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Senior Associate, Strategic Communications - San Francisco

INTRODUCTION

About FGS Global -

FGS Global is a strategic advisory and communications consultancy, with over 1200 multidisciplinary experts across the world’s major financial, government, business, and cultural centers. The firm is an acknowledged leader in crisis, corporate reputation, public affairs and capital markets, M&A advisory and boardroom communication counsel. FGS Global supports its clients in addressing a myriad of stakeholder concerns by leveraging its research and insights, media placement, content, digital, and data capabilities. The company was created in December 2021 by combining Finsbury, Hering Schuppener, The Glover Park Group, and Sard Verbinnen & Co. FGS Global serves its client base from 27 cities worldwide, including U.S. Offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, South Florida, and Houston.

The Position:

FGS Global is seeking a full-time Senior Associate to join our Strategic Communications team. Working at the intersection of business, finance, public policy, and media, the Senior Associate position is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in communications, public relations, and crisis management to develop research, writing, and media skills at a prestigious firm with high-profile clients.

Senior Associates work with clients in all industries on both long-term communications assignments such as profile raising, media relations and investor relations; and on special situations such as mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and management changes, investor-related issues, issues and crisis management, corporate governance matters and litigation support.

The Senior Associate position is hybrid with an expectation of at least three days per week in the office, based in our San Francisco office.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as an important member of the account staff team, providing both strategic and tactical support to senior staff members.

  • Act as the account project manager assigning responsibilities and ensuring activities are completed on-time.

  • Be the focal point for information on his/her accounts, knowing everything that is going on and anticipating the client and team’s needs.

  • Develop first drafts of communications materials (for example, strategic communications plans, press releases, investor presentations, talking points, Q&A documents, etc.) and managing the review process.

  • Integrate strategic messages into written work.

  • Oversee research assignments, media coverage compilations and various other projects assigned to junior staff members, providing guidance, support and instruction, and carefully reviewing final products before sharing with senior staff members and clients.

  • Build and manage media relationships, including responding to inbound inquires.

  • Interface with clients

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree.

  • 3-5 years of relevant experience in communications, finance, law, or related field.

  • Strong knowledge of, or experience in, strategic communications, client service, financial services, and/or investor relations.

  • Strong time management and organizational skills, strong attention to detail, and an ability to balance multiple assignments and client situations.

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, including excellent proofreading and grammatical skills.

  • Strong research skills, including critical thinking and ability to analyze broad scope of information.

  • Highly collaborative, with an ability to work well in teams.

  • Well-honed project management skills.

  • Mature, with good judgement with the ability to engage with people at all levels.

  • Well-rounded, adaptable, and detailed-oriented individual comfortable working through challenges.

  • Solid judgment and the capacity to accurately assess complicated situations and ask the right questions.

  • Highly motivated and calm under pressure.

  • Technological proficiency, well versed in Microsoft Office, experience with Bloomberg a plus.

  • Ability to work diligently under time constraints.

  • An interest in business, public policy and regulatory issues.

  • A quick learner, who is prepared to jump in at a moment’s notice.

Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S. and not require work authorization sponsorship now or in the future.

What We Offer

  • Competitive compensation package.

  • Great health benefits, including medical, dental and vision insurance.

  • 401(k) with a 50% matching program.

  • Generous time off benefits.

  • A collaborative group of smart, passionate and highly motivated people.

  • Team-oriented work environment structured to provide opportunities for professional growth and development.

In addition, this is an outstanding opportunity to interface with the media, corporate, financial, and legal communities in various special situations.

To apply, please visit www.fgsglobal.com/join-us.

FGS Global provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to United States federal law requirements, FGS Global complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

When you submit an application, we collect certain personal information about you for the purpose of evaluating your qualifications for the position. For more information about our privacy practices, please visit our privacy policy at https://fgsglobal.com/privacy.

California Salary Range

$75,000—$80,000 USD

We offer medical, dental and vision plans, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability and AD&D plans, 401(k) with company matching contribution, technology reimbursement, discretionary bonuses, and paid time off to eligible full-time employees.

FGS Global provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to United States federal law requirements, FGS Global complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

When you submit an application, we collect certain personal information about you for the purpose of evaluating your qualifications for the position. For more information about our privacy practices, please visit our privacy policy at https://fgsglobal.com/privacy.