Consultant, Capital Markets Communications Generalist -- Strategic Communications

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About Strategic Communications:
 
The Strategic Communications segment of FTI Consulting (formerly Financial Dynamics) designs and executes communications strategies for clients managing financial, regulatory and reputational challenges. With approximately 650 expert strategic communications consultants located in key markets around the world, we combine global reach with local knowledge to help client management teams and Boards of Directors seize opportunities, manage crises, navigate market disruptions, articulate their brand, stake a competitive position, and preserve their permission to operate. Drawing upon our unrivaled depth of industry expertise and interdisciplinary experience and using our broad network of relationships with key influencers, we help clients clarify, persuade and ensure that the right message reaches the right audience at the right time.

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY:
 
We are currently looking for a Consultant to join our Capital Markets Communications team in our New York office. The Consultant will primarily support team members in the execution of Capital Markets Communications consulting programs and, by doing so, will learn the necessary subjects and processes to service and advise clients.  The individual will conduct research for ongoing consulting projects and converse with junior members of the investment community when required for research or to obtain occasional feedback, if appropriate. A Consultant must keep up-to-date on key issues and current events for their clients, as well as generally in the financial markets and relevant industries.

PRIMARY DUTIES:    
 
For Clients:
  • Have a thorough understanding of each client’s business and investment thesis
  • Have a thorough understanding of each client’s business and investment thesis
  • Be able to obtain detailed feedback from institutional investors and work with senior team members to translate the commentary into useful advice for clients
  • Draft client materials such as press releases and presentations under the direction of senior team members
  • Perform detailed and accurate research to underpin all client projects and deliverables
  • Assist team members in helping clients develop corporate messages and position themselves to relevant stakeholder groups
  • Incorporate both quantitative and qualitative analysis and work with senior team members to make recommendations for companies’ messaging and investor outreach strategies
  • Monitor research and report on broad financial markets, industry trends, peer companies, client stock movements and media coverage
  • Have a firm understanding of each client’s shareholder base and sell-side analyst coverage
  • Complete targeting processes and set up institutional investor meetings for clients
  • Contribute to the development of a strategic plan for clients’ overall investor relations programs
  • Help research best practice policies and programs
  • Handle the logistics surrounding the distribution of press releases, set up of earnings conference calls and webcasts, etc. 
 
For Strategic Communications:
  • Work within Strategic Communications Capital Markets Communications Practice network and utilize resources to leverage prior relevant work for new projects that arise
  • Continuously build out the Capital Markets Communications Practice’s market intelligence function
  • Assist Capital Markets Communications Practice leaders to advance Strategic Communications standing in the field of Investor Relations
  • For New Business:
  • Provide tactical support to team members as needed, including conducting research for new business pitches, etc.
  • Work with colleagues to produce new business pitch materials
 
ADDITIONAL TASKS: 
  • Efficiently utilize reference tools including Capital IQ, Bloomberg and Factiva
  • Keep up to date with major stock market, business, economic and regulatory news via major business publications (e.g. WSJ )
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: 
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, marketing, economics, or a related field
  • 0-2 years of professional experience within finance, consulting, financial services, investor relations, corporate communications, asset management, economic research or data analysis is preferred.  Relevant internships may also be taken into consideration
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills

PREFERRED SKILLS:
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative research skills
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative research skills
  • Ability to learn new concepts quickly and possess a service-oriented attitude
  • Developed ability to multi-task
  • Ability to take constructive criticism well and learn from it
  • Demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to stay well organized, manage time effectively and meet deadlines
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative research skills
  • Ability to recognize, explore and use a broad range of ideas and practices, thinking logically and creatively without influence from personal bias
  • Ability to adjust behavior to establish positive relationships with a wide variety of individuals
  • Ability to manage priorities between multiple client assignments

Why Strategic Communications? 

 


POSITION CLASSIFICATION:   Exempt
 

ABOUT FTI CONSULTING

FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political & regulatory, reputational and transactional. With more than 4,600 employees located in 28 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges and make the most of opportunities. The Company generated $1.81 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2017. For more information, visit http://www.fticonsulting.com/ and connect with us on Twitter (@FTIConsulting)Facebook and LinkedIn.

FTI Consulting continually strives to offer employees and eligible dependents, including domestic partners and eligible domestic partner children, a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. Please click here for more information.

FTI Consulting does not accept unsolicited resumes from external firms or agencies. FTI Consulting will not be responsible for placement fees associated with unsolicited resumes.

FTI Consulting is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, protected veteran status, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

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