Head of Communications at Coalition | Powderkeg

Location: United States

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Marketing

About Us

Founded in 2017, Coalition is on a mission to solve cyber risk and create a safer digital economy where everyone can thrive. Digital risk is now a part of every business and it’s no longer solely the domain of technical teams. That’s why we combined comprehensive insurance with proactive cybersecurity tools to help organizations stay resilient to digital risks like cyber attacks, funds transfer fraud and much more.

Our team works collaboratively across North America and Europe to prevent security failures and provide both technical and financial help when incidents do occur. Today, Coalition is the world’s largest commercial insurtech serving over 130,000 customers including many small businesses that rely on Coalition to help them chart a path forward in the new digital world.

As of September 2021, Coalition has raised $520 million from leading global technology investors as well as highly-regarded institutional investors including: Index Ventures, Ribbit Capital, Valor Ventures, Durable Capital, T. Rowe Price Advisors, and Whale Rock Capital, valuing the company at more than $3.5 billion.

Coalition has experienced tremendous growth by helping organizations of all sizes solve real-world problems and by remaining true to our founding values of character, humility, responsibility, authenticity and diversity. That’s why we are proud to be named one of Inc’s Best Places to Work in 2021.

About The Role

Do you believe that stories, when told the right way, can shape strategy and redefine markets? Coalition Inc is looking for our first head of communications. This role will be highly-strategic as we shape and contribute to perspectives on cybersecurity and insurance. You will help us develop and execute a communications strategy that includes traditional media and emerging channels to reach our audience.

The right candidate has experience with a multitude of communications specialties including media relations, executive comms, social strategy and internal comms. You will partner with our executive leaders, CMO and media relations agencies to amplify Coalition’s voice and ensure we are a part of the global dialogue on issues receiving massive volumes of coverage. The ideal candidate will also have experience scaling a team and guiding an organization through the journey from startup to public company.


  • Create and lead our overall communications strategy, ensuring it is aligned with the company’s leadership and the needs of our creators.
  • Amplify the launch of new business lines and new regional markets as our growth accelerates.
  • Leverage relationships the appropriate media outlets and speaking engagements to successfully showcase our differentiation in the competitive landscape
  • Collaborate with agency partners to lead a robust media relations function, delivering exceptional results.
  • Support internal communications efforts as our company accelerates past 250 employees to ensure company-wide alignment.
  • Optimize and advance the strategy and voice for all executive communications, including speaking engagements, media interviews, and internal communications
  • Lay out a plan for growth to expand the comms team to extend our reach over time.

Skills and Qualifications

  • 10+ years relevant communications experience with time spent in a public company
  • Experience in journalism and/or media relations is desirable, as is the combination of PR agency and in-house leadership roles
  • Business acumen and fluency in the fundamentals of financial communications
  • Strong, concise writer who is comfortable selling ideas both internally and externally
  • Mission driven and a team player. Self-starter, a doer, creative, problem-solver, critical thinker
  • Collaborative attitude: ability to bring people together
  • Thrives under pressure and can handle multiple projects in a demanding, deadline-oriented environment, while maintaining meticulous attention to detail
  • Adept at solving problems and resolving conflicts
  • Experience with crisis communications and change management, and ability to maintain calm under fire
  • People management experience, with the demonstrated ability to recruit, develop, and retain top talent
  • Experience with insurance or cybersecurity is a plus but not a requirement

Why Coalition?

Coalition's culture is one that strongly values humility, authenticity, and diversity. We want to work with people of different backgrounds and different paths in life, and we trust our team members to take responsibility, share ownership and work for one another. We are always looking for collaborative, inquisitive and dedicated individuals to join our team.

**Recent press releases: **

[Coalition Closes $205 Million Series E, Valuing the Cyber Insurance Provider At More Than $3.5 Billion](https://pulse2.com/coalition-205-million-series-e- funding-and-over-3-5-billion-valuation/)

Coalition is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.


Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Head of Communications
  • Company
  • Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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