Global Head of Communications

  • San Francisco  
  • Company
    Start date
  • Closing date
    12 February 2020  
    Posted on
    14 January 2020  

Pinterest helps people find the inspiration to create a life they love — from tonight’s dinner to next summer’s vacation. Reporting to our Chief Operating Officer, Francoise Brougher, we’re looking for a Global Head of Communications to set the vision and lead world-class talent to tell meaningful, relevant and timely stories about how more than 300 million Pinners around the world use Pinterest. We are seeking a leader who can craft a vision and strategy to increase the relevance and reach of earned media.

What you’ll do:

  • Set the strategy for global communications in more than 20 countries.
  • Manage and mentor a team of 25 communication professionals.
  • Drive accountability to deliver on quarterly global OKRs measuring reach and sentiment of earned media.
  • Advise senior leadership on internal and executive communications.
  • Provide reputation counsel, support, message management and media training for Pinterest key executives and thought leaders.
  • Develop creative, thoughtful and impactful stories to advance Pinterest values.
  • Help build internal communications strategy and ongoing programs to keep teams informed, inspired, and connected to Pinterest strategy, culture, and values.

What we're looking for:

  • 20+ years of experience managing corporate or consumer communications.
  • Experience delivering results with outstanding verbal, written and storytelling skills.
  • Demonstrated success in an in-house leadership role with a publicly traded, consumer company, preferably with coaching experience.
  • Foundational experience in government, media, and/or journalism is desirable.
  • Proven global experience and international perspective.
  • Experience with technology is preferred, but not required.
  • An executive presence that demonstrates good judgment and candor.
  • Leadership skills that inspire the communications team as well as the broader company. 
  • A strategy that understands and evolves with change inside and outside of the company.
  • Ability to lead through ambiguity.
  • Strong cross-functional partnership to drive collaboration with the marketing, sales, engineering and product teams.