Media Relations Associate

| Greater NYC Area

Want to help people get the financial protection they need — and feel confident in their choices? Policygenius is a NYC-based tech startup that makes it easy to compare and buy insurance online. Since 2014, we’ve raised over $52 million of venture capital, established ourselves as a pioneer in Fintech and helped more than 4.5 million people get vital coverage for their families.

We're rapidly growing and looking for people with grit, great attitudes and creative problem-solving skills to join our powerhouse team. Come see why we were voted one of INC's best workplaces of 2018!

About the role...

The Policygenius Editorial Team is dedicated to making complex personal finance topics easy to understand — and fun to read about! The Media Relations Associate will focus on getting our great content out to a larger audience to increase brand awareness and build readership. You’ll be pitching articles, resources and company news to reporters as well as coming up with innovative ways to get our content in front of more eyes. This role will work closely with our Editorial Team and report into the Senior Media Relations Manager.

You will...

  • Research and create targeted media lists and update them on a regular basis
  • Craft pitches, news releases, reporter briefing sheets and other media collateral
  • Have the opportunity to pitch and write articles for partner publications
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with members of the media
  • Help identify and apply for awards and speaking opportunities
  • Research and identify potential editorial partnerships
  • Manage deadlines and a dynamic schedule, while adjusting priorities on the fly

You have...

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, PR or similar field and 1+ years experience in one of these areas
  • Sound editorial judgment and writing skills (Knowledge of AP style is a definite plus)
  • An understanding of media and how to pitch to reporters
  • A keen instinct for recognizing newsworthy stories and pitching angles that aren’t immediately obvious
  • Knowledge of personal finance fundamentals (or a desire to learn them!)
  • Extreme attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Excited about joining a fast-growing startup

You’ll get...

  • Company-paid health, dental, vision, life & disability insurance
  • 401(k) plan, FSA & commuter benefits
  • Flexible PTO
  • Training, mentorship and coaching from leadership
  • The opportunity to grow alongside a company shaking up a big, old-fashioned industry
  • Fun, diverse, open-minded coworkers
  • Dog companionship
  • Some fun surprises when you join… (Shhh… It’s a secret!)
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Location

In the heart of the Flatiron district! Conveniently located near several NYC subway stops, the NJ Path train, and a short walk to Penn Station.

An Insider's view of Policygenius

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Think: startup meets productive adult office. The fridge is stocked with La Croix and there's usually a dog or two running around, but there's no ping pong. Everyone works hard and takes the job seriously. Strict "no chuckleheads allowed" policy. People are cool and from a really wide range of backgrounds.

Adam

Senior Product Manager

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

All of the normal challenges of building a modern (fairly cutting edge actually, if I do say so myself), scalable tech stack, just with the added twist of integrating with a bunch of fairly archaic APIs. The insurance industry historically isn't exactly a bastion of modern technology, but we're doing our darnedest to change that.

Trevor

Senior Software Engineer

What is your vision for the company?

Our vision for Policygenius is to be the go-to consumer platform for insurance and financial protection. What Expedia did for travel, we're doing for financial protection. We're already the top platform for under-50 consumers for life insurance and disability insurance, and we're excited to expand that to new categories in 2019!

Jen

CEO

What's something quirky about your company?

So many team members have really interesting stories about their time before Pg. We’ve got trivia champions, ex-magicians, chicken bag experts, and even someone who used to be Madonna’s assistant. It’s all story-telling gold.

Justin

Chief Design Officer

What are Policygenius Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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