Head of PR & Communications

| Greater NYC Area

We’re in a high-growth stage of our mission here at ComplyAdvantage - to rid the world of financial crime. We’re now adding a PR and Communications Manager (who will report to the VP Marketing) to lead on our company PR and communication efforts, both in the US and abroad.

About us

Every day we look to solve highly interesting and challenging problems that can help people better live their lives free from fraud, corruption, money laundering, and terrorist financing. We have developed modern, web-based applications that allow our growing list of international clients to detect, and ultimately prevent illegal money transfers. We reduce crime and criminal activity through the creative use of technology & design and disrupt the compliance industry while doing so.

We are a Fintech50 startup, and we're ventured backed by two of the world’s best VC firms - Index Ventures and Balderton Capital. We’re quickly scaling the business globally into international markets. To achieve this, we are significantly growing our team and we need the best people on board to help us.

The team values that we at ComplyAdvantage subscribe to include:

  • Continuous improvement - try new things, take risks, embrace kaizen
  • Go the extra mile - we succeed as a team, and share our achievements and failures
  • Results driven - focus on the goals, and be hungry to win
  • Inclusion - be respectful, friendly and include others in decision making

What you’ll do

  • Responsible for the strategic direction, leadership and management of all global PR, comms (internal and external) Working with content and social media team through to execution, telling the story of our brand.
  • Develop and implement PR/comms strategy that positions ComplyAdvantage as a global brand leader in the market.
  • Identify and manage external PR and other agencies and freelancers as needed.
  • Develop executive profiles and a steady drumbeat of proactive and reactive news to keep ComplyAdvantage top of mind.
  • Land speaking engagements and award wins.
  • Run global research projects leading to thought leadership pieces.
  • Develop, support and promote company goals, including message development, social media content creation and media outreach.
  • Develop engaging speaker pitches that win us slots on stage at industry and partner events, as well as developing the on-stage content for presentations.
  • Media training for key spokespeople globally.
  • Develop global POVs - both strategic and reactive.
  • Managing regular PR and comms reporting to demonstrate ROI for our PR and thought leadership activities.
  • Manage analyst relations
  • Work closely with leaders and executives to develop and strengthen employee engagement activities through internal communications.
  • Manage company response for crisis and emerging issues, working across ComplyAdvantage to respond quickly and effectively and acting as spokesperson.
  • Stay on top of industry news and ensure ComplyAdvantage has a voice on relevant and topical issues.

Requirements

  • At least 5 years of directly related B2B or B2C PR and communications experience either in-house or for an agency in the United States preferably in New York
  • An ideas generator with a nose for a good story.
  • Strong collaborator and adept at stakeholder management.
  • Proven ability to develop content that captures the attention of clients and press
  • Excellent critical thinking skills and the ability to exercise good judgment and solve problems quickly and effectively.
  • Have the ability to work well under pressure and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong social skills required to manage our engagement and relationships within the company as well as with media, associations and PR agencies.
  • Experience in working with a regional and global communications team.
  • Excellent communication, presentation and awareness skills.
  • Creative ability, and the energy and enthusiasm to promote initiatives.
  • Solid B2B event experience (landing speaker slots and developing creative on-stage presentation concepts.
  • Consistent track record in delivering global top-tier media hits and thought leadership.


Nice-to haves

  • In-depth knowledge of the US fintech, banking, regtech market
  • Experience pitching, planning, and working with journalists in the New York market, preferably target publications like WSJ, NYTimes, Forbes, etc.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced startup

What does success look like?

  • In 3 months you will already be making waves in the industry and be positioning Comply Advantage as a leader in the Fintech world.
  • Worked with the VP of Marketing and Marketing team to create an integrated PR and Comms plan
  • You will have made good industry and press contacts and be creating opportunities with the relevant publications.
  • You will have developed a global strategy for crisis comms.
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Location

We're centrally located in Midtown Manhattan. Almost every coffee brand, salad bar, and new lunch concept is only a few blocks away!

An Insider's view of ComplyAdvantage

What are some social events your company does?

We have PPC (events coordinated by party planning committee) nights where the team will go out for drinks. The events will range from birthdays, work anniversaries, personal events (if employee wants to share), new hires starting, or just to welcome employees that are visiting from our other global offices.

Merve (pronounced Mervay) :)

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How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

We're global so for us communication is key. In order to collaborate here you have to make sure ideas are always shared and make sure you're coordinating different timezones.

Rodger

Senior Customer Success Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

If you're hungry, passionate and always trying to improve, you will be successful here.

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How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Our company is naturally porous - ideas flow up and across the business very easily, because our teams are so thirsty for an innovative product, process and marketing ideas.

Michael

General Manager, Americas

What is your vision for the company?

The team is quite collaborative and are all focused on reaching a common goal. At any given point the team is collaborating on deals, removing barriers to sell/grow/solve, trading restaurant and TV show tips, and planning our outings. We are a start up so we are ambitious and work hard, but we also have fun and emphasize putting the team first.

Lila

Marketing Manager, Americas

What are ComplyAdvantage Perks + Benefits

ComplyAdvantage Benefits Overview

Our employees come first and we want to make sure they feel that. These are some of the ways we show how much we care: we pay 100% of medical benefits, we offer a generous PTO policy of 25 days (includes sick) + 11 paid federal holidays, we offer a flexible work environment with a remote work policy, a kitchen always stocked with snacks, fruits, Lacroix, beers, and cider, company paid social cohesion events, a 401K plan, as well as equity in the company!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Everyone gets a paid work day to go out and volunteer with whichever organization they'd like to support!
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We have PPC (party planning committee) who manages events such as company outings and holiday parties!
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
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)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
ComplyAdvantage provides a flexible work schedule.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Every employee has 5 weeks PTO per year! We also allow for 5 days to roll over for the next year! Non-managers can accumulate up to 30 days per year & managers can accumulate up to 35 days per year!
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 8 hours per year of paid volunteer time.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive 40 hours per year of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
When we have new hires, anniversaries or birthdays, we will get something special for the team, whether it's a breakfast, lunch, cake, etc!
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted At team's discretion.
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
ComplyAdvantage hosts lunch and learn meetings.
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
We offer $2500 annually to take any courses, attend any conferences, that you believe will enhance your career.
Time allotted for learning
Every employee is allotted 3 paid days as well as $2500 per year to learn and develop!
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