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Head of Communications

Spotnana Technology

Spotnana Technology

Marketing & Communications
New York, NY, USA · San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, September 1, 2023

Are you ready for the best destination of your career?

Spotnana is modernizing the infrastructure of the $1.4 trillion travel industry in order to bring freedom, simplicity, and trust to travelers everywhere. With over $115M in funding from top tier investors, including ICONIQ and Madrona Venture Group, we are tackling the hardest problems the travel industry has to offer and we need your help.

Culture is always fluid. It evolves as a business grows, along with the people who drive it forward. We seek people who have different perspectives, but shared values. Before you embark on this journey, quickly check in on whether you are aligned with our company values:

  1. Obsessed with Customer Needs: We earn the trust and loyalty of our customers by solving their problems.
  2. Do the Impossible: We solve tough problems through innovation and are inspired by unprecedented challenges.
  3. Build Globally, Serve Locally: We embrace a global mindset and celebrate diversity as we serve customers around the world.
  4. Act Like Owners: We constantly find problems to solve. Decisions are not made in isolation. We work hard, work smart, and work together.
  5. Constantly Change, Learn & Evolve: We flourish by adapting quickly to new challenges and by learning from everyone around us. Building something new is not always glamorous work. Roll up your sleeves, get your hands dirty, and evolve.
  6. Respect Above All: We are humble and treat others with the same respect we desire for ourselves. Our work culture is a safe environment where everyone is open to feedback and new ideas.

How you’ll make an impact

This highly strategic role will be responsible for elevating the profile of our business in the marketplace through media coverage, awards, and speaking opportunities, as well as shaping company culture through effective leadership communications.

The ideal candidate is a phenomenal storyteller and strategic thinker with outstanding ability to translate complex product and partner news into inspiring communications, work closely with executives, build media relationships, and drive cross-functional execution.

What you’ll own

  • Lead strategy and execution for global external communications including PR, speaking opportunities, and award submissions
  • Become a subject matter expert in our product, partnerships, and industry in order to craft compelling press releases, blogs, and bylined articles
  • Pitch industry journalists where strong relationships are in place and work with a PR firm to secure coverage in the business press
  • Secure speaking opportunities for our spokespeople and help them prepare impactful talking points and presentations
  • Line up speakers for events and webinars
  • Pursue awards that elevate our technology, executives, and talent brand
  • Manage cross-functional execution of announcements across executive leadership, product experts, content, social media, and growth marketing
  • Manage core internal communications including town halls and executive announcements

Experience to bring with you

  • 8+ years of experience working in-house or at an agency with a focus on external B2B communications
  • 2+ years of experience overseeing internal communications
  • Exceptional writing and verbal communication skills
  • Self-starter able to work quickly and independently to drive execution with minimal support
  • Fast learner able to quickly come up to speed on our industry, products, partnerships, and processes
  • Strong ability to synthesize complex product storylines and partner relationships into communications that both inform and inspire
  • Intrinsically curious and motivated to drive impact
  • Extensive experience working directly with C-level executives and adapting to their unique communication style and support needs
  • Strong cross-functional collaboration skills and ability to build relationships
  • High attention to detail
  • Travel industry experience a strong plus

Let’s talk compensation

Spotnana strives to offer fair, industry-competitive and equitable compensation. Our approach holistically assesses total compensation, including cash, company equity and comprehensive benefits. Our market-based compensation approach uses data from trusted third party compensation sources to set salary ranges that are thoughtful and consistent with the role, industry, company size, and internal equity of our team. Each employee is paid within the minimum and maximum of their position’s compensation range based on their skills, experience, qualifications, and other job-related specifications.

The annual cash compensation for this role is: $160,000 - $190,000

We care for the people who make everything possible - our benefits offerings include:

  • Equity in the form of stock options which provides partial ownership in the company so you can share in the success of the company as it grows
  • Pre-tax and ROTH 401(k) options via Fidelity with up to a 4% company match
  • Comprehensive benefit plans covering medical, dental, vision, life, and disability effective on your hire date. We cover 100% of your employee premiums and 85% of your eligible dependents
  • Pre-tax flexible spending account options for health, dependent care and commuter expenses
  • 20 vacation days per year in additional to 10 company holidays, 4 company recharge/wellness days and an end of year company shutdown
  • Up to 26 weeks of Parental Leave
  • Monthly cell phone / internet stipend
  • Additional benefits including access to RocketLawyer’s online legal platform, International Airlines Travel Agent Network (IATAN) membership, Pet Insurance through Fetch, Financial Wellness through Origin and SoFi, EAP through Mutual of Omaha, The Calm app through Kaiser, pre-tax parking/transit program and more

We are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive environment and to encourage these values in everyone on our team. We provide an environment of mutual respect where opportunities are available without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We believe that diversity and inclusion for people from all walks of life is key to our success as a company.