• Locations
    • Remote
    • San Francisco
  • Date Posted
  • Aug. 16, 2021
  • Function
  • Product Management
  • Sector
  • Fintech

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