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Media Relations, Corporate Communications



Marketing & Communications
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

About the Team

OpenAI’s mission is to ensure that general-purpose artificial intelligence benefits all of humanity.

Our Communications team includes PR/media relations, employee communications, events, design, and other external-facing functions. This team’s ethos is to support OpenAI's mission and goals by clearly and authentically explaining our technology, values, and approach to safely building powerful AI.

About the Role

We’re seeking to hire an exceptional PR professional to join our nimble, high-impact team to communicate progress on our mission to develop Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) that benefits all of humanity. This person will support corporate initiatives, with a focus on brand reputation and issues management. This includes working in close collaboration with teams across OpenAI to help drive initiatives and narratives to build trust with external audiences. This role will report to our Corporate Communications lead.

The ideal candidate should bring a strong mix of strategic and tactical comms ownership. Ability to move fast and collaboratively on complex issues in a changing environment is critical.

This role is based in San Francisco, CA. We use a hybrid work model of 3 days in the office per week and offer relocation assistance to new employees.

In this role, you will:

  • Develop and implement communication strategies for proactive reputation management designed to boost brand awareness and reputation, while also tackling critical and/or category-specific issues

  • Create and execute integrated rapid response communication plans, media statements, FAQs, and external materials across a number of issue areas

  • Forge deep relationships with media and triage daily inbound requests on a range of issues

  • Partner cross-functionally with research, legal, product and other teams at OpenAI

  • Provide counsel and support to team members across the organization

  • Anticipate comms risks and establish risk mitigation strategies

We’re looking for a blend of qualifications, including:

  • 10+ years of professional PR and media relations experience; corporate and/or crisis communications experience is preferred, in-house experience is a plus.

  • Experience working with legal counsel to support communications related to corporate litigation.

  • Experience with AI technologies or a strong personal interest in the field of artificial intelligence.

  • Exceptional ability to translate complex technical information into clear, persuasive external-facing content.

  • Proven success in building relationships and collaborating with press, executives, partners, and other stakeholders.

You’ll thrive in this role if:

  • You want to be a part of a nimble, highly-experienced team that makes meaningful contributions

  • Building and maintaining relationships are your forte

  • You want to tell stories about technology that will have significant impact on the world

  • You seek and are comfortable managing high-profile, complex stories under tight deadlines

  • Educating general audiences about highly technical subjects is a challenge you enjoy

  • You excel in both strategy and tactical execution

About OpenAI

OpenAI is an AI research and deployment company dedicated to ensuring that general-purpose artificial intelligence benefits all of humanity. We push the boundaries of the capabilities of AI systems and seek to safely deploy them to the world through our products. AI is an extremely powerful tool that must be created with safety and human needs at its core, and to achieve our mission, we must encompass and value the many different perspectives, voices, and experiences that form the full spectrum of humanity.

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

For US Based Candidates: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, and requests can be made via this link.

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