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MasterCard Director, Content Strategy in London, United Kingdom

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Job Title

Director, Content Strategy

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We are the global technology company behind the world's fastest payments processing network. We are a vehicle for commerce, a connection to financial systems for the previously excluded, and a technology innovation lab. We ensure every employee can be a part of something bigger and to change lives. We believe as our company grows, so should you. We believe in connecting everyone to endless, priceless possibilities.

Job Title

Director Content Strategy - Mastercard Experience Centers

Overview

Mastercard Foundry is a global innovation group focused on the evolution of technology and consumer trends and the implication of these forces on the payments and commerce industry. Foundry is a collective of interdisciplinary teams powering Mastercard's ability to create and deliver differentiated products, services, and experiences.

Within the Foundry, the Mastercard Experience Centers (MECs) is a unit that engages with customers to demonstrate Mastercard's solution offerings. The MECs are interactive and immersive spaces designed for our customers and partners to understand the breadth of our brand, explore innovative solutions, and unlock new growth and partnership opportunities. Our platform enables customers to explore digital commerce capabilities relevant to their evolving needs at seven global in-person locations and through remote-hosted customer sessions.

The primary remit of this role is to develop and lead thought leadership and content strategy across a broad range of subjects, including digital payments, emerging technology, consumer behaviors, cyber security, data technologies, and next-gen experiences. Qualified candidates will be able to answer the following questions:

• Are you comfortable in sharing stories with diverse groups of varying seniority?

• Are you able to manage a diverse set of stakeholders?

• Can you demonstrate strategic thinking and how that applies to business development activities?

• Do you have experience in managing and facilitating content workstreams?

• Can you work with partners to produce creative content for a variety of customer segments?

Role

Your day-to-day responsibilities will include producing content (writer/editor) to articulate Mastercard's leadership position in payments/Fintech, inclusive growth, cybersecurity, data services, and innovation through thought leadership and content strategy.

You will partner with subject matter experts across the Foundry, MA products and services, communications, marketing, and account leads to prioritize content production to deliver insights to customers and stakeholders.

The right person for this position will demonstrate a high level of creative problem-solving, a strong personal presence, the ability to manage change, thrive under pressure, a focus on execution, details, and organization.

Responsibilities:

• You will quickly get up to speed on our business landscape, dozens of solutions, and the Fintech ecosystem, as well as understanding competitive dynamics and positioning opportunities within the category to define and differentiate Mastercard powerfully with external audiences.

• You will work closely with cross-functional stakeholders, including subject matter experts, executives, and key business partners throughout the organization.

• Build and own a strategic thought leadership program, including a robust editorial calendar and cross-functional engagement strategy.

• Create focused narratives to increase Mastercard's visibility as an innovative player and strategic partner with key external audiences and customers.

• Plan, write, edit and manage the development of thought leadership content in various formats for use in MEC customer engagements. Work across executives and different internal teams to synthesize business and product themes for thought leadership messaging, including leveraging diverse expertise to generate new ideas/content.

• Identify opportunities to amplify content via partners, influencers, proprietary events, speaking engagements, and social media.

• Maintain a deep and broad knowledge of current issues across our diverse landscape, monitoring for coverage or significant developments that would shape.

• Deliver presentations on emerging tech, payment, and commerce trends

• Gather and measure visitor insights and capture evolving customer needs and market learnings

• Coordination with regional account/sales/trade show teams

• Develop and distribute all internal and external release related communications, including schedule, system impacts, and release notes

All About You

• 10+ years experience with thought leadership development, content creation, strategic communications--we have a strong preference for payments, SaaS, FinTech, or consulting experience.

• Exceptional storytelling skills and demonstrated ability to communicate complex ideas clearly and compellingly, excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a portfolio of writing experience.

• Experience collaborating with designers and visual storytellers productively to complement the written word

• Able to work collaboratively

• Primary and secondary research

• SME engagement for POV extraction

• Metrics & benchmarking

• Highly organized and able to manage multiple priorities

• Self-motivated with a track record of delivering success while operating within a fast-paced, team environment

Mastercard is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disabled or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you require accommodations or assistance to complete the online application process, please contact reasonable.accommodation@mastercard.com and identify the type of accommodation or assistance you are requesting. Do not include any medical or health information in this email. The Reasonable Accommodations team will respond to your email promptly.

Due to COVID-19, most of our employees are working from home. We’ve implemented a virtual hiring process and continue to interview candidates by phone or video and are onboarding new hires remotely. We value the safety of each member of our community because we know we’re all in this together.

Mastercard is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disabled or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.​

If you require accommodations or assistance to complete the online application process, please contact reasonable.accommodation@mastercard.com and identify the type of accommodation or assistance you are requesting. Do not include any medical or health information in this email. The Reasonable Accommodations team will respond to your email promptly.

Corporate Security Responsibility

Every person working for, or on behalf of, Mastercard is responsible for information security. All activities involving access to Mastercard assets, information, and networks comes with an inherent risk to the organization and therefore, it is expected that the successful candidate for this position must:

• Abide by Mastercard’s security policies and practices;

• Ensure the confidentiality and integrity of the information being accessed;

• Report any suspected information security violation or breach, and

• Complete all periodic mandatory security trainings in accordance with Mastercard’s guidelines.

Requisition ID: R-140866

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