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Director of Communications

General Summary

The Director of Communications works with the association’s senior management to develop, implement and coordinate our overall press and public relations strategy and thought leadership. The Communications Director is also responsible for cultivating and maintaining positive media coverage of our association and using the media to build FIA’s global brand recognition, and establish our thought leadership on policy issues and industry trends, using a range of communications channels.

Supervision

The Director of Communications is directly supervised by the Senior Vice President of Global Communications.

Responsibilities

  • Promote FIA’s core mission and messaging priorities
  • Support FIA’s advocacy priorities with strategic communications plans
  • Work with senior staff and advocacy teams to develop consistent messaging and supporting data on core FIA issues
  • Writing and editing executive communications such as conference remarks and testimony
  • Seek speaking and editorial opportunities for FIA executives
  • Monitor press coverage across traditional and online media
  • Build and maintain relationships with reporters in the U.S., Europe and Asia
  • Serve as the main point of contact for media seeking information from FIA
  • Screen press calls and coordinate interviews with FIA staff and experts at member firms
  • Occasionally serve as an on-the-record spokesperson for FIA
  • Arrange and manage media briefings
  • Coordinate media events and promote coverage at FIA conferences
  • Write and distribute press releases and background briefing documents
  • Coordinate with marketing to develop content for FIA website and FIA social media
  • Contribute articles  to FIA’s magazine, weekly newsletter and other in-house publications
  • Provide support to the Director of Editorial Services as required
  • Join the editing team for SmartBrief, FIA’s daily news service

Qualifications

  • 5-7 years of experience in public relations
  • Significant experience in media relations, including social media
  • Familiarity with economics, financial services and/or commodity markets
  • Strong writing skills, ideally with experience in journalism
  • Strong oral communication skills, including presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly absorb and clearly explain complex subjects

Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities

Interested?

Please send your cover letter and resume to jobs@fia.org

ABOUT FIA

FIA is the leading global trade organization for the futures, options and centrally cleared derivatives markets, with offices in London, Singapore and Washington, D.C. FIA’s membership includes clearing firms, exchanges, clearinghouses, trading firms and commodities specialists from more than 48 countries as well as technology vendors, lawyers and other professionals serving the industry. FIA’s mission is to support open, transparent and competitive markets, protect and enhance the integrity of the financial system and promote high standards of professional conduct. 

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