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Public Relations and Communications Intern

| Greater NYC Area

At OnDeck, we make small business a big deal. We’re improving the world’s economic landscape by changing the way small businesses access capital. We care intensely about each other, our company and the customers we serve, and are committed to making every day count.

The vision of our Sales, Marketing, and Partnerships team is to drive long-term revenue with small businesses by creating meaningful and value-added engagement at every touchpoint, developing the foundation for an ongoing business relationship.

OnDeck is seeking a Public Relations Intern, with strong writing skills and strong work ethic to support the external communications efforts of OnDeck (ONDK), the nation’s largest non-bank online lender to small businesses. You will gain visibility into the inner workings and aspects of the public relations field, while creating key deliverables supporting the business strategy of a financial technology (FinTech) pioneer in lending. This is a flexible, part-time position (2-3 days per week) based in New York City, Westchester or Connecticut. OnDeck is headquartered in New York City. You will report to the Vice-President for Marketing and Communications.

As the PR and Communications Intern for OnDeck, you will be responsible for: 

  • Fully supporting company’s PR strategy and executing it in different phases.
  • Writing press releases.
  • Engaging media and pitching them by phone, e-mail and in person to generate positive news coverage for OnDeck.
  • Event management support.
  • Creating and curating content for digital and social channels.
  • Communicating and building relationships with OnDeck executives and staff.
  • Build and update media lists and databases.
  • Schedule, coordinate and attend various events.

Necessary qualifications for success:

  • Current enrollment in a related BA/BS university/college, preferably a PR or Communications Major at a local college or university in NYC.
  • Strong writing ability.
  • Willingness to engage media.
  • Solid understanding of digital and social channels.
  • Excellent verbal skills.
  • Efficiency at MS Office.
  • Passion for the PR industry and its best practices.

About OnDeck:

As the largest online small business lender in the U.S. serving more than 700 different industries, we have been trusted by over 80,000 small businesses by providing them with a term loan or line of credit to help them build growing and thriving enterprises. Since 2007, we’ve issued over $10 billion in capital.

Join us as we enable small businesses to achieve their goals. At OnDeck, we’re reinventing small business financing. We care intensely about each other, our company and the customers we serve, and are committed to making every day count. We are small enough to be nimble and strong enough to make a big impact.

We are going to ask you to talk about your accomplishments. Here are some of ours:

  • WorldatWork, 2017 Seal of Distinction
  • Fortune 50 Best Workplaces for Diversity, 2016
  • Fortune 50 Best Small and Medium Companies to Work For, 2016
  • Fortune 30 Best Workplaces in Finance and Insurance, 2016
  • Built in Colorado, Top 100 Digital Companies in Colorado, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Crain’s New York Business Fast 50, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Fortune and Great Place to Work 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials, 2015
  • Fortune/Great Place To Work Great Rated! People’s Picks: 20 Great Workplaces in Financial Services, 2015
  • Crain’s New York Best Places to Work, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Colorado SHRM Best Companies to Work For in Colorado, 2015
  • Forbes’ America’s Most Promising Companies, 2013, 2014
  • Selling Power Magazine Best Company to Sell For, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • 500|5000, 2013, 2014

As part of our dedication to maintaining an inclusive and diverse workforce, OnDeck provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, OnDeck complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

OnDeck expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of OnDeck’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

**No external recruiters or agents, please.**

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Technology we use

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Location

A short walk from the Empire State Building and Times Square, our office is located amid the bustle of midtown Manhattan.

What are OnDeck Perks + Benefits

OnDeck Benefits Overview

OnDeck believes that each and every team member plays an important role in our company’s success. That’s why we strive to provide you and your family with a competitive and comprehensive benefit program with a variety of options and opportunities.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Employees have the option to set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for eligible Medical, Dental and Vision expenses as well as eligible child care expenses.
Disability Insurance
Our STD plan provides a level of continued income in the event you become disabled and cannot work. Should your disability extend lpast 26 weeks, LTD kicks in at 60% of base monthly earnings.
Dental Benefits
Employees can choose from two dental plans including one that is offered at no cost for employee only coverage.
Vision Benefits
The OnDeck Vision plan provides affordable eye care and discounts to cover routine eye exams, prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses,
Health Insurance Benefits
OnDeck offers employees flexibility to choose from several comprehensive medical plans.
Life Insurance
Our basic life insurance plan is a core benefit provided by the company at no cost to you. You can purchase additional life insurance for yourself, spouse or domestic partner and eligible dependents.
Pet Insurance
You have the option to elect pet insurance which includes coverage for veterinary expenses related to accident and illnesses
Wellness Programs
As an OnDeck employee you have access to additional discounted resources such as weight management programs, massage therapy and more.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Our 401(k) plan provides you with an opportunity to invest in your future with the option of contributing pre-tax into your retirement account.
401(K) Matching
OnDeck will match 50% up to the first 4% of your deferrals.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
As a member of OnDeck, you will be able to participate in our ESPP and purchase OnDeck stock through payroll deductions at a discounted rate.
Performance Bonus
Annual incentives also referred to as bonuses are based on achievement of personal and company performance targets.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
OnDeck provides a maximum of 16 weeks combined paid Disability and Parental Leave depending on years of service
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
OnDeck will reimburse up to $5,000 in expenses related to the adoption of a child under the age of 18.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
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