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Our client, The Oversight Board, is searching for a Vice President, Global Communications & Public Engagement to join their Board in working on the most prominent and challenging issues facing the tech industry and society. The Vice President, Global Communications & Public Engagement, will create, implement, and manage a communications strategy that proactively articulates the Board’s value and impact on content moderation in the tech industry. The Vice President will engage with an intentional, disciplined, prioritised leveraging of the expertise and credibility of Board Members to ensure that the Oversight Board both shapes and is responsive to the external environment in which it operates – from how global regulation evolves to setting a model of what the industry standard for content moderation should look like. This person will perform a key role in the organisation’s Executive Team and will help to inform and execute the long-term strategy and vision of the organisation.

Key responsibilities: 

  • Development and oversight of the implementation of the global communications strategy and leading the Global Communications & Public Engagement team as well as representing the OSB externally at public events
  • To ensure that the overall strategy is responsive to developments in the industry, regulation and the broader content moderation/human rights community, including maintaining the organisational narrative and messaging, audience identification and engagement, and developing content with the communications team
  • Oversee all external communications activity, including stakeholder relations, public affairs, media engagement, digital communication and all Oversight Board publications, employing the latest communications tools, tactics and platforms to reach key audiences
  • Lead planning and development of internal communications strategy and materials and act as the communications interface between the Oversight Board Administration and the Oversight Board Members and Trustees
  • Develop and be responsible for the Oversight Board’s crisis communications plan and management of any crisis communications issues as well as contribute to organisation-wide management decisions – ensure delivery of annual Action Plan as a member of the Senior Management Team 
  • Contribute to the leadership and strategic direction of the Oversight Board as a member of the Executive Team and lead, manage and coach the Oversight Board Communications Team across multiple offices 

Key requirements: 

  • An experienced communications professional with a track record of implementing communications strategies on a global scale – in-depth expertise and knowledge in multiple markets (notably EU, UK and US) 
  • Considerable experience working in external communications or public affairs, either in-house within an organisation working in a similar field (e.g., technology, human rights, freedom of expression, digital rights) or within an agency setting with demonstrable experience serving clients working in similar fields 
  • Ability to maintain networks and build relations with new platforms and industry actors and a proven track record of complex stakeholder management and overseeing reputational risks and crises
  • Demonstrable ability to design and implement communications strategies involving global stakeholder (including government and lawmakers), media, social and digital activities  
  • Comfortable engaging with and presenting to C-suite level and senior political figures and proven experience representing organisations
  • Experience in leading and motivating senior level, high-performing multi-disciplinary teams around the world and a proven record in management of staff, ensuring motivation, support and wellbeing, and the delivery on performance plans
  • Prior experience of budget management and responsibility in complex organisational structures – excellent judgment and proven ability to achieve results and make decisions in fast-paced and complex environments 


    If you have the relevant experience and this opportunity sounds interesting to you, please get in touch with our team including a copy of your CV as soon as possible via the form below.

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