Communications Manager


About LanzaTech:

LanzaTech is turning our global carbon crisis into a feedstock opportunity, with the potential to displace 30% of crude oil use today and reduce global CO2 emissions by 10%. LanzaTech’s carbon recycling technology is like retrofitting a brewery onto a steel mill’s emission source, and instead of using sugars and yeast to brew beer, bacteria ferments pollution into products! Imagine a day when you can power a plane by recycled carbon emissions and when your yoga pants or sneakers started life as pollution from a steel mill. This future is possible using LanzaTech technology. The world’s first commercial facility converting steel mill waste gases to fuels started operations in China in 2018 and LanzaTech has an additional 4 commercial projects in the pipeline, in India, Belgium, South Africa, and California. In 2018, Virgin Atlantic used LanzaTech fuel in a world first commercial flight from Orlando to London.

In 2019, LanzaTech was named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2019. Ranking #1 in the Energy Category and #27 overall. In addition, LanzaTech was recognized as the #1 Hottest company in the Advanced Bioeconomy for the fourth time by Biofuels Digest, the world’s most widely-read bioeconomy daily. The company has also been inaugurated into the Cleantech100 Hall of Fame, having been listed in the top 100 cleantech companies for 7 years straight. LanzaTech was also the top biofuels company in the 2018 CNBC Disruptor 50 Companies list.

Position Details

Communications Manager
Northern Illinois
Skokie, IL

Position Summary:

The CM will help raise the profile of LanzaTech by contributing to and supporting the work of the Chief Sustainability & People Officer, which includes media relations, government relations, corporate publications and newsletters, internal communications including marketing collateral and creating presentation material and management of the website and social media accounts. Accountable for development of both internal and external strategic communications strategies to support the organization's mission, goals and objectives.

Specific Job Function:

  • Collaborate with all teams within the organization to develop a strong understanding and ability to communicate the goals, vision and technology of the business. 
  • Manage and implement external communications efforts, including writing press releases, awards nominations, abstracts, presentations, speeches, white papers and interview responses. 
  • Develop and cultivate media relationships and provide all media with notices of newsworthy events respond to media requests for information and facilitate media interviews with spokespeople. 
  • Conceptualize and design, LanzaTech printed & digital collateral/media in conjunction with CS&PO and with external designers when required and manage all digital media files. 
  • Develop and implement best practice design procedures with regards use of the LanzaTech brand (internally and externally) 
  • Build and foster long-term working relationships with, members of the community, public affairs offices and key stakeholders (industry, government, media interest groups, NGOs). 
  • Understand the regulatory landscape that affects the business and provide analysis of impact, potential roadblocks and suggested solutions.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (science background preferred) 
  • 5+ years of prior experience with communications, government affairs, media engagement 
  • Experience supporting international operations 
  • Languages a plus 
  • Must have strong analytical and communication skills 
  • Proven project management and leadership skills 
  • Ability to work independently 
  • Travel about 20-30%

« Back