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Head of Marketing and Public Relations

Updated: Feb 10

About Metawave: Metawave is pioneering disruptive millimeter wave technologies that accelerate the transition to highly automated and fully autonomous ground and aerial vehicle operation meeting safety and emerging services goals. With its patented, high-resolution all-weather imaging SPEKTRA radar modules, and associated software stacks, Metawave is delivering the missing sensor with unmatched long-range sensing and perception based on novel machine learning and AI to automotive, tracking, trains, aerial and drone customers. Its SPEKTRA™ radar is the first automotive analog beamsteering radar with resolution capable of distinguishing objects close to each other, in difficult driving scenarios and in all-weather conditions, making cars safer and smarter. Metawave TURBO™ active repeaters and KLONE™ passive reflectors enable faster, more efficient, and lower cost 5G deployments, bringing connectivity to billions of users both indoors and out. Metawave’s AWARE™AI object classification platform is the first demonstration of real-time radar object classification. Founded in 2017, Metawave is headquartered in Carlsbad, CA. Visit us at, email us at, and follow us on Twitter @metawavecorp, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Your Role: This is an opportunity to manage communications and promoting Metawave in solving real world problems today. At Metawave you will have autonomy to be part of the growth of these evolving technologies, working with recognized experts each contributing individually to a strong team. The Head of Marketing and Public Relations is responsible for presenting a strong public image for Metawave in these various markets. You will lead company marketing, public relations, and all related communications programs in both automotive and 5G connectivity industries, achieving strategies developed with corporate leaders. . ​ Responsibilities: Marketing

  • Work with the executive team to develop marketing strategies

  • Lead projects to develop and execute marketing campaigns for product launches and programs

  • Develop a strong working relationship and product knowledge with the engineering teams and the Chief Customer Officer to understand the products, goals and audiences

  • Develop and maintain marketing materials, including brochures, flyers, press releases and digital messaging, from idea to deployment

  • Develop presentations and promotional campaigns for webinars

  • Plan and manage conferences and events to support marketing objectives

  • Monitor performance, response, and ROI of marketing programs to ensure that they meet program and financial objectives, analyze and report finding to executives

  • Manage document workflow and approval processes, developing new workflows and production processes for ad hoc projects as needed

  • Train employees for presentation to various audiences

  • Propose marketing and PR budgets and manage spending against approved budgets

  • Manage and support additional marketing production tasks as needed

Public Relations

  • Lead public relations efforts and outreach, including press releases, notices, blogs and others

  • Develop and manage Metawave’s message and image

  • Work with the executive team to develop PR strategies, providing insights, analysis and guidance

  • Identify speaking opportunities and make appropriate arrangements

  • Identify recognition opportunities, including corporate awards and individual recognitions, preparing materials for submission

  • Identify and respond to corporate and product public relations needs

  • Plan and manage Metawave’s participation in special events, such as automotive shows, CES, MWC and other technical venues and events.

  • Prepare press releases and approve all external, public communications

  • Prepare talking points for presentations, and meetings as needed, as well as related materials

  • Manage and control all Social Media and Social Media Advertising, including LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and others

  • Build and maintain a database of all PR and event data

  • Establish platform to update media outlets with company announcements

Minimum Qualifications: Experience

  • 10 years of experience with designing, building, and implementing comprehensive and effective marketing and communication programs using a variety of methods and channels

  • Comprehensive executive communication programs using a variety of methods and channels

  • Outstanding written, verbal, interpersonal communications, active listening and diverse industry adaptation skills.

  • Working knowledge of all aspects of communications, including strategic planning for various media venues, technical aspects and requirements of various venues, and most appropriate and effective applications.

  • Knowledge and skills to advise and consult with management to ensure delivery of the desired message to the audience

  • Ability to comprehend highly technical material as well as industry needs and to write and translate the work in a way that is understandable to a variety of audiences.

  • Knowledge and understanding of technical applications to effectively direct technical staff, or personally perform technical work, including design concepts, various media, and applications.

  • Ability to gain understanding of a high technology organization, its achievements, mission, vision, goals, policies, practices, infrastructure, and match this with a strong knowledge of current affairs, and issues in our technical field.

  • Thorough understanding and experience in all news and media outlets including the internet, social media and other emerging technologies.

  • Experience creating clear, easy-to-navigate, informative, accurate, well-designed, and functional web sites that provide web content consistent with the organization's message and in keeping with management directives and client objectives.

  • Solid skills to create, develop, and implement comprehensive long and short term strategic communications plans

  • Excellent time management skills managing multiple projects

  • Highly organized and detail-oriented in work and work product

  • Ability to work independently while managing multiple deliverables

  • Highly skilled at delivering and receiving constructive feedback

  • Intellectual curiosity and a willingness to learn about complex, highly complex topics

  • A portfolio of material that demonstrates a mastery of writing and communication planning


  • Masters Degree in Communications, Marketing or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ideally 14 years of experience with designing, building, and implementing

  • Thorough knowledge of content management systems and relevant web applications used for web production and organization-specific computer application programs

  • Experience using computer applications for web production, image handling, publishing and design, illustration, presentation preparation, animation, web interaction, and / or other state-of-the-art web communication capabilities.

  • Experience in the Automotive Industry or in Mobile and Fixed Wireless Network Industry

  • Previous experience with startups transitioning to growth stage and beyond

Perks + Benefits:​

  • Competitive salary package

  • Stock options for every employee

  • Hybrid in office and work from home plan

  • Healthcare + dental + vision + life & disability insurance

  • 401k plan

  • Flexible time off & paid holidays

  • Relocation assistance + reimbursement

  • Fitness Reimbursement

​​Metawave is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, results of genetic testing, service in the military, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. We will make a reasonable accommodation for any qualified applicant with a disability, provided that the individual is otherwise qualified to safely perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation and that the accommodation would not impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Please let us know if you believe you require reasonable accommodation, or if you would like assistance to complete an application or to participate in an interview.

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