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Posted: Friday, February 23, 2018 12:06 AM


Company Name: JCONNELLY

Job Description

JConnelly is actively looking for a Vice President Crisis and Financial Communications to counsel clients, develop and implement PR programs and generate media opportunities. Clientele includes a range of sectors and industries, such as: finance, reputation management, consumer, and more.

· Establish and cultivate strong client relationships, provide strategic counsel, and successfully manage day-to-day needs, expectations, and implementation of client programs to meet business, consumer and/or charitable goals
· Serve as senior level counselor and secure high level media for multiple client accounts on communications programs, including those tailored to crisis response and reputation management
· Develop and execute crisis and issues management plans including proper procedures and materials
· Earn the trust of clients and retain their business following crisis response
· Craft, manage, implement and convey clients’ messages through a full range of media outreach; cultivate effective relationships with mainstream news outlets on the local and national level
· Write creative and effective press materials, campaign plans and communication materials
· Propose and implement digital and social media engagement strategy for clients; regularly counsel client on integrated strategies that not only engage constituents and partners, but also drive affinity and positive sentiment
· Engage with organizations, community leaders and the public to educate on client’s behalf
· Oversee research and media monitoring and analysis
· In order to grow agency visibility and reputation in the marketplace, participate in networking events and thought leadership opportunities through speaking engagements and written content
· Identify and assess new business leads; participate in new business development initiatives

Job Requirements

· Ability to quickly digest / understand complicated matters and help boil them down to key messages / actions and be able to confidently chart a course with high level CEOs or other C-Suite executives
· Strong relationships with media outlets on local and national level; proven record in delivering PR results across print, online and broadcast
· Demonstrated proficiency and affinity for social media / digital tools and platforms, and the eagerness to learn and stay current in the digital space
· Understanding of the intersection between traditional and social media and how different outlets can serve different crisis purposes
· Excellent writing and presentation skills; proven ability to communicate with a diverse group of people and audiences; agility and versatility to stretch across client sectors; ability to effectively present work to colleagues and clients at all levels
· Strong aptitude to thoughtfully counsel client to approach without executive leadership when necessary
· Background in the financial sector is a must
· Ability to manage time, multi-task and move quickly with efficiency and attention to detail while ensuring deadlines are met
· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; focused on team success and collaboration
· Proven ability to generate agency revenue through organic growth and new business wins is a plus


· 10+ years’ external communications experience at a PR agency or in-house desirable, servicing diverse client base and issues in public affairs, corporate, community relations, or related field
· Bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications, a related field or in the liberal arts

Contact Person: Andrea Esposito
Email Address:
Phone: 9733090769

• Location: Manhattan, New York City

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