Marketing Communications Manager

New York City

Posted: January 19, 2017
Reports to: CEO
Location: New York, NY
Availability: Immediately

Position Summary

We’re currently in a rapid growth stage and looking for entrepreneurial and innovative people to join our team. If you are not content with the status quo and ready to challenge the “this is the way it’s always been done” modus operandi, then we’re looking for you. Our goal is to make Payfone the Identity Certainty leader in the banking, health insurance and sharing industries. To do that, we need to build brand recognition. That’s where this position comes in.

The Marketing Communications Manager will be responsible for communicating the Payfone brand across various platforms. You will be adept at finding creative ways to link Payfone’s business with current events and dropping those leads to contacts at relevant media outlets for placement. You will maintain the Payfone blog and social media accounts, ensuring a consistent and engaging voice across platforms. You will also be the go-to person for developing marketing materials and campaigns. We are looking for a guerilla marketer who can find creative ways to publicize Payfone on a lean budget.

This is a standalone role that will report directly to the CEO. You will be the sole person responsible for executing dynamic marketing strategy and generating buzz about Payfone.


  • Develop creative ways to promote the Payfone brand using a variety of tactics
  • Create a consistent brand voice across digital and social media spaces
  • Produce email and social media campaigns targeting new business prospects
  • Write and distribute press releases regarding Payfone updates and whitepapers
  • Foster relationships with journalists at trade publications and pitch media outlets to place Payfone news in relevant sources
  • Book speaking engagements for the CEO at tech events and represent Payfone at trade shows
  • Deliver monthly updates on campaign reach, media placements, and speaking engagements

Required Attributes

  • Maximum 3 to 5 years experience as a Marketing Communications Associate at a guerilla marketing agency or an aggressively growing B2B SaaS or technology startup
  • Strong writing skills
  • A network of contacts at media companies
  • Track record of guerilla marketing and placing pitches in traditional and online media
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Journalism or Business
  • Must be able to provide clips of previous media placements

Travel: 10%


A compensation package composed of a base salary and equity component will be structured to attract a uniquely qualified candidate. Excellent health benefits are included. No sponsorship will be provided.

About Payfone

In today’s world it takes just a few bad actors to force businesses to treat all customers with suspicion. This leads to customer and employee frustration, increased operating costs and reduced revenue. Payfone delivers a seamless non-intrusive verification using your mobile phone’s inherent identity to provide persistent protection for businesses and their customers.

Payfone removes customer friction and drives user engagement with Instant Trust to enable the best possible experience while lowering the risk of loss due to friction and fraud.

The company is backed by leading venture firms, financial institutions and Mobile Network Operators and is based in New York.

Additional information is available at

This position description should not be considered the final description of the position. It should be assumed that we would, to some extent, structure responsibilities in accordance with the successful candidate’s capabilities and changing business conditions.

Payfone is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people regardless of race, color, religion, gender or sexual orientation, age, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, disability, veteran status or other personal characteristics.


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