Vice President, Financial Communications - ViacomCBS

Location : CityStateForPosting New York, NY
Job Locations
US-NY-New York
Brand
ViacomCBS
Job Type
Full-Time Staff
iCIMS ID
2020-14314

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.

 

Responsibilities: 

  • 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

Basic Qualifications

  • 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

Additional Qualifications

  • 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

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