Public Relations Specialist at AffiniPay

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Public Relations Specialist
Marketing
We have an incredible amount of stories to tell and are looking for a Public Relations Specialist to join the team to craft great narratives for legal, CPA, associations, and architectural industry media. As the Public Relations Specialist you get to write and pitch press releases and blogs, and reach industry media, bloggers and influencers to share outstanding content. You’ll lead the PR strategy and speakers bureau for our industry-leading payment solutions.
Every day you’ll get great content to package, like being an Inc 5000 fastest growing company, celebrating being an Austin Best Places to Work, launching new innovative features, partnering with fellow industry leaders to reach new markets, and sharing incredible payments content with the industry. The ideal candidate will harness all of the exciting news from AffiniPay into external outreach working close with our Chief Marketing Officer and Social Media Leader. This is an incredible role, and we can’t wait to get started with you!
Responsibilities
  • Write and edit press releases, media pitches, media relations plans, and related support material
  • Proactively mine internal content to package for external thought leadership distribution
  • Build inspiring content with customers and partners to tell the story of crafting payment solutions that professionals love
  • Run the external speakers' bureau for executives and leaders with vision
  • Build presentations for speaking events
  • Foster great relationships with local and national media, engaging reporters, bloggers and influencers to provide educational resources
  • Arrange interviews and execute press outreach programs for internal executive’s industry event appearances
  • Research industry media to create relevant content
  • Revise, edit, and proofread content as needed or advised
Requirements:
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of content writing or public relations experience
  • Strong presentation building skills - both narrative arcs and PowerPoint/Google slide layout skills
  • Proactive in crafting and maintaining a steady stream of content to increase all brand’s public perception
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong copywriting, grammatical, proofreading, and communication skills
  • Understanding of evolving public relations landscape across digital media, press releases, blogs and social media strategy
  • Ability to work quickly when deadlines are tight
  • Ability to work in a team environment with staff at all levels
  • Ability to give and take constructive feedback
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Passion for developing new insights, perspectives, and problem-solving
  • Ability to come into the office a minimum of 2 days/week
About AffiniPay
At AffiniPay, we’re continuously taking on exciting and interesting problems to define the direction of the financial technology industry and transform the way professionals get paid! Our drive to become leaders in FinTech has fostered our fast-paced, growth-focused culture. We’ve assembled teams of highly collaborative problem solvers who are enthusiastic about both personal and company growth. We are eager to build, work together, and go above and beyond to be industry leaders. We also know that our people are our greatest asset and responsible for our ultimate success. As such, we invest in our team members’ growth and development, recognize accomplishments, and celebrate successes together. We’re building a winning team, and we need more creative, collaborative, and fun-loving people to help us get the job done!
Affini-Perks! We've got you covered...
100% paid medical, dental, and vision benefit plans
Open PTO plan
401K with automatic 5% company contribution
100% Company-paid short- and long-term disability and life insurance
Paid maternity/paternity leave
Fun offsite quarterly meetings
AffiniPay Swag Package
Company lunches and fully stocked kitchen
All the benefits of a startup culture without the downsides
The chance to be a vital team member of one of Austin's fastest-growing companies!
AffiniPay is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
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Technology we use

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    • PostgreSQLDatabases

Location

We're located in the beautiful hill country of Austin, Texas, just off of Highway 360. We're surrounded by plenty of shops and restaurants, too!

An Insider's view of AffiniPay

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I LOVE coming to the office every day and solving problems face to face with my colleagues. We have a beautiful office, in a beautiful setting, with amazing perks, plus a group of smart, fun and inspiring people to collaborate with.

Amanda

Partner Integrations Director

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I write the documentation for developers who integrate with our Payment Gateway, and I work with a cross-functional team that includes Business Development, Product, and DevSupport. We guide partners and their developers as they create and maintain their integrations, and we work together internally to make the process quicker and easier.

Heather

Technical Program Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

As part of the Product Management Team, we sit on the intersection of Technology, UX, the Business and the Customer. All of us spend a significant of time with our customers and the market. However, given that we are market leaders, we get to lead and influence our entire industry which requires bold yet analytical product decision making.

Vinay

Director of Product Management

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Dev teams are encouraged to come up with creative ideas both to technically solve existing problems as well as identify business problems which the company may or may not currently comprehend. 

Greg

EVP Engineering

What projects are you most excited about?

The project I am most excited about at this time is helping build our integrated payment platform. It presents a ton of interesting problems to solve including how to ensure our customers get paid at scale!

Ryan

Senior Software Engineer

What are AffiniPay Perks + Benefits

AffiniPay Benefits Overview

Employee happiness and well-being are key to our success, which is why we’ll reward your hard work and strive to earn your loyalty with fantastic perks and incentives.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
AffiniPay's AffiniCares team organizes local volunteer activities such as Clean Up Lady Bird Lake, Partnerships for Children's Wish Program, and Build a Bike.
Partners with Nonprofits
AffiniPay partners with non profits such as Partnerships for Children.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Our staff has the opportunity to get involved with things such as event planning, volunteer and health committees.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
We have a group that meets periodically called the Diversity Round Table where we cover topics related to and around diversity issues in our world.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
AffiniPay contributes an automatic 5% to our staff's 401(K).
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Paid industry certifications
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