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Vacancy for Director of Communications at Canonical, Accra

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About this role:

Director of Communications. The person who will redefine the perception of open source in the enterprise.

Canonical, the publisher of Ubuntu and a leader in open source solutions and services, is hiring a technologist, raconteur and writer to tell the next chapter of its growth story. This role carries global responsibility for Canonical communication activities across press, analyst, social media…

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The ideal candidate:

We’re looking for a seasoned corporate communications professional to help grow Canonical brands and influence across the globe. In this role you’ll be crafting our narrative, shaping our responses to industry events and trends, providing strategic input to executives on a range of industry and public relations topics.

The Communications Team – AR, PR, social, content – report up to this role as well as agency management. The ideal candidate is an entrepreneurial leader, who will work closely with senior leadership, product teams, customers and partners to orchestrate the growth in visibility of our brands and company. They will also demonstrate the ability to collaborate with engineering, HR and customer success to encourage and amplify developer and community advocacy.

Candidates will need to demonstrate their ability to build thought leadership programs and achieve cohesion and consistency in messaging and tone of voice across channels. Candidates with extensive communications experience in the SAAS, cloud, system integration and IT services industries who have operated across verticals and regions will be well placed for this position.

Canonical is a distributed organisation and most executives are not office-based. The role reports to the VP of Marketing who is primarily in EMEA time zones. The business is global and exceptional candidates from all regions will be considered.

What Is Canonical

Canonical is the global open source solutions provider and the publisher of Ubuntu. Since 2004 Canonical has led the way in providing free open source software solutions has created, putting innovation in the hands of everyone. Our portfolio of solutions are designed to support enterprises to innovate from the data centre to the edge; leading the way in cloud infrastructure, advanced robotics, enabling AI, blockchain, autonomous cars and smart things. We are proud to support the critical infrastructure and operations for thousands of businesses and millions of Ubuntu users around the world including AT&T, Bloomberg, Netflix, Paypal, Sky, Slack, Spotify and Tmobile.

We seek to have a positive impact on the global IT community and support new and innovative development for the companies we work with and the communities in which we work. As a truly global company with more than 700 employees in over 39 countries, and 10 offices we offer a collaborative and open work environment where people are valued for their unique talents and empowered to do their jobs well.

The marketing team at Canonical drives commercial outcomes for the company across its portfolio of products and grows the addressable market through digital marketing campaigns, lifecycle management, events, partnerships and community development. If these things are important to you and you’re driven by driving growth, delighting customers and filling the sales funnel, we want to talk with you.

What Canonical Offers:
• Learning and Development
• Annual Compensation Review
• Recognition Rewards
• Annual Leave
• Priority Pass for travel
• Flexible working option

Canonical believes a diverse workforce enhances our ability to deliver world class software and services which meet the world’s computing needs. We are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

We are proud to foster a workplace free from discrimination. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives and background will lead to a better environment for our employees and a better platform for our users and customers. This is something we value deeply and we encourage everyone to come be a part of the world of Ubuntu.

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