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As the Head of Corporate Communications you will be responsible for the
development and execution of the company's external communications strategy,
to help achieve Google DeepMind's research and impact goals. Whilst leading a
team, you'll also be an influential partner to senior leadership, continually
adapting to changing priorities and external context.
This role is pivotal in helping develop, shape, and communicate the Google
DeepMind story to all audiences as we advance towards our mission to “solving
intelligence to advance science and benefit humanity”!
We're a dedicated scientific community, committed to “solving intelligence”
and ensuring our technology is used for widespread public benefit.
We've built a supportive and inclusive environment where collaboration is
encouraged and learning is shared freely. We don't set limits based on what
others think is possible or impossible. We drive ourselves and inspire each
other to push boundaries and achieve ambitious goals.
We constantly iterate on our workplace experience with the goal of ensuring it
encourages a balanced life. From excellent office facilities through to
extensive manager support, we strive to support our people and their needs as
effectively as possible.
Our list of benefits is extensive, and we're happy to discuss this further
throughout the interview process!
Reporting to the Communications Director, you will help bring Google
DeepMind's voice and narrative to stakeholders through the development of
external communications and engagements across a variety of platforms. This
role will collaborate with executives' offices, the Internal Communications
team, the Public Policy team, the Events team, as well as other partners and
leaders across the organisation and Google to drive strategy development and
tactical program execution.
Strategy & execution
Execute the corporate communications strategy, thinking holistically about
external communications activity including an integrated executive
Lead alignment of external messaging across all audiences and serve as a
primary communications point of contact and support for the business.
Develop and/or oversee development of a variety of materials from
inception to finished product. There will be a heavy focus on elevating
engagement and activation on executive and public policy communications.
Research new topics and develop creative ways to share stories that
resonate with different individuals, across various channels.
Simplify and translate Google DeepMind's mission, values, company progress
and performance, and industry trends into coherent stories and messages.
Stay current on relevant industry, economic, social, and governmental
topics and issues that should be reflected in external communications.
Leadership & management
Lead the Corporate Communications team, maximising performance through
effective line management and leadership.
Build an inclusive and engaging team environment by role modelling
inclusive and respectful behaviours and taking action to ensure high
levels of engagement and behaviour that aligns with company values.
Plan and prioritise activities and workloads across the team to accelerate
individual and collective contribution to Google DeepMind's mission.
Set goals and provide feedback to team members to maximise their
capabilities in support of their personal development and Google
Build positive relationships with colleagues and leaders across Google
DeepMind, acting as a trusted advisor.
Identify opportunities for collaboration with key partners, such as the
internal communications team and communications teams across
Support the management of an external agency roster including negotiating
budgets and contract renewals.
In order to set you up for success in this role, we look for the following
skills and experience:
Experience leading a core function or team within a communications or
corporate affairs organisation.
Developing trusted C-suite relationships and tangibly positioning a
company with an intentional proactive strategy.
Delivering impactful communications that increase awareness and simplify
technical information in a way that provides clarity to diverse audiences.
Strategic and proactive thinker with ability to “see the big picture” and
connect the dots across a matrixed organisation with diverse stakeholders
to create thoughtful, coordinated communication plans.
Confidence to influence and advise on communication best practices and
implementing communication strategies to support company priorities.
Ability to work at both the strategic and tactical levels - no job is too
big or too small.
Adaptable to change, you are a team player and can balance multiple
competing priorities while remaining flexible and creative.
Passionate storyteller with experience across all mediums.
Clear writing style and voice, with excellent writing, editing and
creative development skills.
Able to influence “up and down” to achieve project objectives.
Ability to prioritise and multitask in shifting and sometimes ambiguous
environments, take initiative and act independently, and produce high
quality work under tight deadlines.
Ability to maintain discretion and appropriately handle confidential
Experience running an external/corporate communications function.
Experience in policy communications, external executive
engagements/executive communications and social media thought leadership.
Experience in both start-up and large corporations..
Knowledgeable and engaged in AI and emerging technologies.
Ability to translate highly technical and scientific language into content
that resonates with all audiences.
This is an urgent hire so unfortunately long notice periods cannot be