: Head of Communications
480 Pleasant St,
Watertown, MA 02472

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Markforged is reinventing manufacturing with the most affordable 3D metal and carbon fiber printers capable of producing parts strong enough for the factory floor. Engineers, designers, and manufacturing professionals all over the world rely on Markforged metal and composite printers for tooling, fixtures, functional prototyping, and high-value end-use production and optimizing their manufacturing and supply chains. Founded in 2013 and based in Watertown, MA, Markforged has about 250 employees globally, with $137 million in both strategic and venture capital. Markforgeds vision is a world in which you build anything you imagine. Markforged was recently recognized by Forbes in the Next Billion-Dollar Startups list and listed as the fastest-growing 3D printing company in the US in the 2019 Deloitte Fast 500. To learn more about Markforged, please visit https://markforged.com.


As the Head of Communications and the voice of Markforged, you will be focused on building our brand visibility and relevance with earned and owned media coverage. You will develop and hone our narrative for the press, industry and those cohorts which influence our target audiences while connecting our story to the larger cultural trends which shape global industry. You will develop our communications processes, people, and resources to rival those of any elite multinational organization. With your deep communications experience, you will counsel executive management on advancing, preserving, and defending the Markforged brand. You will have influence and access to senior leadership and will drive all Markforged messaging.


In this role you will:

  • Own PR, social and internal communications channels and report to the Head of Marketing.
  • Manage the relationship with our global and regional PR agencies.
  • Provide ongoing strategic recommendations to and coordination with executive management and functional leaders to sustain Markforgeds narrative.
  • Develop and execute annual and quarterly external communications plans, collaborating across company functions to maximize impact.
  • Write and/or edit all news releases and public statements while maintaining high editorial standards.
  • Conduct media outreach as needed to expand awareness, develop coverage opportunities and shape reporting.
  • Act as an embedded reporter in the business, identifying and developing storylines that advance Markforgeds business objectives.
  • Identify and address potential PR issues (e.g., trust & safety policy issues, shipping issues) before they become external liabilities.
  • Serve as a thought partner to executive management on communications issues and opportunities.
  • Ensure timely and effective communication of internal news to U.S. employees.
  • Act as the champion of Markforged's communications effectiveness, seeking opportunities to improve, learn and increase the function's business contributions over time.

What we look for:

  • Minimum 7 years experience in corporate communications.
  • Experience in B2B and industrial technology preferred.
  • Proven ability to provide candid, persuasive counsel to senior executives.
  • Superb communications skills; comfortable with using a variety of media formats persuasively.
  • Broad understanding of brand marketing principles, strategy and techniques.
  • High-level understanding of legal and regulatory frameworks.
  • Experience working in a publicly traded, multinational organization.
  • Experience managing crisis communications in a complex organization.
  • We use Apple computers and G-suite collaboration tools. While experience with these tools is not required, the ideal candidate will be excited to broaden their knowledge and embrace change.


Why Markforged?

Help us reinvent manufacturing.

We are reinventing manufacturing so that engineers can build anything they imagine.


We are one team that wins together!

You will be engaging every day with passionate and dedicated individuals in a collaborative environment working towards making best-in-class products.


Perks & Benefits

We offer a competitive compensation package and a full suite of benefits, including medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, 401(k), parental leave, commuter benefits, open PTO policy, and more.

Our work environment includes casual dress, a fully stocked kitchen, bike storage, free parking, weekly catered lunches, and fitness perks.

You will have unlimited access to our 3D printers for professional and personal parts!


Why Markforged?

Help us reinvent manufacturing.

We are reinventing manufacturing so that engineers can build anything they imagine.


We are one team that wins together!

You will be engaging every day with passionate and dedicated individuals in a collaborative environment working towards making best-in-class products.


Perks & Benefits

We offer a competitive compensation package and a full suite of benefits, including medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, 401(k), parental leave, commuter benefits, open PTO policy, and more. Our work environment includes casual dress, a fully stocked kitchen, bike storage, free parking, weekly catered lunches, and fitness perks. You will have unlimited access to our 3D printers for professional and personal parts!


Markforged values the differences among our employees and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. These differences include but are not limited to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, results of genetic testing, or service in the military. This goal emphasizes the development of inclusive work environments that capitalize on each employees skills, experience, and unique perspectives as we strive to achieve an unparalleled standard of excellence.


To all recruitment agencies: Markforged does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias or Markforged employees. Markforged is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Full-time