PR Manager

Job description

A better internet is possible, one that empowers people to choose how their personal information is used. This might seem daunting, or even impossible, but at Proton, building this better internet is what we do every day.

Proton Mail was founded in 2014 by a group of scientists who met at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). Our first product, Proton Mail, is now the world’s largest encrypted email service. Subsequent Proton products, such as Proton VPN, Proton Calendar, and Proton Drive, use end-to-end encryption that gives our users full control over how and with whom their data is shared.

Today, Proton is making privacy universally accessible to more than 50 million registered users, including journalists, some of the world’s largest organizations, and people in more than 180 countries. Our diverse and dynamic team is made up of more than 400 members representing over 30 different nationalities. While we are based in Geneva, Switzerland, we have offices in Zurich, Prague, London, Vilnius, Skopje, Taipei, and many more employees working remotely around the world.

New York Times journalists, some of the world’s largest corporations, and millions of ordinary citizens use our products so they can choose who, if anyone, sees their information. Join us at one of Europe’s fastest-growing companies to help us solve challenging problems and build new products that will reach hundreds of millions of people. We want to create more than just one of the world’s most impactful tech companies, we want to create a new internet that serves the interests of all people. We need you, your voice, your ideas, and your ambition to make it happen.

Purpose of the role

As a PR Manager, you will have the opportunity to represent one of the most forward thinking tech companies in the world. Proton is rebuilding the internet with privacy as the default setting, giving users the tools they need to protect their data and decide for themselves who they share their personal information with. As the world’s largest secure email platform, Proton has been at the forefront of the global privacy debate. This role will give you the chance to help form the future of this debate, bringing the conversation to a mainstream audience and reshaping the status quo of the entire internet.

This role will give you the chance to operate with a high degree of autonomy and play a pivotal role in the success of a fast-growing and dynamic technology company. You will have the opportunity to take ownership of Proton’s Communications strategy in the UK, building relationships with journalists, identifying PR opportunities and generating headlines in top tier media outlets. You will work alongside colleagues across multiple teams to launch integrated communications campaigns that raise Proton’s profile, increase sign ups and conversions, and drive positive regulatory and legislative change.

What you will do

  • Develop new, integrated communications campaigns for the UK in collaboration with Proton’s content, social, marketing, public policy and product teams

  • Build and maintain Proton’s stakeholder maps and own relationships with top tier UK media outlets

  • Generate headlines in UK mainstream and tech media in line with Proton’s narrative and communications strategy, positioning Proton as the leading authority on privacy on the internet

  • Generate headline coverage of new products and features in tech and consumer media

  • Drive support for Proton’s policy positions on issues ranging from antitrust and competition to encryption and data protection through targeted media coverage

  • Engage with conference and events organisers to secure speaker slots for Proton representatives

  • Protect Proton’s reputation with timely responses to media enquiries on a range of technical and policy based subjects

Job requirements

  • At least five years of communications or PR experience. Strong preference for agency experience with tech clients or in-house in a tech company

  • Experience building and owning relationships with journalists and acting as a company spokesperson

  • A strong network of tech, business and consumer media contacts

  • Crisis management experience and ability to juggle multiple fast-paced projects and manage competing deadlines

  • Self-starter, ability to work independently and take ownership of projects as well as proactively identifying and pursuing PR opportunities

  • Strategic approach, ability to develop market specific campaigns within the context of an international and multidisciplinary team

Why you should join Proton

Be part of a movement - Proton is not just a product or service but a community-driven movement united by a shared vision of online freedom. Our services are open source, audited, and supported by community contributions. We give back to our community by maintaining core encryption libraries and by supporting other organizations furthering the same goals as us.

  • Work with smart and dedicated people - Our team is diverse, collaborative, and tight-knit with people coming from all walks of life, including many of the world’s top academic institutions and organizations.
  • Join a strong brand - Our encrypted email service - Proton Mail - has grown to be a staple of online security and privacy. Proton has been featured in multiple popular television and film productions, such as Mr. Robot, Knives Out, Sounds of Metal, and more.
  • Grow with us - We’re one of Europe’s fastest-growing companies, doubling in size every year. Our growth gives you limitless career and educational opportunities as well as the opportunity to work side-by-side with many world-leading experts in their fields.
  • Have your voice heard - We value your opinion and encourage you to speak up and share your ideas and thoughts. At Proton, no problem is someone else’s problem. We collectively strive to do the right thing and be the undisputed best in the world at everything we do.
  • Benefits – these vary by location and type of contract but expect support on your vacation, parental leave, refreshment if working from the office, learning and development opportunities, equity for shared success, flexible working hours and remote work, company events and team building activities.

Proton uses the Recruitee recruitment platform for a more effective hiring process and a better candidate experience. Your data will always be kept confidential and is not shared with any third parties. Keep in mind that you will receive emails from the email address or other addresses on the domain. Due to recent scams, please be careful with any suspicious emails pretending to be Proton team and forward them to Proton will never ask for payments from candidates.

Proton does not accept unsolicited resumes from any sources other than directly from a candidate. Proton will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited offer, even in a situation when the relevant candidate is employed by Proton.

By applying to a role at Proton, you acknowledge that we will process and store your personal data for at least the duration of the hiring process and as necessary to enter a contractual relationship with you.