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Communications Specialist - Corporate Communications, Media and External Communication - Washington,

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The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is seeking a well-qualified individual for our Communications Specialist opening in Washington, D.C. To be considered for this position, please submit your resume through our career site at – no phone calls, please.
Job Summary:

This position supports a wide variety of projects and initiatives primarily related to media relations, stakeholder communications, social media, digital platforms, video and audio production, and marketing in alignment with FINRA’s strategic objectives.

The person in this role manages projects, works closely with various team members to develop content and prepare materials for external engagements, and other special projects. 

Position may be filled at various levels depending on experience and job skills of a successful candidate.

Essential Job Functions:

* Fields media requests, researches information to respond to inquiries and assumes all facets of media relations responsibilities for certain business areas;

* Monitors and analyzes FINRA media coverage, tracks key messages and edits daily early morning newsletter;

* Drafts news releases and develops media materials for senior spokespeople including media briefings, talking points and Q&A’s;

* Assists in development of executive speeches, podcasts and video recordings, including conducting interviews of subject experts;

* Writes compelling, crisp content for web, digital media and social media; and

* Other responsibilities, as assigned.

Education/Experience Requirements:

* Bachelor’s degree required.  Minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience in public relations/communications or journalism required; prior experience in financial services communications and/or agency environment strongly preferred;

* Energetic self-starter and constant learner who is proactive, resourceful, creative and works effectively in a dynamic, collaborative environment;

* Demonstrated project management skills with attention to detail;

* Ability to work well under pressure; anticipate and adapt to continually changing workload priorities; and effectively manage multiple tasks;

* Must possess strong writing, editing and proofreading skills; able to convey complex information in clear, engaging ways;

* Exercises excellent judgment;

* Willingness to perform a wide variety of tasks;

* Must have excellent relationship-management skills; and

* Proficiency in Microsoft Office and competency in all social media platforms.

Working Conditions:

* Early morning work required; 

* able to work extended days and hours as dictated by project needs. 

* Some travel may be required. 

To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume.

A writing sample may be required as part of the submission.

The information provided above has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work of the position.

It is not a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required.

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If you need a disability-related accommodation for completing the application process, please contact FINRA’s accommodation help line at 240.386.4865.

Please note that this number is exclusively for inquiries regarding application accommodations. 

In addition to a competitive salary, comprehensive health and welfare benefits, and incentive compensation, FINRA offers immediate participation and vesting in a 401(k) plan with company match.

You will also be eligible for participation in an additional FINRA-funded retirement contribution, our tuition reimbursement program and many other benefits.

If you would like to contribute to our important mission and work collegially in a professional organization that values intelligence, integrity and initiative, consider a career with FINRA.

Important Information

FINRA’s Code of Conduct imposes restrictions on employees’ investments and requires financial disclosures that are uniquely related to our role as a securities regulator.

FINRA employees are required to disclose to FINRA all brokerage accounts that they maintain, and those in which they control trading or have a financial interest (including any trust account of which...

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