Feb 12, 2023

Communications Lead, EU & LATAM

  • Canva
  • London, England, United Kingdom
Marketing Media-Journalism

Job Description

Canva’s Commitment and Mission

At Canva, we celebrate diversity. We deeply believe that bringing together diversity of thoughts, perspectives and expression is key to building the best product, team and company. We look for many different skills and abilities, as well as how you can enhance Canva and our culture. So, even if you don’t think you quite meet all of the skills listed or tick all the boxes, we’d still love to hear from you! 

Our mission at Canva is to empower the world to design and since launching in 2013, we have grown exponentially, amassing over 100+ million monthly active users across 190 different countries and a team of over 3,000 people… and the best bit is that we’ve only achieved 1% of what we know we’re capable of. 

Join us and design your future.

About the Global Communications Group at Canva and the role

As part of the Global Communications function, our International Communications team is responsible for establishing and scaling truly local communications programs in every corner of the globe. We build and lead communications strategies with the goal of positioning Canva as one of the most innovative companies in the world while showcasing the ways we’re empowering millions of people to unlock their creativity and achieve their goals.

Our work takes many forms and no two days are ever the same. Your work will reach diverse audiences including journalists, consumers, analysts, and partners. From managing local agencies to crafting large-scale consumer campaigns, you'll be tasked with localising our corporate strategies at a regional level. Through your role, you'll be responsible for driving awareness, adoption, and understanding of Canva in key markets across the European and Latin American region. 

What you’ll do

  • Play a key role in supporting our international expansion and overall communications strategy as we broaden our program to support priority growth markets.
  • Responsible for bringing a local and creative lens while anchoring messaging and execution to our global strategy.
  • Focus on our communications program in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Mexico, and Brazil.
  • Ensuring a regular drumbeat of communications activity with the goal of driving awareness, adoption, and understanding of Canva in key markets across the European and Latin American region. 

What we're looking for

  • Extensive experience leading communications programs across the European and Latin American region, with experience across both corporate and consumer communications.
  • Ability to work autonomously while prioritising multiple deadlines and managing various stakeholders, including agency partners across the region.
  • A consistent track record of managing agency partners in multiple markets, as well as a deep understanding of the nuances and cultural intricacies of the EU & LATAM regions.
  • Demonstrated experience influencing stakeholders and adapting global communications strategies to resonate with local markets.
  • Experience in public policy and crisis communication would be helpful; though this is not a requirement.
  • Most importantly, we’re looking for someone who can nurture and evangelise our values and culture –– alignment to these values, as well as a genuine curiosity about our mission and vision, is crucial for this role. 
Being a Force for good. One of our core values at Canva, “Being a force for good” means we are actively working towards a world that isn't just good for a small few, but one that’s good for everyone. We believe deeply that bringing together a diversity of thoughts, perspectives, and expression is key to building the best product for our equally diverse community. To achieve this, we need to constantly work towards making Canva the best place to work, for everyone.

Working at Canva 

Our culture is unlike anywhere else and we design your #CanvaLife experience to empower you to do the best work of your life.  

Whether you’re in the office, working from home or choosing your own adventure, our benefits for permanent Canvanauts include: 

Flexible hours and a hybrid working model which values work-life balance and gives you the option to choose how you best work 
Equity options to be truly a part of the Canva journey Unique and flexible leave so you can recharge, give back, support others or focus on your own professional development
Our very own Canva University, internal coaching and Employee Assistance Programs to help you be your best self
An annual Vibe & Thrive allowance for you to spend as you choose on personal education, wellbeing, home office and social connection. You know better than anyone how to Vibe & Thrive! 
Virtual and in-office clubs, events and celebrations for you to connect with your teammates
Canva For Good program matching your not-for-profit donations, Force for Good leave (3 paid volunteering days) and a range of sustainability and ethical initiatives to get involved in
Support for family and carers including a parental leave policy that prioritises inclusivity recognises the diverse representations of modern families

We make hiring decisions based on your experience, skills and passion. Please note that interviews are conducted virtually. When you apply, please tell us the pronouns you use and any reasonable adjustments you may need during the interview process.