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WhatsApp is looking for a senior communications leader to oversee communications across the Asia Pacific. The successful candidate will be responsible for building our communications strategy for WhatsApp across a region that depends on WhatsApp to communicate privately, including helping educate people about our deep commitment to protecting people’s personal messages with end-to-end encryption. They will also highlight our growing products for small businesses to accelerate commerce for local merchants as well as our support for larger businesses to provide customer service. We are looking for someone who brings relationships with media and opinion leaders and has a proven track record of executing high-profile, creative campaigns and handling corporate issues and public affairs matters. This is a hands-on role with significant day-to-day responsibilities and an opportunity to grow a communications practice in one of our most important regions. This is a full time role based in Singapore.
Oversee a long term communications strategy for WhatsApp across the APAC region to support WhatsApp's brand, our growing tools for businesses, and deep commitment to the privacy and security of our users.
Develop and maintain relationships with media and opinion leaders.
Own executions of public relations programs — from proactive pitches highlighting positive uses of the product to feature launches, partnerships or marketing campaigns as well as handling issues as they arise
Manage external PR agencies to support these efforts.
Work with cross-functional teams both in the region - to include policy and partnerships - as well as leaders in California.
Manage a growing team.
15+ years of professional experience in communications and public relations in the region
Experience working with tech, corporate, and mass media including a track record of developing campaigns that have achieved their goals.
Excellent communications and decision-making skills
Self-starter that with a desire to expand our communications efforts across the region
Proven track record as a manager