Head of PR, Americas

Wise

Wise

Marketing & Communications
Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, March 29, 2024

Company Description

Wise is a global technology company, building the best way to move and manage the world’s money. Min fees. Max ease. Full speed.

Whether people and businesses are sending money to another country, spending abroad, or making and receiving international payments, Wise is on a mission to make their life easier and save them money.

As part of our team, you will be helping us create an entirely new network for the world's money. For everyone, everywhere.

More about our mission.


Job Description

We’re looking for a seasoned PR leader with deep experience in corporate and product tech communications to lead PR in the Americas.

Leading a team distributed from our office in Austin, you’ll help us grow and make Wise a household name in the US and across the region.

You’ll do that by building a communications strategy that maximizes the product news pipeline, delivers global corporate announcements and brings Wise to life with creative and innovative consumer and B2B PR campaigns to ensure that Wise is well known in the policy press, and consumer and business press alike.

You’ll be comfortable handling complicated or tricky issues when they come up, and working with journalists to ensure that Wise’s reputation is upheld. You’re not daunted by industry jargon or technical details and know how to dive into the product to understand the details, and then simplify them for your audiences.

You have a deep list of press contacts in tech, business and financial media. You’re proactive, creative and enjoy working in a fast-paced global team and organization.

Key areas of focus for this role:

Owning Americas Communications

  • You’ll embed yourself within the NorthAm and LatAm cross-functional teams to own the news flow as our products grow in the region.
  • You’ll build and drive the communications strategy for Wise, working with your cross-functional partners across teams including product, engineering and expansion
  • You’ll build up and work with local spokespeople as well as company leadership
  • You’ll leverage the media relationships that already exist, and are able to add more

Supporting Global Corporate Communications

  • You’ll develop communications strategies that build awareness of Wise with influential national, business and tech media across the region, and handle issues when they arise
  • You’ll proactively build and execute PR programs that build Wise’s reputation and drive product awareness and, ultimately, adoption - delivering substantial media coverage, meaningful speaking opportunities for our regional and global spokespeople, and creating new ways to help us make the media and public aware of the problem we’re solving and how.

Leading our team and measuring success

  • You’ll lead our team of 3 and help them grow. You have experience coaching on functional expertise as well as the ability to manage business unit partners and agencies
  • You know what a high performance team looks like and have clear metrics for individual and team success
  • You believe in leading by example and are not afraid to get hands on, working side by side with the regional and global teams across the communications function and the broader organisation
  • Driving strategic global team initiatives forward as a leader within the global communications team

Qualifications

What you’ll need:

  • Strong, varied experience in corporate and product (consumer and/or B2B) communications. This could be in-house at a startup, tech company or in an agency. At least 12-15 years of experience, including in leadership roles
  • Experience working in financial services or technology companies, with deep expertise in understanding complex technical products and issues
  • Ability to scrutinise complex and technical data and complex concepts and turn them into simple and compelling messages
  • Innate understanding of what makes a good story for media and how to secure great quality media coverage 一 along with existing media relationships, and expertise in building new contacts
  • Experience working with company leaders and building the profiles of key spokespeople through speaking engagements, profile interviews, opinion and byline submissions and proactive pitches
  • Deep experience creating and delivering creative awareness-driving campaigns across consumer and/or business media
  • An ownership mindset with a hands-on, solutions and results driven approach
  • Ability to work proactively, independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, high-growth company
  • A genuine, enthusiastic interest in our mission and developing and communicating great ideas to make financial services fairer
  • Excellent written and spoken English

Additional Information

What We Offer:

We offer you a position in one of the UK’s foremost tech companies and a chance to truly be a part of something great. 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 international travel. Everyone gets shares in the company too, because we believe that what we’re building belongs to each of us

What you get back:

  • 💵 $156,000 - 205,000 salary
  • 🚀 RSU's in a rapidly growing company
  • 💪 An annual self-development budget
  • 🩺 Medical, dental, & vision insurance – including HSA and FSA options
  • 💝 Company-paid: Life Insurance, Short & Long-Term Disability, and an EAP program
  • 💻 Flexible working model – a mix of working from home and from the office
  • 🌍 Relocation expenses covered
  • ☀️ 25 days PTO, 15 sick days, 11 holidays, 5 compassionate leave days, 3 paid “Me” days and a paid volunteer day, annually
  • 🏝️ A paid 6-week sabbatical leave after four years
  • 👶🏼 18-weeks of paid parental leave, after a year with us
  • 💰 401k with up to a 4% employer match
  • 🏆 2023 Austin BuiltIn Best Award winner for Best Places to Work and Best Large Places to Work

Find out more about our benefits in our Austin location.

For everyone, everywhere. We're people building money without borders — without judgement or prejudice, too. We believe teams are strongest when they are diverse, equitable and inclusive.

We're proud to have a truly international team, and we celebrate our differences.
Inclusive teams help us live our values and make sure every Wiser feels respected, empowered to contribute towards our mission and able to progress in their careers.

If you want to find out more about what it's like to work at Wise visit Wise.Jobs.

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