Canoo Technologies Inc.

Director, Corporate Communications

Full Time
Location : Location

About Canoo

Canoo’s mission is to bring EVs to Everyone and build a world-class team to deploy this sustainable mobility revolution. We have developed breakthrough electric vehicles that are reinventing the automotive landscape with pioneering technologies, award-winning designs, and a unique business model that spans all owners in the full lifecycle of the vehicle. Canoo is starting production in 2022 and is distinguished by its pioneering and experienced team of technologists, engineers, and designers. With offices around the country, the company is scaling quickly and seeking candidates who love to challenge themselves, are motivated by purpose, and possess a strong desire to get things done.


The “Canoo Way”


Canoo’s success is the direct result of our disciplined application of our core operating principles and drills, which are based on three main principles: Think 80/20 (“Important versus less important”), Act 30/30 (“Reduce waste and increase output”), and Live 90/10 (“We have each other’s back”). We hire based on “MET” - Mindset, Equipment and willingness to Train - and seek individuals that take accountability and deliver results while being Humble, Hungry to succeed, and Hunting for opportunities to win. We train our team to engage with each other by modulating between their intellect (iQ) and emotional intelligence (eQ), applying Facts, Finesse, and Force when they communicate. The principles and drills of the CANOO Way have been fundamental to our success, our ability to grow, continuously improve, innovate and are at the core of our day-to-day operations.


This position is a great opportunity to shape a young, innovative company’s communications organization while building your executive skillset in a fast-growing industry. As Director, Corporate Communications, you are responsible for all aspects of the communications organization including development of strategy for both external and internal communications, implementation of the program, and continuous improvement to help achieve corporate business objectives.This position will require some travel for meetings and events, and you will work out of Canoo's Justin Office.


At Canoo, our team members volunteer for their specific missions with clear output-driven deliverables based on what we call “80s” (primary responsibilities) and “20s” (secondary and tertiary responsibilities).


The 80s:

  • Develop and implement an integrated communications strategy including but not limited to – media & public relations, social media, internal, customer communications and marketing, and international communications.
  • Operationalize strategies; Develop KPIs, track analytics and create reports for both external and internal communications. Continuously eliminate waste and improve operational efficiencies via data-driven approaches.
  • Collaborate with executive leadership/SMEs on thought leadership and build corporate reputation and organizational identity.
  • Develop and maintain media relationships; Respond to external requests for information and oversee the development of press/information kits, new releases, news materials, and fact sheets on organizational programs and initiatives.
  • Conceive, develop, and implement copy/content for a variety of mediums and formats including web, print, digital/social media, blogs, newsletters, press releases, investor relations, executive speeches, etc.
  • Establish and align brand standards. Implement policies to enhance communications efficiency and effectiveness across the organization.


The 20s:

  • Organize news conferences, product launches, and interviews, and create materials for events.
  • Assist with social media editorial calendars and plan, create, and publish creative content across all social properties.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with external vendors whose products or services will be needed for the product.


  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, or a related field is required, an advanced degree is preferred
  • A minimum of five years of professional experience in integrated communication, PR, and/or marketing communication with progressive growth across career
  • Demonstrated experience and leadership in managing external communications, media relations, and marketing programs to advance an organization's mission, vision, values, and goals
  • Advanced and proven ability and experience in writing social media and marketing content
  • Ability to coach and mentor high-performing teams
  • Well-versed in publishing software, graphical and video editing software
  • Strong research skills
  • Appetite for fast-paced environment and unpredictable travel schedule

Travel Requirements


15-25% travel as needed


Physical Requirements for Non-Physical Positions


While performing the duties of this job, employees may be required to sit for prolonged periods of time, occasionally bending or stooping, lifting up to 10 pounds, and prolonged periods of computer use.


Reasonable Accommodations


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.


What's Cool About Working Here...

  • Meaningful, challenging work that will redefine the automotive landscape and make EVs available to everyone
  • Comprehensive Health Insurance
  • Equity Compensation
  • Flexible Paid Time Off
  • Casual workplace with an unbelievable feeling of energy

Canoo is an equal opportunity-affirmative action employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, past or present military service or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.


Canoo maintains compliance with the OFCCP. As such, please feel free to review the following information:


If you are a person with a disability needing assistance with the application process, please call (310) 702-7907 or email us at


Any unsolicited resumes or candidate profiles submitted in response to our job posting shall be considered the property of Canoo Inc. and its subsidiaries and are not subject to payment of referral or placement fees if any such candidate is later hired by Canoo unless you have a signed written agreement in place with us which covers the applicable job posting. 



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