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Director of Correspondence


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Post Date:Jul 09, 2018Type:Full time
Start Date:ImmediatelySalary:$75-100K
Location: United States - New York - New York Job Reference:
Job Description:

As Director of Correspondence, you will be accountable for…

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    • Executive Office Communications Strategy (10-15%) 
    • Work directly with the CEO, Chief of Staff and Sr. Executive Assistant on the development of a proactive and reactive strategic outreach and communication strategy for the CEO in alignment with related travel schedules, organizational strategy needs/inflection points, etc.
    • Work directly with the CEO, Chief of Staff, Creative Director and Management team to support the development of communications strategy for the Executive Office, focused on CEO related external facing communications with a focus on relationship building, partnership cultivation and stakeholder engagement.
    • Collaborate with the Creative Director and Director, Partnerships to identify opportunities for “think pieces” to highlight the organization through leveraging the CEO’s voice and related content strategy and development.
    • Correspondence Content Drafting & Management (60-70%)
    • Create a correspondence system to monitor, categorize, prioritize, draft and manage internal and external communication streams for the CEO, including inbound and outbound written communication and follow-ups  (email and handwritten, as appropriate), organization-wide memos/updates, social media presence, etc.
    • Liaise with function owners to understand which CEO-related external communications need to be launched on behalf of the CEO, and support content creation with the CEO voice in mind.
    • Meet with the CEO consistently to identify and prioritize communication needs; action needs, as appropriate with a high sense of urgency.
    • Take and/or process CEO dictations/memos to draft content for organization-wide and  personal communications from the voice of the CEO.
    • Work with the CEO to hone and develop written communication voice and tone to ensure the ability to effectively curate drafts.  Work at a high-pace to take dictation, turn around drafts and meet other highly sensitive related deadlines.
    • In collaboration with the Executive Assistant, monitor communication flows and tweak systems, as appropriate.
    • Leverage organizational content knowledge experts to curate content with the appropriate information and detail based on stakeholder interests and needs; maintain relationships with organization-wide stakeholders to improve information flow from teams/content knowledge experts into CEO-related communications.
    • Meet and exceed communication related goals (set daily); work collaboratively with the Chief of Staff and Executive Assistant to manage communication deadlines and receive input on drafts to finalize communications rapidly.
    • Special Projects & Administration  (10-20%)
    • Provide in-house copywriting broadly in support of marketing materials, bespoke one-page overviews, decks, and other similar assets.
    • Provide strategic support on internal communications platform design and systems to enhance internal communication efficiencies and communications (e.g. Slack).


Skills:
We're looking for someone who...
-Is an experienced writer and editor who has proven success distilling, synthesizing, and producing clear, compelling content across email, publications, etc.
-Is detail-oriented and has proofreading skills in grammar, spelling, and style that are absolutely second nature.
-Is an impeccably organized and can write in different styles across media such as emails, marketing materials, etc.
-Is extremely skilled in the nuances of relationships, especially in management and administration.
-Is extremely conscientious of sensitive information and has proven experience in roles that require high levels of confidentiality.
-Is a creative thinker who is skilled at crafting ideas, taking a generally vague note and boiling it down to its essence to propose a more specific message or direction.
-Believes in the power of leveraging voice to build and play a key part of a brand identity.

Ideal candidates may have a professional background as...
-A copywriter, speechwriter, or similar role that has the skills and interest to master someone else's voice to make a compelling pitch or launch a new product.
-A skilled writer who has had ghostwriting experience on behalf of a CEO or other externally-facing executive leaders.
-A journalist, or have other communications experience that they would like to apply to the social impact space.

There are many backgrounds, industries, and life experiences that give rise to leaders who can manage effectively. Backgrounds in science, business, technology, engineering, government, media, and design - or hybrids thereof - may all yield the right experiences for this role.


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Contact Information
Future Laboratories
Tammy Phan
5-9 Union Square West, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10003
United States
Ph: 2532220142
Email/URL: https://jobs.lever.co/futurelaboratori/afe65692-6d4a-4de8-a1e0-8d85f322a0ef?lever-origin=applied&lever-source%5B%5D=journalismnext
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