Head of Communications

Head of Communications

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As the Head of Communications, you’ll own all initiatives for advancing Chainlink networks, communities, and the broader ecosystem. You’ll lead global brand marketing and creative strategies for all external communications, including the website, PR, blog, research, social media, analyst relations, conference management, speaking appearances, and more. You will be behind Chainlink’s public brand, and work directly with our CMO and executive team to strategize, design, and execute the communications strategy for our product globally.

Your Impact

    • Create a compelling brand message and thought leadership point of view; shape the global narrative around smart contracts and Chainlink’s role within it
    • Develop and execute a world-class media strategy that shares the Chainlink story across the international business, trade (blockchain/tech) and mainstream press
    • Partner with our PR agency to drive meaningful coverage across press, podcast, video and other media
    • Oversee all external communications including Chainlink product launches and third party ecosystem announcements with partners, projects, node operators, integrators, users, etc.
    • Create and execute a comprehensive global content strategy; collaborate with country managers to localize content across various geographies
    • Oversee a wide range of content creation including press releases, media pitches, and all other materials required to support communications, public relations, and analyst relations strategies
    • Oversee social media strategy (Twitter, etc.)
    • Collaborate with the executive team to develop their point of view and provide media training/coaching as needed to help establish them as experts in the field
    • Strengthen our relationships with top research analysts through one-on-one engagements, briefings, and proactive outreaches
    • Manage speaking opportunities at conferences and other in-person events
    • Oversee the execution of the Smart Contract Summit developer and community conference
    • Develop a crisis communications practice and playbook
    • Build and lead a team of exceptional communications professionals; manage a team of writers, videographers, press agencies, social media managers, event organizers and content producers

Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree or above
    • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and storytelling skills to express messages concisely and compellingly
    • Demonstrated ability to understand a complex technical subject matter and to simplify and explain it to a broader audience
    • Confidence working in a fast-paced environment; ability to deliver a quality product under time-bound and high stakes circumstances
    • Proven track record of building long-term, beneficial relationships with media and analysts
    • Experience successfully managing agencies, clients and/or direct reports
    • Experience with crisis communications in similar industries; crafting crisis communication strategies and successful implementation/execution when applicable
    • Experience working with global companies and audience bases in multiple languages
    • Experience working on developer tools, technical products, and open-source a plus
    • Ability to keep up to date with the latest news and discoveries in the blockchain and technology space
    • Passion for the blockchain space and its power to change the world for the better


Our Principles

At Chainlink Labs, we’re committed to the key operating principles of ownership, focus, and open dialogue. We practice complete ownership, where everyone goes the extra mile to own outcomes into success. We understand that unflinching focus is a superpower and is how we channel our activity into technological achievements for the benefit of our entire ecosystem. We embrace open dialogue and critical feedback to arrive at an accurate and truthful picture of reality that promotes both personal and organizational growth.

About Chainlink Labs

Chainlink is the industry standard oracle network for connecting smart contracts to the real world. With Chainlink, developers can build hybrid smart contracts that combine on-chain code with an extensive collection of secure off-chain services powered by Decentralized Oracle Networks. Managed by a global, decentralized community of hundreds of thousands of people, Chainlink is introducing a fairer model for contracts. Its network currently secures billions of dollars in value for smart contracts across the decentralized finance (DeFi), insurance, and gaming ecosystems, among others. The full vision of the Chainlink Network can be found in the Chainlink 2.0 whitepaper. Chainlink is trusted by hundreds of organizations—from global enterprises to projects at the forefront of the blockchain economy—to deliver definitive truth via secure, reliable data.  

This role is location agnostic anywhere in the world, but we ask that you overlap some working hours with Eastern Standard Time (EST).

We are a fully distributed team and have the tools and benefits to support you in your remote work environment.

Chainlink Labs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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