Senior Communications Strategist - Shanghai - 16623BR

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
Moody’s Shared Services are the front line professionals including Finance, Technology, Legal, Compliance and Human Resources, that operationally support our business units. Exceptional Shared Services teams are vital to the international success of our business.


The Department / Team

Communications is a team of editors, translators, marketers and media relations professionals, who work closely with lines of business across Moody’s to provide strategic communications support around message development as well as market and media engagement on issues of credit risk.


Job Description

The Role / Responsibilities:

This is an opportunity within a communications team to work on a wide range of captivating issues that are at the heart of the Asia Pacific and global capital markets. In this role, you will be responsible for;

Media communications
Support the VP-Communications to execute media communications, including PR and reports distribution, pitching, enquiry handling, interview arrangement etc.

Media relationships
Support the VP-Communications to execute a media relations program that ensures Moody’s is maintaining excellent relationships with journalists (both domestic and foreign) in China and on China, to achieve a strong share of voice among our top media targets. Classify the media contact list and keep it up to date.

Media event/outreach
Support the VP-Communications in various media events and outreaches to ensure Moody’s will have the best in class media events through which its credit opinions and research results will be conveyed effectively.

Media monitoring and reporting
Support the Media Research Team to monitor Chinese media coverage, update them to the database and inform or alert relevant internal stakeholders as critical coverage arises. Support the VP-Communications to work on specific summary media coverage report, particularly in times of media issue/crisis or publication of high profile China-related reports.

Social media
Manage the official WeChat content subject to the relevant internal policies. Explore and learn the latest social media communication skills and technologies that would help the company reach out to its target audience and enhance its reputation in China.

Collaborate with the MCO Marketing team to implement global and regional projects in China. Execute China on-the-ground marketing projects coordinating with different internal functions and stakeholders. Manage external agencies to ensure timely and quality deliveries.

This position offers excellent opportunities for career growth in a high-profile and dynamic industry.


Required Qualifications:

Skills and knowledge required

  • Basic understanding of the credit rating business, the evolving China capital market and regulatory
  • Strong media skills and understanding of how media work and news values (including social media)
  • Good English and Mandarin verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in marketing tools
  • Social media savvy is preferable
  • PR agency or in house background is a plus

Personal attributes
  • Highly motivated, able to work independently
  • Strong work ethic and self-disciplined
  • Analytical and questioning
  • High degree of personal integrity
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Great team player, ability to make and build relationships with others
  • Attention to details, ability to proactively manage opportunities and challenges in an effective and detail orientated manner
Moody’s is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.
Candidates for Moody's Corporation may be asked to disclose securities holdings pursuant to Moody’s Policy for Securities Trading and the requirements of the position. Employment is contingent upon compliance with the Policy, including remediation of positions in those holdings as necessary.