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Senior Specialist, Product Public Relations



Marketing & Communications, Product
United States
Posted on Friday, September 1, 2023

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Senior Specialist, Product Public Relations

Okta is seeking a Senior PR Specialist to tell Okta’s Customer Identity story.

The ideal candidate has a strong passion for media relations and storytelling. Candidates should be strong communicators and writers with a journalistic sense of the world, thriving in a dynamic environment and moving quickly to identify the strategies, sources, and mediums to tell Okta’s Customer Identity story. Candidates should be comfortable collaborating across the organization, leading the development and execution of a compelling pitch, working with everyone from senior leadership to deeply technical engineers.

Candidates must have a proven track record of storytelling, crafting engaging narratives, leading creative initiatives, cultivating relationships, and driving results through direct media interactions and through agency partners. This position will report to the Senior Manager of Product Communications.


  • Work closely with top-tier consumer and technology media to tell Okta’s Customer Identity story
  • Prioritize timely stories and angles based on market trends/news while maintaining a pipeline of longer-term storylines and initiatives;
  • Become a trusted outside-in voice for the product, product marketing, analyst relations, and solutions marketing teams


  • BA/BS in Journalism, Communications, or a related discipline
  • Demonstrated success in consumer or technology PR and storytelling
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment while multitasking, re-prioritizing projects, and communicating priority updates to stakeholders;
  • Ability to collaborate with all levels of employees, including senior leaders;
  • Highly motivated self-starter with experience sourcing stories;
  • 3-5+ years of experience in PR journalism, communications, or content creation preferred;
  • Proven track record of securing top-tier media coverage
  • Strong communication, presentation, and executive presence skills;
  • Strong critical thinking and team-first mentality.
  • Consumer PR experience is a strong plus but not required


Below is the annual On Target Compensation (OTE) range for candidates located in California, Colorado, New York and Washington. Your actual OTE, which is inclusive of base salary and incentive compensation, will depend on factors such as your skills, qualifications, experience, and work location. In addition, Okta offers equity (where applicable) and benefits, including health, dental and vision insurance, 401(k), flexible spending account, and paid leave (including PTO and parental leave) in accordance with our applicable plans and policies. To learn more about our Total Rewards program please visit:

The annual OTE range for this position for candidates located in California, Colorado, New York, and Washington is between:
$106,000$143,000 USD
The OTE range for this position for candidates located in the San Francisco Bay area is between:
$117,000$158,000 USD

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