Head of PR, Americas

| Austin, TX, USA | Hybrid
Employer Provided Salary: 156,000-205,000 Annually
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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


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.

Keep up to date with life at Wise by following us on LinkedIn and Instagram.

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An Insider's view of WISE

What are some social events your company does?

We do socials in the office every week comprised of beers and wine and a variety of board and online games!
For more active folks, we have a running club and climbing club organized by our Wisers weekly!
Each quarter, our teams plan a social event - Bowling, laser tag and painting are just some of the fun events our teams have planned!


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How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

At Wise, we work in independent, autonomous teams. Each team has a different way of working, so it is important to build relationships with other departments. For large projects reoccurring meetings are great to ensure collaboration. The key point is to document all the decisions taken and have detailed product and technical specifications in place



What are WISE Perks + Benefits

Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Newbies at Wise are required to complete an unconscious bias training during their onboarding experience.
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Wise will provide you with paid short-term and long-term disability coverage.
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
If you’re a full-time employee, you’re eligible to enroll in insurance coverage within your first 30 days of employment
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Our assistance programme provides 24/7 expert guidance and specialist support on any issue, from everyday matters to more serious problems that affect our employee’s wellbeing.
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
You can start saving towards your retirement with our 401(k) plan where Wise will match 100% of your contributions from 1-2% and 50% of your contributions from 3-6%.
Company equity
We offer everyone who works for us RSUs as we’re building Wise together and want you to share in the success of our $5 billion company on a mission.
Employee stock purchase plan
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
18 fully paid weeks of parental leave for birth or adoption, if you’ve been at Wise for 1+ year at the due date or adoption date. This applies regardless of gender.
Adoption Assistance
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
36 days annual leave (holiday, paid time off) per year, including local public holidays
Paid volunteer time
Wise offers employees one day of PTO per year to use towards volunteering either as an individual or with your team!
To reward the time and effort you’ll put into Wise after 4 years working here, you’ll have the option to take 6-weeks paid time off and £1,000 financial support in addition to your annual leave.
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
You’ll receive 15 days of fully paid sick leave per year
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
When you’re craving a snack, you can also find a variety of treats and drinks in our kitchens. We also offer a weekly Team Lunch’s
Onsite office parking
Pet friendly
Relocation assistance
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend

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