A better internet, where privacy is the default, is possible. Building this better internet might seem daunting or even unthinkable, but at Proton, this is what we do every day.
Proton was founded in 2014 by a group of scientists who met at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). Our first product, Proton Mail, is now the world’s largest encrypted email service. Subsequent Proton products, such as Proton VPN, Proton Calendar, and Proton Drive, give our users full control over how and with whom their data is shared.
Today, Proton makes privacy universally accessible. Journalists from outlets like The Guardian and The New York Times, some of the world’s largest organizations, and people in more than 180 countries have signed up for over 70 million accounts. Our diverse and dynamic team is made up of more than 400 members representing over 40 different nationalities. While we are based in Geneva, Switzerland, we have offices in Zurich, Prague, London, Vilnius, Skopje, Taipei, and many more employees working remotely around the world.
Join one of Europe’s fastest-growing companies to help us solve challenging problems and build new products that will reach hundreds of millions of people. We want to create more than just one of the world’s most impactful tech companies; we want to create a new internet that serves the interests of all people. We need you, your voice, your ideas, and your ambition to make it happen.
*Although preferred locations are listed above we will consider strong remote applications from other US locations*
Purpose of the role
As our US Public Relations Manager, you will have the opportunity to represent one of the most forward thinking tech companies in the world. You will be responsible for driving awareness and signups to Proton’s products (currently encrypted email, calendar, drive storage and VPN) and awareness of Proton as an organization through profiles and interviews in top tier media outlets.
Proton is rebuilding the internet with privacy as the default setting, giving users the tools they need to protect their data and decide for themselves who they share their personal information with. As the world’s largest secure email platform, Proton has been at the forefront of the global privacy debate. This role will give you the chance to help shape the future of this debate and bring the conversation to a mainstream audience.
This role will require you to operate with a high degree of autonomy and thrive in an independent setting. You will have the opportunity to take ownership of Proton’s Communications strategy in the US. You will work alongside colleagues across multiple teams to launch integrated communications campaigns that raise Proton’s profile, increase sign ups and conversions, and drive positive regulatory and legislative change. Proton’s Communications team is spread across the US, France, UK and Switzerland. Public Relations Managers typically take ownership of specific markets as well as developing specialist knowledge of specific product areas within the business. The role will require travel to Europe once or twice a year.
What you will do
Develop new, integrated communications campaigns for the US in collaboration with Proton’s product, engineering, content, social, marketing, and public policy teams
Develop and deploy communications campaigns focused on Proton’s product suite, driving growth and helping the business hit its commercial goals
Generate headlines in US mainstream and tech media in line with Proton’s narrative and communications strategy, positioning Proton as the leading authority on privacy on the internet
Build and maintain Proton’s stakeholder maps and own relationships with top tier US media outlets
Drive support for Proton’s policy positions on issues ranging from antitrust and competition to encryption and data protection through targeted media coverage
Engage with conference and events organizers to secure speaker slots for Proton representatives
Protect Proton’s reputation with timely responses to media enquiries on a range of technical and policy based subjects