GitLab Senior Corporate Communications Manager, Executive Communications

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Corporate Communications managers at GitLab have a unique opportunity to contribute to our mission. Through your leadership, experience, and insight, you will position GitLab as a trustworthy partner to customers with a strong track record of addressing business challenges, increase overall brand awareness, provide air cover for business as a whole, and come up with thought leadership opportunities. This position will work across teams and the globe to develop and execute integrated communications campaigns in line with GitLab initiatives. You will be expected to prioritize and manage your work with minimal guidance from leadership or other corporate communications team members.

The Senior Corporate Communications Manager, Executive Communications will work closely with the executive leadership team to develop content for executive speaking opportunities, extend the reach of executive participation in external events, develop a platform for “Pick Your Brain” or other Zoom series, executive contributed articles and more.

We work in a unique way at GitLab, where flexibility and independence meet a high paced, pragmatic way of working. And everything we do is in the open. We recommend looking at our corporate marketing handbook to get started.

What you'll do in this role: 

  • Work closely with the executive leadership team to develop strong narrative presentations and content for external speaking opportunities.
  • Work with the brand, design, technical marketing team and others needed to develop state of the art slide decks for external events.
  • Lead speaking coaching sessions with leadership team to make sure they comfortably deliver the content in a natural and charismatic way; incorporate edits as needed.
  • Think strategically about other executive leadership platforms and how we should be promoting them externally, whether that is via our blog, contributed articles, podcasts, YouTube or other external platforms.
  • Work closely with others in the Corporate Communications department and with PR agencies to share presentation narratives for media consumption and obtain media messages/interview feedback to incorporate in external speaking presentations.
  • Work closely with Senior Manager, Corporate Communications to manage executive visibility programs.
  • Manage any outside agencies or freelancers hired to assist with the executive visibility program.
  • Work closely with Executive Assistants to plan executive speaking schedules for the year.

You should apply if you have: 

  • 5+ years experience in an executive communications role.
  • Experience running public relations, communications or marketing efforts at an enterprise technology company.
  • Experience in enterprise software and/or open source.
  • The ability to be creative, thoughtful and passionate about storytelling.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communications skills.
  • Experience with presentation building - both narrative flow and design
  • The ability to coordinate across many teams and perform in a fast-moving startup environment.
  • Proven ability to be self-directed and work with minimal supervision.
  • The ability to be highly organized, detail-oriented and can meet deadlines consistently.
  • The ability to use GitLab.
  • Read about our values, and are interested in working in accordance with those values.

Also, we know it’s tough, but please try to avoid the confidence gap. You don’t have to match all the listed requirements exactly to apply! We value diverse experience, so go for it and submit an application if GitLab sounds like a place you’d like to join. 

What it’s like to work here:

The culture here at GitLab is something we’re incredibly proud of. Because GitLabbers are currently located in more than 63 different countries, you’ll spend your time collaborating with kind, talented, and motivated colleagues from across the globe. Some of the benefits you’ll be entitled to vary by the region or country you’re in. However, all GitLabbers are fully remote and receive a "no ask, must tell" paid-time-off policy, where we don’t count the number of days you take off annually. You can work incredibly flexible hours, enabled by our asynchronous approach to communication. We’ll also help you set up your home office environment, cover your home internet subscription, pay for your membership to a co-working space, and contribute to the travel costs associated with meeting other GitLab employees across the world. Also, every year or so, we all get together at our Contribute event

Compensation: 

Our hiring process, along with the compensation for this position, can be found in our handbook. To learn more about someone who may be conducting the interview, find their job title on our team page. Additional details about our process can also be found on our hiring page!

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