Communications Specialist

About Gradiant

Gradiant is a rapidly growing global solutions provider and developer of cleantech water projects for advanced water and wastewater treatment. With a full suite of differentiated and proprietary end-to-end solutions, powered by the top minds in water, Gradiant serves its clients’ mission-critical operations in the world’s essential industries. Gradiant was founded at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and is uniquely positioned to address the world’s increasing challenges created by industrialization, population growth, and water stress. Today, with over 450 employees, Gradiant operates from its global headquarters in Boston, regional headquarters and global technology labs in Singapore, and offices across twelve countries. For more information, please visit



The Role

Gradiant seeks an experienced communications professional to drive its external and internal communications strategy. This individual will play a critical role in helping the firm achieve its growth objectives by implementing a strategic communications plan that builds Gradiant’s brand awareness and reputation as a thought leader. The work will establish how Gradiant is communicated, perceived, understood, and experienced in the market. Reporting to Gradiant’s Head of Marketing. This is a new position with opportunities to mentor and develop others and advance as the team and company grows.



The successful candidate will:

  • Drive an integrated, strategic communications plan that supports business growth goals and enhance the firm’s reputation with key stakeholders
  • Write, edit, and manage the production of communications materials for a variety pf channels – including stakeholder outreach, social media content, sales collaterals, media outreach, and website copy
  • Create a coordinated calendar for externally published content designed to build brand awareness and reputation for thought leadership among targeted customer, media, and investor segments
  • Cultivate and manage relationships with the content, design, digital and media PR vendors required to implement the communications plan and content calendar
  • Implement a social media strategy designed to amplify key business messaging. Actively manage the social media presence (e.g., LinkedIn) of the firm and its leadership
  • Develop communications plans around major announcements, key customer and investor events, product launches, and flagship initiatives
  • Develop and oversee execution of external media strategy, including proactive and reactive opportunities with national and international media outlets
  • Foster, develop, and maintain relationships with journalists of strategic media outlets
  • Plan, implement, manage, and monitor the corporate website in coordination with business cross-functions and subject matter experts
  • Create compelling and effective corporate presentation slide decks and sales collaterals to communicate business messaging and persuade target stakeholders
  • Define and report metrics to quantify results and measure communications effectiveness



  • 3+ years of communications experience in a global, cross-matrixed business. Experience in the industrial water treatment market is preferred
  • Great story-telling skills: the ability to take complex, technical topics and turn them into compelling narratives
  • B2B and B2B2C end-user market experience
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills, including the ability to synthesize information from multiple sources to develop a clear, compelling message
  • Demonstrated passion for sustainability and technology innovation
  • Knowledge in topics related to water and wastewater treatment, digital solutions, and sustainability
  • Graphics design skills including experience with Adobe Creative Suite and Canva
  • Proficiency with WordPress and experience managing web content
  • Significant experience managing and working effectively with third-party vendors and agency partners
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, journalism or related fields is preferred
  • Highly organized with strong project management skills
  • Attentive to detail as well as seeing the big picture
  • Availability for up to 20% travel


Gradiant is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.