Vice President, Story Editor Vice President, Story Editor …

in New York, NY
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 19 Oct 20
in New York, NY
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 19 Oct 20
Vice President, Story Editor

About this role

Designs, develops and implements marketing programs and/or pricing strategies to support the firm's products and services. Launches and positions products and services in targeted sectors. May include responsibility across multiple and distinct marketing areas such as branding and insights, etc.

Position Overview:

The Story Editor on the BlackRock Global Content and Media team will be responsible for identifying and helping communicate BlackRock's stories via modern, best-in-class storytelling techniques across multiple platforms.  The successful candidate will be responsible for sourcing stories from around the firm that highlight the positive impact BlackRock has on the societies in which it operates and will have a hand in producing these stories for distribution on BlackRock's owned web and media channels.  While the immediate focus of the role is to demonstrate BlackRock's positive contributions in the United States, this individual will work in close coordination with colleagues in Europe on similar storytelling initiatives, leveraging insights, techniques and globally relevant narratives. The successful candidate will be a critical thinker, curious, collaborative and innovative with the ability to help produce highly engaging content with social media and mobile-first production values at top of mind.  The successful candidate also will be a strong team player with strong editorial judgment about what makes a good story for BlackRock's stakeholders and will help shape the editorial priorities of storytelling through diligent analysis of content metrics.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Help shape and lead the process for uncovering and reporting stories from around the firm's diverse set of business units (in the form of video, audio, infographics and data viz) about BlackRock for development, production and distribution on BlackRock's owned channels.

  • Keep this content in line with the firm's overall content strategy, the CMO's vision and team's editorial calendar

  • Work closely with internal partners, including individual business teams, communications and compliance to reimagine how stories are produced for wider, public consumption

  • Help with distribution strategy (including paid promotion and SEO)

  • Work closely with external agencies, videographers, graphic artists and video editors on story briefings, planning processes on tight deadlines

  • Write compelling social media copy in line with social media best practices

  • Help manage editorial calendar and editorial meetings

Skills and Experience Required:

  • 7-10 years experience in digital journalism or communications, in a high-output, daily deadline setting or working in the content function within a global marketing organization

  • A "reporter-at-heart" who can tease out, find and report and edit stories in close collaboration with BlackRock's business units

  • Clear thinker, curious about finance and how it affects global markets and societies

  • Clear communicator who can turn complex topics into compelling stories and align them with the firm's mission

  • Creative visual storytelling skills

  • Highly organized, detail-oriented and multitasking skills

  • Excellent writing and analytical abilities

  • Social media expertise across multiple platforms

  • Strong executive presence; at ease guiding senior members of the firm through the production process

  • High energy, sense of urgency, decisiveness and ability to work in fast-paced, innovative environment          

  • Able to operate successfully in a large and complex global corporation while possessing an entrepreneurial spirit and mindset to make things happen

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.

About BlackRock

BlackRock's purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. As a fiduciary to investors and a leading provider of financial technology, our clients turn to us for the solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of June 30, 2020, the firm managed approximately $7.32 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide.

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BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.

BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.
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