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Head of Communication & PR - New York City

Join us in disrupting the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry by shifting power to our users!

Natural Cycles is the world's leading startup in the area of contraception and reproductive health. We are all about education, scientific research, transparency, innovation and creating an impact. Together with a very passionate team gathered from all corners of the world we work on changing women's lives every single day. 

We are looking for a Head of Communications and PR to join our team in the New York office! It’s one of the most exciting roles in the company, in which you will actively shape the conversation not only around Natural Cycles itself, but around how people see and think about birth control. Our product is a revolutionary approach to birth control and family planning, empowering women to make informed decisions.  We are disrupting the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry by shifting power to our users - public opinion and controversies are inevitable. 

The role is charged with managing the voice of Natural Cycles in the marketplace.  What that NC voice says and how it says it in earned channel marketing is what the Head Of Comms/PR will be responsible for .  This will require confidence, forward thinking, and appropriately taking risk to position NC as a thought leader in reproductive health & family planning fields.  In addition, this role will bridge the voice of the brand across other owned and paid channel marketing seeking to establish the brand’s positioning and provide clear, simple communication for why a potential user should engage with the brand.  Then ensuring consistency and updated relevance of the voice will be the key for evolving the brand.

What you will be doing

  • Develop and lead execution of the strategic plan to accomplish global communication objectives and support business goals, and demonstrate thought, strategic and executional leadership to deliver with excellence.
  • Develop a framework to define and ensure consistent communication of Natural Cycles’ vision, voice, and values to both an internal and external audience.
  • Lead development of global (USA priority focus) PR strategy and tactical plan together with marketing and other key stakeholders in the company to create "one voice" to the media and external stakeholders.
  • Identify PR opportunities proactively and execute on plans and ad-hoc
  • Lead identification and daily management of public relations/crisis management agency (USA focus with global capability to respond to other country needs)
  • Identify media out-reach opportunities and be able to get "scrappy" with "sleeves rolled up" along with inspiring, stimulating PR agency and other key company stakeholders around PR/communication opportunities and potential threats with ability to guide decision-making; identify contexts and conversations Natural Cycles should drive and avoid - always ensuring timelines are met.
  • Ensure on-brand high-level placements in print, broadcast, on-line media through PR agency
  • Prepare and lead crisis communication efforts/protocols for the company
  • Monitor, analyze and communicate fact-based, data-driven PR results, trends and conversations
  • Based on insights and analysis, ensure Natural Cycles remains agile by continuously initiating PR activities that help build the brand proactively.
  • Provide strategic communications support to senior management team and other business partners on internal and external communication, and corporate reputation issues/initiatives from conception through effective delivery.

This leader will report to the CCO and work with the C-level management team to help define the company’s positioning and messaging priorities, as well as align strategy and execution across all functions to effectively support communication plans and Natural Cycles reputation. As the leader, you will build, develop and mentor people both internally and externally.

What skills and experience you should have

We are looking for a highly experienced, visionary leader with 5-10 years experience in leading strategic and operational Communications and PR-work across a few countries (with priority focus on the USA), collaborating with internal departments, as well as external stakeholders and agencies, ensuring alignment with brand, company and business goals.

  • You have a strategic mindset and the strength and knowledge to navigate the brand through an often controversial landscape, while maintaining its integrity.  
  • Relevant education in PR, communications, journalism, marketing, etc. Senior strategist who deals well in ambiguity and thrives in fast-paced, ever-changing and challenging environment.
  • Proven track record in corporate communication and crisis management, strong leadership experience.
  • Keen passion and interest in the digital/ healthcare field and an appreciation for the data-driven, scientific nature of Natural Cycles.
  • Even though we are not a political organization, the role also demands knowledge of and interest in the politics and business context of birth control and feminism.  

About Natural Cycles

Natural Cycles is a revolutionary approach to birth control and family planning, empowering women to take informed decisions. Developed initially by two former physicists, our algorithm and app is clinically tested and backed by several international VC firms. Together with a very passionate team gathered from all corners of the world we work from our international offices on changing women's lives every single day. We have a great familiar atmosphere and a truly diverse workplace with more than 20 nationalities and 65/35 in gender diversity.

We know that diverse teams are strong teams, so we welcome those from different backgrounds and experiences. Please note that only applications in English and submitted through the website will be considered.

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New York City

26 Broadway
10004 New York Directions Office@naturalcycles.com

Life at Natural Cycles

Being a passionate and committed team we  spend a lot of time working together, but we also make sure to have fun! We celebrate every success and milestone together as a team, and enjoy spending time together at our weekly fika, monthly after works, and other fun events such as board game nights, yoga classes and workouts.

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