Head of Communications – Cryptocurrency

Greater London Permanent Bonus and Equity

Head of Communications – Cryptocurrency

Offers Fully Remote Working

Salary £120,000 competitive with Bonus and Equity

My client is a world leading cryptocurrency specialist business globally with a presence in over 35 countries. They are a forward-thinking company who has had huge success in first few years of trading. Offering three different services they accommodate consumers and business from small to large enterprises. They have a number of global investors backing them with more in the pipeline. Now a series B hyper growth business within web 3, they are making a number of key hires across the business and hired Salt exclusively to help them with their search.

One of these roles is for their first Communications hire who will build their PR and Communication’s functions from scratch. They are now looking to bring in a very senior Global Head of Media Relations to step into complex yet rewarding position. The ideal candidate will come from a similar industry in cryptocurrency or fintech but a personal interest in crypto and industry knowledge is a must. You will have ample experience covering PR globally including handling tier 1 media coverage. You will be good at creating new relationships and should have some strong connections to bring to the table. You will be able to fit within a scale up culture, being comfortable working in a environment not driven by process or structure. Report directly to senior business leaders you will grow their communications function and create a strong brand presence across the Globe.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute a highly-effective “tier one” media strategy
  • Lead global pitching of proactive news stories to influential global media outlets
  • Coordinate with local teams across the organisation’s globally decentralised team to ensure a coherent global story
  • Seek out content and partnership opportunities to promote thought leadership, including speaking engagements and platforms
  • Develop and manage internal and external communications strategy around issues and sensitivities, including positioning statements and reputation management
  • Monitor new legislation and compliance trends, opportunities and stories across the globe in the cryptocurrency sector
  • Develop crisis comms plans, holding statements and scenario planning for potential issues, including litigation, regulatory compliance, cybersecurity/breaches and more

Requirements:

· 7+ years of experience as a global communications leader for an internationally recognised technology or financial company.

  • You have the ability to manage complex issues quickly and effectively with a proven record of building successful communications campaigns.
  • In-depth knowledge of global media with deep understanding and relationships with key journalists.
  • Experience advising C-suite executives on media relations and issues management
  • Highly-effective team leader, with a proven track record in managing multi-country teams
  • Experienced in managing a broad network of PR agencies
  • Able to work autonomously with minimal supervision and strong follow up skills; proactive and collaborative
  • Excellent project management and organisational skills; able to prioritise and work under pressure
  • Works well in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience working with media/reporters, notably in the financial, business or cryptocurrency sector
  • Experience in public policy or affairs and media

Job Information

Job Reference: JO-2204-254478
Salary: Bonus and Equity
Salary per: annum
Job Duration:
Job Start Date: 27/04/2022
Job Industries: Marketing & Communications Jobs
Job Locations: Greater London
Job Types: Permanent

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