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BlackRock Vice President, Corporate Communications in Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Vice President, Corporate Communications


Corporate Affairs & CommunicationsHong Kong,Requisition #: R191713


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Vice President, Corporate Communications


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Job Description:

Job Purpose:

Are you a Corporate Communications professional searching for a rewarding, challenging, multi-faceted leadership opportunity with the world’s largest asset manager? Do you pride yourself on building positive relationships, leading and developing talented teams and elevating performance? Look no further. BlackRock is pursuing a Vice President of Corporate Communications to become a part of our team. We recognize that strength comes from diversity, and will embrace your rare skills, eagerness, and passion while giving you freedom to grow professionally and as an individual.

You will be responsible for planning and implementing communications initiatives and campaigns for BlackRock in Asia. As part of your role, you will lead day-to-day media requests with the network of PR agencies and proactively drive media campaigns and positive media coverage to grow BlackRock’s ‘Share of Voice’ in the targeted media. He/she will also work on other corporate communications initiatives including brand/issues management, public affairs programs etc.

The successful individual will report to a Director of the team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • You will develop, foster and maintain strong working relationships with the media (print/broadcast/online) including business/financial media, trade and national media across the region

  • Plan and drive media relations activities that build greater knowledge and recognition of BlackRock’s brand and its line of business.

  • Handle and field all external media (regional and local) enquiries in a timely and efficient manner

  • Develop ideas for press interview and article placement opportunities and implement them

  • You will develop a full range of press materials including press releases, by-lined articles, media statements, key messages, media Q&As and briefing documents for our spokespeople

  • Develop a full range of digital and social media strategies to amplify existing content and activities across platforms, both internally and externally, including long term business priorities and reputation campaigns

  • Design and drive programs to leverage global digital assets and localize for regional deployment

  • Understand digital and social media metrics available to measure impact and reach of campaigns

  • Coordinate with PR agencies and other third-party vendors in planning and organizing media events, round tables, press conferences and educational seminars

  • Develop strong relationships with key internal stakeholders within the retail/wealth, institutional and iShares businesses, as well as other functions such as marketing, legal and compliance

  • Evaluate and manage speaking opportunities

  • Keep track of media outcomes and respective measurements

  • Develop deep knowledge of BlackRock and its services and products

  • Identify and cover corporate issues and crisis management, including developing messages and positioning strategies

  • Develop presentations regarding the firm’s internal and external initiatives with an emphasis on high-impact, visual, and engaging content representation

  • Support and/or drive internal communications initiatives

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Graduate or equivalent with communications, business/finance, journalism or marketing qualification

  • 10-15 years of communications experience with 6-7 years of solid media relations expertise in the financial industry and/or PR agency. Knowledge of mutual funds and ETFs are essential

  • Strong experience with the development and deployment of digital and social media assets and comprehensive campaigns, including event-driven initiatives and regular thought leadership campaigns

  • A willingness to bring challenging and creative ideas that integrate traditional, digital, and social media

  • Positive relationships with business/financial journalists

  • Ability to earn credibility with a range of internal partners across the organization and provide strategic input on internal and external engagement efforts as necessary

  • A mature, independent achiever

  • An ambitious team player and a driven self-starter, with a positive mindset and excellent work ethic

  • Ability to multitask and operate with flexibility in a fast-paced environment to meet tight timelines

  • Strong project management skills and attention to details

  • Excellent command of verbal and written communication skills, both in English and Mandarin

BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.

BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.

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