Culture & Executive Communications Manager
Posted on 3/20/2024
Okta

5,001-10,000 employees

Online identity verification solutions
Company Overview
Okta stands out as a leading independent identity provider, offering a robust Identity Cloud that enables secure and efficient connection between people and technologies, a feature trusted by over 10,000 organizations including prominent names like JetBlue, Nordstrom, and Slack. The company's competitive edge lies in its extensive pre-built integrations, numbering over 7,000, with applications and infrastructure providers, simplifying and securing access for people and organizations globally. Okta's culture of fostering confidence and potential in its workforce and customers, coupled with its industry leadership and technical prowess, makes it an attractive workplace.

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

$1.2B

Founded

2009

Headquarters

San Francisco, California

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

0%

1 year growth

18%

2 year growth

48%
Locations
San Francisco, CA, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Communications
Journalism
Marketing
CategoriesNew
Content & Writing
Content Strategy
Creative Writing
Copywriting
Requirements
  • 7+ years of relevant executive communications experience, with at least four years working with C-level executives.
  • Experience working with Culture, DEI or Talent/HR programs preferred
  • Exceptional executive presence and presentation skills, including experience coaching leaders and handling confidential content; ability to take feedback and iterate content quickly
  • Excellent human-centered writing, copyediting, and storytelling skills with ability to simplify complex topics and inspire diverse audiences.
  • Understanding of visual storytelling, multimedia and modern communications platforms
  • Strong business and technical acumen; interest in Okta’s business and the competitive landscape.
  • Strong project management skills, detail-oriented, and thrives working in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment.
  • Skilled at driving quality decisions, enabling collaboration, and influencing without authority in a matrixed organization.
  • The ability to ramp quickly, work autonomously, and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, PR, Marketing, Journalism, or related fields.
Responsibilities
  • Design and drive executive communication strategy, messaging development, and content creation for the Chief People & Places Officer that aligns to and clearly articulates the talent brand, company values, and key business priorities
  • Actively partner with the Corporate Communications and Marketing teams, People and Places stakeholders, key business divisions (GTM, Legal, and Investor Relations) to ensure alignment of messaging, timing, and editorial strategies; seek and prepare for external and internal speaking opportunities
  • Leverage human-centered writing and creative storytelling to outline and develop impactful speeches, presentations, social media content, media soundbites, bylines and other written materials.
  • Advise and support the CPPO with strategic input on delivery of inspirational messaging, tone, and positioning that resonates with diverse audiences.
  • Continually measure and evaluate communications impact and effectiveness and adjust accordingly to mirror Okta’s growth.
  • Manage and support internal People & Places communications programs, such as team All Hands, newsletters and organizational announcements.
  • Collaborate closely with People & Places stakeholders, Marketing, and Corporate Communications teams to support external communications aligned to Okta’s talent brand and CPPO voice
  • Create compelling messages, campaigns, and materials for external facing programs, including culture and ERG/DEI programs, benefits/well-being, workplace/new office expansions, recruiting partnerships, etc.
  • Create engaging content for various communication channels, including social media, company website, reports, blogs, and other external facing channels.
  • Stay updated and informed about industry trends, best practices, and legal requirements related to diversity, pay and benefits communications