Financial and Corporate Communications Lead

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Full-time

Company Description

We believe the economy is better when everyone has access. When everyone has room to grow. No one should be left out because the cost is too great or the technology too complex. We started with a little white credit card reader but haven’t stopped there. We’re empowering the independent electrician to send invoices, setting up the favorite food truck with a delivery option, helping the ice cream shop pay its employees, and giving the burgeoning coffee chain capital for a second, third, and fourth location. We’re here to help sellers of all sizes start, run, and grow their business—and helping them grow their business is good business for everyone.

Job Description

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.

You will:

  • 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

Qualifications

You have:

  • 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.

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Additional Information

At Square, our purpose is to empower – within and outside of our walls. In order to build the best tools for the businesses and customers we support all over the world, we have to start at home with a workforce as diverse and empowered as our sellers. To this end, we take great care to evaluate all employees and job applicants equally, based on merit, competence, and qualifications. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply and always consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. Applicants in need of special assistance or accommodation during the interview process or in accessing our website may contact us by sending an email to assistance(at)squareup.com. We will treat your request as confidentially as possible. In your email, please include your name and preferred method of contact, and we will respond as soon as possible. Perks At Square, we want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes: Healthcare coverage, Retirement Plans, Employee Stock Purchase Program, Meal reimbursements, Wellness perks, Paid parental leave, Flexible time off, Learning and Development resources