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North America PR Lead – New York, United States

We’re looking for a driven PR professional to join our Americas team in New York City and help us expand our brand awareness with media, stakeholders, and consumers. 

 

A bit about the job:

We’re a fast growing company, so no two days will be the same. Your projects will range from announcing the latest product with a bang, to creating killer consumer campaigns that get people talking, or campaigning to change financial regulations. 

Our brand is bold and so your approach to PR should be too.

We are a global PR team with people on almost every continent. In New York, the tight-knit marketing team provides ample support as needed. A fantastic opportunity for the right person.

This role will give you the opportunity to work across:

  • Media relations: Building and maintaining a super strong network of contacts and staying on the pulse of the trends to proactively keep TransferWise and our spokespeople in the news.
  • Developing campaigns: Devising & executing creative awareness-driving campaigns is in your blood. You’ll have a lot of freedom to bring your own ideas to life, the support of our existing PR agency, and the opportunity to find and appoint additional resources to make this happen.
  • Corporate communications: Help localise the global corporate communications strategy for the Americas, and work closely with founders and leadership team to deliver the TransferWise story in the region.
  • Thought leadership: Building the profiles of key spokespeople through speaking opportunities, byline submissions, and proactive pitches.
  • Leadership: Build and lead a local comms team to make TransferWise one of the best known fintech brands in the US
  • Spokesperson duties: Being the face of TransferWise in North American media as needed
  • Travel: We’re a global team, so you must be open to domestic and international travel. This will be ~10-20% of your time, with a strong focus in the first couple months.

 

About You

  • Strong, demonstrable experience of working in tech PR. This could be in-house at a startup or tech company or in an agency. 
  • Experience working on integrated campaigns that demonstrate you understand how PR, marketing, and social media can work side by side to reach consumers and media.
  • Innate understanding of what makes a good story for media and how to secure great quality media coverage - along with existing media relationships. You’re a natural hustler when it comes to building new contacts.
  • You can be self-sufficient and proactive as the role demands it. 
  • You have a hands-on approach and can get results whether you’re in a regional team or a functional PR team. We get things done.
  • You’re truly passionate about the TransferWise mission, you are excited about developing and communicating great ideas to make financial services fairer, and you have a naturally global mindset.
  • Your writing is clear, concise and rarely needs more than one round of edits.
  • You live for the rush of nailing a hard-earned story and aren’t easily dismayed when a pitch doesn’t land the first time.
  • You have endless stories of successful (and failed!) campaigns which you’ve led.
  • You’re a technophile - you’re all over the latest apps and trends and you were the one explaining to your friends how bitcoin works.
  • You’re digital without question - you love and understand the power of traditional media but you understand how word spreads online and how to get the internet talking.
  • You’re wildly creative, with a natural super-sense for what makes a compelling story.
  • You’re willing to get your hands dirty and go through walls to make things happen.
  • You understand how to mine data to tell compelling stories.
  • You understand that news moves quickly and you flourish in a fast-paced environment. As such, you’re organised and your attention to detail is second to none.
  • Excellent written and spoken English. Additional languages (particularly Spanish and Portuguese) will be viewed favourably.

 

About TransferWise

TransferWise is the best way to move money around the world..

Since 2011, we’ve had a clear mission: money without borders. We want money to move around the world instantly, for free, transparently, and as easily as possible.

Whether you’re sending money to another country, spending money abroad, or making and receiving international business payments, TransferWise is on a mission to make your life easier and save you money. 

More than 5 million people and businesses have stopped using banks, PayPal and traditional providers, because TransferWise is cheaper, faster and easier. Huge companies and banks use TransferWise technology too; an entirely new cross-border payment network that will one day power money without borders for everyone, everywhere.


We’re just at the beginning of our story and we’re growing at an incredible pace. We won’t stop until anyone, anywhere can send, spend and receive money wherever they are, whatever they’re doing. There’s still plenty to do and we can’t do it alone.

Cofounded by Skype’s first employee and backed by some of the most experienced entrepreneurs, including Sir Richard Branson and the founders of PayPal, TransferWise is rebuilding how money moves and slashing the cost in the process. 

There are over 1,500 employees from more than 80 countries working for TransferWise across our twelve offices. It’s a global community. Come and join the fun.

 

What it’s really like to work here?

At TransferWise, we do things a bit differently. There’s no corporate nonsense and no old-fashioned hierarchy. Instead, we work in self-sufficient, autonomous teams. Each team picks the problems they want to solve and does it - so there’s no micro-management or people telling you what to do. You will get tons of guidance and support from talented, super-smart colleagues from all over TransferWise. You’ll experience radical levels of ownership and empowerment within your role. 

The way we work doesn’t suit everyone. But, if freedom, autonomy, and head-scratching professional challenges rock your world, we could be a match made in heaven. 

It goes without saying that you’ll be a part of a fun, friendly atmosphere, with plenty of opportunities to grow personally and professionally. 

You’ll get a competitive salary, flexible work hours and an all-expenses-paid company holiday every year (Summerdays). Everyone gets shares in the company too, because we believe that the revolution belongs to each of us.

Some important stuff we would like you to know

To meet our regulatory obligations as a licensed financial services company, TransferWise needs to take background checks on all new hires, which may include Criminal and Credit checks. Please discuss with the Recruiter if you have any concerns regarding this process.

At TransferWise we believe in fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. Therefore, we want to make sure that our recruitment process is accessible to everyone. So if you need any reasonable adjustments – at any point in the process – we’ll do our best to help. Just let us know what you need on your application form or reply with your request to the email we send you after you have applied. You might need a reasonable adjustment if you’ve got a disability. Or maybe you live overseas, and you’d prefer to meet us over Skype.

Please don’t send anything to the adjustments address if you’re a recruiter, or if you’re making a speculative application. We do work with recruiters from time to time – but only through LinkedIn. And we only accept job applications when a position is actually open. So you’re better off just checking the recruitment pages regularly.