Communications Director, India

(New Delhi, India)

Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities — we're just getting started.

Facebook is seeking an experienced Communications director to lead the company's communications efforts in India. Candidates should demonstrate an ability to build nation-wide and regional programs in India, manage issues and media relations, and be highly organized, energetic and detail-oriented. This role is based in Delhi, and will report to the Communications Director for APAC.

Responsibilities

  • Develop, lead and execute communications strategies and initiatives to support Facebook's product, platform, monetization and policy efforts in India
  • Counsel cross-functional partners in policy, legal, marketing, and other groups within the company on a broad set of communications matters ranging from media engagement strategy to crisis management
  • Educate users, press, bloggers, analysts and influencers about core Facebook products and initiatives
  • Drive positive coverage across a broad range of media, including consumer, business and advertising trade outlets
  • Protect and enhance the reputation of Facebook and its products
  • Support and manage the creation of press materials and customer/partner reference programs
  • Have good understanding and knowledge of India
  • Respond to and route incoming media requests across India
  • Manage agency support in India
  • Organised press briefings, media sessions, events, prepare briefing materials and manage executive spokespeople

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum bachelors' degree
  • post-graduate or professional degrees preferred
  • 15+ years professional experience, both agency and in-house preferred
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong people and managerial skills – need to be able to work with people at all levels, of different nationalities and manage a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work autonomously in a fast-paced, high-growth environment
  • Ability to think, plan, and execute resourcefully
  • Experience of complex policy issues on a national or international basis
  • Experience in the internet technology industry a plus
  • Passion for Facebook essential

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