Posted on: July 3, 2024 | Job#: R170528

Senior Director, PR & Partnerships

Full time | Remote
Two Folsom, San Francisco, CA, US 94105


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About Old Navy

Forget what you know about old-school industry rules. When you work at Old Navy, you’re choosing a different path. From day one, we’ve been on a mission to democratize fashion and make shopping fun again. Our teams make style accessible to everyone, creating high-quality, must-have fashion essentials for the whole family, with love, season after season. 

We opened our first store in 1994 in San Francisco and have been on a roll ever since. We cultivate a community of playful personalities that thrive in a fast-paced environment where our employees can be their most authentic selves. Here, we’re family.

About the Role

The Senior Director of PR & Partnerships is responsible for ensuring the Old Navy brand has a consistent and cohesive voice and experience for across all internal and external PR, communications, partnerships, and event initiatives. Reporting to the Head of Marketing, you will orchestrate holistic activations across these four verticals aligned to Old Navy goals and broader marketing objectives. You will build relationships with major brand and talent partners and key media outlets, while also collaborating closely with the Old Navy Marketing leadership team to ensure consistent alignment and amplification of key messages across paid, owned, and earned media.

What You'll Do

  • Architect a cohesive strategy across PR, communications, partnerships, and events aligned to Old Navy goals and objectives
  • Orchestrate activations across PR, communications, partnerships and events by overseeing a comprehensive calendar for the PR & Partnerships team
  • Partner with Old Navy Brand Marketing leadership to align paid, owned, and earned media activations
  • Develop the strategic vision for Old Navy PR to increase brand awareness and drive engagement across traditional and digital media platforms
  • Own strategic relationship with PR agency and key media outlets, continually seeking out opportunities for brand exposure
  • Serve as the internal and external communications lead for Old Navy, ensuring consistent messaging in support of the brand’s reputation and interests
  • Manage crisis communications on behalf of Old Navy, navigating sensitive issues with transparency, integrity, and empathy
  • Guide holistic partnership strategy, ensuring partnership and collaborations complement marketing efforts and achieve Old Navy goals
  • Cultivate and develop relationships with like-minded brands, celebrities, influencers, organizations, and other relevant stakeholders for new potential partnerships
  • Surface innovative partnership opportunities including co-branded collections, limited-edition collaborations, and exclusive deals to drive revenue growth
  • Steer all Old Navy event activations, ensuring the creation of impactful, cohesive events aligned to key product launches and marketing campaigns

Who You Are

  • 10+ years marketing experience with 7+ years experience in Public Relations & Partnerships
  • 5+ years of experience managing teams, with a proven track record of collaborative leadership, coalition building, and driving unity among disparate teams
  • Experience identifying and executing innovative collaborations with brands, talent, and organizations
  • Experience owning relationships with media outlets and securing press coverage on behalf of a brand
  • Experience partnering with Marketing leadership to directly influence outcomes in a matrixed environment
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate and drive consensus across multiple teams and functions
  • Change agent and motivator, with the ability to build bottoms-up teams and approaches, and foster positive culture change at Gap
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with the ability to work through ambiguity, transform enterprise-wide ways of working, and infuse strategic thinking across levels

Benefits at Old Navy

  • Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic and Athleta, and 30% off at Outlet for all employees.
  • One of the most competitive Paid Time Off plans in the industry.*
  • Employees can take up to five “on the clock” hours each month to volunteer at a charity of their choice.*
  • Extensive 401(k) plan with company matching for contributions up to four percent of an employee’s base pay.*
  • Employee stock purchase plan.*
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance.*
  • See more of the benefits we offer.

*For eligible employees

Gap Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, and make all employment decisions without regard to any protected status. We have received numerous awards for our long-held commitment to equality and will continue to foster a diverse and inclusive environment of belonging. In 2022, we were recognized by Forbes as one of the World's Best Employers and one of the Best Employers for Diversity.

Salary Range: $191,000 - $262,700 USD
Employee pay will vary based on factors such as qualifications, experience, skill level, competencies and work location. We will meet minimum wage or minimum of the pay range (whichever is higher) based on city, county and state requirements.

US Candidates
Please note that effective, June 30, 2022, Gap Inc. will no longer require any of its employees to wear face masks or require proof of COVID vaccination, unless required by local or state/provincial mandates or as part of Gap Inc’s quarantine guidelines after being exposed to or testing positive for COVID. Therefore, please disregard any language in any job posting that refers to Gap Inc.’s face mask and proof of vaccination policy as said policy is no longer effective.


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