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Director of Communications

Home based - EMEA

About this role:

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 hiring a technologist, raconteur and writer to tell the next chapter of its growth story. This role carries global responsibility for Canonical communication activities across press, analyst, social media...

The ideal candidate:

We’re looking for a seasoned corporate communications professional to help grow Canonical brands and influence across the globe. In this role you’ll be crafting our narrative, shaping our responses to industry events and trends, providing strategic input to executives on a range of industry and public relations topics. 

The Communications Team - AR, PR, social, content - report up to this role as well as agency management. The ideal candidate is an entrepreneurial leader, who will work closely with senior leadership, product teams, customers and partners to orchestrate the growth in visibility of our brands and company. They will also demonstrate the ability to collaborate with engineering, HR and customer success to encourage and amplify developer and community advocacy.

Candidates will need to demonstrate their ability to build thought leadership programs and achieve cohesion and consistency in messaging and tone of voice across channels. Candidates with extensive communications experience in the SAAS, cloud, system integration and IT services industries who have operated across verticals and regions will be well placed for this position. 

Canonical is a distributed organisation and most executives are not office-based. The role reports to the VP of Marketing who is primarily in EMEA time zones. The business is global and exceptional candidates from all regions will be considered. 

Canonical believes a diverse workforce enhances our ability to deliver world class software and services which meet the world’s computing needs. We are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


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