Communications Lead, Bitcoin Mining and Wallet

at Block
Location Not Specified, California
Date Posted June 22, 2022
Category Mining / Oil / Gas
Job Type Not Specified

Description

Job Description

Block is seeking an extraordinary communications professional to join the Corporate Communications function, managing global communications for two of our newest areas of the business - bitcoin mining and wallet. You will work closely with executives and teams across the bitcoin mining and wallet teams at Block. The role requires a thoughtful and strategic approach, the ability to work cross-functionally and in partnership with other teams, and to synthesize and communicate complex subject matter with ease. Embedded within this nascent and new part of the business you'll become an essential member of the team, responsible for how we communicate these products to the world.

You will:

  • Lead the global communications for two of our newest teams at Block - bitcoin mining and wallet.

  • Develop a multi-year, global communications strategy for the two products - from design to launch and beyond.

  • Develop a consistent tone of voice for the products, develop written materials, including messaging and statements, press releases, communications plans, FAQs, and other collateral.

  • Think creatively and unconventionally about how we approach communications, being open to sharing information with audiences in new and untested ways.

  • Develop media messaging and media train executives. You'll become their go-to trusted advisor for all things communications-related.

  • Maintain an executive speaking calendar and manage speaking engagements for the relevant executive team members.

  • Lead US media relations, and partner with the international communications team to generate media coverage outside of the US.

  • Partner with public policy teams to ensure that messaging is appropriate for the evolving policy landscape in which these two business areas operate.

Qualifications

  • 6+ years relevant work experience, ideally within an in-house communications team.

  • Previous communications experience with launching software or hardware products, and/or within a financial technology company.

  • Extensive understanding of the crypto currency space, ideally within a professional context (although we will consider candidates with a personal interest hoping to make the move into this space).

  • Ability to synthesize complex concepts to create essential messages that are consistent but tailored to multiple partners.

  • Strong writing and editing skills.

  • Skills in shaping and executing simultaneous projects. You can multitask and work effectively in a fast-paced and collaborative environment.

  • Long-term and strategic approach, able to consider the downstream impact of communications decisions.

  • Experience working with markets outside of the US.

  • Experience working with public policy and/or government relations teams on complex multi-dimensional policy

  • Enthusiasm, an exceptional work ethic, a self-starter attitude, and a belief in the mission of Block.

  • Curiosity, creative thinking, and a sense of humor.

This role can be based in any of the following locations: USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Spain, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden and Austrailia.

Additional Information

We're working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Block is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class.

We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible. Want to learn more about what we're doing to build a workplace that is fair and square? Check out our I+D page .

Additionally, we consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment on our team, assessing candidates in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Perks

We want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes:

  • Healthcare coverage
  • Retirement Plans
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness perks
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources

Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD, we build tools to help more people access the economy. Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software, and banking services. With Cash App, anyone can easily send, spend, or invest their money in stocks or Bitcoin. Spiral (formerly Square Crypto) builds and funds free, open-source Bitcoin projects. Artists use TIDAL to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and connect more deeply with fans. TBD is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution.

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