The Associate Director will assist in developing long-term client plans and program recommendations, generating recommendations, and creating presentations. They will also manage multiple accounts and time-sensitive deliverables daily and have no problem meeting deadlines and regularly achieving more than what is asked. Additional responsibilities include maintaining key media relationships, conducting in-depth research and analysis, and managing unique special situations that may arise. This position is based in our New York City office.
IN THIS ROLE, YOU WILL
Serve as the day-to-day client contact and is responsible for keeping client engagements on schedule, effectively drawing from relevant Finsbury Glover Hering teams and resources to deliver best-in-class service
Draft written materials (e.g., communications plans, strategy memos, rollouts, press releases, message tracks, pitch letters, Q&As, etc.) that may require editing.
Assist in developing long-term client plans and program recommendations, developing budgets, generating recommendations, and creating presentations
Ensure client teams are proactive and highly responsive to client needs, anticipating upcoming deliverables and taking accountability for proper execution
Review and edit the communication materials developed by junior staff
BUSINESS AND STAFF DEVELOPMENT
Build a professional network
Participate in new business development for the group and collaborates among practice areas around the firm to support new business pitches
Serve as direct manager for one or two junior staff, working closely with them on their professional growth and development
Evaluate staff performance, actively engage staff to work on achieving developmental goals, and recommend and implement solutions should performance problems exist
Participate in the recruiting and hiring process by interviewing candidates, providing feedback, evaluating writing assignments, and making recommendations for hiring
Bachelor's degree and a minimum of six years of relevant experience in communications (agency), legal, public affairs, journalism, or related areas.
Outstanding verbal, written, and critical thinking skills, including a strong ability to think strategically
Possess a strong understanding of how to navigate various types of communications challenges and opportunities and demonstrates analytical strength and focused creativity
Thrive under pressure, with the ability to handle multiple projects in a demanding, deadline-oriented environment while maintaining meticulous attention to detail
Has strong research skills and can quickly assemble sophisticated written materials based on thorough and accurate research
Familiarity with current financial and economic events and news trends
Experience with high-intensity corporate assignments
Organized, proactive, and self-motivated; anticipate upcoming client projects and deliverables
Ability to travel up to 10%