Media Relations Manager

24 Aug, 2021

Jobs

Media Relations Manager

Fast
Remote/San Francisco, CA
Build the world’s fastest Identity and Checkout products
Company Mission
Our mission is to make buying online faster, safer and easier for everyone. Fast Login and Fast Checkout enable a one-click sign-in and purchasing experience that makes it easier for people to buy and merchants to sell. The company’s products work on any browser, device or platform to deliver a consistent, stress-free purchasing experience. Fast is entirely consumer-focused and invests heavily in its users’ privacy and data security. Headquartered in San Francisco but open to a globally remote workforce, we are a founders-led, privately held company funded by Stripe, Index Ventures, Susa Ventures and other world-class investors.
We are committed to diversity and inclusion, and demonstrate our values through equitable pay, fantastic benefits, and access to all reasonable accommodations.
Fast is seeking a Media Relations Manager to drive strategic media relations efforts with trade press. This individual will be a wizard in reaching e-commerce, retail, and other relevant industry press to enhance our reputation and drive demand for our products; they will also support broader U.S. corporate communications initiatives.

This is the right role for you if you are:

    • A strong media relations strategist who is also happy to roll up your sleeves and do the legwork to carry out the strategy you’ve created
    • Experienced working with e-commerce platforms, online retailers, financial services companies and/or high growth tech startups
    • Comfortable working with tight deadlines, often concurrent, for disparate projects
    • A strong listener with a curious mind who can learn about new subjects and translate them into compelling stories for a broad audience
    • An exceptional project manager and have the ability to structure and manage multiple initiatives simultaneously
    • A self-starter who approaches everything with drive, urgency, and energy
    • Excited to solve hard problems in creative waysSkilled at thinking on your feet and are comfortable in a constantly changing work environment

Responsibilities

    • Generate proactive media coverage in trade press, with emphasis on e-commerce and retail to drive visibility for Fast with merchants
    • Maintain and build relationships with journalists
    • Identify award opportunities and develop submissions that generate recognition for Fast with merchants
    • Cultivate customer references and success stories to drive media coverage
    • Work with U.S. Corporate Communications Manager to support broader efforts and position Fast as a leader in its space

Qualifications

    • 5+ years of experience in communications/public relations, with an emphasis on trade media relations
    • Superb journalistic-quality writing and editing skills
    • Bonus points if you are a Cubs fan and / or can also write perfectly in another language
Benefits and Perks- Because People Matter
Comprehensive insurance (paid 99% by the company) with no deductible, and 10 dollar copays
Globally remote with flexible work schedules to fit your needs
Generous paid parental/family leave for all caregivers- up to 12 weeks
401k with match up to 4%
Equity grant
People-focused PTO that you determine- time off is there when you want it, when you need it
Frequent inclusive events scheduled to allow everyone to express their voice (or dance skills)
Monthly exercise and internet stipends—and snacks
Learn more here

Job posted: 2021-08-24