FTI Consulting Consultant, Capital Markets Communications Generalist -- Strategic Communications in New York, New York

About Strategic Communications:

The Strategic Communications segment of FTI Consulting (formerly Financial Dynamics) designs and executes communications strategies for clients managing financial, regulatory and reputational challenges. With approximately 650 expert strategic communications consultants located in key markets around the world, we combine global reach with local knowledge to help client management teams and Boards of Directors seize opportunities, manage crises, navigate market disruptions, articulate their brand, stake a competitive position, and preserve their permission to operate. Drawing upon our unrivaled depth of industry expertise and interdisciplinary experience and using our broad network of relationships with key influencers, we help clients clarify, persuade and ensure that the right message reaches the right audience at the right time.

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY:

We are currently looking for a Consultant to join our Capital Markets Communications team in our New York office. The Consultant will primarily support team members in the execution of Capital Markets Communications consulting programs and, by doing so, will learn the necessary subjects and processes to service and advise clients. The individual will conduct research for ongoing consulting projects and converse with junior members of the investment community when required for research or to obtain occasional feedback, if appropriate. A Consultant must keep up-to-date on key issues and current events for their clients, as well as generally in the financial markets and relevant industries.

PRIMARY DUTIES:

For Clients:

Have a thorough understanding of each client’s business and investment thesis
Have a thorough understanding of each client’s business and investment thesis
Be able to obtain detailed feedback from institutional investors and work with senior team members to translate the commentary into useful advice for clients
Draft client materials such as press releases and presentations under the direction of senior team members
Perform detailed and accurate research to underpin all client projects and deliverables
Assist team members in helping clients develop corporate messages and position themselves to relevant stakeholder groups
Incorporate both quantitative and qualitative analysis and work with senior team members to make recommendations for companies’ messaging and investor outreach strategies
Monitor research and report on broad financial markets, industry trends, peer companies, client stock movements and media coverage
Have a firm understanding of each client’s shareholder base and sell-side analyst coverage
Complete targeting processes and set up institutional investor meetings for clients
Contribute to the development of a strategic plan for clients’ overall investor relations programs
Help research best practice policies and programs
Handle the logistics surrounding the distribution of press releases, set up of earnings conference calls and webcasts, etc.


For Strategic Communications:

Work within Strategic Communications Capital Markets Communications Practice network and utilize resources to leverage prior relevant work for new projects that arise
Continuously build out the Capital Markets Communications Practice’s market intelligence function
Assist Capital Markets Communications Practice leaders to advance Strategic Communications standing in the field of Investor Relations
For New Business:
Provide tactical support to team members as needed, including conducting research for new business pitches, etc.
Work with colleagues to produce new business pitch materials


ADDITIONAL TASKS:

Efficiently utilize reference tools including Capital IQ, Bloomberg and Factiva
Keep up to date with major stock market, business, economic and regulatory news via major business publications (e.g. WSJ )

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, marketing, economics, or a related field
0-2 years of professional experience within finance, consulting, financial services, investor relations, corporate communications, asset management, economic research or data analysis is preferred. Relevant internships may also be taken into consideration
Excellent written and oral presentation skills

PREFERRED SKILLS:

Strong quantitative and qualitative research skills
Strong quantitative and qualitative research skills
Ability to learn new concepts quickly and possess a service-oriented attitude
Developed ability to multi-task
Ability to take constructive criticism well and learn from it
Demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail
Ability to stay well organized, manage time effectively and meet deadlines
Proficient computer skills
Strong quantitative and qualitative research skills
Ability to recognize, explore and use a broad range of ideas and practices, thinking logically and creatively without influence from personal bias
Ability to adjust behavior to establish positive relationships with a wide variety of individuals
Ability to manage priorities between multiple client assignments

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