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Corporate Communications Lead



Marketing & Communications
London, UK
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Meet DeepL

DeepL, Europe's leading AI company since 2017, is dedicated to breaking down language barriers and bringing cultures closer together. Our expertise in AI and neural networks has enabled us to create cutting-edge communication technologies for businesses, including the acclaimed DeepL Translator which offers 30+ languages, and DeepL Write, our AI writing companion. Our core offering includes a suite of products and tools made for businesses to communicate more effectively, both internally and with their customers around the globe.

Our goal is to become the global leader in Language AI and build products that help drive better communication, drive connection, and make real-life impact. To do that, we need talented people, like you, who want to be a part of this exciting journey. If you're ready to work with a dynamic team and build your career in the fast-moving AI space, DeepL is your destination.

What sets us apart

We are committed to innovation and to a nurturing work environment. Founded by developers and researchers, we spend a lot of time actively reviewing the latest trends in generative AI and software engineering. Known for pioneering AI technologies, we dive deep into cutting-edge research to create not only translations, but advanced language solutions. Combining our use of modern technology, comprehensive employee benefits with our open and welcoming work culture is what sets us apart.

When we tell people about DeepL as an employer, the reactions are overwhelmingly positive. Maybe it's because of the products that have helped countless people worldwide, or maybe it's because of our shared goal of improving communication for individuals and businesses worldwide. What we're certain of is this: being part of DeepL means joining a team committed to innovation and the well-being of its employees.

What will you be doing at DeepL?

The Corporate Communications Lead will play a critical role in driving DeepL’s global communications efforts. Partnering with internal and external stakeholders, they will raise and protect DeepL’s public profile, ensuring consistent and effective communications across all channels. The right candidate will have a proven track record in developing and executing comprehensive communication strategies at a global level and navigating crisis communications. They will excel in crafting compelling narratives that resonate with diverse audiences, demonstrate strong leadership, project management and writing skills, and possess a deep understanding of B2B and SaaS companies.


Your responsibilities

  • Develop and drive DeepL’s corporate narrative and global strategy in partnership with Comms leadership.

  • Develop a comprehensive thought leadership program to showcase DeepL as a market leader and rising star of European tech.

  • Craft clear, compelling messaging to support business objectives and prepare company spokespeople for interviews and wider executive engagements.

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders including media, investors, analysts, industry influencers and internal teams to enhance DeepL's visibility and reputation.

  • Prepare for and manage communication responses to any crises or issues that may arise, safeguarding DeepL's reputation.

  • Oversee the creation of high-quality content, including press releases, articles, speeches, and presentations that resonate with local audiences and support DeepL's strategic goals.

  • Uphold and strengthen the DeepL brand globally, partnering with the wider communications team to ensure consistency and overall alignment across various touchpoints.

Qualities we look for
  • 12+ years of experience in corporate communications, preferably in a world-class, high-growth B2B SaaS organisation.

  • Exceptional writing, editing, and verbal communication skills. Strong media relations and storytelling abilities.

  • Big picture thinker, able to translate business goals into effective communication strategies.

  • Practical and proactive attitude with a humble approach, comfortable working in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.

  • Excellent project management skills, able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Strong team player who can work effectively with cross-functional teams and external partners.

  • A genuine interest in technology, language and the DeepL mission.

What we offer

  • Diverse and internationally distributed team: joining our team means becoming part of a large, global community with people of more than 90 nationalities. We're more than just colleagues; we're a group of professionals with a shared mission to connect diverse cultures. Our global presence is growing–we've doubled in size nearly every year, with our employees based in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, the US, and Japan, and we continue to expand our network.
  • Open communication, regular feedback: as a language-focused company, we value the importance of clear, honest communication. We value smooth collaboration, direct and actionable feedback, and believe that leading with empathy makes us better together.
  • Hybrid work, flexible hours: whether you're near our hub in Cologne, or prefer the comfort of your own home, you decide where your office is. We offer flexible working hours and trust in your productivity, all in sync with your team's general locations and time zones to foster effective and seamless collaboration. Our aim is to integrate your work with your lifestyle, ensuring a balance that respects both your needs and our operational requirements.
  • Regular in-person team events: we bond over vibrant events that are as unique as our team, from local team and business unit gatherings, to new-joiner on-boardings, to company-wide events that bring us all together–literally.
  • Comprehensive health insurance: your health comes first. With our comprehensive insurance, we'll make sure you're covered from head to toe.
  • 30 days of annual leave: we value your peace of mind. With 30 days off (excluding public holidays) and access to mental health resources, we make sure you're as strong mentally as you are professionally.
  • Annual learning budget: because we never stop learning, we’ve set up an annual budget for your professional development—pick a learning path that contributes to your career development and we'll back you up.

If this role and our mission resonate with you, but you're hesitant because you don't check all the boxes, don't let that hold you back. At DeepL, it's all about the value you bring and the growth we can foster together. Go ahead, apply—let's discover your potential together. We can't wait to meet you!

Please make sure to send your application in English.

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Marketing and Communications