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  • Associate Vice President or Vice President, Finance

    Rubenstein is seeking an Associate Vice President or Vice President, Corporate & Financial Services to develop and generate public relations strategies, programs and media presence across a range of clients, including: hedge funds, private equity and asset management firms, financial institutions and corporate governance-related issues.

    A background in public relations in the financial services sector is required. Knowledge of the financial industry and the capital markets, with an understanding of a range of investment vehicles, is preferred.

    ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Craft and implement public relations strategies and programs for clients in the financial services space; convey clients’ messages through a full range of earned and owned media
    • Write creative and effective press materials, campaign plans and communication materials; create digital media strategies and develop content
    • Lead media relations efforts and secure media opportunities for clients; pitch to media and generate client coverage across traditional and digital outlets on local and national levels; engage in both proactive and reactive media relations management, including breaking news opportunities and trend stories
    • Continuously cultivate effective relationships with relevant media outlets
    • Contribute to the development and research of strategic communications plans and messaging for clients
    • Motivate junior team members by reviewing work and providing prompt and constructive feedback
    • Participate in brainstorming sessions to develop broader strategic initiatives for clients
    • Participate in the new business process; sell ideas to prospects, clients and internal stakeholders; manage, retain, and organically grow clients

    KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

    • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills with the ability to quickly digest / understand complicated matters and help boil them down to key messages / actions
    • Ability to understand complex financial issues and reports and articulate these into subjects of interest for the media, as well as demonstrated skill in handling C-suite issues and executive positioning
    • Strong relationships with media outlets on local and national levels; 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 of traditional and social media and how different outlets can serve different purposes
    • Outstanding writing and presentation skills; proven ability to communicate effectively 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
    • Ability to prioritize, manage time, multi-task and move quickly with efficiency and attention to detail while ensuring deadlines are met in a dynamic, creative, challenging and fast-paced environment

    EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE

    • Title will depend on experience; 7+ years prior work experience required (i.e., public relations, journalism, marketing, or corporate communications)
    • Direct publicity experience in the financial services sector is required
    • Knowledge of the financial industry and the capital markets, with an understanding of a range of investment vehicles, is preferred
    • College degree required – preferred focus in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, English or related field

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the incumbent in this position. This job description is subject to change as the needs and requirements of the job change. Salary commensurate with experience.  We offer a competitive benefits package. All job offers are contingent on successful completion of a reference check.

    Rubenstein is an equal opportunities employer and values diversity. EOE/AA/M/F/V/D/SO.

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  • Executive Vice President, Crisis Communications

    Rubenstein is seeking an Executive Vice President, to manage and lead a team in counseling clients on highly complicated reputation matters and crisis response, develop and implement PR programs and generate media opportunities. This person will supervise several staff members, providing strategic counsel, guidance and leadership.

    Rubenstein’s clientele includes; global corporations, media and entertainment companies, financial services organizations, educational and cultural institutions, law firms, health care providers, not-for-profit organizations, real estate concerns, business executives and public figures.

    ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Establish and cultivate strong client relationships; earning trust and retaining client business following a crisis response.
    • Provide senior level strategic counsel, and day-to-day management of client needs, specifically in the areas of crisis and reputation management.
    • 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
    • Counsel clients on integrated strategies that not only engage constituents and partners, but also drive affinity and positive sentiment.
    • Write creative and effective press materials, campaign plans and communication materials.
    • Supervision of several staff members, providing guidance and leadership on account workflow and client issues.
    • Responsible for encouraging, mentoring, and developing staff members.
    • Manage time and dollar budgets, staff assignment and utilization for client projects and teams under own management.
    • Participate in networking events and thought leadership opportunities through speaking engagements and written content in order to grow agency visibility and reputation in the marketplace.
    • Identify and assess new business leads; participate in new business development initiatives; may provide input to project scope and fee structure for new business proposals.

    KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

    • 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 political or government relations on city, state, or federal level would be helpful to service a generalist mix of clients; understanding of the political nuances at intersection of media, government and client goals.
    • Experience developing, managing and executing public affairs campaigns for corporate and non-profit clients on wide-ranging local, state, and national issues a plus.
    • 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.
    • Ability to lead and inspire staff.

    EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE

    • 20+ years’ prior work experience; communications experience at a PR agency, government entity or in-house desirable, servicing a diverse client base preferred
    • Developed sector and industry expertise required with versatility to work across multiple sectors
    • College degree required – preferred focus in public relations, communications, a related field or in the liberal arts

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the incumbent in this position. This job description is subject to change as the needs and requirements of the job change. Salary commensurate with experience.  We offer a competitive benefits package. All job offers are contingent on successful completion of a reference check. Rubenstein is an equal opportunities employer and values diversity. EOE/AA/M/F/V/D/SO.

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  • Senior Vice President or Executive Vice President, City / Nonprofit

    Rubenstein is seeking a Senior Vice President or Executive Vice President, City / Nonprofit Practice.

    The SVP or EVP will conceive, implement and counsel public relations strategies and programs for clients, and will provide broader strategic counseling by delving fully into the challenges and issues of client business. The SVP or EVP will be responsible for oversight of content creation, dissemination of press materials and managing media relationships while cultivating strategic media relationships. The SVP or EVP will be responsible for maintaining client health and supervision and development of staff. The SVP or EVP will actively engage in the cultivation and generation of new business opportunities with existing and prospective clients.

    ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Serve as trusted client advisor with full understanding of client’s business and needs
    • Provide strategy and counsel for developing comprehensive public relations programs that can address complex issues
    • Provide input to senior management on time, budgets, assignment and utilization of staff for client projects
    • Lead, encourage, mentor, and develop staff members; provide guidance to team members on effective pitching, team issues, account workflow and general account issues
    • Manage and delegate responsibilities of daily workflow of own accounts while driving consistent media results
    • Work with account and business development teams to build incremental business opportunities
    • Participate in external company promotion through such activities as articles, speeches, presentations and professional memberships to increase the firm’s visibility in marketplace

    KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

    • Deep understanding of city government, including but not limited to education, health care, veteran’s affairs, public safety, transportation, and housing
    • Familiarity of non-profits and foundations a plus
    • Excellent communication and organizational skills along with ability to prioritize and multi-task in a dynamic, creative, challenging and fast-paced environment
    • Ability to think creatively and develop new and interesting ideas
    • Proven ability to use social media platforms to achieve client objectives and communication strategies
    • Knowledge of land use is a plus
    • Proven success in managing client relationships
    • Demonstrated ability to:
      • Develop and implement strategic communications programs
      • Leverage an established network of industry and media contacts
      • Utilize sector expertise to enhance client service
      • Manage and develop employees

    EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE

    • Title will depend on experience; approximately 15+ years prior work experience required (i.e., public relations, journalism, marketing, or corporate communications)
    • College degree required, preferred focus in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, English, Political Science or related field
    • Developed sector and industry experience required with versatility to work across multiple sectors
    • Agency experience is a plus

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the incumbent in this position. This job description is subject to change as the needs and requirements of the job change. Salary commensurate with experience.  We offer a competitive benefits package. All job offers are contingent on successful completion of a reference check. Rubenstein is an equal opportunities employer and values diversity. EOE/AA/M/F/V/D/SO.

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