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Vice President Financial Services Communications

Company name
Pbn Co

New York City, NY, United States

Employment Type

Clevel, Executive, Pr, 100k

Posted on
Aug 25, 2022

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Position at Hill Knowlton Strategies

Vice President – Financial



Hill Knowlton Strategies is seeking a confident and dynamic

Vice President

to join our

Financial Professional Services

team. In this role, you will be responsible for leading high-performing communications teams driving new opportunities across a diverse range of influential clients, who are committed to flawless execution and quantifiable results.

The Communications world is often divided between advisers and doers. You must be both. You must be capable of providing C-suite executives unique insights and problem-solving guidance while still working closely with your team to develop and execute campaigns. You must be able to manage people and effectively maintain your accounts, managing all administrative and financial aspects of the work. This vice president will also serve as a leader in the firm, and to internal teams – reaching beyond client work, providing cross team leadership and mentorship.

By its nature, Communications is a social and persuasive activity. From a new business pitch to the day-to-day account work, you must be confident in your ability to engage and persuade challenging individuals that your advisory guidance and tactical skills are worthy of their investment.

The ideal candidate brings public relations agency experience with a focus and a record of accomplishment in the financial



, particularly within banking,

asset management,

financial reporting, accounting


and real estate. This leader will boast a robust portfolio of work, having led campaigns and helped clients navigate numerous communications challenges and opportunities


executive communications, transactional communications, corporate social responsibility, thought leadership, corporate reputation, crisis communications and financial communications.

Here’s What You’ll Be Doing:

· Providing account strategy and counsel, generating fresh, smart ideas and leading campaigns

· Developing strong and trusted relationships with clients as the team lead on several key accounts

· Implementing comprehensive strategic communications and stakeholder engagement activities

· Crafting thoughtful points of view and recommendations based on a broad understanding of corporate communications and client landscapes

· Developing campaign strategy, client messaging and thought leadership programs

· Driving growth on existing clients and identifying and securing new business opportunities

· Directly managing, mentoring, and working alongside a collaborative team of smart and enthusiastic PR professionals

· Creating and executing influencer strategies; managing earned media relations and influencer engagement projects and building relationships with key stakeholders

· Serving as a point of quality control,


and editing written materials to ensure high quality

Attributes Qualifications:

· 8 years of public relations agency experience (or combined agency in-house)

· High level business media relations strategy and execution experience with relevant contacts

· Portfolio of work in the financial services sector; experience in banking,

investor relations, asset management, insurance,



real estate


· Proven trusted client adviser: an active listener who builds strong partnerships and confidently offers counsel

· Strategic thinker: understands our clients’ business and communications challenges and develops smart, insight-driven strategies

· Creative spark: brings a fresh perspective to our clients and develops ideas that challenge conventions

· Growth mindset: actively seeks opportunities to drive organic growth; proactively seeks new business leads and has a history of leading and winning pitches

· Passionate: Lives and breathes the client’s business. Understands the client’s pain points. Is an abstract thinker. Understands the relationship between two disparate pieces of information. Is curious, questions the status quo, and is and an avid consumer of information.

· Operationally savvy: experienced at effectively managing multiple accounts and client budgets

· People-centric: committed to the development of team members through active coaching and mentoring

· Progressive mind-set: interested in evolving communications and the role of PR within the Marketing mix; brave enough to try new approaches and adopt new technologies and willing to take calculated risks to do better and more meaningful work

· Strong and wide grasp of all things social & digital media; knowledge of how to use social media platforms to their maximum benefit with an understanding of how to identify and leverage influencers

· Energy and passion to contribute to and help foster a fun, collaborative and thriving business culture remotely across local and national teams

A little about H K

H K Strategies is one of the world’s largest and most renowned communications firms, with more than 85 offices around the globe.

At H K here in the U.S., our

first priority

is our people and creating an experience for each employee that is positive and fulfilling. Do you like being able to work from anywhere and in a way that is best for your life?  Come join us at H K. Do you like working for the industry’s most exciting clients and supporting headline-grabbing programs? Come join us at H K. Do you like working with nice people? Come join us at H K. Do you like industry-best benefits, vacation time, wellness time and parental leave?  You guessed it, come join us at H K.

Come join us at H K.

Where we believe in the power of “Being” everything that our employees need us to be – creating a work life that is all about Being Flex, Being Connected, Being Well, Being Empowered and Being Valued. And we keep innovating and evolving our employee experience based on what we hear directly from our team members, because we strive to be the absolute best place to work.


let’s recap, what to expect if you were to work at H K:

Nice, passionate colleagues and a supportive work culture

Flexible work modes program, where you can choose whether you work from home, work from the office or a mix of both – a completely hybrid, distributed work force

Exciting clients and


to stretch up and across to grow within the company

Competitive compensation

Amazing, industry-best benefits, such as

Comprehensive and inclusive health, dental, vision and mental healthcare

Back-up care, paid parental leave (16-week maternity leave!) and other family solutions

Retirement savings and student loan refinancing partner options

Insanely good vacation and wellness time off, no matter your level

Plus, other engaging employee programming, such as

Ally and mentorship program

Employee Resource Groups

Employee Experience committees

And, worth mentioning, frequent happy hours

Most importantly! As an Equal Opportunity Employer, H K Strategies does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of their race, creed, color, age, religion, sex, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, national origin, or ancestry.



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