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Head of Communications, EMEA



Marketing & Communications
London, UK
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024

About Anthropic

Anthropic’s mission is to create reliable, interpretable, and steerable AI systems. We want AI to be safe and beneficial for our users and for society as a whole. Our team is a quickly growing group of committed researchers, engineers, policy experts, and business leaders working together to build beneficial AI systems.

About the role

Anthropic seeks a highly skilled communicator to lead Anthropic’s communications across Europe, Middle East and Africa. As our first communications hire in the region you will develop and drive effective communications campaigns that advance Anthropic's position in our key EMEA markets. The role will report to our Head of Communications in the US. The ideal candidate should be a highly strategic thinker with a proven track record of delivering exceptional results, have strong market knowledge and excellent media relations. They should be skilled at working with a wide-range of internal and external stakeholders to help navigate fast-paced, complex environments.


  • Develop and execute communications strategies to elevate Anthropic's brand and effectively communicate our story in our key markets within the EMEA region—with an initial focus on the EU and UK.
  • Craft messaging and talking points for major company announcements and milestones.
  • Build strong relationships with journalists and relevant influencers.
  • Partner cross-functionally with a wide range of teams including sales, marketing, legal, research and policy.
  • Provide communications counsel to a wide range of stakeholders across the company including leadership.
  • Effectively plan for and manage communications risks.
  • Oversee executive interviews and speaking engagements.
  • Work with communications leadership to build an excellent EMEA communications team and manage agency relationships.

You may be a good fit if you:

  • Have 15+ years of experience working in communications, ideally at a high growth technology company in a senior in-house position.
  • Have a strong record of driving communications across multiple markets across EMEA and are equally comfortable driving proactive communications and handling reactive issues.
  • Are excellent at media relations, and issues management and have a deep understanding of the political and regulatory landscape across EMEA, especially in the EU & UK.
  • Are a clear and superb written and verbal communicator.
  • Have a strong track record of translating complex technical language into compelling messaging.
  • Enjoy working cross-functionally with a range of technical and non-technical teams.
  • Are excited to translate insights about AI for broader audiences, ranging from the tech press to the general public.
  • Are results-oriented, with a bias towards flexibility and impact.
  • Care about ensuring that transformative AI systems are developed safely.

Deadline to apply: None. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

The expected salary range for this position is:

Annual Salary:
£240,000£285,000 GBP


Location-based hybrid policy: Currently, we expect all staff to be in one of our offices at least 25% of the time. However, some roles may require more time in our offices.

US visa sponsorship: We do sponsor visas! However, we aren't able to successfully sponsor visas for every role and every candidate; operations roles are especially difficult to support. But if we make you an offer, we will make every effort to get you into the United States, and we retain an immigration lawyer to help with this.

We encourage you to apply even if you do not believe you meet every single qualification. Not all strong candidates will meet every single qualification as listed. Research shows that people who identify as being from underrepresented groups are more prone to experiencing imposter syndrome and doubting the strength of their candidacy, so we urge you not to exclude yourself prematurely and to submit an application if you're interested in this work. We think AI systems like the ones we're building have enormous social and ethical implications. We think this makes representation even more important, and we strive to include a range of diverse perspectives on our team.

Compensation and Benefits*

Anthropic’s compensation package consists of three elements: salary, equity, and benefits. We are committed to pay fairness and aim for these three elements collectively to be highly competitive with market rates.

Equity - For eligible roles, equity will be a major component of the total compensation. We aim to offer higher-than-average equity compensation for a company of our size, and communicate equity amounts at the time of offer issuance.

US Benefits - The following benefits are for our US-based employees:

  • Optional equity donation matching.
  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance for you and all your dependents.
  • 401(k) plan with 4% matching.
  • 22 weeks of paid parental leave.
  • Unlimited PTO – most staff take between 4-6 weeks each year, sometimes more!
  • Stipends for education, home office improvements, commuting, and wellness.
  • Fertility benefits via Carrot.
  • Daily lunches and snacks in our office.
  • Relocation support for those moving to the Bay Area.

UK Benefits - The following benefits are for our UK-based employees:

  • Optional equity donation matching.
  • Private health, dental, and vision insurance for you and your dependents.
  • Pension contribution (matching 4% of your salary).
  • 21 weeks of paid parental leave.
  • Unlimited PTO – most staff take between 4-6 weeks each year, sometimes more!
  • Health cash plan.
  • Life insurance and income protection.
  • Daily lunches and snacks in our office.

* This compensation and benefits information is based on Anthropic’s good faith estimate for this position as of the date of publication and may be modified in the future. Employees based outside of the UK or US will receive a different benefits package. The level of pay within the range will depend on a variety of job-related factors, including where you place on our internal performance ladders, which is based on factors including past work experience, relevant education, and performance on our interviews or in a work trial.

How we're different

We believe that the highest-impact AI research will be big science. At Anthropic we work as a single cohesive team on just a few large-scale research efforts. And we value impact — advancing our long-term goals of steerable, trustworthy AI — rather than work on smaller and more specific puzzles. We view AI research as an empirical science, which has as much in common with physics and biology as with traditional efforts in computer science. We're an extremely collaborative group, and we host frequent research discussions to ensure that we are pursuing the highest-impact work at any given time. As such, we greatly value communication skills.

The easiest way to understand our research directions is to read our recent research. This research continues many of the directions our team worked on prior to Anthropic, including: GPT-3, Circuit-Based Interpretability, Multimodal Neurons, Scaling Laws, AI & Compute, Concrete Problems in AI Safety, and Learning from Human Preferences.

Come work with us!

Anthropic is a public benefit corporation headquartered in San Francisco. We offer competitive compensation and benefits, optional equity donation matching, generous vacation and parental leave, flexible working hours, and a lovely office space in which to collaborate with colleagues.