Senior Director, Editorial and Content

14 Jun, 2022

Jobs

Senior Director, Editorial and Content

Investment Co. Institute
Washington, D.C.

As the leading global association of mutual funds, ETFs, and other regulated funds, the mission of the Investment Company Institute (ICI) is to strengthen the foundation of the asset management industry for the ultimate benefit of the long-term individual investor.

As a member of the Strategic Communications department reporting to the Chief Strategic Communications Officer, the Senior Director, Editorial and Content is responsible for carrying out a strategic communications vision for ICI.

Essential functions of this role include:

  • Collaborate with Chief Strategic Communications Officer and executive leadership to set and carry out a strategic communications vision for ICI, acting as publisher of key messaging materials for the organization overall and its membership.
  • Work closely with subject matter experts across departments to manage the production of strategic content for Strategic Communications that distills complicated subject matter into targeted communications materials.
  • Oversee a team that currently includes a copyeditor, research writer, and member communications manager, but with the ability to shift focus within that team to include other skillsets.
  • Lead regular strategy and planning sessions with full Strategic Communications team to proactively identify content needs, set deadlines for deliverables, and ensure efforts fit into the external news environment.
  • Oversee the continual development and refinement of messaging based on collaboration with department heads and data that drives advocacy outcomes among elected officials, regulators, and other key stakeholders.
  • Oversee the development of communications materials for speechwriting and scripting at major meetings, including ICI’s annual conference, legislative meetings, and other events.
  • Advise ICI leadership on communications presentation, style, and delivery; provide strategic communication support for major speeches, op-eds, columns, video scripts, and other key messages.
  • Partners with other Strategic Communications team members to ensure messaging discipline while tailoring content for relevant audiences – acting as an advocate for harmony and consistency across platforms and materials.
  • Manage the development of C-Suite communications materials, including speeches.

If you have the following credentials, we encourage you to apply:

  • Minimum of ten (10) years of professional communications, public affairs, campaign, and/or government relations experience. Political, PR, journalism, and/or consulting experience preferred.
  • Experience overseeing newsrooms or other small groups of content developers.
  • Experience translating complex policy and research concepts into strategic materials that resonate with target audiences.
  • Experience with audience targeting and segmentation.
  • Experience in finance or other heavily regulated industries preferred.
  • Priority given to those with experience in trade associations or organizations that included serving a coalition with diverse or competing interests.
  • Ability to craft a variety of communications deliverables.
  • Previous experience leveraging research to inform content.

ICI offers a competitive compensation and benefits package to include a comprehensive medical plan, generous 401(k) retirement savings plan, paid leave, commuting subsidies, and tuition reimbursement as well as training and development opportunities. Based in Washington, DC, ICI is conveniently located next to McPherson Square Metro station.

Vetted Solutions, a Washington, DC based executive search firm, is recruiting for this position. For confidential consideration, please email your resume and cover letter to ICIeditorial@vettedsolutions.com.

ICI is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Job posted: 2022-06-14