Director, External Communications – Paris

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Join leading Investment management company BlackRock as Director, External Communications in Paris, FR. refer job details to submit BlackRock job application in Paris.


Job Title : Director, External Communications

Location : Paris, FR

Job Category: Marketing & Communications



About this role

Head of Corporate Communications France, Belgium, Luxembourg

What team will you be on?
The global Corporate Communications team at BlackRock is responsible for internal and external communications efforts that advance BlackRock’s purpose of helping more and more people experience financial well-being. We work to develop compelling communications programs that enhance the firm’s culture, drive growth, strengthen our reputation and build our brand.
Why is your role important?
Based in Paris, you will lead of our communications efforts across the France, Belgium and Luxembourg region – one of the key growth markets for BlackRock in Europe.  The role is critical to help shape and enhance the firm’s message and brand locally.  This will include responsibility for planning and executing communications initiatives, including proactive commercially-oriented campaigns, as well as corporate and reputation management. 
What will you be doing?

Partnering closely with senior executives, business heads and other members of the Corporate Communications and Marketing teams to drive critical communications programs.
Managing our profile and enhancing BlackRock’s reputation by driving impactful communication programs that align with the firm’s key areas of growth.
Working with a wide range of internal stakeholders including our client and portfolio management groups, Sustainable Investing, Public Policy and Investment Stewardship to manage BlackRock’s profile on critical corporate initiatives.
Developing media strategy and story ideas for key corporate and commercial focus areas. Thinking laterally about innovative and stakeholder-centric ways to deliver BlackRock content to relevant stakeholders through all communications channels, including through the press, internally, via social media and other digital properties, and through direct engagements.  Maintaining strong working relationships with business/financial and trade media across channels (print, online, broadcast and social).

What are we looking for?

10+ years’ experience in communications and issues management in the financial services industry and/or PR agency.
Detailed understanding of capital markets and issues facing institutional and individual investors. A wealth of active and index product and investment knowledge.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to build relationships with our executives, journalists and colleagues around the world.
An upbeat teammate and driven self-starter, with a positive attitude and excellent work ethic.
Ability to multitask and operate with flexibility in a fast-paced environment to meet tight deadlines.
Fluent French and English

Our benefits
To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

Our hybrid work pilot

BlackRock’s current hybrid work pilot is designed to help you experience the best of both worlds: the opportunity to connect with colleagues in person and the flexibility to work remotely, with greater time to focus on what’s important to you. In line with local health guidance and regulations, employees are generally expected to work 3 days in the office and 2 days from home (on average) each week. For some business groups, more time may be required in the office, while greater flexibility may be in place for others. Our “One BlackRock” culture means you’ll be supported to collaborate with your new colleagues while bringing your full self to work – wherever you are.

The health, safety and well-being of our people will always be our top priorities; we will continue to monitor local conditions and health advisories in making decisions about our work environments.

About BlackRock

At BlackRock, we are all connected by one mission: to help more and more people experience financial well-being.  Our clients, and the people they serve, are saving for retirement, paying for their children’s educations, buying homes and starting businesses. Their investments also help to strengthen the global economy: support businesses small and large; finance infrastructure projects that connect and power cities; and facilitate innovations that drive progress.

This mission would not be possible without our smartest investment – the one we make in our employees. It’s why we’re dedicated to creating an environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, valued and supported with networks, benefits and development opportunities to help them thrive.

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BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to age, disability, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and other protected characteristics at law.

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