Communications Manager, France

Job description

Our company

At Proton, we envision an internet where privacy is the default, and we’re building ways to help all people secure their digital lives and take control of their data. ProtonMail was founded in 2014 by a group of scientists who met at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). And since its inception, the company has grown at a fast pace and today has over 40 million users.

Our principal product, ProtonMail, is the world’s largest secure email service. Our second product, ProtonVPN, is one of the world’s most popular VPN services. Our vision is to build an internet platform for the protection of digital rights, and we are also developing additional products, including Proton Calendar, Proton Drive, and more to come.

Our users include New York Times journalists, some of the world’s largest corporations, and millions of ordinary citizens. The world is adopting our products at an accelerating pace. Whether it’s in New York, or at the front lines of the global struggle for freedom and democracy in Hong Kong, Belarus, and Myanmar, the work we do saves lives and is transforming the world. Our team is diverse and dynamic, representing over 30 different nationalities, with offices in Geneva, Zurich, Prague, London, Vilnius, Skopje, and Taipei, employing people around the world.

Proton is a mission driven company. We’re deeply committed to enabling freedom online and ensuring the internet serves the interests of all people. Our technologies provide trusted ways for people to be secure online and in control of their information at all times. The world is adopting our products at an accelerating pace. Help us bring it from tens of millions of users, to billions of users. We’re creating one of the world’s most impactful tech companies.

Purpose of the role

As a Communications Manager, you will have the opportunity to represent one of the most forward thinking tech companies in the world. Proton is rebuilding the internet with privacy as the default setting, giving users the tools they need to protect their data and decide for themselves who they share their personal information with. As the world’s largest secure email platform, Proton has been at the forefront of the global privacy debate. This role will give you the chance to help form the future of this debate, bringing the conversation to a mainstream audience and reshaping the status quo of the entire internet.

We are hiring a Communications Manager to represent Proton in France and other French speaking markets. This role will give you the chance to operate with a high degree of autonomy and play a pivotal role in the success of a fast-growing and dynamic technology company. You will have the opportunity to take ownership of Proton’s Communications strategy in France, building relationships with journalists, identifying PR opportunities and generating headlines in top tier media outlets. You will work alongside colleagues across multiple teams to launch integrated communications campaigns that raise Proton’s profile, increase sign ups and conversions, and drive positive regulatory and legislative change.

What you will do

  • Develop new, integrated communications campaigns for the French market in collaboration with Proton’s content, social, marketing, public policy and product teams
  • Build and maintain Proton’s stakeholder maps and own relationships with top tier French media outlets
  • Generate headlines in French mainstream and tech media in line with Proton’s narrative and communications strategy, positioning Proton as the leading authority on privacy on the internet
  • Generate headline coverage of new products and features in tech and consumer media
  • Drive support for Proton’s policy positions on issues ranging from antitrust and competition to encryption and data protection through targeted media coverage
  • Engage with conference and events organisers to secure speaker slots for Proton representatives
  • Protect Proton’s reputation with timely responses to media enquiries on a range of technical and policy based subjects

Job requirements

  • At least five years of communications or PR experience. Strong preference for agency experience with tech clients or in-house in a tech company
  • Outstanding written and verbal communications in English and French. Fluency in both language required
  • Experience building and owning relationships with journalists and acting as a company spokesperson
  • Crisis management experience and ability to juggle multiple fast-paced projects and manage competing deadlines
  • Self-starter, ability to work independently and take ownership of projects as well as proactively identifying and pursuing PR opportunities

Why should you join Proton

  • We work on interesting, challenging problems every day. There is never a dull moment.
  • Our startup culture means everyone’s opinion matters. You can have a significant impact.
  • Our rapid growth means there are many opportunities for advancement.
  • The chance to do something meaningful. ProtonMail protects dissidents, journalists, and activists. Our work saves lives.
  • Be part of something bigger. Millions of people and businesses around the world have embraced our idea of an Internet where privacy and security are the default. Join the privacy revolution that is changing the world.

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