Communications Associate

| New York, NY, USA | Hybrid
Employer Provided Salary: 90,000-120,000 Annually
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About Clear Street: 

Clear Street is modernizing the brokerage ecosystem. Founded in 2018, Clear Street is a diversified financial services firm replacing the legacy infrastructure used across capital markets. The firm started from scratch by building a completely cloud-native clearing and custody system designed for today’s complex, global market. Clear Street’s proprietary platform adds significant efficiency to the market while focusing on minimizing risk, redundancy, and cost for clients. Clear Street’s goal is to create a single platform for every asset class, in every country, and in any currency. For more information, visit

The Team: 

As Communications Associate, you’ll be a key member of our strategic Communications & Marketing team, executing on internal and external messaging to all audiences, particularly to the financial press and media, prospects, clients and partners.  You will be a key part of creating a vast amount of content, from official press releases to blog posts to internal messaging documents supporting the Company’s top executives, and you will be the liaison between Clear Street and our external agencies.  

The team’s goal is to tell the Clear Street story to drive market share, client trust and brand equity amongst a premier peer set.  The team is composed of a small group of professionals who work collaboratively and creatively to tell stories about Clear Street’s seat at the intersection of finance and technology. 

The Role:

The Communications Associate is a key member of the Clear Street marketing and communications team and reports to the Chief Marketing Officer. This role allows for writing and project management responsibilities so that we proactively tell the Clear Street story and enhance the value of the Clear Street brand over time.  You’ll have the opportunity to learn from senior executives with veteran status in high profile strategic communications, finance and technology.  


  • Project management: A successful Communications Associate will be dynamic and confident in a fast-paced environment, with strong project management skills.  Projects to be managed include:
    • Press Release Pipeline (spreadsheets managing timelines, drafting releases)
    • New product launch-specific communications (press releases, website updates, email and social content)
    • Media-facing preparation (Executive Q&A prep docs, speaking points)
    • Thought leadership (creating/ideating, drafting content and ultimately co-authoring)
    • Website content
  • Support the team:  the Communications Associate will proactively take on responsibilities with a can-do attitude and an eagerness to learn and grow. 
  • Content Creation:  Draft and manage the approval process of most content, particularly press releases, briefing books, executive Q&A documents, executive scripts for interviews and live content, one pagers and social media, for example.
  • External agency management: Liaise with external agencies, including running the weekly "to do" meetings, strategy sessions and organizing/updating monthly and quarterly measurement and reporting.  
  • Media strategy:  Work with the CMO and external agencies to effectively reach select media around key announcements, as part of a broader strategic plan.
  • Work on a highly strategic communications team founded with a deep understanding of the capital markets, where all communications are approached with the long term value of the enterprise in mind.
  • Learn the specialty areas within Clear Street, such as securities finance and prime brokerage, investment banking, engineering, sales, etc.  Develop materials and collateral to support external communications for specialty areas, including fact sheets, one-pagers, and email templates
  • Create, develop and execute a communications strategy utilizing 
    • media relations
    • thought leadership
    • awards and rankings
    • conferences and events
    • social media
    • select paid media channels, as appropriate 
  • Aid in internal communications as appropriate, including company-wide town halls, internal educational events, employee news, and cross-team product and development updates  
  • Provide mentorship to other team members when appropriate; strong comms/marketing fundamentals are a must 


  • You have at least 3 years of experience in public relations, preferably at an agency focused on high-growth corporates and/or the B2B environment
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Stellar project management and planning skills
  • Enthusiasm to pursue a career that you care about, rooted in learning corporate strategy, media strategy and communication specialties specific to the capital markets
  • A talent for storytelling and the ability to distill complex ideas into digestible, easy-to-follow narratives
  • plus: An understanding of the financial services industry and experience working with brokerages, banks, and other financial institutions 
  • Huge plus:  Experience in an investment banking analyst class or sell side research track
  • Required Tools/Software: 
    • Word/Excel/PowerPoint 
    • Newswire distribution (Businesswire/PR Newswire/Globe)
    • Third party media search and targeting platforms such as AlphaSense, Cision/Meltwater/Critical Mention
  • Additional Tools/Software:
    • Bloomberg terminal awareness a plus
    • Awareness of social media monitoring software a plus

We offer:

  • The opportunity to join a small and growing team of good people, where you can make an impact 
  • A meritocratic philosophy that champions collaboration
  • Room to innovate, solve complex business problems and build new products
  • Competitive compensation, benefits, and perks

The Base Salary Range for this role is $90,000 - $120,000. This range is representative of the starting base salaries for this role at Clear Street. Where a candidate falls in this range will be based on job related factors such as relevant experience, skills, and location. This range represents Base Salary only, which is just one element of Clear Street's total compensation. The range stated does not include other factors of total compensation such as bonuses or equity.

At Clear Street, we offer competitive compensation packages, company equity, 401k matching, gender neutral parental leave, and full medical, dental and vision insurance. Our belief has always been that we are better as a business when we are all together in person. As such, beginning on January 2, 2023, we are requiring employees to be in the office 4 days per week. In-office benefits include lunch stipends, fully stocked kitchens, happy hours, a great location, and amazing views.

Our top priority is our people. We’re continuously investing in a culture that promotes collaboration. We help each other through challenges and celebrate each other's successes. We believe that modern workplaces succeed by virtue of having high-performance workforces that are diverse — in ideas, in cultures, and in experiences. We put in the effort to make such a workplace a daily reality and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


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The Women's Club of Clear Street is a monthly employee resource group where we provide a time for the women and allies of our company to connect and engage in meaningful discussion. We're really trying to create a support network for the current and future women of Clear Street.


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How does the company support your career growth?

At Clear Street, everyone wants to succeed both individually and as a company. I have the rare opportunity to work towards building a business from the ground up. Plus, I’m working alongside some of the best people in the industry.


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What are Clear Street Perks + Benefits

Clear Street Benefits Overview

In addition to a startup culture with collaborative teammates and advancement opportunities, there are many other great perks when you join Clear Street. Employees receive competitive incentive packages, a 401k match, and options for full medical, dental and vision insurance. We also offer generous vacation time and flexible work schedules. For those working in our New York, San Diego, Tampa, and Chicago offices, perks include a lunch stipend, fully stocked kitchens, happy hours and amazing views.

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Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Hybrid work model
Employee awards
Documented equal pay policy
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Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Clear Street employees can contribute up to an FSA.
Disability insurance
Disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to $5,000 monthly maximum payout.
Dental insurance
Our dental plan covers up to $2000 of expenses, annually.
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
We host a Wellness Week in the 4 World Trade Center Office. We also have Yoga series where we host yoga at 5 pm in the 4 World Trade Center Office.
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Clear Street matches contributions of up to 2% of our employees' salaries.
Company equity
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave
Family medical leave
Vacation + Time Off
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free daily meals
$18 in Doordash credit and catered lunch on Fridays.
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
We provide free breakfast options daily. Employees are also given $15 per day to order lunch through our Seamless account Monday through Thursday. On Friday, we offer a pizza lunch, enjoyed together.
Company-sponsored happy hours
Recreational clubs
Relocation assistance
Mother's room
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

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