Sr. Communications Strategist - Corporate Finance Group - New York - 16418BR

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Department

Moody’s Communications team is seeking a senior communications strategist to join our team. This New York-based position will focus on strategic media relations and content development, specifically covering the high profile research and ratings for corporates, along with other Americas-focused research. The ideal candidate should be confident and accustomed to working with senior management, very skilled in relationships management with analysts and journalists, have the proven capability to develop and execute effective media promotion strategies and be seasoned in social media.

Job Description

You will partner with Moody’s corporate finance analysts to develop and execute media strategies and advise on best practices to promote and feature Moody’s thought leadership with top-tier and broadcast media. Key responsibilities include:
  • working with analysts and senior management to understand research pipelines, recommend topics for potential research and advising on publication timing and media strategies for same
  • 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 print and broadcast media interviews
  • monitoring the news daily and identifying and executing opportunities to insert our views in relevant news cycles
  • crafting and editing content to support key research reports, including press releases, key messages, social content, quotes, etc.
  • monitoring, analyzing and reporting on resulting media coverage
  • coordinating and partnering with global communication counterparts on an ongoing basis

Qualifications

· Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in finance, communications, journalism, business or related discipline is required
· Journalism or public relations/agency background is a plus
· 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 media database applications such as Cision and Hootsuite for social media
· Ability to work to tight deadlines
· Work using own initiative and without close supervision
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