Protocol Labs

Protocol Labs makes internet protocols: IPFS, Filecoin, and more.

Internal Communications Strategist at Protocol Labs

Remote - PL People / Remote
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About the role

The Internal Communications Strategist will be responsible for: 

Drive strategy, plan content, and oversee execution for our company All-Hands and weekly all-staff communication

Partner closely with PL’s Org and team leads to ensure our people are well-informed on company strategy and key initiatives

Write employee and company communications on behalf of Org Leads

Create and distribute weekly newsletter and drive strategy behind other creative ways to keep our people informed

Partner closely with teams to help ensure our employees are getting the most accurate and up to date information about key People programs

Draft, edit, and consult on key employee-facing communications (across email, docs, slide decks, videos, posts, and other mediums)

Proactively identify issues-whether aspects of our internal communications that are ineffective or areas of employee concern and confusion-and put forth solutions

Help the company scale its communications channels as we grow and become more geographically distributed


  • Scrappy and resourceful: we are a start up and we need a team member who will roll up their sleeves and help in as needed. We will not always have a process or an answer so the person needs to be creative at coming up with solutions
  • Independent: our remote environment requires that people be independent, create their schedules and act like owners
  • Efficient execution: our projects are large, a person leading them must constantly look for ways to get the project moving forward efficiently through to completion
  • Communicative: clear, concise and succinct communication is critical in a remote environment. The person must be prompt, reliable, shows care in communicating in writing and is able to influence within their team and with other junior cross-functional partners when necessary.
  • Flexibility: to be successful in this role, the person must be flexible and expect outcomes and interjections with Knightian uncertainty, as well as reliance on unfamiliar concepts, potentially like Knightian uncertainty
  • Collaborative: our team works closely on a number of projects, so we need a teammate who enjoys working alongside others, shares information and expertise and acts as a resource for teammates
  • Goal oriented: inter-team interactions at PL require buy-in, and influencing those interactions can be felt as orthogonal to the primary concerns of the respective teams, so it’s important for the team member to understand each action in the context of the broader goals of PL.

What’s it like to work at Protocol Labs?

Protocol Labs mission is to improve humanity’s most important technology, the Internet. We build protocols, systems, and tools to improve how it works. Today, we are focused on how we store, locate, and move information. Our projects include IPFS, Filecoin, libp2p, and more.

As a distributed team, we hire anywhere in the world, and at various levels of experience (entry, senior, staff). We look for people with unique perspectives and diverse backgrounds.

We have a great benefits package, including parental leave, contributions to your retirement, competitive pay, and unlimited time off. For U.S.-based employees, we also provide platinum-level health, dental, and vision coverage for you and your family.

Why you should join Protocol Labs

Protocol Labs is an open-source R&D lab. We build protocols, tools, and services to radically improve the internet. Our products serve thousands of organizations and millions of people.

Our projects include IPFS, Filecoin, libp2p, Sourcecred, and many more. Today, we are focused on the Web3 space. Our projects center on distributed systems, cryptocurrencies, cryptography, and game theory. Long term, we hope to establish a lab capable of repeatable innovation, and we aspire to R&D breakthroughs that make human existence orders of magnitude better.

We are a fully distributed company. We have over 100 team members, we work with thousands more in open source, and we collaborate with 100+ organizations.

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