Robinhood looks to bulk up comms team amid trading controversy

The fintech company is seeking a corporate communications executive and government relations pro.

MENLO PARK, CA: Amid the Reddit vs. Wall Street saga, trading app Robinhood is looking to add a corporate communications manager to its team.

The role is responsible for financial communications, including company filings and industry conferences. The executive would also handle initiatives that raise profiles for executives, including identifying speaking engagements, preparing briefing materials and staffing media interviews, according to a post on job search platform Daybook.

The executive would also support crisis communications, help with day-to-day needs and collaborate with teams across the company including legal, compliance, investor relations and operations.

Robinhood posted the job ad on Monday, weeks after the company brought on Financial Industry Regulatory Authority head of comms Josh Drobnyk to lead corporate relations and communications.

It also comes as Robinhood is at the center of a battle between retail investors, who have used Reddit and other social media to push shares of GameStop and other legacy brands, and financial professionals. The high volume prompted Robinhood to restrict trading of GameStop last week, drawing criticism from some business leaders, celebrities and both sides of the political spectrum.

Robinhood saw a record number of downloads on January 29 and more than 3 million for the month of January, its highest to date.

A Robinhood representative could not be immediately reached for comment.

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