Senior Communications Strategist - New York - 10292BR

Moody’s Communications and Media Relations team is seeking a senior communications strategist to join our team. This New York based position will focus on media relations and content development with top-tier financial media, specifically covering sovereign debt and global credit trends within the Americas. The ideal candidate should have knowledge of or experience in financial services and be skilled in developing and executing effective communication strategies and drafting supporting content such as press releases, social media promotions and content for moodys.com.


Media Relations
You will partner with Moody’s financial analysts to develop and execute media strategies for sovereign and cross-rating group research. Key responsibilities include:
•Developing and maintaining effective business relationships with contacts in print, online and broadcast media
•Effective management and development of business partner relationships
•Preparing Moody's experts for media interviews
•Consistently identifying and executing opportunities to insert our views in relevant news cycles
•Monitoring, analyzing and reporting on resulting coverage
•Coordinating and partnering with global communication counterparts on an ongoing basis.

Content Creation and Promotion
To support communications strategies, you will create written content, including press releases, pitches, promotional quotes and other content for promotion through multiple media channels, including social media.

Communications
Qualifications:

•Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in finance, communications, journalism, business or related discipline is required
•Journalism or public relations background focused on financial, economic or banking content is strongly desired
•English fluency/proficiency is essential; an additional language is an advantage

Key Skills and Experience
•5-7 years’ experience in a media relations or journalism role, preferably in financial services
•Very strong internal and external relationship management skills
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•Strong attention to detail and an effective team player
•Ability to effectively manage multiple projects
•Well-developed IT skills including Microsoft Office, specifically PowerPoint, Excel and Word ; aptitude in using new database applications and other proprietary systems
•Ability to work to tight deadlines
•Work using own initiative and without close supervision
Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody's Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. The Corporation, which reported revenue of $3.5 billion in 2015, employs approximately 10,400 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 36 countries. Further information is available atwww.moodys.com.
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