The Analyst, Content helps address our members’ most pressing challenges by creating written content and education programming that is highly professional, insightful, and relevant to corporate board members. This position is an opportunity to help advise boards and their executive teams of some of the largest companies in the country on the issues that are redefining business, including digital innovation, cybersecurity, and the purpose of the corporation. This individual will work with NACD’s multi-talented content team to create timely and practical guidance for the corporate board community on a range of governance issues including ESG, board operations, CEO succession planning, and the oversight of major strategic and risk matters. In this role, the analyst will use their growing content expertise to develop educational programming at our annual Summit and other events (live and virtual) held throughout the year.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Engages directors from publicly-traded and privately owned companies, including those at Fortune 500 organizations, through background conversations and interviews, and identifies their most pressing business challenges.
- Helps organize content for Fortune 500 board committee chairs at Advisory Council meetings, covering emerging issues for governance.
- Creates high-quality, short-form content for members (research papers, blogs, articles, etc.), in addition to longer-form content, such as handbooks.
- Develops and implements detailed project plans to ensure deliverables are completed against tight deadlines.
- Responds to inbound research inquiries by NACD members and colleagues whose needs for content and data are pressing and news-driven.
- Supports interviews with directors and reviews relevant data and other secondary research to independently produce relevant content for members.
- Converts thought leadership into engaging learning experiences for our membership, including virtual and in-person events (once normal business travel resumes).
- Recruits speakers for NACD events and work with speakers to outline the key topics they will need to cover.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in the social sciences (such as, economics, political science, psychology, sociology) or in English or communications (such as creative writing, journalism, communications, or other subjects that demand strong writing and editing abilities). Minimum 2 years’ experience in a role analyzing data, deriving insights, and communicating them to broad constituencies. Demonstrated ability in written and oral communication of data-generated findings.
Broad interest in major changing business issues such as how businesses operate, navigate disruptive technologies, develop strategy, and manage risks and opportunities to have an outsized impact on the way major corporations are governed and managed. Demonstrated interest in the impact of technologies and business on society is a bonus. Outstanding oral and written communication skills. Excellent organizational skills. Ability to work on multiple work streams simultaneously with multiple stakeholders.
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Job posted: 2021-05-17