ViacomCBS Vice President, Financial Communications - ViacomCBS in New York, New York
About The Brand
ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAC; VIACA) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic consumer brands, its portfolio includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, CBS All Access, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. The company delivers the largest share of the U.S. television audience and boasts one of the industry's most important and extensive libraries of TV and film titles. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, ViacomCBS provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions for partners on five continents.
Overview and Responsibilities
ViacomCBS Corporate Communications is looking to add a member to their executive team who is best-in-class within the financial communications arena. They will report directly to the Executive Vice President, Head of Corporate Communications. This individual will be a key member of the Corporate Communications management team, working closely with the CFO and Investor Relations. The VP will be primarily skilled at using creative, integrated business and financial communications strategies to tell ViacomCBS’ narrative to Wall Street and other key financial audiences. The person in this role will also be responsible for developing communications strategies in support of ViacomCBS’ ESG initiatives, as well as critical issues management.
The candidate should be a creative problem-solver with an affinity for details and media handling skills. A background in financial communications, proven experience deploying digital communications in support of financial/business narratives and strong management skills is necessary. In addition, a strong work ethic and collaborative leadership is ideal.
Devise and execute integrated marketing/communications plans, media strategies and press materials that enhances ViacomCBS’s reputation with key financial press, and ultimately investor and analyst community
Secure and lead speaking opportunities for C-suite executives and award nominations to drive executive visibility, company recognition and thought leadership
Develop messaging and talking points for spokespeople, including media interviews and speaking opportunities at industry conferences and events
Coordinate with internal and external partners on corporate initiatives
Build and maintain strong media relationships with trade and best-in-class financial press
Serve as a writer for senior management
Build and execute communications calendar that aligns launches, initiatives and corporate breakthroughs with PR opportunities
Lead all aspects of PR planning and programming corporate achievements, including quarterly earnings, M&A and related events
Coordinate across departments, fields and brands to accomplish goals
Stay informed on industry news and flag issues and trends for leaders in a timely manner
Lead and help develop the financial and corporate communications team
Minimum of 12-15 years in public relations, with experience in supporting public companies focusing on financial communications
Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism or related field is required
Impeccable media handling skills and experience
Competence in delivering multi-layered content and concepts in a clear, concise and compelling manner
Motivated self-starter who is able to take both guidance and initiative
Enthusiastic and passionate teammate with ability to exercise independence
Expertise with navigating organizations and cross-functional collaborations
Strong emotional intelligence and management skills/experience
Adept at leading a variety of projects and tasks to completion. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while remaining steadfast around details and committed to deadlines
Creative and strategic problem solver. Exercise good judgement
Strong project-management and problem-solving skills
Possess a “roll-up your sleeves,” get-it-done mentality. Ability to develop partnerships and relationships internally and externally
Tech-savvy with an understanding of combining traditional financial communications strategies & tactics with ground breaking integrated channels, including the use of social/digital media
Superior written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.
At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.
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Location : CityStateForPosting New York, NY
Job Locations US-NY-New York
Job Type Full-Time Staff
iCIMS ID 2020-14314