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Global Communications Leader, Denver, CO/USA

Are you motivated by working with executive leadership to create innovative communication strategies that highlight Western Union in the best possible manner? Is it your goal to develop new communication messaging to enhance and build a leader in the global FinTech space?  Join Western Union as a Global Communications Leader.

 

Motivated by our values: purpose driven, globally minded, and trustworthy & respectful

We’re a FinTech that’s using insight from customers and colleagues worldwide to improve financial services for families, small businesses, multinational corporations, and non-profit organizations. We’re a team of over 10,000 people spanning 200 countries and territories. We believe when money moves, better things happen.

 

Better requires process discipline and simplification

We’ll be looking to you to lead day-to-day strategy, execution & evaluation of all initiatives at a regional & local level encompassing Business, Network & Platform to elevate knowledge, reputation, brand salience across major stakeholders to achieve transformation & growth goals.  

 

Your responsibilities will include creating proactive & reactive media relations; organic & paid owned & promoted content.  You’ll create and uphold unique Company points of view and unrivaled leadership of the enterprise.  You’ll  define and lead external agenda of select regional and local representatives in seeking strategic interactions, speeches, engagements and representations.  You'll be serving as the regional and local spokesperson model for effective message delivery.   You'll be overseeing the development and finalization of all materials (speeches, talking points, messages, media releases ) and weekly editorial calendar.  You'll be seeing creative ways to disseminate story telling through channels including media relations, new media platforms, audio visuals and public and community affairs.  Finally, you'll be executing rapid response to issues & crisis communication while working collaboratively with the core communications team.  
 

For such a pivotal role, you’ll ideally have a bachelor’s degree in a communications, marketing, or business administration and even more desirable, a master’s degree.  You’ll have 15+ years of experience in an international marketing agency, public relations, media, &/or in-house corporate communications, with 5-7 years management experience, leading & coaching teams in multiple geographic locations.  You’ll have proven examples of maintaining strong business acumen and executive presence to navigate all the company spheres, and be able to represent the Chief Communication Officer in her absence.  You’ll be able to provide examples of working in a matrix-organization with cross functional reporting lines as well as supporting individuals in multiple departments, regions and countries.  Must have a mastery with multiple languages including English, Spanish, and more desirable Portuguese. It’s expected that you will have exceptional written and verbal communication skills. Finally, part of the WU culture is constantly working towards a lean/agile environment and you strongly embrace these concepts. 

 
Join us, and let’s move money for better

It’s an exciting time at Western Union. We’re growing as a business and we're shaping the financial services sector by driving quality, convenience and customer service to new levels of excellence. We’re unleashing our potential. If you’re ready to do the same, apply now.

 

We’re a company on the move, and we want our people to grow and develop. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to learn new skills and build a career, as well as a great salary and benefits package.

 

Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and success. Western Union is proud to be an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer. The company will provide accommodation to applicants, including those with disabilities, during the recruitment process, in accordance with applicable laws. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy or related medical conditions), national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, or any other protected category.


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