Communications Senior Associate, West Africa: Uber
Uber started out to solve a simple problem: the need to get a ride across town. Six years and one billion trips later, they have stumbled upon something a bit bigger: a new way to help tackle congestion—one of the most serious challenges cities face today.
About this Role
- We are looking for someone to work on our communications team in West Africa, based in Lagos. This role, will involve:
- Supporting Uber communications in West Africa;
- Establishing Uber’s brand and profile with the media and third parties; and
- Working to tell our story—and the story of ridesharing—in creative, inspiring ways that resonate with journalists and on social media.
What they are looking for
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- To succeed you’ll need to be:
- A self-starter: Uber is a company of entrepreneurs and they want to work with people who enjoy building things from the bottom up too.
- Stuff changes fast in our world so you will need to be highly adaptable as well as calm under pressure;
- A great advocate: They are looking for people who can distill complex ideas into simple, but intellectually credible, arguments.
- You will need to write well and have the creative ability to tell stories—about their product, people and the ways they are helping to improve life for passengers, drivers and cities.
- A strong campaigner: Smartphone apps are disruptive, and the interests being disrupted are deeply entrenched. They succeed by putting together effective campaigns with third parties on behalf of the passengers and drivers who use the app. That means you’ll have a bias for action in everything you do—and a willingness to engage in debates that can often become heated.
- A team player: Success at Uber depends on the ability to organize different teams (internally and externally) around shared goals. It’s why we’re looking for well-organized people who enjoy working with others to get stuff done—and who can deal with the ambiguity that sometimes comes from working cross-functionally.
- Ideally you would have 5+ years communications experience. But they are open to people with experience in other walks of life (e.g. marketing, journalism, the law), who intuitively get this stuff and are interested in pursuing a different career. Fluency in English, both oral and written, is essential.