Vice President – BlackRock Investment Stewardship (BIS) Communications

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There is an exciting opportunity at BlackRock for a new Vice President – BlackRock Investment Stewardship (BIS) Communications.

Role Description

The VP will work with the broader BIS Communications team responsible for publishing reports and thought leadership papers related to the work of the three regional teams (AMRS, APAC, EMEA). The role reports to the Managing Director, Global Institutional Relations and Policy and is based in New York. The intention is for the person in this role to originate content for client and public communications on BIS’ work, particularly in relation to engagements with corporates and our position on emerging themes or policy matters.

In This Role The VP Will

  • Take the lead on assigned client communications on BIS’ work
    • Originate content for regular reports such as the regional quarterly reports
    • Contribute content to provide context for quarterly voting statistics
    • Contribute content to client-specific requests for information and reporting as required (e.g. DNB)
    • Draft ad hoc reports or commentaries as required
  • Help ensure BIS has the appropriate suite of client communications and suggest areas for innovation as appropriate
  • Work with the BIS Communications team to manage the reporting process, getting input from subject matter experts from across the team, and deliver high quality products
  • Produce materials for internal training on the BIS team, our work and its relevance to clients and others, and related topics
  • Contribute to improving messaging, formats and focus of materials
  • Contribute to improving bank of client presentations, materials, case studies and related
  • Draft speaking notes and/or formal text for delivery, prepare presentation decks based on originated content and finalize transcripts of remarks for publication as required
  • Help communicate BLK positioning on emerging trends and issues
    • Work with team experts to publish thought leadership pieces, unique research, and opinion pieces (e.g. blogs)
    • Contribute to firm-wide publications (e.g. BlackRock Investment Institute and Global Public Policy papers)
  • Work with compliance and other businesses to review all materials to ensure consistent messaging and appropriate content

The Person In This Role Will Be/will Have

  • An undergraduate degree that contributed to the development of strong research and analytical skills
  • Exceptional business writing and communication skills
  • Fluency in and knowledge of investment management, economics and finance
  • Proven interest in corporate governance and sustainability as investment issues
  • The ability to understand complex issues and translate them into simple, actionable ideas for clients and other key stakeholders
  • The ability to manage competing demands on their time and keep track of projects and deadlines
  • The ability to build and maintain successful relationships with colleagues across the firm and with external parties
  • The ability to work effectively and accurately under time pressure
  • Details focused and persistent to see things through to completion whilst managing multiple tasks and changing priorities
  • Organized, self-reliant and self-motivated
  • Professional and personal integrity and excellent judgment

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Vice President – BlackRock Investment Stewardship (BIS) Communications


Tuesday 1st September 2020


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