a part of every business and it’s no longer solely the domain of technical teams. That’s why we combined comprehensive insurance with proactive cybersecurity tools to help organizations stay resilient to digital risks like cyber attacks, funds transfer fraud and much more.

Our team works collaboratively across North America and Europe to prevent security failures and provide both technical and financial help when incidents do occur. Today, Coalition is the world’s largest commercial insurtech serving over 130,000 customers including many small businesses that rely on Coalition to help them chart a path forward in the new digital world.

As of September 2021, Coalition has raised $520 million from leading global technology investors as well as highly-regarded institutional investors including: Index Ventures, Ribbit Capital, Valor Ventures, Durable Capital, T. Rowe Price Advisors, and Whale Rock Capital, valuing the company at more than $3.5 billion.

Coalition has experienced tremendous growth by helping organizations of all sizes solve real-world problems and by remaining true to our founding values of character, humility, responsibility, authenticity and diversity. That’s why we are proud to be named one of Inc’s Best Places to Work in 2021.

About The Role

Coalition’s unique approach to risk combines technology and insurance to help protect our customers from fast-moving digital risks, often before they strike. We’re seeking a well-rounded and collaborative Communications Manager to join our marketing team and help drive Coalition’s awareness, press engagement and share of voice. This role will collaborate with our broader marketing team and partner with Coalition executives as well as our world- class external PR agencies to support the development and execution of our PR plans to drive consistent coverage and results.

An amazing communications manager is an avid consumer of news who can spot emerging trends, as well as a passionate storyteller who can navigate both technology and wider business narratives to help Coalition on our path to providing security for all.


  • Key contributor in the development and implementation of a world-class PR program while also being an active collaborator with our broader Coalition marketing team
  • Develop and manage a consistent and steady pipeline of news as Coalition expands it’s product offerings and reach
  • Support the development of thought leadership topics and content that positions Coalition at the forefront of digital risks and technology
  • Help to identify and prepare spokespeople for media interviews and speaking engagements, including executives and senior leaders
  • Coordinate media relations for announcements, product updates and new content
  • Continuously build relationships with relevant agency contacts, media and industry partners
  • Develop and edit public statements, press releases, contributed stories, presentations and other content as needed
  • Contribute to our new company’s content including the blog, newsroom, and knowledge base by editing stories, and coordinating with stakeholders
  • Research and monitor technology, customer experience, and industry trends to inform and drive Coalition’s PR plans

Skills and Qualifications

  • 5+ years of relevant experience in external communications
  • Public Relations and/or in-house agency experience is highly desired
  • Experience in the technology industry is a plus
  • Impeccable attention to detail, strong project management skills
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with exceptional storytelling skills
  • Flexible mindset that can adapt in a hyper-growth environment where goals shift as the business evolves
  • Experience working with various cross-functional teams across all levels of the organization and taking multiple inputs to build a plan and chart a path forward

Benefits and Perks

  • Enjoy a highly fulfilling, mission-driven culture
  • Health, dental, and vision benefits for you and your family
  • Life insurance and disability benefits
  • Paid parental leave
  • 401(k) plan and company match
  • Wellness and commuter benefits
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • We embrace distributed work; some benefits will vary by location
  • You are an owner! We offer stock options to each of our employees

Why Coalition?

Coalition's culture is one that strongly values humility, authenticity, and diversity. We want to work with people of different backgrounds and different paths in life, and we trust our team members to take responsibility, share ownership and work for one another. We are always looking for collaborative, inquisitive and dedicated individuals to join our team.

Featured press releases:

[Coalition Named to Fast Company’s Annual List of of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2022]( Companys-Annual-List-of-the-Worlds-Most-Innovative-Companies-for-2022)

[Coalition Launches Active Insurance, Reaches $650M Run Rate GWP]( Insurance-Reaches-650M-Run-Rate-GWP)

[Coalition launches tech-powered executive risks products with personalized risk assessment for all US small- businesses]( tech-powered-executive-risks-products-with-personalized-risk-assessment-for- all-US-small-businesses)

[Coalition Closes $205 Million Series E, Valuing the Cyber Insurance Provider At More Than $3.5 Billion]( Closes-205-Million-Series-E-Valuing-the-Cyber-Insurance-Provider-At-More- Than-3-5-Billion)

Coalition is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.


Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Communications Manager
  • Company
  • Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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