AVP Communications - New York | San Francisco - 17781BR

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.
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Job Description

The Role / Responsibilities:
The AVP-Communications works with the global communications team to develop and execute on communication plans and strategies. Acting as a business partner to client groups within the company, and partnering with colleagues across the Communications team globally, the AVP-Communications leads and manages projects that contribute to a wide spectrum of initiatives driving either internal or external communications that further the team’s mission to be a strategic partner driving Moody’s thought leadership, enhancing reputation and influencing perception through clear and persuasive communications.
The AVP-Communications supports the promotion of their business partners’ products and services by executing a variety of cross-channel media outreach strategies. In addition, the AVP-Communications creates messaging and materials to promote Moody’s research and solutions. Responsibilities include:
  • Creating media outreach strategies that promote Moody’s thought leadership and solutions.
  • Developing content to promote MA solutions and research, including press releases, push emails, social media posts and other content for media and market outreach.
  • Creating of clear, articulate messages to the media (key message documents, Q&As).
  • Managing potential risk and crisis management strategies.
  • Developing and maintains effective business relationships with print, web-based, and broadcast media journalists.
  • Media training of Moody’s spokespeople.
  • Monitoring, analyzing and reporting on resulting coverage.
  • Global coordination with peers in other regions.
  • Managing social media campaigns.


  • Undergraduate degree in communications or related discipline. Master’s degree is a plus.
  • Minimum of five years of public relations/communications experience, either agency, in-house and/or journalism, ideally within the financial services sector.
  • Experience in managing a range of relationships with both external media and internal clients.
  • Demonstrated ability to formulate and execute near-term and long-range communications strategies.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Strong positive attitude, with sense of self-motivation and accountability.
  • Strong detail orientation and time management skills, including the ability to handle multiple priorities.
  • Ability to advise and influence business partners.
  • 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.
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