Director of Communications: the person who will redefine the perception of open source in the enterprise. Canonical, the publisher of Ubuntu and a leader in open source solutions and services, is writing the next chapter of its growth story: offering the widest open source portfolio, redefining its corporate image and becoming a public company. We are looking for an exceptional storyteller, tech enthusiast and writer to drive Canonical brands and influence along this journey.Ubuntu is used by millions of developers from Calcutta to California, a name associated with productivity, security and ease of use. Our communications team is crafting the narrative for the Canonical brand and its portfolio of products, shaping our responses to industry events and trends, providing strategic input to executives on a range of industry and public relations topics. This role reports to the VP of marketing and manages a team of press relations, analyst relations and social media professionals.Location: In this role, you can work remotely from any country across EMEA.Key responsibilities: Define Canonical’s corporate and product portfolio narrativeLead a team of professionals and agencies to bring this story to lifeOrchestrate message across channels (AR, PR, social…) to drive awarenessBuild credibility and relevance across the business and enterpriseFoster passion and engagement across developer and open source communities We value: Experience of leadership and mentoring in a multi-channel comms teamStory telling that weaves corporate and product portfolio narrativesThe ability to motivate and influence at all levels of the organisationPersonal engagement with journalists, analysts, investors and executivesThe vision to lead on brand awareness and thought leadershipPassion for technology and technology evangelismExcellent academic results, with Bachelor’s or equivalent in Communications, Humanities, or STEMCommitment to continuous learning, feedback and improvementEngagement with the latest innovations in communications The communications team operates across technologies, verticals and regions, from operating systems to SAAS, from telco to automotive, from silicon vendors to systems Integrators. They build brand awareness and thought leadership while maintaining cohesion and consistency in messaging and tone of voice across channels.What We Offer An opportunity to shape an iconic brand, company and productsInfluence in the open source communityAn inclusive work environmentFlexibility to work remotely from homePersonal learning and development budgetAnnual compensation reviewRecognition rewardsAnnual leaveParental LeaveEmployee Assistance ProgramPriority Pass for for International travel Canonical is a growing international software company that works with the open-source community to deliver Ubuntu, the world’s best free software platform. Our services help businesses worldwide reduce costs, improve efficiency and enhance security with Ubuntu.We are proud to foster a workplace free from discrimination. Diversity of experience, perspectives, and background create a better work environment and better products. Whatever your identity we will give your application fair consideration.
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