Head of Communications

Marketing Mountain View, California


The Head of Corporate Communications and PR is responsible for the development and execution of Samsung NEXT’s corporate communications strategy and PR programs, with the primary objective of building the company’s reputation and brand image and driving engagement with entrepreneurs, investors, industry influencers, Samsung NEXT employees and the broader Samsung organization. This includes oversight of all print and digital communications materials that conveys corporate messaging.

Key responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Develop and execute an external and global communications strategy aligned with business objectives, and in coordination with senior leadership team.
  • Develop Samsung NEXT narratives and storylines focused on conveying value proposition and other key messages to audiences.  
  • Develop PR programs, initiatives and campaigns that drive awareness and brand advocacy of Samsung NEXT and distributes unified company messaging in a form that resonates with target audiences (entrepreneurs, peer VCs and industry influencers).
  • Create a multichannel global thought leadership platform (website, thought leadership, social media, traditional media, speaking opportunities, etc.) that leverages a diverse set of tools to engage target audiences.
  • Create executive thought leadership programs that enhance the profiles of senior leaders and increase opportunities for media interviews, speaking engagements and participation in influential events.
  • Manage crisis communications and media train executives. 
  • Lead strategy and execution for organization's announcements (investments, acquisitions, etc.)
  • Develop and execute key communications for executivthes including messaging, talking points, keynotes, bylines, briefing documents, FAQs, positioning statements, press releases, presentations, and other collateral.
  • Empower Samsung NEXT team to engage in PR by providing employees with tools and resources to advocate.
  • Manage external PR agency to develop and drive strategic communications and PR campaigns
  • Collaborate and coordinate with groups within Samsung Headquarters for announcements, POVs and other messaging.
  • Create and manage best-in-class communications and PR team.  

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in public relations, communications, journalism, marketing or related field. 
  • 10+ years of progressive experience in corporate communications and PR (traditional, digital, social and print media; reputation management; crisis communications; internal communications), ideally in-house. Must have technology experience and understanding of startups and startup culture.
  • Minimum of 5 years progressive experience managing design and production of print and digital collateral, including familiarity with graphic and web design and media analytics tools.
  • Established media relationships and demonstrated success securing interviews, creating and executing PR campaigns and measuring effectiveness
  • Experience creating messaging and briefing documents; securing executive interviews and press coverage.
  • Experience building executive thought leadership platforms.
  • Team-player and builder who can execute and thrive in a fast-paced environment and startup culture.
  • Strong decision-maker and ability to reorient teams and drive execution when priorities change. 
  • Superior problem-solving skill and a "can-do" attitude.
  • Exceptional writing/editing and storytelling skills.
  • Creative-thinker and passionate about brand storytelling, PR and tech.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees
  • Champion of process and culture change. 

Portfolio of media placements and writing samples required.

Samsung NEXT partners with innovators to build ideas into products, grow products into businesses and scale businesses that leverage and transform the Samsung ecosystem.

We started in 2013 on a mission to create breakout software and services and foster a startup culture at Samsung. What began as a small group has since become a global organization working to realize this vision and the ideas of innovators everywhere. Each of our partners share our passion for building deeper connections and seamless experiences to inspire the world and create the future.