Analyst, Corporate Communications

21 Sep, 2020

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Analyst, Corporate Communications

Black Rock
New York, NY

What we do

BlackRock’s business is investing on behalf of our clients, from large institutions to parents and grandparents, doctors and teachers who entrust their savings to us. We are committed to our clients—period. Our promise is to offer them the clearest thinking about what to do with their money and the products and services they need to secure a better financial future.

That’s why investors of all kinds have made us the world’s largest asset manager, entrusting us with trillions of dollars, and it’s why companies, institutions and global governments come to us for help meeting their biggest financial challenges.

Job description

DescriptionAbout this role

The reputation of the company is essential to the success of our business. As part of the Corporate Communications team, it will be your responsibility to not only protect that reputation but enhance it as well. You will be responsible for learning about – and over time leading on – all aspects of reputation management including media relations, issues handling, executive communications and internal communications.

We are investing in our corporate communications talent…

DescriptionAbout this role

The reputation of the company is essential to the success of our business. As part of the Corporate Communications team, it will be your responsibility to not only protect that reputation but enhance it as well. You will be responsible for learning about – and over time leading on – all aspects of reputation management including media relations, issues handling, executive communications and internal communications.

We are investing in our corporate communications talent and are looking for dynamic professionals with a passion for the mechanics of building a reputation to join our team.

Based in New York, you will support and drive communications activities that shape and improve BlackRock’s overall message and brand and that build greater understanding of BlackRock’s commercial offerings and corporate affairs. This includes our sustainability and stewardship goals, financial reporting, legal, public policy and other critical issues work that shapes our firm’s reputation. The successful candidates will rotate through communications projects on our products and services and our corporate affairs activities.

Your responsibilities

  • Responsible for the management of media inquiries in a timely and efficient manner as well as contributing to the overall function of the Comms team.
  • Develop working relationships with business/financial and trade media across channels (print, broadcast and digital/social). Drive media interviews with trained spokespeople across the firm, ensuring the topic is defined and the spokesperson is briefed in advance with the relevant key messages.
  • Coordinate the planning and implementation of media events, roundtables and press conferences.
  • Develop narratives about BlackRock, including the contributions our firm makes to society and the communities in which we operate.
  • Support the rollout of communications strategies to deliver BlackRock content to targets through a multi-channel approach, including earned media, social media and owned digital properties.

What are we looking for?

  • We’re looking for people with a passion for the news, an interest in how it is made and why it is important in shaping the reputation of companies and individuals.
  • You should be highly-motivated and well-organized. You must have an excellent work ethic and be comfortable with multitasking while in a fast-paced environment with the ability to handle tight deadlines.
  • Strong project management skills are essential as is an eye for detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are a must and you need to be comfortable working and interacting with leaders up and down the company as well as with colleagues, journalists and other external content producers around the world.
  • Experience in either corporate communications or marketing (agency or in-house) is ideal (1+ year). If it happens to be in the financial services industry then that’s even better (though not essential).
  • Bachelor’s degree with strong record of academic achievement is critical for us to get a sense of your sharp mind, inquisitive nature and an interest in the world around us.

About BlackRock

BlackRock’s purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. As a fiduciary to investors and a leading provider of financial technology, our clients turn to us for the solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of June 30, 2020, the firm managed approximately $7.32 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide.

For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com/corporate | Twitter: @blackrock | Blog: www.blackrockblog.com | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock

BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.

BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.

Job requisition #

R200815

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Job posted: 2020-09-21