Zest AI has been perfecting AI for consumer lending decisions since 2009. Our mission is to make fair and transparent credit available to everyone and our AI-enabled software creates some of the most inclusive risk models in the industry. Our Model Management System helps lenders make better decisions and better loans — increasing revenue, reducing risk, and automating compliance — while expanding credit access to deserving people with no added risk!

Zest is hiring for a Senior Communications Associate to help us drive through our next phase of growth. The Senior Communications Associate will play a key role in the development and execution of proactive media opportunities. This is a hybrid role that will be sited in our beautiful Burbank, CA office.

The Senior Communications Associate will:

  • Assist with the development and execution of proactive media opportunities by utilizing available resources (i.e. agency)
  • Assist in handling day-to-day deliverables for media and content campaigns (i.e. edit program material, web content, marketing materials, and board presentations)
  • Evaluate thought leadership and media opportunities on behalf of Zest executives
  • Manage media inquiries and prepare executives for speaking engagements
  • Provide strategic ideas for editorial calendars and news announcements and ensure constant traction
  • Maintain a keen understanding of industry trends affecting clients, to better recommend communications strategies with/for them

Qualifications

  • 2+ years of experience in public relations and communications. Internships count!
  • Be self-motivated, proactive and resourceful — have a can’t stop / won’t stop approach to pitching and securing results for clients
  • Strong writing skills
  • Intellectual curiosity and enjoy seeking out and share the expertise of others
  • Enjoy helping people succeed
  • Eagerness to challenge assumptions and bring forward new ideas
  • Excited about the fintech and consumer lending industry
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Want to work in a fast-paced environment, switching back and forth between projects
  • Interested in learning and growing your career in B2B/tech PR
  • Have a bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, public relations or related field

 

Perks and benefits

All Zestians experience:

  • The opportunity to join a mission-focused company
  • People – the best part of Zest
  • Robust healthcare plans, matching 401K, and unlimited vacation time
  • Generous family leave policy (12 week maternity leave/6 week paternity leave)
  • Tuition reimbursement, conference allowance, and Zest talks
  • Company happy hours, social events, and outings

When working in our beautiful, Burbank, CA headquarters, you'll experience:

  • Daily catered lunches from LA’s best restaurants
  • A fully stocked kitchen
  • Dog friendly office with lounge areas, video games, and gigantic jigsaw puzzles
  • On-site gym with fitness classes
  • Complimentary massages, manicures, pedicures, and more
About Zest AI:
 
Zest AI has been perfecting AI for consumer lending decisions since 2009. Our Model Management System helps lenders make better decisions and better loans—increasing revenue, reducing risk, and automating compliance. Our mission is to make fair and transparent credit available to everyone and our software creates some of the most inclusive risk models in the industry. Using Zest-built machine learning software, financial institutions can dramatically expand credit access to deserving people with no added risk. Learn more at Zest.ai and connect with us on Twitter @Zest_AI or our Insights blog.
 
Zest is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and encourages professionals from underrepresented groups in technology and financial services to apply.
 
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