Director, Communications at Virgin Hyperloop

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To connect the world, we must reflect the world. At Virgin Hyperloop One, we’re bringing together unique perspectives, empowering our community to celebrate all voices, and creating equal opportunities to build, grow, and thrive.

 We innovate, test, and build the future we want to see – so we can leave the world better than we found it. If you thrive on challenge, collaboration, and the boundless potential of a start-up, then we encourage you to apply.

WHY WE NEED YOU

The Director of Communications will lead both our internal and external communications strategies, partner with our senior leaders to ensure alignment between both internal communications efforts, our company culture and brand. You will play a pivotal role to elevate global brand awareness through various marketing vehicles.  Reporting directly to the VP of Marketing and Communications, you will be consistently collaborating with our CEO, CTO, and CFO to shape our messaging and executive communications.

If you are an incredible writer, have proven track record of building brand awareness and employee experience to variety of key stakeholders and a diverse audience, you may what we are looking for.  

WHAT YOU'LL DO
  • Shape and write our global messaging for our press team and internal stakeholders through presentations, interviews, speeches, OpEds, and other forms of communications.
  • Ensure our outreach to press and media coordinates with border business communications strategies and initiatives.  
  • Partner with our press team on briefing documents for interviews and create custom messaging for each opportunity. Work with interviewee on delivery with press team. 
  • Collaborate with the marketing team to establish ideas for content that feed into our global narrative and messaging.  
  • Formulate core messages and narratives for the company consistently across different social media platforms, including the Virgin Hyperloop blog 
  • Guide appropriate messaging, style, and context for communications deliverables that support the overall communications strategy, work creatively, adhere to the brand standards, and reflect the needs of our various internal and external audiences.
  • Work closely with the C-Suite and other spokespeople at the company to develop their public personas and shape their communications both internally and externally.   
  • Collaborate with engineering to break down complex concepts into easily understandable content 
  • Provide editorial management of communications submitted by other teams for internal communications channels when appropriate
  • Partner across the organization, aligning key stakeholders on messaging 
  • Consistently update messaging based on new accomplishments and information. 
  • Work with the VP of Marketing and Communications on messaging for marketing campaigns and internal events including a weekly “All Hands” with the company.

WHAT YOU'VE DONE

  • Demonstrated track record of leading internal and external corporate communications. Must have experience writing, editing, and copy-editing in the communications, public relations, or journalism fields with a proven history of successful engagement with key stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of social media, intranet engagement, and strategic best practices for communications, reader engagement, and user experience.
  • Experience working with and writing for senior executives in corporate communications.
  • Proven and relevant experience in marketing communications, preferably in a fast-pace, multi-cultural, diverse Tech startup environment with demonstrable results.

NICE TO HAVE

  • Experience leading Crisis Management communications 
  • Experience managing marketing, social media, and or communications for a technology driven or startup company 
  • International PR and Communications experience a big plus

WHY VIRGIN HYPERLOOP

  • Our Benefits: medical (including infertility & mental health), dental, vision, life, FSA, HSA, 401k, and more 
  • Your Wellbeing: flexible work schedules, unlimited PTO, and 16 weeks of paid parental leave
  • Our Stock Options: own a piece of the company that you’re helping to build
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Location

We're located in the Arts District, an up-and-coming neighborhood with new hotels, restaurants, and breweries—and just minutes away from Downtown LA!

An Insider's view of Virgin Hyperloop

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our office gives the feeling of excitement and energy every day. You can see it through the passionate discussions about engineering, marketing or any field. The people really bring a level of passion and energy that makes it one of the best places to work. The dog-friendly culture also helps soothe our nerves after any intense discussions!

Matt

Manager - Software Design Specs

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

My job is based around collaboration with other teams. When a team needs to optimize their workflow or day-to-day operations, I gather requirements from them to find solutions to best suit their needs. I love being able to make this easier and simpler for other teams.

Anne

IT Operations Analyst

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I am probably a unique example having only worked for the company for six months and already having the opportunity to start in the Dubai office and then be seconded to the Los Angeles Headquarters. Relentless focus on making a difference, impacting positive change, and putting safety first have already given me great opportunities with VHO.

Bruce

Safety Regulatory Certification Director

What are some things you learned at the company?

I have learned how to model the dynamics of our pod and how the different EM systems generate forces that control its motion. I extended my knowledge into multi-body dynamics which is needed to simulate the motion of the vehicle through curvilinear trajectories. I have learned how to develop my own in-house simulation tools and use CAE tools.

Cathy

Vehicle Dynamics Specialist

What are Virgin Hyperloop Perks + Benefits

Virgin Hyperloop Benefits Overview

We place great value in our employees' work-life balance, so our office is full of great perks to make you feel right at home. We've got catered lunches, snacks, coffee and drinks every day so employees can enjoy all three meals at work. Our office also has full showers, towels and lockers along with on-site barber visits, dry cleaning service, and mobile car wash services. Our employees enjoy premium quality medical insurance, as well as stock options with early exercise option. Also, we're dog-friendly!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
VHO employees can contribute up to $2700 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 100% of annual salary with no maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 3x an employee's annual salary. Additionally, we offer the ability to purchase additional Supplemental Life & AD&D insurance to protect yourself, your spouse & children.
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
We have employee-lead group workout sessions after work!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
VHO offers up to 16 weeks of paid parental leave to eligible employees who become parents through birth, surrogacy, adoption, or foster care
Flexible Work Schedule
VHO provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Hourly employees receive between 15 and 20 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Virgin Hyperloop One hosts company outings semi-annually. Our most recent team-building was at a Dodgers game!
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Parking
We offer employees free on-site garage parking.
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Eligible company positions are offered relocation assistance.
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Our lunch and learns focus on our recent technology, business opportunities, and potential partnerships.
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