Title: Head of Communications
Reporting To: CEO
Overall responsibility for the story and communications activity for The Ozone Project, to promote and raise awareness of the company’s key messages, values and business growth.
Ozone is a challenger brand, and leading change in how the digital advertising industry operates. The DoC is the driving force behind creating the narrative, and creating and executing on the comms to support this. This includes ensuring Ozone has a single and consistent message and takes advantage of the thought leadership position Ozone has been granted by virtue of representing the leaders in the news industry in the UK.
This new role is expected to change and grow as the organisation continues to reshape its focus and strategic direction. The specific duties may also change and the role holder needs to be flexible and adaptable during this time.
Develop and deliver a clear communication strategy for Ozone, working closely with the CEO, Ozone leadership team and peers within the publisher group, that supports the ambition and leadership role of Ozone in the advertising sector
As a member of the Ozone leadership team, take responsibility for all comms activity and channels to support business objectives. These include but are not limited to thought leadership articles, press releases, events, social media activity, website and other marketing collateral
Developing and maintaining a clear set of internal and external communications principles and guidelines
Ensuring all messaging at all times across the business is consistent and clearly speaks to the needs of all stakeholders
Maintain regular engagement with comms teams within publisher businesses to keep regular flow of information about comms activity and to coordinate any joint marketing opportunities
Experience of devising, implementing and delivering external and internal communication strategies in complex scenarios and organisations is essential
Proven track record of working successfully at a senior level in communications, preferably (but not essentially) in the adtech or media sector
Possess a deep understanding of the role of digital and social media
Ability to work in a fast-paced, complex and changing work environments and in pursuit of new revenue streams
Adept at managing multiple priorities whilst delivering excellent results
Frontline communications experience covering proactive, strategic and tactical planning across a range of different digital channels and media, including face to face engagement
Well-networked, with a good range of press and PR agency contacts, with an in-depth
understanding of how the media and news industry specifically operates, and strong current knowledge of media, employee and industry-related trends
A compelling track record of dealing with high profile issues and a creative approach to external and internal communications, coupled with excellent judgment
Self-starter with the intuition and ability to identify potential opportunities and risks, and
translate these proactively into initiatives
Maintain an understanding of the changing media (including social media), and broadcast landscape, keeping abreast of developments in the market that could add value to the news industry’s offering
Excellent abilities in writing, proofing and editing materials of all kinds, and proven experience presenting proposals and plans to senior/board level executives
Confident authoritative style and clear articulate communicator
A lover of news!
Things we love to see
You consistently exceed targets and seek new challenges
You love the advertising business and stay abreast of industry news
You are self-sufficient
You are bright & charismatic
You want to grow an exciting, dynamic and inclusive culture