Vice President, External Communications

21 Sep, 2020

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Vice President, External 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

YOUR TEAM

We are looking for a dynamic and thoughtful professional to join our Global Corporate Communications team. Our team works to promote and protect two of BlackRock’s most important assets: its reputation and its culture. Corporate Communications drives our firm’s communication strategy overseeing media relations, issues management, executive communications, and internal communications.

YOUR ROLE AND IMPACT

Based in New York, you will work with our team to craft engaging…

DescriptionAbout this role

YOUR TEAM

We are looking for a dynamic and thoughtful professional to join our Global Corporate Communications team. Our team works to promote and protect two of BlackRock’s most important assets: its reputation and its culture. Corporate Communications drives our firm’s communication strategy overseeing media relations, issues management, executive communications, and internal communications.

YOUR ROLE AND IMPACT

Based in New York, you will work with our team to craft engaging speeches, memos, and content for our Chairman and CEO and senior executives. You will help build, edit, and refine messaging and written documents on issues that are central to commercial initiatives, brand, and reputation, working closely with Marketing. You will also partner closely with the Internal Communications group to craft inspiring and useful communications from executives to our 16,000+ employees.

You are not only an outstanding writer, but you also possess high emotional intelligence; understand how to interact effectively with senior executives; grasp how strong working relationships are as essential to the written product as skill with the pen; are focused on collaborating towards a common goal over individual glory; have a keen sense of how our firm’s actions will be perceived by external observers; understand both the social contribution and the reputational challenges of the asset management industry; and read the news.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Write speeches, op-eds, memos, and other content for the Chairman and CEO and senior executives
  • Work closely with colleagues in Corporate Communications, as well as partners across the firm, to develop messaging on key reputational and business issues
  • Partner with Corporate Communications colleagues to develop clear and compelling responses to media inquiries
  • Edit documents, reports, and research papers

YOU HAVE

  • Bachelor’s degree, plus 8+ years of experience in communications, politics, or government.
  • Experience interacting directly with senior leaders.
  • Outstanding writing and editing abilities.
  • Collaborative and creative approach.
  • Strong grasp and unique perspective on global affairs, politics, economics, and finance.
  • Clear knowledge of BlackRock’s business and public profile
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment

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 #

R201366

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Job posted: 2020-09-21