ABOUT ORCHESTRA

Orchestra is the first communications company built for the new media landscape. Since early 2022, it has grown into a network of eight strategic communications and marketing agencies including BerlinRosen, Brightmode, Derris, Glen Echo Group, Inkhouse, M18, Message Lab, and Onward, with more than 600 storytellers and strategists from 12 cities across North America and Europe. The network of leading agency partners works with companies, organizations and business leaders across high-growth industries including consumer, climate and sustainability, education, healthcare, real estate and technology.

From leading technological innovators, to brand-builders and cause champions, we work with our clients and offer unparalleled expertise on how to craft a story-first, audience-focused approach to solve their most pressing challenges.

People of color, people with disabilities and women are strongly encouraged to apply. Orchestra is committed to building and maintaining a diverse staff, and recognizes that its continued success depends on hiring and retaining high-quality creative professionals with a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Opportunities for advancement exist, and we are committed to helping all staff develop and grow.

 

ABOUT THIS ROLE

Orchestra is seeking its first-ever Executive Vice President, Financial Communications. This is a brand new role that will work directly with leadership across BerlinRosen, Derris, and across Orchestra to build and scale a full-service financial services communications practice and manage high-level strategy on a variety of existing clients in the financial services space. This person will manage and help scale key platform clients and work hand-in-hand with Orchestra leadership on stakeholder relationships.

This is an opportunity for someone with deep communications expertise and client and financial services experience—inclusive of financial institutions, asset management and investment companies—to work with innovative clients and build a growing team of communicators.

Role location: This role is based in our New York, N.Y. office on a hybrid basis.

 

ACCOUNTABILITIES & QUALIFICATIONS

As the EVP, Financial Communications, you will…

  • Drive an integrated communications approach for clients across owned, earned, paid media and other channels and drive overall cross-functional collaboration inside the team and across the firm
  • Drive business growth of a financial services team and the firm as a whole, using an entrepreneurial spirit to expand a growing number of clients into a full service practice
  • Leverage your high-level reporter and editor contacts at the Journal, FT, New York Times, Bloomberg and others on behalf of clients
  • Manage our financial communications work and ensure the team is organized, aligned and motivated to achieve revenue, profitability and efficiency goals. Support a strong team culture, with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Serve as a senior leader in the practice and the firm as a whole, increasing the agency’s strategic communications and digital fluency and capabilities
  • Understand capabilities and skill sets of team members, foster and manage opportunities for professional growth and identify needs for additional firm or practice-wide trainings
  • Evaluate and stay on top of industry trends and leverage audience-first channel strategies
  • Measure ROI for projects or clients, streamlining approaches as needed to ensure we are investing in the appropriate tools and resources

Essential skills:

  • 10+ years of relevant work experience in communications, including deep expertise in the financial services industry, including investor relations, private equity, fintech, and/or asset management
  • A track record of business origination, effective sales, client development and a deep network to leverage for future business development and partnerships
  • Have an established list of contacts at leading media outlets
  • Experience and understanding of the agency business model(s), including strong client management experience; experience at an earned/traditional media agency is a plus
  • Extensive experience managing a team and aligning staff around company goals and priorities
  • Direct team management experience, and a commitment to staff development, professional growth and mobility and building a diverse and inclusive team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills, with the ability to articulate complex concepts clearly and effectively to internal and external audiences
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and manage multiple priorities and projects simultaneously

 

WORKING AT ORCHESTRA

Salary range (commensurate with experience and skills): $200,000-$250,000, plus eligibility for end of year bonuses based on firm, team and individual performance

Benefits:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and dependents
  • Pre-tax Health Savings Account Savings Plan (HSA-SP) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Mental health assistance with company-sponsored memberships to Talkspace and Calm
  • 401K with a 4% employer match and no vesting period
  • Generous paid time off (PTO)
    • 20 vacation days, 10 wellness days, 1 day for your birthday, collective PTO between Christmas and New Year’s Day, plus 11 holidays
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Mobile phone reimbursement for data and minutes
  • Employer-funded life insurance
  • Discounted annual bikeshare membership
  • Corporate discounts through Tickets at Work

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We're part of Orchestra, the first communications company built for today’s media landscape. Since early 2022, it has grown into a network of eight strategic communications and marketing agencies including BerlinRosenDerrisGlen Echo GroupInkhouseM18Message LabOnward and Brightmode.

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