Mid-Level Communications Professional

New York /
Penta Group /
Full-time
Hamilton Place Strategies (HPS) is a communications consulting firm advising on pressing challenges facing global leaders today. HPS uses substantive analysis to understand complex topics, and communications tools to explain issues to audiences and reach critical stakeholders. We achieve our clients' goals by enhancing the understanding of issues, products, and companies, and ultimately, improving outcomes.
HPS is engaged at the highest levels on debates such as environmental, social, and governance (ESG), market competition and antitrust, the role of finance in the global economy, the future of work, health outcomes, energy innovation, technology's role in society, and other issues across a broad range of sectors. Our clients include corporations, trade associations, non-profits, and charitable foundations.

Summary of Position:
HPS is seeking a mid-level communications professional to join our dynamic team in our New York office. Directors at HPS lead multiple client teams and internal projects and work in a fun, fast-paced, and challenging environment. Directors are responsible for all components of client and internal project management, such as: strategy setting, daily client interactions, organizing teamwork internally, and guiding and mentoring associates, analysts, and interns in their work. The successful candidate has 5-7 years of relevant experience, is intellectually curious and eager to learn and contribute, and has an interest in corporate strategy and stakeholder engagement.

Duties & Responsibilities:
+ Project Management: Develop client strategy and plan and oversee execution of team deliverables
+ Client Service: Deliver highest quality of client service by leveraging prior experience and maintaining current knowledge base of relevant client businesses and industries
+ Corporate Advisory: Inform comprehensive communications and stakeholder engagement strategies with deep understanding of business strategy; understand and translate high-profile corporate communications issues for key audiences
+ Media & Third-Party Relations: Leverage and maintain strong relationships with key reporters, producers, business groups, academics, etc.
+ Staff Development: Lead internal skills development sessions for new hires along with day-to-day coaching through client work and internal projects
+ Client Acquisition: Drive proposal writing process and pitch preparation and coordination, helping potential clients understand the value of the HPS team

Qualifications:
+ Required:
o Bachelor's degree in business, communications, economics, journalism, or related field
o 5-7 years of professional experience in communications roles, investor relations, corporate affairs, issue management, etc.
o Demonstrated ability to lead, mentor, and motivate multiple talented, high-achieving teams at once, empowering different types of personalities with a team-first mentality
o Expertise and interest in working with business leaders on corporate reputation and complex communications challenges
o Strong analytical skills coupled with excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills o Demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple, competing priorities
o Willingness to learn new skills and participate in new projects, leading by example and embracing new challenges
o Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
+ Preferred:
o Experience working in a client service environment
o In-depth knowledge of ESG, capital markets, financial institutions, asset management, hedge funds, etc.
o Significant experience in investor relations or financial communications (including M&A)

Benefits:
+ Competitive salary and compensation structure
+ Excellent health care benefits with 100% of individual employee and 50% of dependent health care premiums covered
+ Competitive retirement benefits with 401(k) matching
+ Twelve weeks paid parental leave
+ Monthly stipend for cell phone
+ Generous paid time off and holiday schedule
+ Frequent firm-wide social events and activities
+ Excellent environment for learning and growth
Hamilton Place Strategies values diversity and inclusion, is committed to equal employment opportunity, and to compliance with federal anti-discrimination laws. We also comply with District of Columbia law, which prohibits discrimination and harassment against employees, applicants for employment and interns based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, reproductive health decisions and breastfeeding), national origin, disability, age (18 and over), personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family responsibilities, matriculation (e.g., being enrolled in a college or university or in a business, nursing, professional, secretarial, technical or vocational school), political affiliation, genetic information (including family medical history), lawful use of tobacco products, unemployment status and status as a victim or the family member of a victim of domestic violence, a sexual offense or stalking