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Director, Corporate Communications


BlackRock’s business is investing on behalf of our clients, from large institutions to parents and grandparents, doctors and teachers who entrust their savings to us. We are committed to our clients—period. Our promise is to offer them the clearest thinking about what to do with their money and the products and services they need to secure a better financial future.

That’s why investors of all kinds have made us the world’s largest asset manager, entrusting us with trillions of dollars, and it’s why companies, institutions and global governments come to us for help meeting their biggest financial challenges.


About this role

Business Overview:

We are looking for an experienced and dynamic professional to join our Global Corporate Communications team with a specific brief to support the BlackRock Investment Institute (BII).

BII leverages the firm's expertise and generates proprietary research to provide insights on long-term asset allocation, the global economy, markets and geopolitics – all to help our clients and portfolio managers navigate financial markets. As the firm’s primary platform for generating and delivering thought leadership content, a key area of focus for BII is on how sustainability issues are driving investing considerations . In that capacity, BII partners closely with BlackRock Sustainable Investing (BSI), which unifies the firm’s sustainable investment strategies onto a single platform, partnering with BlackRock’s investment and distribution teams to develop scalable and innovative solutions ranging from screens and environmental social governance strategies to Impact Investing. 

Job Overview:

The Corporate Communications Director, based in London, will be a critical team member of the Global Corporate Communications team responsible for planning, executing and tracking impactful communications engagements for BII and BlackRock’s broader thought leadership initiatives. The successful candidate will contribute to the Global Corporate Communications team in the core areas of media relations, employee communications, digital content and channel management, public affairs, issues and crisis communications , all to enhance the BlackRock corporate and commercial brand through BII’s thought leadership content.

The candidate will report to both the Head of BII and the Head of BlackRock Corporate Communications, EMEA , and – leveraging the reach of the Corporate Communications team globally, and partnering with other functions across the firm such as Marketing and Public Policy – will be accountable for the global impact of BII content with internal and external stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate closely with senior BII and BSI thought leaders as well as BII Publishing , to drive critical communications programs for the teams, including developing a media strategy and story ideas to increase the impact of BlackRock thought leadership content.
  • Develop close relationships with influential journalists and media specializing in financial markets, macroeconomics, asset allocation, portfolio construction and sustainable investing , across all media, particularly print and broadcast, to reinforce BlackRock’s position as the leading asset manager globally.
  • Pursue partnerships with third-party media platforms for BII’s digital engagement and help develop and execute a digital comms strategy to support BII.
  • Develop and maintain metrics for gauging the impact of BII in print, digital, social and broadcast media.

Desired experience and qualifications:

  • 10+ years’ experience in media relations and issues management in the financial services industry and/or in a leading PR agency.
  • Thorough understanding of capital markets and issues facing institutional and individual investors.
  • Solid knowledge of financial markets and macroeconomics . Experience in portfolio construction content a plus.
  • Ability to multitask and operate with flexibility in a fast-paced, global environment to meet tight deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to build relationships with senior BII and other BlackRock executives (e.g. BSI), and key journalists and editors around the world.
  • Track record of working effectively with senior executives.
  • An energetic team player and driven self-starter, with a positive mindset and excellent work ethic.
  • Adaptable and reliable with a strong “can do” attitude


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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“I like coming to work every day because I know I have the opportunity to help people achieve their goals and make their lives easier.”

As a people-centric business, our long-term sustainability depends on our employees and culture. We have nearly 16,000 employees in 30 different countries who speak more than 100 languages. We also serve millions of clients from different cultures around the world. We believe a wide range of perspectives and talent is crucial to creating a richer culture for our employees and a better experience for our clients.

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If selected to move forward, you’ll have a high-level conversation with a recruiter to discuss the role in more detail and hear more about your experience and career aspirations who will determine if you’re a potential match.


In-person/Virtual Interviews

Selected candidates meet with members of the BlackRock team. There may be a couple of rounds of interviews, where you’ll have the opportunity to meet a mix of employees you’d be working with and gain a clear understanding of the role and our culture.



At the offer stage, we will present a total compensation package. All offers are subject to background checks and other pre-employment clearances.

BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity to all applicants and existing employees and we evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity/expression), sexual orientation, age, ancestry, physical or mental disability, marital status, political affiliation, religion, citizenship status, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. View the EEO is the Law poster here and its supplement here . The pay transparency policy is available here .

BlackRock is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to [email protected] and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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 March 31, 2020, the firm managed approximately $6.47 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide.

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  • Ad ID:  15239393
  • Ad Type:  Offered
  • Posted on:  11/08/2020, 02:45
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