Executive and Internal Communications Associate (R7513)


Elastic is a free and open search company that powers enterprise search, observability, and security solutions built on one technology stack that can be deployed anywhere. From finding documents to monitoring infrastructure to hunting for threats, Elastic makes data usable in real-time and at scale. Thousands of organizations worldwide, including Barclays, Cisco, eBay, Fairfax, ING, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, The Mayo Clinic, NASA, The New York Times, Wikipedia, and Verizon, use Elastic to power mission-critical systems. Founded in 2012, Elastic is a distributed company with Elasticians around the globe. Learn more at elastic.co.

We are seeking an Executive and Internal Communications Associate to join Elastic and work closely with our Chief Information Security officer (CISO) as well as other members of the company’s senior leadership team. The Executive and Internal Communications Associate is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive communications plan to enhance and promote Elastic’s vision and strategic goals to our internal and external audiences globally.

The chosen candidate will craft communications strategies that consider both proactive and reactive tactics. They will identify high-value engagements that provide the optimal platform to reach our audiences and develop compelling, insight-rich content to inform and encourage them. They will maintain a balance of proactive guidance and strategy with detailed delivery to become a trusted partner to the leadership team. They should have a proven track record of delivering results by producing high-quality content, an ability to earn and maintain trust across collaborators at all levels of seniority, and insist on the highest standards for quality, attention to detail while working on projects simultaneously.

This is a distributed role and requires a self-starter with a bias for action.

Key job responsibilities

  • This role is responsible for developing, organizing and completing essential communications programs for Elastic’s CISO, including internal communications, media opportunities, and speaking engagements at industry, government, and thought leadership events.
  • Internal executive content support (slide development, executive messaging)
  • Prepare executives for media interviews, press conferences, and internal and external speaking engagements to include internal communications via email or other channels; video script writing; and social media strategy, content creation and execution.
  • Apply organizational skills to the management of high-level communications opportunities, both internally and externally
  • Handle speaking engagement calendar for the CISO and Elastic senior leadership team with other Comms team members to ensure alignment of key messages both internally and externally
  • Measure and share results of engagements to evaluate impact
  • Conduct research and monitor industry trends and developments to find opportunities for improving executive communications.
  • Provide guidance and support to executives during fast paced situations and ensure timely and accurate communication to relevant partners.
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills to work optimally with executives and collaborators at all levels.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion.
  • Serve as an integral part of Elastic’s Global Communications team and liaise with other team members globally to support executive presence in all regions.

Basic qualifications

  • 5+ years experience in Communications, Public Relations, or a related field
  • 3+ years of experience supporting senior executives
  • Experience working within the business-to-business technology sector
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, or a related field

Compensation for this role is in the form of base salary.  This role does not have a variable compensation component.  

The typical starting salary range for new hires in this role is listed below.  In select locations (including Seattle WA, Los Angeles CA, the San Francisco Bay Area CA, and the New York City Metro Area), an alternate range may apply as specified below. 

These ranges represent the lowest to highest salary we reasonably and in good faith believe we would pay for this role at the time of this posting.  We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range, and the ranges may be modified in the future.  

An employee's position within the salary range will be based on several factors including, but not limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, performance, and business or organizational needs.

Elastic believes that employees should have the opportunity to share in the value that we create together for our shareholders. Therefore, in addition to cash compensation, this role is currently eligible to participate in Elastic's stock program.  Our total rewards package also includes a company-matched 401k with dollar-for-dollar matching up to 6% of eligible earnings, along with a range of other benefits offered with a holistic emphasis on employee well-being.

The typical starting salary range for this role is:
$74,200$117,400 USD
The typical starting salary range for this role in the select locations listed above is:
$89,000$140,800 USD

Additional Information - We Take Care of Our People

As a distributed company, diversity drives our identity. Whether you’re looking to launch a new career or grow an existing one, Elastic is the type of company where you can balance great work with great life. Your age is only a number. It doesn’t matter if you’re just out of college or your children are; we need you for what you can do.

We strive to have parity of benefits across regions and while regulations differ from place to place, we believe taking care of our people is the right thing to do.

  • Competitive pay based on the work you do here and not your previous salary
  • Health coverage for you and your family in many locations
  • Ability to craft your calendar with flexible locations and schedules for many roles
  • Generous number of vacation days each year
  • Double your charitable giving - We match up to $1500 (or local currency equivalent)
  • Up to 40 hours each year to use toward volunteer projects you love
  • Embracing parenthood with minimum of 16 weeks of parental leave

Different people approach problems differently. We need that. Elastic is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation.

We welcome individuals with disabilities and strive to create an accessible and inclusive experience for all individuals. To request an accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please email candidate_accessibility@elastic.co We will reply to your request within 24 business hours of submission.

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