New York, NY
We are looking for someone to work on our Public Affairs team and help Uber’s communications efforts throughout New York City and the greater region including New Jersey and Connecticut. You will report to the Director of Northeast Public Affairs. This role will involve:
Building an effective, credible communications narrative demonstrating the regional impact of ride-sharing on congestion relief, flexible work opportunities, emission reduction and the future of transit.
Establishing Uber’s brand and profile with the regional media and third parties.
Work closely with Uber’s Product Communications Team to tell our story as a technology company.
Develop and lead Uber’s external communication to support our relationships and partnerships with local governments, third party groups and regulators.
What We’re Looking For
To succeed you’ll need to be:
A self starter: Uber is a company of entrepreneurs and we want to work with people who enjoy building things from the bottom up too. Stuff changes fast in our world so you’ll need to be highly adaptable as well as calm under pressure;
A great advocate: We’re looking for people who can distill complex ideas into simple, but intellectually credible, arguments. You’ll need to write well and have the creative ability to tell stories—about our product, people and the ways we’re helping to improve life for passengers, drivers and cities.
A strong campaigner: Smartphone apps are disruptive, and the interests being disrupted are deeply entrenched. We succeed by putting together effective campaigns with third parties on behalf of the passengers and drivers who use the app. That means you’ll have a bias for action in everything you do—and a willingness to engage in debates, that can often become heated.
A team player: Success at Uber depends on the ability to organize different teams (internally and externally) around shared goals. It’s why we’re looking for well organized people who enjoy working with others to get stuff done—and who can deal with the ambiguity that sometimes comes from working cross-functionally.
Ideally, you would have 5 years experience in communications (or less). We are open to people with experience in another walk of life (e.g. government affairs, the media, marketing), who intuitively get this stuff and may be looking for a career change.
Employees are showered with Uber credits each month.
Ground floor opportunity with the team; shape the strategic direction of the company.
The rare opportunity to change the world such that everyone around you is using the product you built. We’re not just another social web app, we’re moving real people and assets and reinventing transportation and logistics globally.
Sharp, motivated co-workers in a fun office environment.
401(k) plan, gym reimbursement, nine paid company holidays.
Full medical/dental/vision package to fit your needs.
Unlimited vacation policy; work hard and take time when you need it.
Job Posted: February 18, 2017