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Senior Manager, Communications



Marketing & Communications
United States · Remote
Posted on Saturday, April 27, 2024

About Us

Since 2016, dbt Labs has been on a mission to help analysts create and disseminate organizational knowledge. dbt Labs pioneered the practice of analytics engineering, built the primary tool in the analytics engineering toolbox, and has been fortunate enough to see a fantastic community coalesce to help push the boundaries of the analytics engineering workflow. Today there are 30,000 companies using dbt every week, 100,000 dbt Community members, and over 4,100 dbt Cloud customers. You can learn more about our values here.

About the role:
dbt Labs is searching for a Sr. Manager of Communications to oversee both our external Public Relations (PR) initiatives and internal company communications. Our ideal candidate will have a proven track record of leading global communications programs to increase awareness among key audiences and develop executive thought leadership programs. They should also possess experience in directing internal communications strategies to foster company alignment and engagement.

This leader will play a pivotal role within the dbt Labs Marketing team and across our company leadership. They will be responsible for all PR activities, including product, customer, partner, and corporate PR, with clear objectives for securing coverage and driving growth in traffic. Additionally, this role will involve establishing an internal communications program for our expanding, global, and remote workforce.


  • Create an external communications strategy and execute it in strong collaboration with our PR agency
  • Drive tier 1 coverage of dbt Labs customers, CEO, partnerships, and product offerings
  • Take ownership of our thought leadership program for executives and product leaders
  • Utilize PR to drive awareness growth, as measured by PR coverage and traffic
  • Develop an internal communications program across multiple channels, including meetings (All Hands, Town Hall, AMAs) and asynchronous platforms (Notion, Slack, etc)

Required skillset:

  • 10+ years of PR leadership experience
  • Experience leading external communications and achieving communication results for a startup
  • "In-house" PR experience (can be in addition to agency experience)
  • Strategic and analytical thinker
  • Experience persuading and collaborating with senior leadership
  • Extremely collaborative worker - with agencies, marketing teams, and key leaders
  • Outstanding communicator and writer, with a proven ability to draft effective narratives
  • Experience with Cloud/SaaS; Experience in the Data/Analytics space preferred

Compensation & Benefits

  • Salary: $178,000 - $209,000
  • Equity Stake
  • Benefits - dbt Labs offers:
    • Unlimited vacation (and yes we use it!)
    • 401k with a 3% guaranteed contribution
    • Excellent healthcare
    • Paid Parental Leave
    • Wellness stipend
    • Home office stipend, and more!

*Equity or comparable benefits may be offered depending on the legal limitations

What to expect in the hiring process (a portion of this interview will be in person unless accommodations are needed):

  1. Interview with Talent Acquisition Partner
  2. Interview with Hiring Manager
  3. Team Interviews
  4. Project
  5. Final interview with one of our Values Carriers

Who we are

At dbt Labs, we have developed strong opinions on how companies should practice analytics.

Specifically, we believe that:

  • Code, not graphical user interfaces, is the best abstraction to express complex analytic logic
  • Data analysts should adopt similar practices and tools to software developers
  • Critical analytics infrastructure should be controlled by its users as open source software
  • Analytic code itself — not just analytics tools — will increasingly be open source

It turns out that a lot of other people believe this too! Today, there are 30,000 companies using dbt every week, 100,000 dbt Community members, and 4,100 companies paying for dbt Cloud. Our customers include JetBlue, Hubspot, Vodafone New Zealand, and Dunelm. dbt is synonymous with the practice of analytics engineering, defining an entire industry. We’re backed by top investors including Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, and Altimeter.

dbt Labs is an equal opportunity employer. We're committed to building an inclusive team that welcomes a diversity of perspectives, people, and backgrounds regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, citizenship, veteran status, or any other protected status. We feel strongly that whether or not your experience exactly fits the job description, your passion and skills will stand out and set you apart even if your career has taken some twists and turns. If you are on the fence about whether you meet our requirements, we encourage you to apply anyway! Please reach out to us directly at if you need assistance or an accommodation.

Want to learn more about our focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at dbt Labs? Check out our DEI page here.

dbt Labs reserves the right to amend or withdraw the posting at any time. For employees outside the United States, dbt Labs offers a competitive benefits package. Equity or comparable benefits may be offered depending on the legal or country limitations.