Square

Head of Corporate Communications

  • Experience 10+ Years
  • Category PR & Communications
  • Location San Francisco, CA

Job Description

Our communications team is made up of tough, quick-witted, entrepreneurial, and intellectually-curious people. We communicate to the world Square’s mission to make commerce easy, and how we empower sellers with beautifully simple tools that give them an advantage where they previously and unfairly had none.

Square is seeking an extraordinary senior leader to be our Head of Corporate Communications. Reporting to the Head of Communications, you will work closely with the CEO and executive leadership from teams across Square, including finance, investor relations, business, legal, government relations, HR, and marketing.

Responsibilities

You will:

  • Lead Square’s corporate communications team, including corporate public relations and communications design
  • Set high-level communications strategy and execute campaigns that highlight the strength of our business, the depth of our team, and the company’s greater strategy and opportunity
  • Lead ongoing media relations for corporate functions (i.e. financial, legal/regulatory, security/privacy, and executive communications) including earnings and other important company business and financial-related events and announcements
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with key national business, financial, and technology press
  • Serve as a spokesperson on crucial media interactions, including crisis communications and relevant issues that might affect our business and corporate reputation
  • Develop written materials, including company messaging and statements, communications plans, press releases, blog posts, FAQs, and other collateral

Qualifications

You have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience
  • Experience developing and managing corporate communications for a publicly-traded company; knowledge of the capital markets
  • An understanding of the bigger-picture and a knack for advancing company narratives in the down-cycles between launches
  • Excellent judgment and creative problem solving skills, including negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • The ability to build trust within a team and work effectively leading high-performers in a fast-paced and collaborative environment
  • Strong and prolific writing and editing skills
  • Skills in planning, organizing, prioritizing and executing simultaneous projects and activities
  • 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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