Media Relations, Japan Communications

About the Team

OpenAI’s mission is to ensure that general-purpose artificial intelligence benefits all of humanity.

Our Communications team includes PR/media relations, employee communications, events, design, and other external-facing functions. This team’s ethos is to support OpenAI's mission and goals by clearly and authentically explaining our technology, values, and approach to safely building powerful AI.

About the Role

We’re seeking to hire an exceptional PR professional in Japan to communicate progress on our mission to develop Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) that benefits all of humanity. 

This person will lead PR/media relations for OpenAI in Japan and work closely with cross-functional teams to drive external communications that broadly educate on our technology, efforts, and principles. The role will report to our Communications Lead for APAC. 

The growing impact and visibility of ChatGPT and our other technologies has led to high-profile and widespread interest in OpenAI from reporters and media outlets all over the world. We believe it is our responsibility to educate external audiences about the benefits and risks of our technology, communicate our values and intentions, and explain our approach to the safe development and deployment of AI. 

The ideal candidate should bring a strong mix of strategic and tactical comms ownership. Ability to move fast and collaboratively on complex issues in a changing environment is critical. Passion for new technology and storytelling is key.

This role is based in Tokyo, Japan. We use a hybrid work model of 3 days in the office per week and offer relocation assistance to new employees.

In this role, you will:

  • Develop and execute proactive communications plans including strategies for educating press, policymakers, and the general public in Japan
  • Forge deep relationships with local media and manage inbound requests on a range of issues
  • Partner cross-functionally with global affairs, legal, product and other teams in Japan
  • Provide counsel and support to team members across the organization
  • Anticipate comms risks and establish risk mitigation strategies 

 We’re looking for a blend of qualifications, including:

  • 10+ years of professional PR and media relations experience
  • In-house experience in a fast-paced, technology-focused environment is a must
  • Strong track record of driving media campaigns in support of commercial, product and policy priorities
  • Background in technology communications and an interest in AI
  • Proven success in building relationships and collaborating with press, executives, partners and other stakeholders
  • Native-level Japanese language proficiency

You’ll thrive in this role if:

  • You want to be a part of a small, highly-experienced team that makes meaningful contributions
  • Building and maintaining relationships are your forte
  • You want to tell stories about technology that will have significant impact on the world
  • You seek and are comfortable managing high-profile, highly visible stories
  • Educating general audiences about highly technical subjects is a challenge you enjoy
  • You excel in both strategy and tactical execution

About OpenAI

OpenAI is an AI research and deployment company dedicated to ensuring that general-purpose artificial intelligence benefits all of humanity. We push the boundaries of the capabilities of AI systems and seek to safely deploy them to the world through our products. AI is an extremely powerful tool that must be created with safety and human needs at its core, and to achieve our mission, we must encompass and value the many different perspectives, voices, and experiences that form the full spectrum of humanity. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status. 

For US Based Candidates: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, and requests can be made via this link.

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