Director of Public Relations

Seattle, WA

Remitly is on a mission to transform the lives of immigrants and their families by providing the most trusted financial products and services on the planet. For nearly 10 years, we have been tirelessly delivering on our promises to immigrants sending their hard earned money home. Today, we are incredibly proud to have served millions of customers globally with Remitly and our newly launched Passbook app to provide immigrants access to banking. We strive daily to meet our promise to our customers by building peace of mind into everything we do. Join over 1,300 employees across 9 offices who are growing their careers while having a positive impact on people globally.

About the Role:

Remitly is looking for a mission-driven and Director of Public Relations with a background in technology PR. This role will help identify valuable opportunities to share Remitly's story and build awareness and confidence among essential audiences. The successful candidate will have a record of creating high-quality content and messaging, the ability to work with senior leadership, be passionate about storytelling, and excel in an ambiguous, high-growth organization.

This role reports to the Director of Communications.

You Will:

  • Operate as a communications liaison by establishing relationships across the business to ensure opportunities inline with PR goals are maximized and successes are amplified
  • Work with senior leadership to influence strategy and negotiate decisions regarding PR issues, announcements, and messaging
  • Manage third-party agency, maintaining a high quality bar and ensuring PR efforts are consistent with communications strategy and priorities
  • Develop a strategy to achieve prominent awards and leadership speaking opportunities
  • Take technical topics, make them consumable for the general public, and guide proactive technology-forward storytelling efforts
  • Keep current on trends, issues, and news about the business, competitive landscape, and broader industry
  • Guide the development of daily and weekly press reporting, yearly growth analysis, and overall media monitoring

You Have:

  • 10+ years of professional PR experience either in-house or at an agency combining B2B and B2C work
  • 5+ years of leadership experience
  • Experience creating strategic communications plans
  • Creative storyteller with exemplary written and oral communications skills
  • Experience responding quickly, yet thoughtfully, to urgent PR matters
  • Experience managing multiple projects and priorities simultaneously
  • Experience handling confidential information
  • Ability to understand and work with complex technical concepts
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Experience executing launches, press events, and speaking engagements
  • Experience in writing and evolving clear messaging and plans
  • Understanding of AP Style
  • Willing to act as company spokesperson

Our Benefits

  • Unlimited paid time off
  • Health, dental, and vision benefits + 401k plan with company matching
  • Company contributions to your HSA or FSA plan, if you choose one
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) available for eligible employees
  • Continuing education and corridor travel benefits

Remitly is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal employment opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle at Remitly. We are committed to nondiscrimination across our global organization and in all of our business operations. Employment is determined based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender identification and expression, marital status, military status or status as an honorably discharge/veteran, pregnancy (including a woman's potential to get pregnant, pregnancy-related conditions, and childbearing), sexual orientation, age (40 and over), national origin, ancestry, citizenship or immigration status, physical, mental, or sensory disability (including the use of a trained dog guide or service animal), HIV/AIDS or hepatitis C status, genetic information, status as an actual or perceived victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, or any other protected class as established by law.

Remitly is an E-Verify Employer