About the company:
Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS) has the fastest, lowest cost path to commercial fusion energy.
CFS is collaborating with MIT to leverage decades of research combined with new groundbreaking high-temperature superconducting (HTS) magnet technology. HTS magnets will enable compact fusion power plants that can be constructed faster and at lower cost.
The mission is to deploy fusion power plants to meet global decarbonization goals as fast as possible. CFS has assembled a team of leaders in tough tech, fusion science, and manufacturing with a track record of rapid execution. Supported by the world’s leading investors, CFS is uniquely positioned to deliver limitless, clean, fusion power to combat climate change.
If you are interested in joining our team, check out cfs.energy/careers for more information.
Commonwealth Fusion Systems seeks a sharp, strategic marketing and communications leader to join our mission of enabling limitless clean energy.
As the VP of Marketing and Communications reporting to the CMO, this is a highly visible role responsible for bringing our groundbreaking fusion technology to the world stage. In this role, you will craft compelling messaging and differentiated positioning to drive broad comprehension of fusion's potential as a safe, sustainable power source. You will oversee the marketing and communications functions, building a nimble team to execute integrated initiatives across channels.
This role will be responsible for accelerating the growth of our global brand, managing our corporate reputation, and elevating CFS as a category-creator in clean, sustainable energy.
This team member will:Company Narrative: Own the company narrative and be aggressive in capturing tailwinds from the global zeitgeistCEO Communications: Develop a proactive, strategic approach to earned media placement and CEO communicationsIssues & Crisis Management: Lead on building a rapid-response crisis communications team able to cover both issues management as well as crisis issuesEmployee Communications: As the thought partner to the People team, build a comprehensive employee communications program to ensure consistent message delivery and comprehension across a fast-growing organizationThird-Party Influencers: Working with Product Marketing, Digital and Global Affairs, develop a third-party influencer campaign to identify, curate, manage and activate industry analysts, academics, and other key opinion leadersInvestor Relations: Working with Corp Dev, provide regular progress updates and milestones to existing and new investorsMetrics: Manage the right set of tools to capture quality of earned media coverage, message pull through and tonality and benchmark against the competitionMarketing & Planning: Build marketing strategies that accelerate CFS's growth and promote our fusion technology globally, work cross-functionally to align marketing plans with business goals and major milestonesBrand Strategy & Management: Architect brand building initiatives that bring our brand to life and reinforce our values and vision within the company and across wider societyProduct Marketing: Craft razor sharp positioning and messaging that conveys segmentspecific customer value proposition and compelling storytellingResearch & Analysis: Conduct market research and competitive intelligence to understand target users, dynamic market and larger ecosystem in which we operate · ABM & Sales Enablement: Empower the Commercial team with precision messaging, content and collateral for strategic customer conversationsEmployee Value Prop: Be the thought partner to the People team to develop a compelling, consistent, accessible employee value propositionAs we scale build, manage and mentor a nimble marketing team and develop systems and structures to support marketing excellence
The ideal candidate will have most, if not all, of these requirements:BA/BS degree in Marketing/Communications, Journalism, Business or related field · Boston-based role15+ years of marketing leadership and strategic communications experience in a tech or science-based organizationYou convey complex technical topics in clear, compelling ways to both technical and non-technical audiencesNothing scares you: you are cool and calm under pressureYou have intellectual curiosity and can quickly grasp complex scientific subjectsYou enjoy delving into the technical details of fusion technologyStrong leadership abilities and experience managing high-performance teams
Additional preferred experience and/or qualifications:Agency experiencePerform activities such as typing, standing, or sitting for extended periods of timeWork in a facility that contains industrial hazards including heat, cold, noise, fumes, strong magnets, lead (Pb), high voltage, high current, pressure systems, and cryogenicsWillingness to travel or work required nights/weekends/on-call occasionally#LI-Hybrid