Brand and Purpose Communications Associate

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Square builds common business tools in unconventional ways so more people can start, run, and grow their businesses. When Square started, it was difficult and expensive (or just plain impossible) for some businesses to take credit cards. Square made credit card payments possible for all by turning a mobile phone into a credit card reader. Since then Square has been building an entire business toolkit of both hardware and software products including Square Capital, Square Terminal, Square Payroll, and more. We’re working to find new and better ways to help businesses succeed on their own terms—and we’re looking for people like you to help shape tomorrow at Square.

Job Description

You will:

  • Develop press strategies that speak to Square’s purpose of economic empowerment and raise brand awareness, and provide strategic guidance for how data is used to inform external narratives
  • Seek and unearth macro- and microeconomic trends related to our industry and sellers, informing external-facing projects
  • Identify and get to know our seller community to help further develop content and media angles
  • Partner with Government Relations and Policy, Marketing, and Creative teams across Square
  • Prepare and execute press briefings with Square spokespeople, third-party experts, and our sellers
  • Create media lists including national business, vertical trades, local, and lifestyle outlets
  • Create written materials, including press releases, data reports, white papers, briefing docs, communications plans, FAQs, blog posts, and other collateral
  • Work with our design, social, comms, and data teammates to promote creative data journalism projects that highlight Square’s sellers

Qualifications

You have:

  • 5+ years in media relations and pitching that has driven national news cycles
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience (experience working with consumer brands either in house or at an agency preferred.) 
  • Experience with trendspotting and storytelling
  • Writing and editing skills with experience with the Oxford comma.

 

Additional Information

At Square, we value diversity and always treat all employees and job applicants based on merit, qualifications, competence, and talent. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of 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
  • Wellness perks
  • Paid parental leave
  • Flexible time off
  • Learning and Development resources