Communications Strategy Director

Location
New York, NY, United States
Date Posted February 11, 2020
Category Marketing & Media
Job Type Direct Hire

Description

A strategic communications firm with a reputation for developing brand-shaping strategies & valued counsel to the highest levels of corporations & thought leaders is looking for a Communications Strategy Director to lead their Tech & Finance practice. This leader will direct, mentor & develop a strong team & oversee high-profile engagements for growth stage Tech & Finance clients, with direct collaboration with C-level executives on engagements scoped for highly strategic work.

This Director will play a leading role in evolving the Tech & Finance practice & have tremendous opportunities for growth. They will draw on a comfort in advising high-profile clients through complex business issues including transactions, executive transitions and crisis; developing internal/external narrative & shaping messaging in advance of company growth. 

Responsibilities:

  • Manage, lead & mentor team, managing a range of high-profile of account work
  • Serve as strategic communications counselor to senior clients, recommending insight-driven strategic programs and communications approaches that meet evolving business and communications objectives
  • Play a key role within firm management identifying & collaboratively advancing opportunities to grow client engagements and the standing of the firm’s Tech & Finance practice
  • Advise clients through complex business issues including transactions, executive transitions and crisis situations
  • Lead client meetings and strategy sessions
  • Lead brainstorms and creative strategy planning for clients and internal projects
  • Conduct media training sessions and media interviews
  • Provide confidential Crisis Communications and Counsel for high profile Clients

Requirements:

  • 6+ years business, finance and/or technology communications experience, with substantial exposure to advising C-level clients
  • A dynamic approach to communications informed by a sophistication in media relations with business press to inform strategy for a wide range of situations
  • Strong team leader & mentor
  • Entrepreneurial in work and approach to clients & media network
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