Associate, Public Relations

21 Sep, 2022


Associate, Public Relations

Washington D.C./New York, NY

Corporate Communications is responsible for planning and implementing proactive communications on major initiatives; working to promote positive, accurate and fair media coverage of FINRA; and promoting an engaged and well-informed workforce, among other activities. The Public Relations Associate supports the leaders and members of the Communications team and provides tactical support for a broad range of strategic public relations functions and initiatives.



Essential Job Functions:

  • Coordinate and execute strategic communications plans across various communications functions.
  • Work closely across the Corporate Communications team to develop and promote key messages; and collaborate on external and internal communications and outreach campaigns.
  • Draft a broad range of content including press releases, talking points, event summaries and other written or multi-media materials for various platforms including web and social media.
  • Provide copy-editing and proofreading.
  • Manage media inquiries, including working with subject-matter experts across the organization to develop responses. Serve as an on-call representative for media inquiries as needed.
  • Distribute daily news clips; compile coverage throughout the day. Create ad hoc media coverage and social media coverage reports as needed.
  • Generate media lists.
  • Coordinate logistics for executive speaking events.
  • Produce story content, video storytelling, and provide storytelling support as needed.




Education/Experience Requirements:

  • 3-5 years of public relations, communications or media/journalism experience.
  • Knowledge of the financial industry and/or regulatory industry preferred.
  • Media relations skills required; relationships with journalists a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, with a strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to respond to inquiries from internal and external constituents, including the news media, in a timely, professional manner.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills, and the ability to prioritize effectively, work multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines for a wide variety of assignments.
  • Working knowledge of Word, PowerPoint and Sharepoint.
  • AP style familiarity and ability to work within FINRA’s style guidelines.
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team environment.
  • Ability to exercise careful judgment and discretion with respect to strategic and confidential material.
  • A roll-up-your-sleeves, can-do attitude to do what it takes to get the job done.
  • A creative, positive and high-energy outlook with a hands-on mentality and excitement for learning.

Working Conditions:

  • Meaningful work that revolves around the protection of investors and promotion of market integrity.
  • Highly dynamic, fast-paced environment, with staff managing multiple, high-visibility priorities.
  • On occasion and as needed, staff make themselves available to work non-traditional hours.






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Job posted: 2022-09-21