Corporate Communications Lead

Wattpad, Remote

Stories you’ll love.

Duration: Full-Time

Wattpad is a global multiplatform entertainment company whose vision is to entertain and connect the world through stories. Since 2006, we’ve been on a mission to use the power of community and technology to unleash the full potential of stories to the world. Every month 90 million people around the world spend over 23 billion minutes on Wattpad to share and discover stories they can’t find anywhere else.  Our brand banner includes: Wattpad, Wattpad Labs, Wattpad WEBTOON Studios, Wattpad Books and Wattpad Brand Partnerships. We’re proudly based in Toronto, but our reach is global. Come build the future of entertainment and storytelling, and write your next chapter with us!

We're looking for a media relations and corporate communications pro to join our Marketing Team as Corporate Communications Lead. Reporting into the Director of PR & Communications, you'll work closely with Wattpad’s Leadership Team, Legal, Brand Partnerships, and Community Risk & Reputation Business Areas. The Corporate Communications Lead will: develop and manage executive thought-leadership and profile for Wattpad’s Leadership team; manage corporate and reputational issues; develop and manage proactive B2B PR programs for our Brand Partnerships team and industry-leading brand partners; and build thoughtful and strategic PR programs to promote our community safety activities and innovations to the media and our community. As a key member of our growing PR & Communications team, you'll also play a leadership role, helping junior staff grow and thrive. This is a critical role, one that sets the Wattpad brand up to achieve its vision to connect and entertain the world.

What you'll do:

  • Collaborate cross-functionally across the organization to develop and execute proactive communications, thought-leadership, and content strategies to support a range of corporate initiatives
  • Create a variety of media materials, including press releases, media pitches, op-eds, and white papers
  • Global media relations to increase Wattpad’s presence in business press and advertising and marketing trades, showcasing why Wattpad is a leading destination for Gen Z storytellers and their readers. 
  • Prepare and manage budgets 
  • Manage a high-performing PR agency, and work with the Director of PR & Communications to build a network of international agency vendors to support our business  
  • Build new processes to support an evolving international business, including sourcing new tools to support Wattpad’s Corporate Communications practice  
  • Message development and media training for our Leadership Team and corporate spokespeople, ensuring a robust lineup of well-trained public speakers
  • Develop a rapid response framework and playbook to support issues-management
  • Function as first level of response for issues related to Brand Partnerships, Legal, and Community Risk & Reputation, managing inbound media requests and aligning stakeholders
  • Work with our US and international PR agencies to tell our Corporate, Brand Partnerships, and Community Safety stories around the world 
  • Coordinate media tours and desk-side meetings for our Leadership Team, Brand Partnerships Team, and Community Risk and Reputation Teams
  • Develop external speeches and presentations, including researching, writing, and building decks

What we're looking for:

  • 8 years of experience in PR, corporate communications, or journalism
  • A well-connected media mover - you aren’t afraid to pick up the phone and tell media our story 
  • Someone who lives for the news: you’re a savvy media consumer, you pay attention to big media stories and how they play out
  • A motivated communications pro, who stays cool and motivates others in challenging situations
  • Someone who thinks beyond press releases: you look for the best channels and messages to accomplish communications goals 
  • An experienced People Manager who can mentor junior staff 
  • A natural builder who will create strategies and processes to support our Corporate initiatives, Brand Partnerships, and Community Safety narrative 
  • A team player who gets equally excited about building a strategy as you do about executing tactics 
  • You love to read and/or write; you're a natural Wattpadder!

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Career development; we believe in mentorship and supporting you to achieve your goals
  • Health benefits, fully covered by us!
  • RRSP Contributions (Canada), 401K Contributions (USA)
  • Generous vacation and Parental Leave Top-up
  • Monthly Transit and Home Office Allowance, choice of hardware, flexible hours, hybrid office and remote work options
  • Corporate discount for gym membership for you and your family
  • Summer Fridays with afternoons off!
  • And a whole lot more!

Wattpad is conducting all interviews in a distributed manner using applicable third party software where needed and using visual interface tools such as Google Hangouts and Zoom.

About Wattpad

Who are we? Entrepreneurs and Do-ers. Our vision is to entertain and connect the world through stories, and our mission is to use the power of community and technology to unleash the full potential of stories to the world.
What does that mean? We are visionaries, community builders, passionate problem solvers, storytellers, coffee snobs (tea drinkers, too!), curious by nature, and culturally diverse.
What are we obsessed with? Our users. Solving complex problems and maximizing flow. Learning constantly. Building the next great storytelling product. Finding the greatest stories ever told. Dogs (and cats), coffee, and good snacks.
How do we work? Autonomously, collaboratively, respectfully. Balancing with work, family, and play...and all while having a great time.

Wattpad is a remote friendly company and encourages remote candidates to apply as long as they are located and authorized to work in either the US or Canada (excluding Quebec) as a precondition of employment. We are not able to sponsor applicants for work permits.

Culture and Diversity

Wattpad is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate. Period. 

Wattpad welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. We have taken a leadership position on creating a culture and an organization that truly values diversity. We are committed to fostering a global team that reflects the diversity of the Wattpad community. At Wattpad, we believe cultural fit doesn’t mean culturally identical, and diversity of thought helps us to challenge one another to think big and think differently. We consider employment applicants without regard to age, race, colour, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, disability status or any other protected status.  

If you have any special needs or accessibility requirements, please let us know. We will do our utmost to accommodate, in accordance with applicable local legislation.

About Wattpad

Wattpad gives people from around the world access to an audience of millions, and connects them with content they can’t find anywhere else. It’s where people discover, create, and share stories about the things they love, right on their mobile phones. The platform continues to grow at an average of 110,000 sign ups per day, with an average session time of 30 minutes. Wattpad works with leading consumer and entertainment brands to help them reach a mostly-millennial audience of millions.


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