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Head of Communications

Founded by ex-Googlers, Upstart is the first consumer lending platform to use machine learning to price credit. By combining modern data science and tech-enabled automation, we’re able to offer loans at rates lower than can be found elsewhere.

Since launching in May 2014, we’ve originated over $600M in loans and have helped more than 50,000 borrowers achieve a better state of financial fitness. Now, we’re looking for someone to help spread the word about Upstart and our novel approach to marketplace lending in order to take us to the next level of our growth.

This executive team member will craft, own, and execute a press and media relations plan appropriate for the bold and disruptive financial services startup that we are. Beyond traditional PR, we’re also looking for somebody with the hands-on skills to sharpen and amplify our message about how Upstart is impacting the lives of our borrowers.

This position reports to Upstart’s Chief Executive Officer.

Requirements:

  • Proven experience driving press and media relations in an emerging tech firm
  • Strong existing relationships with tech/business journalists, bloggers and national media
  • Scrappy and proactive ability to uncover unique stories, angles and channels
  • Ability to communicate financial concepts clearly, both verbally and in writing
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