Sr. Communications Strategist - New York - 16002BR

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 $4.4 billion in 2018, employs approximately 13,100 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 42 countries. Further information is available at www.moodys.com.

As part of Moody’s Corporate Communications group, the Communications Strategist will sit within the Global Communications team as an integral part of Moody’s Shared Services, the branch of Moody’s responsible for providing professional services to support the success of our global MIS & MA businesses in one of the following departments
The Corporate Communication Strategist focuses on developing and executing communications strategies to promote Moody’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), diversity and inclusion and other corporate initiatives to internal and external audiences.

  • Develops and executes communications strategies to promote Moody’s CSR, diversity and inclusion, philanthropic and other corporate initiatives to employees, media, and other audiences .
  • Develops intranet articles and posts, press releases, social media content, and other materials.
  • Manages media inquiries and conducts media outreach for relevant topics.
  • Interfaces with global internal partners including the Moody’s CSR team, HR, employee resource group leaders, Legal and others.
  • Develops and manages media lists and databases for media outreach.
  • Supports media reporting activities.
Aligns with communications team colleagues in other regions

Qualifications

Required

  • Undergraduate degree.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience in communications, public relations, and/or journalism.
  • Prior experience promoting corporate social responsibility and/or diversity and inclusion, ideally within the financial services sector or corporate environment.
  • Strong writing, editing and verbal communication skills. Experience in developing written communications material.
  • Strong detail orientation and time management skills, including the ability to handle multiple priorities and manage ongoing communications projects.
  • Strong positive attitude, with sense of self-motivation and accountability.
  • Good collaboration and influencing skills. Ability to coordinate and align feedback from internal stakeholders.
  • Adaptable, flexible, and open to change.
  • Strong technical/computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office, specifically PowerPoint, Excel, Word, and SharePoint Software.
  • English fluency/proficiency is essential; an additional language is helpful.

Preferred

  • Experience in media relations. Familiarity with media relations tactics and the media environment, including social media and influencers.
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