Communications Director

Exciting opportunity to join Riot as a Communications Director.  This individual will be an experienced communications leader comfortable with managing a growing program with a hands-on, roll up your sleeves style. He/She will ideally have both agency and in-house experience and thrive in a fast-paced creative environment, bringing a clear point of view, a collaborative style and a successful track record supporting growing businesses. 


  1. Establishing and executing a vision for PR and communications, aligning stakeholders on priorities and metrics for success

  2. Developing a communications strategy to maximize return from owned and earned channels to drive the company’s B2C and B2B businesses and position clients externally as an innovative, growing business

  3. Playing a leading, hands-on role in our clients' media relations, including developing storylines and pitching targeted reporters

  4. Writing organizational press releases, blog posts, and public statements

  5. Consulting and preparing executive staff for appearances at key conferences, seminars, and other speaking engagements across the country

  6. Providing input to social influencer and key opinion leader strategies

  7. Capturing the voice and the tone of senior executives in all forms of communications; coach executives on the delivery across all mediums

  8. Developing and deploying the internal messaging

  9. Taking the lead to set the priorities, resource levels and cadence for communication programs and projects

  10. Expanding thought leadership programs across regions and platforms; ensuring key spokespeople are on stage at priority events around the world

  11. Ensuring proper delivery of external news both internally and to external partners, organizations

  12. Counseling executives at all levels around communications strategies, tactics and issues

  13. Collaborating with stakeholders, developing the thought leadership platforms for our executive team, narratives and opportunities for engagement


  1. Bachelor’s degree preferred; Master’s degree a plus

  2. Agency AND client experience preferred

  3. Must have a strong editorial eye, be media-savvy, and love to pitch and write

  4. Experience managing and motivating teams

  5. 10+ years of Public Relations (PR) and communications experience in a fast-paced environment

  6. Media relations expert and passionate storyteller on both corporate and product-level narratives

  7. Experienced counselor to senior leadership with the ability to influence and give candid advice

  8. Comfortable engaging and influencing internal and external stakeholders as well as business partners across industries, regions and cultures

  9. Ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment where you may have to wear multiple hats and interact with people across continents and time zones

  10. Excellent judgment and strong leadership presence

Why work here:

Riot offers a relaxed working environment, located in the heart of Salt Lake City, and the opportunity to work with a group of creative and marketing enthusiasts. Our goals are to create the best campaigns and creative on the planet, and have a good time doing it.



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Michael ShumwayRiot LLC