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APAC Communications Lead, Australia and New Zealand



Marketing & Communications
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posted on Friday, June 14, 2024

Who we are

About Stripe

Stripe is a financial infrastructure platform for businesses. Millions of companies - from the world’s largest enterprises to the most ambitious startups - use Stripe to accept payments, grow their revenue, and accelerate new business opportunities. Our mission is to increase the GDP of the internet, and we have a staggering amount of work ahead. That means you have an unprecedented opportunity to put the global economy within everyone's reach while doing the most important work of your career.

About the team

The Communications team builds and protects Stripe’s brand and influence across the world. As we grow in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region, we’re looking for someone to join our world-class communications team to lead our communications for Australia and New Zealand as well as drive our internal and Brand Communications approach across APAC.

What you’ll do

This is an important job with room to build things from the ground up, while working closely with our executives, engineers, sales, partnerships, marketing and policy colleagues around the world.

The ideal candidate is both strategic and hands-on. They’re creative and pragmatic. They have strong media relationships in Australia and New Zealand and a good understanding of global issues and trends. They can translate product specifications into powerful stories to help our key audiences understand what Stripe is building and why it matters—in Australia, New Zealand and beyond.


Lead Stripe’s communications strategy in Australia and New Zealand

  • Build our reputation in Australia and New Zealand while managing ongoing opportunities and issues.
  • Work closely with external partners and companies to build customer case studies, infusing their voices into campaigns, news announcements, and other activities.
  • Advocate Stripe’s point-of-view on industry topics, growing our profile as a thought leader among relevant stakeholders.
  • Work in close partnership with the APAC Communications lead, the global Comms team, local and regional cross-functional leaders (including Go To Market, Policy, Marketing, among others), as well as agencies.

Shape Stripe’s internal and brand communications strategy in APAC:

  • Act as the regional lead for internal communications programs, playing a key role in regional storytelling and coming up with innovative ways to engage employees that are in tune with Stripe’s unique culture.
  • Develop and manage a strategy to empower Stripe’s regional leaders through the creation of thoughtful internal communications, discussion materials, and iteration in response to feedback.
  • Extend Stripe’s brand beyond our product by building stories around Stripe Press, Works in Progress, and our Climate program.

Who you are

We're looking for someone who meets the minimum requirements to be considered for the role. If you meet these requirements, you are encouraged to apply. The preferred qualifications are a bonus, not a requirement.

Minimum requirements

  • Stellar written and verbal communication skills; in particular, an ability to understand, synthesize, and articulate complex and technically sophisticated topics, preferably in B2B technology, in a high-growth and/or financial services environment.
  • 10+ years of relevant working experience in communications
  • A strong track record building creative communications campaigns from scratch
  • Experience collaborating effectively with policy teams, sales leads, data science colleagues, and other senior executives
  • Experience developing relationships with key business and technology reporters

Preferred qualifications

  • A demonstrable track record managing multiple markets and projects as well as internal and external stakeholders is a definite plus.

You should include these in your application

  • Resume or LinkedIn profile.
  • Writing samples are always welcome!
  • Any information you think would be most useful for us in understanding your background and accomplishments.

Office-assigned Stripes spend at least 50% of the time in a given month in their local office or with users. This hits a balance between bringing people together for in-person collaboration and learning from each other, while supporting flexibility about how to do this in a way that makes sense for individuals and their teams.

The annual salary range for this role in the primary location is A$155,600 - A$210,600. This range may change if you are hired in another location. For sales roles, the range provided is the role’s On Target Earnings (“OTE”) range, meaning that the range includes both the sales commissions/sales bonuses target and annual base salary for the role. This salary range may be inclusive of several career levels at Stripe and will be narrowed during the interview process based on a number of factors, including the candidate’s experience, qualifications, and specific location. Applicants interested in this role and who are not located in the primary location may request the annual salary range for their location during the interview process.

Specific benefits and details about what compensation is included in the salary range listed above will vary depending on the applicant’s location and can be discussed in more detail during the interview process. Benefits/additional compensation for this role may include: equity, company bonus or sales commissions/bonuses; retirement plans; health benefits; and wellness stipends.

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Job type

Full time