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VP, Communications

San Francisco, CA

Grammarly is excited to offer a remote-first hybrid working model. Team members work primarily remotely in the United States, Canada, Ukraine, Germany, or Poland. Certain roles have specific location requirements to facilitate collaboration at a particular Grammarly hub.

All roles have an in-person component: Conditions permitting, teams meet 2–4 weeks every quarter at one of Grammarly’s hubs in San Francisco, Kyiv, New York, Vancouver, and Berlin, or in a workspace in Kraków. This flexible approach gives team members the best of both worlds: plenty of focus time along with in-person collaboration that fosters trust and unlocks creativity.

Grammarly team members in this role will collaborate in person 4 weeks per quarter, traveling if necessary to different hubs. They are required to live within a commutable distance of their home hub of San Francisco. Grammarly may provide relocation assistance. 

Grammarly is the world’s leading AI writing assistance company trusted by over 30 million people and 70,000 professional teams every day. From instantly creating a first draft to perfecting every message, Grammarly’s product offerings help people at 96% of the Fortune 500 get their point across—and get results. Grammarly has been profitable for over a decade because we’ve stayed true to our values and built an enterprise-grade product that’s secure, reliable, and helps people do their best work—without selling their data. We’re proud to be one of Inc.’s best workplaces, a Glassdoor Best Place to Work, one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential Companies, and one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in AI.

To achieve our ambitious goals, we’re seeking a VP, Communications to transform Grammarly’s communication strategy, encompassing executive communications, thought leadership, public relations, crisis management, and branding campaigns.

The person in this role will help define our vision, develop the company narrative strategy, drive execution at scale, and create operational guidelines to ensure that Grammarly achieves its long-range plans. 

The ideal candidate is a visionary storyteller and inspirational leader with a proven track record of using creative storytelling to drive engagement and deliver business results with strategic communications, customer advocacy, and analyst relations.

This leader will be an experienced, hands-on operational manager who can execute against business objectives while growing and developing a team of managers and individuals. This person must be a flexible and cross-functional team player comfortable in a fast-paced and scaling environment and in the rapidly developing macro environment of AI.

Your impact

As the VP, Communications, you will be responsible for developing the communication strategy to drive Grammarly's next era of growth as a B2C and B2B business. This role reports to Grammarly’s Chief Marketing Officer and will be a key thought partner to Grammarly’s executive team.

In this role, you will:

  • Manage and scale all functions in PR, communications, and social media.
  • Influence, evolve, and drive the company narrative for Grammarly.
  • Drive an integrated communications strategy incorporating media briefings, speaking engagements, executive engagement, customer and partner activities, and creative PR programs that span consumers and enterprises.
  • Lead, manage, mentor, and grow a high-performing team of managers and individual contributors.
  • Craft global communication and PR plans with well-defined success metrics that integrate with and amplify company priorities, campaigns, and programs.
  • Build an arsenal of content for our global customers through market research, data, and success stories while inspiring our teams to bring customers to the center of every product and feature we launch. 
  • Inspire action through data-driven insights and drive teams to execute with operational rigor and efficiency.
  • Be a cross-functional leader and ensure the work we produce is cohesive, thoughtfully crafted, and executed.

We’re looking for someone who:

  • Embodies our EAGER values—is ethical, adaptable, gritty, empathetic, and remarkable.
  • Is inspired by our MOVE principles, which are the blueprint for how things get done at Grammarly: move fast and learn faster, obsess about creating customer value, value impact over activity, and embrace healthy disagreement rooted in trust.
  • Is able to collaborate in person in San Francisco and potentially other hubs 4 weeks per quarter.
  • Has 15+ years of communications experience leading an in-house team at scaling private and public companies, with 10+ developing high-performing teams.
  • Demonstrates success defining communication strategies for companies in rapidly evolving industries and working closely with the CEO to define narrative and communications strategies.
  • Has an executive presence and ability to deliver concise and compelling positions and points of view.
  • Has a track record of developing compelling narratives and deploying strategic plans across executive, product, corporate, technical, and internal communications.
  • Is experienced with working in similar high-growth companies in the high-tech, security, and/or AI space.
  • Is an analytical thinker and understands complex technologies, policy issues, and business concepts.
  • Fosters strong leadership skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire team members to unleash their creative potential and achieve their best work.
  • Has a strong roster of reporter relationships, along with proven experience identifying and successfully engaging with relevant journalists and media outlets.
  • Has executive communications experience and private-to-public communications experience are strongly preferred.

Support for you, professionally and personally

  • Professional growth: We believe that autonomy and trust are key to empowering our team members to do their best, most innovative work in a way that aligns with their interests, talents, and well-being. We support professional development and advancement with training, coaching, and regular feedback.
  • A connected team: Grammarly builds a product that helps people connect, and we apply this mindset to our own team. Our remote-first hybrid model enables a highly collaborative culture supported by our EAGER (ethical, adaptable, gritty, empathetic, and remarkable) values. We work to foster belonging among team members in a variety of ways. This includes our employee resource groups, Grammarly Circles, which promote connection among those with shared identities, such as BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ team members, women, and parents. We also celebrate our colleagues and accomplishments with global, local, and team-specific programs. 

Compensation and benefits

Grammarly offers all team members competitive pay along with a benefits package encompassing the following and more: 

  • Excellent health care (including a wide range of medical, dental, vision, mental health, and fertility benefits)
  • Disability and life insurance options401(k) matching (US only)
  • Paid parental leave
  • Twenty days of paid time off per year, eleven days of paid holidays per year, and unlimited sick days 
  • Home office stipends
  • Caregiver and pet care stipends
  • Wellness stipends
  • Admission discounts
  • Learning and development opportunities

Grammarly takes a market-based approach to compensation, which means base pay may vary depending on your location. Our US and Canada locations are categorized into compensation zones based on each geographic region’s cost of labor index. For more information about our compensation zones and locations where we currently support employment, please refer to this page.

Base pay may vary considerably depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The expected salary ranges for this San Francisco-based position are outlined below and may be modified in the future. 

San Francisco:

Zone 1: $348,000 – $455,000/year (USD)

We encourage you to apply

At Grammarly, we value our differences, and we encourage all—especially those whose identities are traditionally underrepresented in tech organizations—to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, political belief, or any other characteristic protected by law. Grammarly is an equal opportunity employer and a participant in the US federal E-Verify program (US). We also abide by the Employment Equity Act (Canada).

Please note that EEOC is optional and specific to US-based candidates.

All team members meeting in person for official Grammarly business or working from a hub location are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

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