Sr. Director, Media Relations

  • Company: Visa
  • Location: New York, New York
  • Posted: April 15, 2017
  • Reference ID: 110306758
Company Description
About Visa:
Common Purpose, Uncommon Opportunity. Everyone at
Visa works with one goal in mind making sure that Visa is the best way to pay
and be paid, for everyone everywhere. This is our global vision and the
common purpose that unites the entire Visa team. As a global payments
technology company, tech is at the heart of what we do. CyberSource, a Visa
company, has been and continues to be a pioneer within the e-Commerce Payment
Management world. Our VisaNet network is capable of handling over 65,000
transaction messages per second for people and businesses around the world,
enabling them to use digital currency instead of cash and checks.

We are also global advocates for financial inclusion, working with partners around the
world to help those who lack access to financial services join the global
economy. Visa's sponsorships, including the Olympics and FIFA, World Cup,
celebrate teamwork, diversity, and excellence throughout the world. If you have
a passion to make a difference in the lives of people around the world, Visa
offers an uncommon opportunity to build a strong, thriving career. Visa
is fueled by our team of talented employees who continuously raise the bar on
delivering the convenience and security of digital currency to people all over
the world. Join our team and find out how Visa is everywhere you want to

Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with
criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of Article 49 of
the San Francisco Police Code.

Job Description
Advance Visa's corporate reputation, strategic business objectives and long-term goals by leading Visa's media relations activities from our New York City office.The ideal candidate is a hands-on, senior communications professional with exceptional media relations/social media capabilities and contacts. The senior director of media relations will serve as the primary contact to east coast media, including traditional, social and digital. In addition, the senior director will provide input into the development of integrated marketing and communications strategies and oversee their execution, in cooperation with his/her corporate communications colleagues. The senior director also will deliver strategic corporate reputation and communications counsel to Visa's executive management to help the organization maintain its positive reputation among key stakeholders. The role reports to the head of corporate communications.

Bachelor's degree; Minimum 10 years public relations/communications experience
Established media relations skills. Must have proven experience managing top-tier press for leading brand(s)
Strong understanding of changing media landscape
Experience in building and managing media programs that deliver measurable results
Experience coaching senior executives
Active presence on social/digital platforms
Understanding of how to use data and research to drive efforts
Experience working in an integrated marketing & communications function
Previously experience overseeing communications for major product launches
Strong knowledge in technology and financial services industries
Conversant in media measurement and analytics
Proven ability to think ahead, engage proactively and take initiative
Self-starter approach to work and strong problem solver
Stellar writing and editing skills - PowerPoint plan development, news releases, fact sheets, talking points, executive briefing documents
Excellent persuasive written and verbal communications skills, including interpersonal and presentation skills
Ability to work effectively in a matrixed environment and with blurry boundaries regarding roles/responsibilities
Ability to work remotely with limited supervision
Ability to not take him/herself too serious and a sense of humor
Proven track record of managing staff and or/agency teams to achieve measureable results

Additional Information
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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