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Assist Senior Vice President, Communications and The Options Industry Council, in the development, execution and management of proactive public relations strategies and implement day-to-day public relations activities for OCC and OIC. Also responsible for managing and directing the Public Relations Specialist role.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

* Work with SVP, Communications and The Options Industry Council, to develop, execute and manage proactive public relations strategies for OCC and the OIC.
* Identify and execute on proactive opportunities to promote OCC and OIC thought leaders and content with top tier and industry media outlets
* Respond to media inquiries as appropriate with proper guidance from SVP or other senior leaders
* Work directly with executive leadership on content development and media interview opportunities as needed
* Help build brand recognition of OIC and its educational offerings through PR support of retail, financial advisor and institutional campaigns and related research
* Serve as PR liaison to OIC Roundtable and other OIC advisory groups
* Manage process for writing and distributing press releases and conduct follow-up with media
* Manage monthly update process and review of OCC talking points, and distribute on a timely basis to senior leaders
* Contribute to key messages for press interviews, identify appropriate spokespersons, coordinate interviews, and follow up to secure positive OCC media placements
* Identify and pursue national print and broadcast media opportunities, and speaking opportunities, via top-tier media editorial calendars
* Develop story ideas and creative press kit materials
* Monitor news coverage of OCC and produce daily and quarterly summary reports for internal distribution
* Supervise all work by Public Relations Specialist, including press release writing and distribution, and all content development for OCC and OIC websites and social media platforms
* Supervise work completed by outside vendors, such as press release distribution, as required
* Support certain corporate communication activities, such as writing employee newsletter, writing content for Compass, and staffing trade show events
* Serve as Business Interruption Plan coordinator for Communications
* Some travel may be required - 10 percent
* Perform other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities:

* Supervise and provide leadership and guidance to Public Relations Specialist on projects as assigned, such as development of website content, writing assignments, daily and quarterly media reports, and social media engagement, monitoring and reporting.
* Supervise public relations projects completed by department intern and outside vendors.


* Comprehensive understanding of traditional and digital media relations activities and print production
* Strong decision-making, organizational and follow-up skills
* Excellent written, editing and verbal communications skills
* Ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines
* Must be comfortable working with internal and external contacts such as senior-level staff, media and OIC representatives
* Securities industry knowledge strongly preferred
* Proficient in word processing and presentation software, Microsoft Word and Power Point preferred

Technical Skills:

* Proficient in word processing and presentation software, Microsoft Word and Power Point preferred
* Basic spreadsheet skills, Microsoft Excel preferred
* Ability to use Internet for research activities

Education and/or Experience:

* Bachelor's degree in Marketing/Public Relations or in a related discipline OR an equivalent combination of education and private/public sector experience.
* 4-5 years' experience in a communications or public relations role in either the public or private sector

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