Financial and Corporate Communications Lead
- San Francisco, CA
Our communications team is made up of tough, quick-witted, entrepreneurial, and intellectually-curious people. We communicate to the world Square’s purpose to empower businesses and individuals with elegant tools that give them an advantage where they previously and unfairly had none. We are looking for Financial and Corporate Communications Lead to manage and lead efforts for our Corporate Communications team.
This role leads financial, legal, executive, and related corporate communications at Square. It requires creativity, strategic thinking, and the ability to change course quickly and perform in high-stress situations.
Lead communications for Square’s quarterly earnings announcements and other important company business and financial-related events and announcements, including financial filings, Investor Days, etc.
Manage executive communications for members of Square’s executive team, including Square’s CEO, CFO, and General Counsel.
Manage communications for Square M&A, litigation, and other legal and policy matters.
Serve as a spokesperson on crucial media interactions, including crisis communications and issues that might affect our business and corporate reputation
Develop ongoing media relations for corporate functions; develop and maintain strong working relationships with key national business, financial, and technology press
Work cross-functionally with many teams inside Square, including finance, investor relations, legal, government relations, design, internal communications, engineering, support, HR, and others.
Develop written materials, including company messaging and statements, communications plans, press releases, blog posts, FAQs, and other collateral
6-8 years relevant work experience at an in-house corporate communications team
Previous communications experience with publicly-traded companies.
Experience pitching financial, business, technology, and vertical publications.
An understanding of the bigger-picture and a knack for advancing company narratives in the down-cycles between corporate announcements.
Ability to synthesize complex concepts to create key messages that are consistent but tailored to various stakeholders.
Strong and prolific writing and editing skills.
Skills in planning, organizing, prioritizing and executing simultaneous projects and activities.
Experience working cross-functionally with senior leadership and teams across an organization, including finance, legal, product, engineering, business, sales, and customer support.
A self-starter attitude: you instinctively and consistently create personal and professional stretch goals and meet them.
Curiosity, creative thinking, and a sense of humor.
An appreciation of the Oxford comma.