2019-05-14 Google Operations Center
Communications Manager - Unmanned Traffic Management
Palo Alto, California, United States

About Wing:

Wing is reshaping the future of delivery. We are an on-demand drone delivery service that can deliver food, medicine or other items within minutes. We’ve also developed an unmanned traffic management platform to safely route drones through the sky. Our service is faster, safer and produces far less pollution than traditional delivery. Originally created in 2012 within X, the Moonshot Factory, Wing is now an Alphabet company.

About the Role:

Wing is looking for a Communications Lead to focus on helping with launches and campaigns to promote  key concepts of the UTM industry to regulators and the general public and Wing’s UTM (UAS Traffic Management System) as well. Aviation is at an inflection point where industry in partnership with regulators and airspace managers can enable safe access to the sky for drones.   The ideal candidate has a passion for marketing very-new-to-the-world technologies, building campaigns that talk to many different types of stakeholders, and the ability to deliver results as part of a dynamic, cross-functional team.

What You’ll Do:

  • Identify and coordinate press opportunities for UTM
  • Develop written materials, such as blog posts, FAQs, talking points, and more to effectively communicate about Wing and UTM as an ecosystem
  • Partner with our marketing and public policy teams to create memorable events and campaigns that promote Wing and UTM as an ecosystem
  • Develop strong relationships with journalists to pitch stories and communicate complex technology and regulatory environments in simple terms
  • Train and advise spokespersons for media interviews, press conferences, and industry presentations
  • Manage agency partners to produce excellent creative work.

What You'll Need:

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills

Bonus:

  • Experience with communications to regulators or policymakers, or experience working in a heavily regulated industry
  • Startup experience ideal, startup mentality a must;  a cross-functional leader who gets things done, scrappy and hands-on.
  • Ability to think, plan and execute on multiple projects simultaneously in an organized fashion.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Passion or interest in aviation
At Wing, we don’t just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.
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