Head of Communications - Japan

Netflix, Tokyo, Japan

Leading subscription service for watching TV episodes and movies

Netflix is the world's leading internet entertainment service with over 139 million members in over 190 countries enjoying TV shows and movies everyday, including original series, documentaries and feature films. It's an amazing time to join the Netflix Communications team as we continue to transform entertainment. Over the past few years, we have moved from being a distributor to a programmer; from being a US tech company to a global leader in the entertainment landscape; from a US brand to one that is creating excitement and joy for its subscribers all over the world. If you are communications expert with a passion for content, technology and entertainment, keep reading!

The Role
We are looking for a talented communications executive with a strong understanding of the business ecosystem and media relationships in Japan. The candidate will be a member of a seasoned group of professionals helping to shape and tell the story of Netflix as a company and the entertainment & technology that underpins our service. She/He will build awareness of the Netflix service in Japan and bring to life how Netflix is contributor to the creative community as a global platform for their artistic visions. 

Reporting to the VP, Communications, Asia Pacific, the role requires strong cross-functional interactions with teams based in the US, Asia and Europe. She/He must be an independent thinker and a self-starter with the ability for innovation and new ideas, making the leap from information to insight to strategy. Of particular interest are candidates with backgrounds in the entertainment sector and those who are used to working in a fast-paced environment that requires agility, selflessness and the ability to manage multiple things at once.

The candidate must:

  • The candidate should possess at least 15 years of experience in media, corporate, government or agency settings. 
  • Have good business acumen, preferably with experience of working for global brands.
  • Have excellent news judgement and be adept at corporate reputation and media issues management.
  • Have - or is able to build - a strong network of relationships with journalists and influencers.
  • Be deeply familiar with, and/or enthusiastically curious about the entertainment sector, technology, innovation and media. 
  • Serve as a company spokesperson 
  • Has a strong bias-to-action, adept and agile on changing course and getting things done in short timeframes.
  • Be a succinct communicator in a 'hands on' role, detailed and and highly-organized.
  • Fluency in both English and Japanese.
The Netflix culture attracts talent who exhibit good judgment, innovation, selflessness, courage, impact, candid communication, passion and curiosity. Read our blog and culture memo. If it resonates for you, maybe you’re the right person to join our team.

About Netflix

Netflix is the world’s leading Internet television network with over 100 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 125 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

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