Communications Manager

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Full Time
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1 Aug 2021


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Happy Money is more than a business, it’s a movement. As the leader in the financial mindfulness category, Happy Money delivers digitally-native financial tools and services for human happiness™ through a purpose-driven marketplace between mission-aligned capital and consumers. Happy Money is creating a connected ecosystem of consumer financial products designed to help borrowers become savers.

Backed by leading investors including Anthemis Group, Tencent Holdings, and CMFG Ventures, Happy Money has helped over 100,000 members pay off over $2 billion in credit card debt. Founded in 2009, Happy Money has over 300 employees across the U.S.

Happy Money. A Happier Future.™


We are currently seeking a Communications Manager to help unlock Happy Money’s full potential by shaping and telling our story. The role requires strong cross-functional capabilities and offers the opportunity to manage high-visibility communications initiatives, with a focus on US media relations. This PR rockstar will report to the Senior Manager of Communications and will join a best-in-class team of changemakers and movement shapers.

This position is 100% remote (US only), however you must be willing to work Pacific Standard hours.


You will play an active role in shaping Happy Money’s story — stewarding and championing the brand and driving awareness among industry experts and consumers alike. Your efforts will focus largely on these three areas.

PR & Media Relations

  • Represent Happy Money’s voice with the consumer, overseeing accurate and consistent messaging of the Happy Money brand in all marketing and communications
  • In partnership with PR agency, devise breakthrough, buzzworthy PR strategies and campaigns to elevate the company’s message, bringing new perspectives and vision that tap into Happy Money’s disruptive roots
  • Source and build out a bank of ownable stories for internal and external use, crafting multi-channel content that influences and impacts key audiences
  • Develop, maintain, and nurture media and opinion leader relationships
  • Proactively pitch media outlets for Happy Money coverage across relevant trade/industry and consumer/lifestyle media
  • Develop relevant materials, including press releases, communications plans, messaging documents, and more
  • Partner with Marketing team to ensure alignment with key beats and to boost visibility for owned and earned stories

Executive Communications & Thought Leadership

  • Manage profile-raising initiatives for executives, including identifying award and speaking opportunities, preparing briefing materials, and staffing media interviews
  • Help shape and craft thought leadership pieces for executives

Internal & Employer Brand Initiatives

  • Partner with People + Culture and Recruiting team on storytelling, employee advocacy, and other initiatives to elevate our employer brand
  • Support internal communications and content development as needed


  • 7+ years of experience in communications, with specific expertise in media relations (agency background a plus)
  • You’re a collaborative people person with a track record of building strong cross-functional relationships
  • Stellar writing and editing skills with a knack for strategic storytelling
  • Strong project management capabilities and knowledge of communications best practices
  • You’re a problem solver that provides solutions, sees opportunities, and goes after them
  • Words are your bread and butter, but you’re also comfortable with numbers – measuring the effectiveness of communications through a holistic lens
  • You love to build and thrive in a hyper-growth, fast-paced, feedback-driven environment
  • People describe you as exceptionally organized and detail-oriented
  • You operate with an owner’s mindset — resourceful and proactive, you have a stellar work ethic and are looking for the right company to support your growth

Here at Happy Money, we live by our core values of Love, Trust, and Hustle and welcome all.  Love is shown in how we develop meaningful relationships with everyone we interact with; whether it’s a member or your manager. Trust is shown through how we empower each other to come to work as our true selves and embrace our differences. Hustle is shown through how we fail fast and learn from our mistakes. No one is perfect, we’re all human; if this job description doesn’t exactly match your background, we encourage you to apply anyway!

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