Policy Communications Associate

United States

Closing in 16 days

Join a leading fintech company that's democratizing finance for all.

Robinhood was founded on a simple idea: that our financial markets should be accessible to all. With customers at the heart of our decisions, Robinhood is lowering barriers and providing greater access to financial information. Together, we are building products and services that help create a financial system everyone can participate in.

As we continue to build...

We're seeking curious, growth minded thinkers to help shape our vision, structures and systems; playing a key-role as we launch into our ambitious future. If you're invigorated by our mission, values, and drive to change the world — we'd love to have you apply.

About the team + role

The Robinhood comms team is on a mission to drive the conversations that define Robinhood for the world. The Corporate Communication team promotes and defend Robinhood's public story, with policy communications serving as a key extension driving messaging for the DC audience and beyond.

As the Policy Comms Associate, you will support a wide variety of policy communications projects and initiatives in alignment with Robinhood's strategic communications objectives. This includes managing projects, drafting and preparing materials, and coordinating logistics for high-profile external communication initiatives. As part of this role, you'll work closely with other functions including compliance, legal, external affairs and community, government affairs, and more.

The role is located in the office location(s) listed on this job description which will align with our in-office working environment. Please connect with your recruiter for more information regarding our in-office philosophy and expectations.

What you'll do
  • Track and manage logistics internally and externally with respect to Robinhood executive speaking engagements
  • Establishing deadlines and preparing briefing documents and working with assigned writers and subject matter experts to assemble briefing packages
  • Research and provide recommendations on where members of the Robinhood team engage externally, including conferences, speaking engagements, awards and more
  • Provide content support to the communications team, drafting blog posts, pitches and other various external-facing materials to align with comms initiatives and launches
  • Support the policy communications team as needed to respond to inquiries and help schedule interviews, working directly with reporters, producers, bookers
  • Help create, update and maintain materials to align the communications team and company on key policy and corporate issues and ensure teammates are provided updated materials regularly
  • Ensure the team is organized and serves as the point person for talking points, public statements, etc.
  • Regularly update and refresh external facing policy material, including for the company's policy-focused website
  • Assist with supporting the government affairs and external affairs teams with projects, initiatives and speaking engagements
  • Organize key communications assets
  • Update trackers/calendars of all our events
  • Maintain databases that house statements, key data we use regularly
  • Ensure briefing materials are consolidated in one organized place
  • Work in close collaboration with senior communication leadership to support internal and external communications efforts
  • What you bring
  • Bachelor's degree; minimum of 2-3 years of experience in public relations/communications or journalism required
  • Prior experience in financial services communications and/or Hill experience strongly preferred
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills
  • Energetic self-starter and constant learner who is proactive, resourceful and works effectively in a dynamic, collaborative environment
  • Eagerness and aptitude to learn and explain broad subject matter quickly
  • Understanding of the current political landscape
  • Demonstrated project management skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to work well under pressure; anticipate and adapt to continually changing workload priorities; and effectively manage multiple tasks
  • Must have excellent relationship-management skills and experience working across different cross-functional teams
  • What we offer
  • Market competitive and pay equity-focused compensation structure
  • 100% paid health insurance for employees with 90% coverage for dependents
  • Annual lifestyle wallet for personal wellness, learning and development, and more!
  • Lifetime maximum benefit for family forming and fertility benefits
  • Dedicated mental health support for employees and eligible dependents
  • Generous time away including company holidays, paid time off, sick time, parental leave, and more!
  • Lively office environment with catered meals, fully stocked kitchens, and geo-specific commuter benefits
  • Base pay for the successful applicant will depend on a variety of job-related factors, which may include education, training, experience, location, business needs, or market demands. The expected salary range for this role is based on the location where the work will be performed and is aligned to one of 3 compensation zones. This role is also eligible to participate in a Robinhood bonus plan and Robinhood's equity plan. For other locations not listed, compensation can be discussed with your recruiter during the interview process.

    Zone 1 (Menlo Park, CA; New York, NY; Seattle, WA; Washington, DC)

    $94,000—$110,000 USD

    Zone 2 (Denver, CO; Westlake, TX; Chicago, IL)

    $82,000—$97,000 USD

    Zone 3 (Lake Mary, FL)

    $73,000—$86,000 USD

    Click here to learn more about Robinhood's Benefits.

    We're looking for more growth-minded and collaborative people to be a part of our journey in democratizing finance for all. If you're ready to give 100% in helping us achieve our mission—we'd love to have you apply even if you feel unsure about whether you meet every single requirement in this posting. At Robinhood, we're looking for people invigorated by our mission, values, and drive to change the world, not just those who simply check off all the boxes.

    Robinhood embraces a diversity of backgrounds and experiences and provides equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. We are dedicated to building a company that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work (and work environment) will be for everyone. Additionally, Robinhood provides reasonable accommodations for candidates on request and respects applicants' privacy rights. To review Robinhood's Privacy Policy please review the specific policy applicable to your country.

    Job details


    Policy Communications Associate




    United States


    February 08, 2024

    Application deadline

    March 09, 2024

    Job type




    About the employer

    Our story began at Stanford, where co-founders Baiju and Vlad were roommates and classmates. After graduating, they packed their bags for New York City and built two finance companies, selling their own trading software to hedge funds. There, they discovered that big Wall Street firms were paying next-to-nothing to trade stocks, while most Americans were charged commission for every single trade. They wanted to change that, so they headed back to California to build a financial product that would give everyone—not just the wealthy—access to financial markets.

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