2021-11-30 Waymo

Head, Internal Communications

Mountain View, California, United States

Waymo is an autonomous driving technology company with a mission to make it safe and easy for people and things to get where they’re going. Since our start as the Google Self-Driving Car Project in 2009, Waymo has been focused on building the World’s Most Experienced Driver in hopes of improving the world's access to mobility while saving thousands of lives now lost to traffic crashes. Our Waymo Driver powers Waymo One, our fully autonomous ride-hailing service, as well as Waymo Via, our trucking and local delivery service. To date, Waymo has driven over 20 million miles autonomously on public roads across 25 U.S. cities and conducted over 20 billion miles of simulation testing.

As a member of the Communications team, you’ll be on the cutting edge of bringing autonomous driving technology to the public, developing strategies that will increase understanding, acceptance, and adoption of this life-saving technology. We work with reporters, editors, bloggers, and other influencers to tell stories about Waymo and the potential of our technology to change how we move and live. We partner with the engineering, business, policy, marketing, and product teams to create messaging for new products and other initiatives, counter misinformation, and shape our reputation.

In this role, you’ll:

  • Shape internal communications for our co-CEOs 
  • Serve as lead strategist and producer for our biweekly all hands (Team Sync) - we’ve been all virtual since COVID hit; we’ll soon be executing Team Sync in a hybrid manner (virtual and in-person) as people return to office in larger numbers at the beginning of 2022
  • Serve as “editor-in-chief” of Waymo’s intranet - shaping strategy, content, engagement (Wayfinder)
  • Serve as key internal comms lead / business partner for our cross-functional group shaping Waymo’s return to office following almost two years of remote work 
  • Partner with our executive team and key leaders across the business to support effective team communications 

At a minimum we’d like you to have:

  • 10 - 15 years experience in relevant communications roles
  • Served directly as a comms business partner to executive leadership (preference for directly partnering with CEO)
  • At least 5 years of managerial experience 
  • Passion for people/teams
  • Passion for the future of mobility 

It’s preferred if you have:

  • Preference for internal comms experience in a tech and or mobility company
  • Passionate about the power of internal communications to shape and strengthen the culture of a company
  • Excitement for autonomous driving tech

Note: The following is only applicable for roles hired in the US. As we keep the safety of our employees and our communities top of mind, COVID-19 vaccinations continue to be a critical prevention measure to help end the pandemic.  Because of this, Waymo requires all US-based employees who perform work onsite for Waymo to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  If you are unable to be vaccinated due to a disability, medical condition or religious belief, Waymo will provide a reasonable accommodation consistent with federal, state, and local law.

We appreciate your interest in Waymo. Waymo is an equal employment opportunity employer. Waymo’s policy is not to discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, military status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law. Waymo also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories. Waymo will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law. Waymo also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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