Head of Communications

New York, New York, United States

Ref#: POS-4240

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The Head of Internal and External Communications is a unique opportunity to shape and manage the reputation for one of the world’s leading technology-driven investment managers. This is great opportunity to gain exposure to a variety of our businesses including but not limited to; Ventures, Insurance and Asset Management. The ideal candidate is a polished communications professional that has deep experience with high-level media interactions, expertise managing internal communications programs and an ability to build trust-based relationships with colleagues throughout the organization.  This is a player/coach role which requires the candidate to execute projects from start to finish while also managing a small but highly competent team.  Financial industry experience is a must.

Role responsibilities include:


External:


  • Protect and promote the Two Sigma brand by managing important relationships with media and other industry influencers
  • Work with senior leadership to promote key initiatives aimed at enhancing a favorable image of the company. This includes the development and execution of strategic programs and partnerships (creating a strategy, conducting research/planning, preparing messaging, working with partners and press, counseling spokespeople, managing awards, negotiating sponsorships and partnerships, etc)  
  • Coordinate media interviews for executives, as appropriate, and serve as the spokesperson for Two Sigma
  • Write and edit key documents, including media advisories, key messages, media statements, Q&As, fact sheets, backgrounders and web and social content.
  • Manage leadership speaking opportunities and oversee company-wide speaking opportunity process

Internal:

  • Develop and lead communication programs and content strategy across multiple internal channels, including the intranet, town halls, and internal speaker series.
  • Ensure organizational initiatives and projects are successfully communicated to employees and stakeholders
  • Collaborate with numerous internal partners, including senior leadership and their respective teams, to execute a diverse range of projects


Professional Qualifications


  • Minimum of 10 years of communications experience.  A mix of agency and in-house experience is strongly preferred.
  • Strong writing skills. Writing includes the crafting of messaging and positioning documents, internal communications, speech writing and other communications for senior leadership.
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience managing crisis communications.
  • Strong media relations abilities and well developed relationships with leading business and financial industry journalists.
  • 2-5 years’ experience managing a small team, with a proven history of developing and growing professional skills.
  • A solid understanding of the financial investments industry
  • Works well within an organization that is experiencing growth and transformation.
  • Credibility as a highly identifiable, engaged leader known for driving creativity and teamwork.
  • Strong vendor management and negotiation skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.

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