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Communications Lead, Bitcoin Mining and Wallet
at Square
over 1 year ago | 1473 views | 14 applications

Communications Lead, Bitcoin Mining and Wallet

California, San Francisco, United States
Per year
$138,900 To $204,500

About the company

Since we opened our doors in 2009, the world of commerce has evolved immensely, and so has Square. After enabling anyone to take payments and never miss a sale, we saw sellers stymied by disparate, outmoded products and tools that wouldn’t work together. To solve this problem, we expanded into software and built integrated solutions to help sellers sell online, manage inventory, book appointments, engage loyal buyers, and hire and pay staff. Across it all, we’ve embedded financial services tools at the point of sale, so merchants can access a business loan and manage their cash flow in one place. Afterpay furthers our goal to provide omnichannel tools that unlock meaningful value and growth, enabling sellers to capture the next generation shopper, increase order sizes, and compete at a larger scale. Today, we are a partner to sellers of all sizes – large, enterprise-scale businesses with complex operations, sellers just starting, as well as merchants who began selling with Square and have grown larger over time. As our sellers grow, so do our solutions. There is a massive opportunity in front of us. We’re building a significant, meaningful, and lasting business, and we are helping sellers worldwide do the same.

Job Summary

Block is seeking an extraordinary communications professional to join the Corporate Communications function, managing global communications for two of our newest areas of the business - bitcoin mining and wallet. You will work closely with executives and teams across the bitcoin mining and wallet teams at Block. The role requires a thoughtful and strategic approach, the ability to work cross-functionally and in partnership with other teams, and to synthesize and communicate complex subject matter with ease. Embedded within this nascent and new part of the business you’ll become an essential member of the team, responsible for how we communicate these products to the world.

You will:

Lead the global communications for two of our newest teams at Block - bitcoin mining and wallet.
Develop a multi-year, global communications strategy for the two products - from design to launch and beyond.
Develop a consistent tone of voice for the products, develop written materials, including messaging and statements, press releases, communications plans, FAQs, and other collateral.
Think creatively and unconventionally about how we approach communications, being open to sharing information with audiences in new and untested ways. Develop media messaging and media train executives. You’ll become their go-to trusted advisor for all things communications-related. Maintain an executive speaking calendar and manage speaking engagements for the relevant executive team members.
Lead US media relations, and partner with the international communications team to generate media coverage outside of the US.
Partner with public policy teams to ensure that messaging is appropriate for the evolving policy landscape in which these two business areas operate. Qualifications 6+ years relevant work experience, ideally within an in-house communications team. Previous communications experience with launching software or hardware products, and/or within a financial technology company. Extensive understanding of the crypto currency space, ideally within a professional context (although we will consider candidates with a personal interest hoping to make the move into this space). Ability to synthesize complex concepts to create essential messages that are consistent but tailored to multiple partners. Strong writing and editing skills. Skills in shaping and executing simultaneous projects. You can multitask and work effectively in a fast-paced and collaborative environment. Long-term and strategic approach, able to consider the downstream impact of communications decisions. Experience working with markets outside of the US.
Experience working with public policy and/or government relations teams on complex multi-dimensional policy Enthusiasm, an exceptional work ethic, a self-starter attitude, and a belief in the mission of Block. Curiosity, creative thinking, and a sense of humor.

This role can be based in any of the following locations: USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Spain, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden and Austrailia. Additional Information Block takes a market-based approach to pay, and pay may vary depending on your location. U.S. locations are categorized into one of four zones based on a cost of labor index for that geographic area. The successful candidate’s starting pay will be determined based on job-related skills, experience, qualifications, work location, and market conditions. These ranges may be modified in the future.

Zone A: USD $167,300 - USD $204,500 Zone B: USD $155,600 - USD $190,200 Zone C: USD $147,200 - USD $180,000 Zone D: USD $138,900 - USD $169,700

To find a location’s zone designation, please refer to this resource. If a location of interest is not listed, please speak with a recruiter for additional information.

Benefits include the following:

Healthcare coverage Retirement Plans including company match Employee Stock Purchase Program Wellness programs, including access to mental health, 1:1 financial planners, and a monthly wellness allowance Paid parental and caregiving leave Paid time off Learning and Development resources Paid Life insurance, AD&D. and disability benefits Perks such as WFH reimbursements and free access to caregiving, legal, and discounted resources This role is also eligible to participate in Block's equity plan subject to the terms of the applicable plans and policies, and may be eligible for a sign-on bonus. Sales roles may be eligible to participate in a commission plan subject to the terms of the applicable plans and policies. Pay and benefits are subject to change at any time, consistent with the terms of any applicable compensation or benefit plans.

We’re working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Block is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class.

We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible. Want to learn more about what we’re doing to build a workplace that is fair and square? Check out our I+D page.

Additionally, we consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment on our team, and always assess candidates on an individualized basis.

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