Corporate Communications Professional

Morgan Stanley New York , NY 10007

Posted 6 months ago

Company Profile:

Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. The Firm's employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments and individuals from more than 1,200 offices in 43 countries.

As a market leader, the talent and passion of our people is critical to our success. Together, we share a common set of values rooted in integrity, excellence and strong team ethic. Morgan Stanley can provide a superior foundation for building a professional career - a place for people to learn, to achieve and grow. A philosophy that balances personal lifestyles, perspectives and needs is an important part of our culture.

Department Profile:

The Corporate Communications team facilitates Morgan Stanley's communications with media audiences and with employees. For the firm as a whole and also for individual business units, it brings experience and consistency to our relationship with the press and our dialogue with employees.

Its goal is to promote Morgan Stanley's strengths and to build and maintain the firm's reputation. Corporate Communications issues press releases for the firm and its business units and helps provide Morgan Stanley spokespeople with access to the media. It may also advise clients during sensitive, high-profile transactions.

Job Summary:

The successful candidate will serve as the coverage officer for developing and managing communications for the Investment Banking Division. He or she will partner with the division's management and bankers to highlight the strategy, capabilities and business success of IBD in the press and across digital channels.

He or she will handle coverage around transactions, at times managing a high volume of time-sensitive press calls. The Officer will work with colleagues in digital media and internal communications, and he or she will coordinate with IBD coverage officers in different regions. The person in the role will work closely with the press officer that works with Global Capital Markets and participate in those efforts when appropriate.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and execute communications strategy for the division with a focus on promoting key franchises across industries to external audiences through press and digital media channels

  • Cultivate and maintain relationships between relevant reporters and IBD leadership

  • Work closely with internal and digital strategy teams to develop content for the Firm's external and internal websites and digital platforms that support the communications goals for the division

  • Manage a steady volume of time-sensitive incoming media queries related to the business and specific transactions

  • Provide strategic communications support on transactions and announcements including drafting press releases, internal announcements and talking points

  • Manage high volume of press interaction around transactions sometimes handing issues as well as highly sensitive information

  • Coordinate closely with international colleagues and provide regular updates on activities to division management on global activity

Skills Required:

The Firm seeks a poised, self-confident, pro-active candidate with at least eight years of experience in managing media in the financial services sector. A high degree of familiarity with media outlets and reporters that focus the deal landscape, M&A and technology companies, as well as a track record of managing coverage around these types of transactions is preferred.

This candidate also must have a demonstrated ability of serving as a trusted advisor to clients and stakeholders as well as excellent communications skills. Finally, this candidate should have a proven ability to work independently and as part of a team -- making informed decisions in a complex and fast-paced environment.



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