Senior Manager for Communications & Public Affairs, DailyPay


Senior level
New York

On-demand pay platform

Open for applications


On-demand pay platform

501-1000 employees

FintechB2BHRFinancial ServicesSaaS

Open for applications


Senior level
New York

501-1000 employees

FintechB2BHRFinancial ServicesSaaS

Company mission

To build a new financial system that starts working, the minute work starts.


Who you are

  • Professional with 5+ years of experience in a communications or public affairs role, in-house for an advocacy organization (preferred), for an elected official (preferred), on a campaign (preferred), as a consultant, or at a company
  • Strong writing skills and communications planning experience
  • Experience conceiving and drafting kick ass white papers and op-eds, and then knowing how to promote this messaging work across a diverse array of media platforms
  • Strong understanding of the U.S. political and policy landscape
  • Experience successfully navigating and collaborating cross-functionally
  • A self-starter obsessed with deadlines with the ability to work both independently and in close collaboration with a remote team, and manage multiple priorities
  • Demonstrated interest in a communications career and promoting positive societal change


  • Experience working at start-ups or high-growth companies
  • Fintech experience
  • Experience with rapid response press work and crisis communications

What the job involves

  • DailyPay is seeking an experienced and creative communications professional to lead our policy communications strategy, based at headquarters in New York City
  • You will be overseeing public affairs activities at the local, state and federal levels to tell the DailyPay story and advance our policy objectives
  • This position will report to the Director of Public Policy, there will also be significant coordination and collaboration with the Head of Communications and their team
  • Drive communication planning and strategy to tell stories that resonate with target government audiences
  • Write and place op-eds for DailyPay leaders and external partners
  • Engage with DailyPay clients on communications content to advance our policy objectives
  • Assist in issues management, advance planning and scenario mapping to develop response plans and materials for various potential issues, including policy and regulatory challenges
  • Develop media engagement strategies and enhance our relationship with essential media and influencers at the national, state and local level by telling the story of how DailyPay

Otta's take

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Xav Kearney

CTO of Otta

DailyPay hopes to transform the financial system through providing enterprises with on-demand pay solutions, including a raft of market-leading products and programs.

The fast-growing on-demand pay sector is fuelled both by added financial stressors for employees post-pandemic, and a real employee appetite for on-demand pay - in addition to hopes it will combat the draw of predatory payday loans. Multiple surveys suggest over half consider it an attractive benefit. This should incentivize adoption, as companies are likely to enjoy a competitive edge when it comes to employee recruitment and retention.

DailyPay’s leading reputation has, fortunately, attracted larger businesses who can take the hit, like Macdonalds, Kroger, and Lidl. The company has raised impressive funds which are cited to support domestic growth and international growth. This will allow DailyPay to invest in further product innovation.


Some candidates hear
back within 2 weeks

-20% employee growth in 12 months


Funding (last 2 of 7 rounds)

Jan 2024



May 2021



Total funding: $279.8m

Company benefits

  • 401(K) with 4% match
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Plans
  • Annual Learning Stipend
  • DailyPay for DailyPay

Company values

  • Do Your Research - Knowledge is power. Study, internalize and research so you can have a well-reasoned view. It’s about being prepared but also understanding that your view can change and evolve as you continue to do your research.
  • Start Simple - When taking on something new, the key is to just get started. Don’t worry about automating everything, or having the perfect answer. Start simple. Test, learn, iterate.
  • See The Circle - Every DailyPayer is part of this bigger mission and we are all working towards the same goal. Regardless of what you’re working on, you have a circle of colleagues that surround you. Involve them early and often, because it will make us stronger.
  • Pull The Wagon - Winning takes teamwork, ambition and diligence, not egos. Pitch in and do whatever it takes to move the company forward. Leaders pull the wagon alongside the team. They don’t direct orders from it. Set the example. You’ll also probably learn more by doing so.
  • Move The Line - Every day, in everything you do, challenge yourself and move the line. Push your own boundaries by focusing on incremental improvement. Be forward-thinking. Embrace change and innovation.
  • We Win With Diversity - Diversity is more than just the sum of our many parts. It’s our superpower — not just the right thing to do, but how we win. Whether through our diversity of background, experience, opinions, or views, it’s how we build a sustainable business.
  • Act Like An Owner - Decisions are creative opportunities for expansiveness. Be greedy for the best long-term outcome, even if it causes short-term sacrifice. Act with purpose and invent the future. Be maniacally focused on building the best long-term solutions for our stakeholders.

Company HQ

Financial District, New York, NY


Kevin Coop

(CEO, not founder)

Previous President, North America for Dun & Bradstreet and Group Exec and President at Black Knight. Was also the President of the Financial Services Division at Verisk.

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