Communications Lead, New Zealand


Tuesday, 25 July 2017



New Zealand



Company profile: 

Uber Technologies Inc. is an American technology company headquartered in San Francisco, California, United States, operating in 633 cities worldwide. It develops, markets and operates the Uber car transportation and food delivery mobile apps.

Job description: 

The most successful consumer technology companies are brilliant storytellers, who put their products—as well as the benefits of those products—front and center in every communication.

Our team is responsible for telling Uber’s story to the media and third parties: whether it’s transforming how we get around town and the lives of people who value independent, flexible work; or cutting congestion in cities by getting more backsides into fewer cars. That’s partly about building lasting relationships with the key news outlets and journalists in every country where we operate. It also about being creative in how we tell our story, including the use of social media, as well as working with the public policy team to develop campaigns that make the positive case for reform.

About This Role

We are looking for someone to lead our country communications efforts in New Zealand, based in Auckland. You will report directly to the Head of Communications, Australia and New Zealand.

This Role Will Involve

Helping develop our relationships with reporters across New Zealand

Establishing Uber’s brand and and increasing the profile of Uber leadership with the media and third parties in New Zealand

Working cross functionally, with city leadership and the ANZ and APAC communication team, to tell our story—and the story of ridesharing—in creative, inspiring ways that resonate with with journalists and on social media.

Partnering with global and regional communications team members to build communications strategies, and campaigns, that promote and enhance the overall reputation of Uber in New Zealand

To Succeed You’ll Need To Be

What We’re Looking For

A self starter: Uber is a company of entrepreneurs and we want to work with people who enjoy building things from the bottom up too. Stuff changes fast in our world so you’ll need to be highly adaptable as well as calm under pressure;

A great advocate: We’re looking for people who can distill complex ideas into simple, but intellectually credible, arguments. You’ll need to write well and have the creative ability to tell stories—about our product, people and the ways we’re helping to improve life for passengers, drivers and cities.

A strong campaigner: We 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 about what matters to our communities in New Zealand.

A team player: Success at Uber depends on the ability to organise different teams (internally and externally) around shared goals. It’s why we’re looking for well organised 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 8+ years of experience in communications and have spent time living and working in New Zealand. Experience in consumer, product, corporate and crisis communications is an advantage. Excellent understanding of the media industry and extensive network of relationships with media and influencers in New Zealand is a must. We are open to people with experience in another walk of life, who intuitively get this stuff and may be looking for a career change.


Employees are given a number of Uber rides every month.

The rare opportunity to change the way the world moves. We're not just another social web app, we're moving real people and assets and reinventing transportation and logistics globally.

Smart, engaged co-workers.


Find out more and apply for this position on the Uber LinkedIn careers page.