Senior Communications Specialist (Remote)

May Mobility

Ann Arbor, MI Remote only

Full time

Trucks VC portfolio

Nov 11

May Mobility is transforming cities through autonomous technology to create a safer, greener, more accessible world. Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, May develops and deploys autonomous vehicles (AVs) powered by our innovative Multi-Policy Decision Making (MPDM) technology that literally reimagines the way AVs think. 

Our vehicles do more than just drive themselves - they provide value to communities, bridge public transit gaps and move people where they need to go safely, easily and with a lot more fun. We’re building the world’s best autonomy system to reimagine transit by minimizing congestion, expanding access and encouraging better land use in order to foster more green, vibrant and livable spaces. Since our founding in 2017, we’ve given more than 300,000 autonomy-enabled rides to real people around the globe. And we’re just getting started. We’re hiring people who share our passion for building the future, today, solving real-world problems and seeing the impact of their work. Join us.

Job Summary

The Senior Communications Specialist will be responsible for creating and reviewing external communications materials, serving as a steward of the company’s reputation, ensuring a cohesive narrative and building alignment with internal and external stakeholders. Reporting to the External Communications Manager, this individual will serve as a strategic business partner within the organization, providing external communications expertise and insights to various departments. They will also assist in media relations, providing on-the-ground support as needed and developing various media materials. 

Role and responsibilities

  • Write, edit and review external communications materials, including press releases, blog posts, one pagers, backgrounders, talking points and website copy, among others
  • Ensure all external communications campaigns and materials create a cohesive narrative
  • Provide communications support to various internal and external stakeholders
  • Assist on campaigns to bolster our external reputation, including earned media, partnership announcements, integrated marketing communications and others
  • Create and maintain an external communications content calendar, including blog posts, social media and other channels
  • Work with external agencies as appropriate, ensuring alignment with broader storytelling goals
  • Work collaboratively with communications and marketing team to develop and execute a content calendar and strategy
  • Build and maintain PR and earned media reports
  • Analyze competitor and industry trends and provide insights and recommendations
  • Stay abreast of trending industry topics and provide timely updates on relevant press

Qualifications and skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations or communications 
  • 3-5 years of experience in journalism, media relations or communications, automotive experience preferred 
  • Demonstrated expertise in journalistic writing and AP Style
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate well and work as part of a team
  • Experience creating, analyzing and presenting media reports
  • Ability and willingness to to travel up to 25%
  • Flexibility and willingness to jump in as needed

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and/or people of color are less likely to apply to a job unless they meet every qualification. At May Mobility, we’re committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workforce, so if you’re excited about this role but your previous experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification, we encourage you to apply anyway! You may be the perfect candidate for this or another role at May.

Want to learn more about our culture & benefits? Check out our website!

May Mobility is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants for employment will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetics or any other legally protected basis. Below, you have the opportunity to share your preferred gender pronouns, gender, ethnicity, and veteran status with May Mobility to help us identify areas of improvement in our hiring and recruitment processes. Completion of these questions is entirely voluntary. Any information you choose to provide will be kept confidential, and will not impact the hiring decision in any way. If you believe that you will need any type of accommodation, please let us know.

Note to Recruitment Agencies: May Mobility does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Furthermore, May Mobility does not pay placement fees for candidates submitted by any agency other than its approved partners.

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