Communications Associate at Tala
Santa Monica, CA, US
We're looking for a creative and energetic communications associate to help drive awareness of Tala’s work and impact among the U.S. and international media, influencers, and key external stakeholders. This role will be influential in crafting and disseminating all aspects of Tala’s story, whether developing narratives about data science for a niche outlet, drafting remarks for a global development event, or building a social media campaign around customer stories.

The communications associate will be a member of the corporate communications team, collaborating with other customer-facing brands, creative and marketing functions, and will report to the Director, Global PR, and Communications.

Your responsibilities:

Drive the editorial strategy for Tala’s corporate platforms, including social media and blog; build and maintain Tala’s editorial calendar
Create compelling, medium-appropriate content for Tala’s owned channels
Draft talking points, op-eds, blog posts and other written materials for Tala’s senior leadership
Assist in the management of media relations, including responding to inquiries, building media lists, maintaining positive relationships, and driving outreach
Work across Tala’s functional and in-country teams to identify and build narratives that align with Tala’s corporate brand strategy

Strong writing skills and ability to turn around writing projects with parallel deadlines
Project management, organizational and follow-up skills
Minimum 1 year with HTML/CSS + online environments, Adobe Creative Suite (or similar applications), experience working with a variety of CMS in a work environment
Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism or a similar field
Comfortable with tracking timelines and resources in Google Sheets
Preferred Qualification:

Experience with graphic design and creating visual content
Strong, confident writer with copy and proofing skills
Strong project management and organizational skills
Ability to communicate ideas visually, verbally and in writing
Working fluency in Spanish, Tagalog and/or Swahili (Kenyan/Tanzanian)
We strongly believe that inclusion fosters innovation and we’re proud to have a diverse team with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. We focus on hiring talented people regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.