Corporate Communications & Investor Relations- Media Relations, Vice PresidentMacquarie Group. - New York City, NY
Financial Management Group
Corporate Comms & Investor Rel
Macquarie Group (Macquarie) is a global diversified financial group. Macquarie’s main business focus is making returns by providing a diversified range of services to clients. Founded in 1969, Macquarie operates in more than 70 office locations in 27 countries and employs 13,966 people. Assets under management total more than $371 billion (as of September 30, 2017).
In the Americas, Macquarie operates in 22 offices across four countries, with more than 2,500 staff. Its US headquarters are in New York. The Americas region delivered about a quarter of Macquarie’s income in the last fiscal year.
At Macquarie, we offer you the experience and freedom to grow your career while making your mark within a highly successful organization. Key to our success is the entrepreneurialism we encourage in all our people. We give you the opportunity to progress your career as quickly as you can demonstrate your ability.
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About Corporate Communications at Macquarie
The Corporate Communications and Investor Relations (CCIR) and Brand & Marketing team, located in New York, is responsible for internal and external communications for Macquarie in the Americas region, including brand strategy, marketing communications, media relations, event marketing, and internal communications.
The CCIR team as a whole strives to raise Macquarie’s profile among external constituencies, including: institutional investors, such as mutual funds, hedge funds, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and private equity firms; key corporate decision-makers; key decision-makers in terms of sales and trading of physical and financial commodities, including energy; the media; and other stakeholders and industry influencers.
With respect to internal communications, CCIR has primary responsibility for ensuring staff have a strong, reliable and consistent awareness and practical working knowledge of the firm as a whole and its underlying business activities. Working closely with HR, CCIR is responsible for instilling, promoting and enhancing the firm’s culture with close adherence to company’s stated principles of Opportunity, Accountability and Integrity.
Macquarie in the Americas has experienced substantial growth and business momentum over the past few years. Since 2009, the firm has made a number of strategic acquisitions, key senior hires and built out new business lines in the region.
The CCIR Americas team seeks a corporate communications professional with at least 7-10 years’ experience to support its external communications initiatives, with a primary focus on media relations.
Working as part of a global team, the individual will be responsible for representing Macquarie to the media, particularly its capital markets-facing businesses, including services provided by Macquarie Capital, and Commodities and Global Markets. While most coverage will emanate from the US, support for Canada and Latin America will be required (with minimal travel), in addition to Macquarie’s global franchise.
The position will entail both proactive media pitching and positioning, along with reactive PR and issues management. As Macquarie seeks to raise its profile in this region, a proactive media relations plan will be required. This will include: introductory meetings between journalists and various Macquarie business leaders; ongoing media relationship-building; and strategic media activities for select businesses. The role will also require working closely with Brand & Marketing team members on content marketing and internal communications.
The individual will work to develop strong relationships as a trusted advisor to leadership across the businesses in the defined coverage areas. He/she must be a self-starter and able to work in a dynamic environment and demonstrate strong communications capabilities and professionalism at all times.
The individual must have public relations experience in financial services, with a proven track record in both proactive and reactive PR, along with existing relationships with journalists.
This position will be a key addition to the CCIR Americas team. He/she will report to the Regional Head of Corporate Communications for the Americas, and will work with all members of the New York communications and Brand & Marketing team, as well as developing strong relationships with colleagues internationally.
The VP of Corporate Communications will:
Proactively plan, develop and execute corporate and business PR initiatives in conjunction with business groups and management
Respond to media requests and pitch Macquarie's personnel and expertise to appropriate journalists
Work with the CCIR team to develop communications strategies in support of brand, business and product initiatives
Interface with senior executives and develop a reputation as a trusted advisor
Interact with CCIR team members around the world to ensure informed, consistent and coordinated external communications
Work with the rest of the Americas CCIR and Brand & Marketing team and the CCIR Sydney team on media relations, social media and content marketing, as required
Bachelor’s degree at a minimum
Media relations background required, with at least 7-10 years’ work experience
Prior experience in the financial services industry is required. In-depth knowledge of investment banking is sought, particularly advisory, corporate finance and the capital markets. Knowledge of commodities, energy markets and infrastructure would be a plus.
Desired Experience and Traits
Deep understanding of the financial services industry
Media relations skills and experience in developing effective PR strategies and campaigns that deliver strong business results
Existing relationships with journalists covering financial services and the markets
Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills
Ability to think strategically and operate within a growing team that brings a roll up your sleeves mentality to the required work
Proven ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences
Experience in interfacing with senior executives and developing a reputation as a trusted advisor
Strong partnering skills with a focus on business-unit client satisfaction
Ability to work in a fast-paced and changing environment
Excellent organizational skills and an ability to juggle multiple tasks to meet varying deadlines
A proactive thinker who can develop new and innovative approaches
Flexibility to travel, attend events as required and to work, if needed, outside of standard office hours
Experience with communications channels such as social media and digital marketing
Microsoft Office-literate, with specific experience working in Word and PowerPoint
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. Macquarie takes affirmative action in support of its policy to hire and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
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