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Head of Communications

Company: Skydio
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Skydio is the leading US drone manufacturer and world leader in autonomous flight, the key technology for the future of drones and aerial transportation. The Skydio team combines deep expertise in artificial intelligence, best-in-class hardware and software product development, and operational excellence to empower a broader, more diverse audience of drone users - from action sports enthusiasts to first responders.About the role:Drones are still a nascent technology; autonomy unlocks a bigger and brighter future for the industry. We are looking for a skilled communications professional to direct our communication efforts globally. This high-profile role is accountable for the development and activation of our media and direct strategy to tell our company story and introduce our company narrative in a cohesive way. This will be a key role within the Marketing team, working closely with Product and Policy teams as well as senior leadership to support business critical initiatives. This position reports to our Chief Marketing Officer.How youll make an impact:Drive the communications and PR strategy to support Skydio's mission, brand, and productsExecute on a broad range of public relations activities that supports our strategic direction and positioningEmbody Skydios company values and ensure theyre being reflected in all of our communicationsLead our communications strategy by collaborating across teams with internal stakeholders to mine unique, relevant story ideas and bring them to life through earned media coverageBuild a content engine to continuously deliver high-value thought leadership content and drive general awareness, build our profile among the press, support our employment branding, and provide our enterprise teams with quality leadsSecure key profile media opportunities for C-suiteOptimize and advance the strategy and voice for all executive communications, including speaking engagements, media interviews, presentations, and internal communicationsWhat would make you a good fit:Required Experience And SkillsAccomplished corporate communications professional with a minimum of 8 years of experience in corporate communications, media relations, public relations agency or related field(s). Background in executive communication preferredExperience in global media relations and development of editorial content with a track record of working successfully and building relationships with media and other key external constituents, even during crisis Experience with media and message training of executives at various skill levelsExcellent written and verbal communications skills, and a passion for storytellingExtensive background developing and driving successful corporate reputation and thought leadership initiativesExceptional interpersonal communications skillsStrong presentation and facilitation skills; ability to persuade a wide variety of audiencesBachelors of Arts/Science required; MBA or Masters preferredPreferred Experience And SkillsExposure to and ability to understand relevant technologies: AI, robotics, aerospace, autonomous vehicles, including regulatory environments and pricingProficiency with web-based, digital communications and internal/external social media tools preferredHighly developed analytical and problem-solving skills with strong ability to develop new, innovative ways to drive communications in a rapidly changing environmentFirst-hand experience operating within a matrixed, global environmentAt Skydio we believe that diversity drives innovation. We have created a multi-disciplinary environment that embraces the power of diverse perspectives to create elegant solutions for complex problems. We are committed to growing our network of people, programs, and resources to nurture an inclusive culture. As such, we do not make hiring or other employment-related decisions on the basis of an applicant or employees race, color, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), pregnancy, gender, gender identity or expression, age, religion, disability status, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, generic information or characteristics, veteran, military or family status, or other classifications protected by applicable federal, state or local anti-discrimination laws.SDL2017

Keywords: Skydio, Redwood City , Head of Communications, Other , Redwood City, California

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