PA Communications Intern


Who We Are Cross River Bank (“CRB”), is fundamentally changing the way fintech companies do business. As venture-backed pioneers of the platform-based financial services model known as the “partner bank,” we’re building the best banking and technology products for our fintech partners - empowering them to grow, thrive, and better serve their customers. We’re currently working with over a dozen fintech firms of all sizes, ranging from unicorns with billion-dollar valuations to seed round companies. What We’re Looking For Cross River is looking to hire new talent for our Summer 2023 eight-week Intern Program beginning in June 2023. Cross River has developed a customized, project-based program where we strive to individualize each student’s experience based on their unique skill set and career choice. Potential skills to be taught on the job: From day one, summer PR interns are immersed in Cross River’s innovative and dynamic company culture valuing humility, integrity, creativity, compassion, and responsibility. As such, they will receive: Meaningful and challenging work assignments An understanding of the nuances in internal, external and partner communications Empowerment to bring creative ideas to the table Participation in the development of multilayered and multiplatform PR strategy Experience with media release, pitch, newsletter and other communications writing Training in conducting media outreach Knowledge of how regulatory and legislative discussions impact PR strategy Networking opportunities with peers, senior leaders, executives and journalists Exposure to different areas of Cross River’s financial services business Responsibilities: Collaborate with the communications team in all stages of internal and external campaigns to develop, expand and maintain our communications channels, business partner relationships and public image. Goal is to acquire communications and public relations skills and provide the intern with knowledge of various communication strategies. Support the PR manager in implementing the company’s PR strategy. Create engaging content for media releases, executive bios, media kits, story pitches, thought leadership opinion articles, etc. Update and maintain trending news, media lists, and product/announcement pipelines Support the PR manager with media outreach and pitching journalists. Give input on social media and marketing initiatives and suggesting creative ways to improve the company’s public image. Conduct research on media coverage of the company’s competitors in various industries. Monitor media coverage on the company, our events and product and partner media releases and create press clippings. Qualifications: Strong writing and verbal communication skills and well versed in grammar. Must be able to write in both professional and conversational/personable tones. Understand and be comfortable using the large social media platforms – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube Interested and familiar with education, public relations/communications, and social media Team player who works well with others and isn’t afraid to ask questions Detail-oriented, cares about how our communications will impact our business, our partners, and thousands of people An interest in the media and follows news trends #LI-MB1 Cross River is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Cross River does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. By submitting your application, you give Cross River permission to email, call, or text you using the contact details provided. We will only contact you with job related information.


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