Communications Manager, France at Nextdoor
France

Nextdoor is a rapidly growing social network based in San Francisco and backed by Silicon Valley’s leading investors. Our mission is to bring back a sense of community to the neighborhood, one of the most important communities in each of our lives.

Nextdoor is used by millions of members in over 220,000 neighborhoods worldwide. Since 2016, we successfully launched Nextdoor in the Netherlands, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Australia.


We are looking for a high-energy, organized, passionate and competitive Communications Manager to lead our day-to-day communications and PR strategy and implementation in France.

We’re looking for someone who has a proven track record of strong strategic communications and PR skills, executional excellence, and a keen understanding and appreciation of French communities. Strategic thinking, operational excellence, oral and written communication proficiency is a must; ability to be self-starting, agile and nimble is required. Must be eager to learn about startup global communications and public relations. You will be based in Paris.

This candidate should be detail-oriented, comfortable multitasking, and thrive in a busy, high paced, multi-faceted and high performing environment. If you have a proven track record for high-impact, growth-centered communications results, we’re looking for you.  

Responsibilities:

  • Drive member growth and engagement through compelling PR programs and member communications
  • Build strong relationships with consumer, business and tech press and stakeholders
  • Craft and communicate authentic and compelling stories around neighbors meeting and helping each other, as well as Nextdoor’s momentum and impact in France
  • Connect with Nextdoor members in France to mine for press-relevant stories
  • Continuously improve our communications with our members and community leads
  • Identify potential partnerships that drive membership growth and engagement or improve our favorability and reputation
  • Identify and develop policy opportunities, establish relationships with key opinion formers
  • Generating and adapting website, app, print, social media, and email content that reflects our brand positioning and communication objectives
  • Support with positioning and messaging by providing cultural insights and conducting quick user research

Requirements:

  • 5-10 years experience in strategic public relations roles
  • College graduate who has completed a degree in Journalism, Communications, French, Marketing, or an equivalent degree
  • Strong knowledge of the French media landscape, with existing media relations
  • The spokesperson skills to ignite passion and serve as the company’s representative at events and with media
  • User-focussed and community minded
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Basic design skills is a plus
  • Social media proficient
  • Native French and excellent English proficiency
  • Ability to multitask and work well with team members in a fast-paced international environment
  • Passion for Nextdoor’s product and mission

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to work with a collaborative and entrepreneurial international team
  • Invitation to align with a powerful mission to bringing neighbors and communities around the world together to create safer, stronger and happier neighborhoods, one neighborhood at a time
  • Contribute to growth in the early scale-up stages and international expansion of a top tier San Francisco based tech company
  • Work in the vibrant shared offices in the city center of Paris and get inspired by other startups around us, join regular community events, listen to interesting guest speakers and enjoy excellent coffee