Communications Specialist (DEATCH)


January 27, 2021

Dreilinden, DE

Who we are: Fueled by a fundamental belief that having access to financial services creates opportunity, PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. Our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 375 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways, whether they are online, on a mobile device, in an app, or in person. Through a combination of technological innovation and strategic partnerships, PayPal creates better ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying or getting paid. Available in more than 200 markets around the world, the PayPal platform, including Braintree, Venmo and Xoom enables consumers and merchants to receive money in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds in 56 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 25 currencies.
Job Description Summary: The PayPal Communications team is seeking a highly engaged and dynamic Communications Specialist for PayPal in Germany. The specialist will report to the Head of Communications, DEATCH and will provide Communications support to PayPal’s business in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
Job Description:
  • Help execute integrated communications and PR strategies and tactical plans in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
  • Help run PR projects and campaigns across the region. Assist in supporting PR agencies to provide effective coordination and clear guidance to the team by ensuring plans, processes, reviews, and evaluation are in place.
  • Build and maintain relationships for PayPal, with key consumer and trade media, influencers, and bloggers.
  • Support day-to-day media inquiries.
  • Help managing PayPal’s corporate blog by creating editorial plans, reviewing, and managing content.
  • Support Head of Communications (DEATCH), who acts as Communications Business Partner to Country Managers in respective markets, providing briefings and counsel on media-related topics and communications issues, as appropriate to enhance PayPal reputation as an industry leader and respected organization.

Job Requirements:
  • A degree in Journalism or Communications or equivalent required.
  • First prior relevant experience.
  • High level of professionalism and emotional intelligence; handles sensitive/confidential information with appropriate care.
  • Excellent written, communication, research, and presentation skills.
  • Thrives in a global, fast-paced, and dynamic work environment. Ability to manage high job complexity and constant multi-tasking. Well organized, able to prioritize well, work efficiently. Shows flexibility as workloads fluctuate.
  • A genuine interest and ability to connect with, build and maintain relationships with people at all levels and across organizational and geographic boundaries.
  • An ownership mentality – sees tasks through to completion. Goes the extra step to proactively seek out answers to problems that may fall outside his/her area of expertise.
  • Eager to learn new things and apply knowledge to innovate, improve/simplify processes.
  • Fluent German speaker and very good knowledge of English language.

We're a purpose-driven company whose beliefs are the foundation for how we conduct business every day. We hold ourselves to our One Team Behaviors which demand that we hold the highest ethical standards, to empower an open and diverse workplace, and strive to treat everyone who is touched by our business with dignity and respect. Our employees challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. We want to break down barriers to financial empowerment. Join us as we change the way the world defines financial freedom.
PayPal provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, PayPal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.