Head of Communications (Comms)

10 Jun, 2020


Head of Communications (Comms)

New York, NY

We’re Onna: a fast-growing tech startup based in New York with offices in Barcelona and Research Triangle Park. Our international team is composed of fun, experienced, and hard-working individuals on a mission to make information easily accessible and useful, no matter where it lives. Our platform connects popular applications like GSuite, Slack, Office 365 and makes information accessible, useful, and private for our clients (Electronic Arts, Dropbox, and Fitbit, to name a few.) In May 2019 we closed an $11M Series A led by Dawn Capital with the participation of our integration partners Slack Fund and Dropbox – and we’re focused on building an amazing team to deliver the best product possible.

We are seeking a Head of Communications who will define and establish our communications strategy and voice, leading efforts to build our corporate narrative and bring our story to the world. Our ideal hire will build strong relationships with key audiences and use their influence and excellent story-telling skills to energize and align both internal and external stakeholders. Reporting to the CEO, the ideal candidate will have a proven record of success, building and positioning brands as well as establishing relationships with trade and consumer press.

What you’ll do:

  • Craft and execute internal and external communications that express Onna’s vision, brand, and position through media relations, executive communications, issues management, and growth focused PR strategies
  • Continue to evolve, evangelize and proliferate Onna’s strategic narrative both inside and outside the company
  • Ideate, coordinate, and execute aggressive growth strategies with the marketing team
  • Align with People Ops to develop best practices for internal comms
  • Develop an in-depth understanding across all of Onna’s products to effectively create and execute key messaging aligned with organizational strategic objectives and operational performance
  • Craft research and studies to create opportunities for media exposure
  • Design, develop and implement communications initiatives to build and position our corporate brand and solutions
  • Develop and oversee corp comm assets including press releases, talking points for executives, presentations, Q&As, and briefing documents and fact sheets that create awareness and establish our position
  • Develop a strategy and process for identifying and managing key speaking opportunities for executives and award recognition opportunities for the company
  • Enable and train company spokespeople to deliver consistent and compelling messages
  • Keep current on relevant industry, economic, and governmental issues that could impact our business, position or messaging
  • Communicate regular media and issues updates to senior management

Who we’re looking for:

  • 12+ years experience leading strategic communications in the technology industry
  • Startup experience is strongly preferred
  • Superior writing skills with the ability to craft provoking and compelling narratives
  • Experience with developing research and studies
  • Substantial experience running thought leadership initiatives
  • Experience managing internal PR teams and external agency relationships
  • Must be highly motivated, possess a positive attitude, have excellent organizational skills, and exceptional interpersonal and relationship management skills

Our Perks:

  • Comprehensive medical, vision, and dental coverage
  • 401(k) with matching contribution
  • Flexible vacation and PTO policies
  • Monthly gym membership stipend
  • Professional development stipend
  • Commuter perks
  • Monthly group activities
  • Dog-friendly office

Onna is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. You must have authorization to work in the US.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.To view our privacy policy, please visit here.

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Job posted: 2020-06-10