Head Of Communications

Strategic Communications & Marketing · Remote, Europe
Department Strategic Communications & Marketing
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor

ABOUT US

Our mission is to empower a dynamic, inclusive, and borderless global ecosystem - at scale - based on the Algorand blockchain technology.


The Algorand blockchain -- designed by MIT professor and Turing Award winning cryptographer Silvio Micali – is uniquely capable of delivering on the promise of a borderless global economy. It achieves transaction throughputs at the speed of traditional finance, but with immediate finality, near zero transaction costs, and on a 24/7 basis. Its carbon neutral platform and unique pure proof-of-stake consensus mechanism solves for the “blockchain trilemma” by achieving both security and scalability on a decentralized protocol, and without a second of downtime since it went live in 2019.

 

The Algorand Foundation is dedicated to helping fulfill the global promise of the Algorand blockchain by taking responsibility for its sound monetary supply economics, decentralized governance, and healthy and prosperous open-source ecosystem.

Learn more about Algorand Foundation at www.algorand.foundation and about Algorand’s core technology at www.algorand.com.

 

ABOUT THE ROLE

The PR industry has been historically very traditional, and the Algorand Foundation is looking for someone who wants to innovate and help form stories. The Head of Communications will lead all outward and inward communications of Algorand Foundation. This is a cross-functional role that requires deploying worldwide strategies that encompass community, brand, PR, social media, product, KOLs, regional communities, DApps and Algorand business development teams. You will play a key role in shaping the Algorand brand and community worldwide and drive our mission of onboarding the next billion users to Web3.


This role reports to the Head of Strategic Communications & Marketing 


CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and lead overall communications strategy, ensuring it is aligned with the company’s leadership and the Foundations target audience.
  • Create engaging narratives surrounding Algorand new features, expansions, and key trends within DeFi space.
  • Manage general PR and significant announcements, conferences, podcasts, AMA’s, and other opportunities. Work closely with CEO to identify and pursue the appropriate media outlets and speaking engagements to successfully showcase product differentiation in the competitive landscape
  • Lead a robust media relations function, delivering exceptional results by nurturing strong working relationships with blockchain media, journalists, media personalities, KOLs, industry leaders, organizations, and media outlets.
  • Leverage both earned and owned channels to ensure that product is valued appropriately in the eyes of users, employees, investors, the media, and influencers as an industry leader. Secure consistent publication in mainstream media for Algorand Foundation and the ecosystem 
  • Work closely with stakeholders on topic development, comms strategy and marketing efforts to ensure a consistent and engaging story that supports the Algorand brand.
  • Develop and implement an integrated strategic communications plan to advance Algorand brand identity; broaden awareness of its products; and increase the visibility of the products across key stakeholder audiences
  • You will be responsible for managing our extensive thought leadership program, placing Algorand executives on various industry stages around the globe. In addition, you will help evaluate, identify and negotiate sponsorships, manage industry awards submissions, and operate as the key industry liaison across a wide variety of Algorand teams. 
  • Deal with crisis management as and when required


KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • 15+ years of professional work experience 
  • 5+ years experience in Social Media and Community Management
  • 5+ years experience in PR Agency
  • Superb and world class written and verbal communication skills in English 
  • Past experience managing a global team
  • Ability to manage multiple global or local PR Agencies
  • Experience creating, articulating and deploying communication plans for senior leadership and partners
  • A desire to learn and stay on top of emerging technologies and trends, consistently enhance programs, and bring new ideas to the table
  • Exceptional eye for detail
  • Demonstrated skills in building relationships with Journalists, Media personalities, Influencers, Industry leaders, Organizations, and Media outlets
  • Advanced crisis management and under pressure communications
  • Experience working under tight deadlines and fast paced environments


GOOD TO HAVE

  • Proficiency in another language such as Mandarin, Spanish, French, German. 
  • Having your own database and established contacts in the media
  • Experience in Music, Entertainment or Sports Industry


PERKS AND BENEFITS

You will work with a team of talented and fun-loving rockstars across the world while we are building an equitable and borderless economy together, in addition, you will get: 

  • Competitive remuneration
  • Excellent retention program
  • Diverse, open, inclusive and collaborative culture
  • Supportive and flexible work arrangement
  • Monthly wellness budget
  • Computer and tech accessories
  • To own your growth plan 

NOTE FOR APPLICANTS
Algorand Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable laws, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, lactation, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), veteran status, uniformed service member status or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws of the country in which the applicant resides.

If you need assistance or to request an accommodation due to a disability, please contact join@algorand.foundation

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified. All information gathered will be treated in strict confidence and solely used for recruitment purposes.

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To protect the interests of all parties, Algorand Foundation does not accept unsolicited resumes from a third party agency/ search firm recruiters. Any unsolicited resumes sent to any Algorand Foundation employee, regardless of the means of transmission (email, social media, etc.)  will become the sole property of Algorand Foundation. Algorand Foundation will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume.


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  • Location
    Remote, Europe
  • Department
    Strategic Communications & Marketing
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Manager/Supervisor