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Corporate Communications Director

Company: Visa
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: June 10, 2024

Job Description:

Company DescriptionVisa is a world leader in payments and technology, with over 259 billion payments transactions flowing safely between consumers, merchants, financial institutions, and government entities in more than 200 countries and territories each year. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, convenient, reliable, and secure payments network, enabling individuals, businesses, and economies to thrive while driven by a common purpose - to uplift everyone, everywhere by being the best way to pay and be paid.Make an impact with a purpose-driven industry leader. Join us today and experience Life at Visa.Job DescriptionThe Director of Global Corporate Communications will support efforts to advance the company's reputation around the globe. This position will support key communications functions vital to Visa's reputation, including media relations efforts, financial communications, executive communications and corporate storytelling. The ideal candidate is a team player, thrives in a fast-paced work environment, has superior written and verbal communications skills, is social media savvy, and maintains strong relationships in the press. This individual is expected to:

  • Manage major projects/initiatives in cross-functional work environment.
  • Support key financial communication activities around Earnings, investor conferences, M&A and Visa's annual report.
  • Develop media relations strategies focused on high-level placements in print, broadcast, and online channels to increase company visibility.
    • Build connections with key media organizations and journalists through a mix of traditional, digital, and social channels.
    • Ensure that communication efforts serve immediate and long-term business goals.
    • Forecast news cycles and identifying areas of trending public interest.Key Responsibilities:
      • Support Visa's core corporate communications functions and cross functional partners, including investor relations, Visa Ventures and Visa Business and Economic Insights.
      • Support the identification, development, pitching and placement of Visa-related stories in top tier business, consumer and financial media worldwide, in print, digital and broadcast outlets.
      • Develop and cultivate media relationships within top-tier press globally.
      • Drive a proactive data driven storytelling and media relations program.
      • Manage, direct and respond to incoming corporate media inquiries.
      • Correspond cross-functionally to maintain various Visa fact sheets and corporate information.
      • Support various communications initiatives and efforts including corporate awards and recognition, policy and process ownership.
      • Responsible for the development, execution and oversight of strategic executive visibility plans for Visa's executive committee members.
      • Research, maintain, grow and refine the Visa external events calendar and using key data and KPIs to refine the overall mix of executive visibility efforts.
      • Establish and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with colleagues on the broader global communications team, including regional communications teams, product communications team, employee communications team and brand & marketing.The role reports to the Head of Global Corporate Communications and is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.This is a hybrid position. Hybrid employees can alternate time between both remote and office. Employees in hybrid roles are expected to work from the office 2-3 set days a week (determined by leadership/site), with a general guidepost of being in the office 50% or more of the time based on business needs.QualificationsBasic Qualifications:

        * 10 or more years of work experience with a Bachelor's Degree or at least 8 years of work experience with an Advanced Degree (e.g. Masters/ MBA/JD/MD) or at least 3 years of work experience with a PhD

        Preferred Qualifications:

        * 12 or more years of work experience with a Bachelor's Degree or 8-10 years of experience with an Advanced Degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD) or 6+ years of work experience with a PhD

        * 10 or more years of experience in managing an active and dynamic media, communications and public affairs program.

        * Excellent writing and editing skills - PowerPoint plan development, news releases, fact sheets, talking points, executive briefing documents.

        * Must be able to develop content under deadline pressure.

        * Experience blending traditional communications tactics with digital media

        * Exceptional project management skills and the ability to structure and manage multiple initiative simultaneously and drive to completion, often with short deadlines.

        * Approaches everything with drive, urgency and energy.

        * Demonstrated adaptability and professional maturity.

        * Demonstrated ability to counsel executives, provide an informed point of view and defend that position as needed.

        * Willingness to roll-up sleeves and get the work, big and small, done.

        * Proven ability to think ahead, engage proactively and take initiative.

        * Self-starter, strong problem solver and project owner.

        * Proficient in media and content tools (Cision, NewsCred, Businesswire)

        * Exceptional in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)

        * Strong PR agency experience or a mix of PR agency and in-house experience will be considered.Additional InformationWork Hours: Varies upon the needs of the department.Travel Requirements: This position requires travel5-10% of the time.Mental/Physical Requirements: This position will be performed in an office setting. The position will require the incumbent to sit and stand at a desk, communicate in person and by telephone, frequently operate standard office equipment, such as telephones and computers.Visa is an EEO Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Visa will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with EEOC guidelines and applicable local law.Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable local law, including the requirements of Article 49 of the San Francisco Police Code.U.S. APPLICANTS ONLY: The estimated salary range for a new hire into this position is 146,900.00 to 213,000.00 USD per year, which may include potential sales incentive payments (if applicable). Salary may vary depending on job-related factors which may include knowledge, skills, experience, and location. In addition, this position may be eligible for bonus and equity. Visa has a comprehensive benefits package for which this position may be eligible that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, 401 (k), FSA/HSA, Life Insurance, Paid Time Off, and Wellness Program.

Keywords: Visa, San Francisco , Corporate Communications Director, Executive , San Francisco, California

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