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 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

  • Develop and execute integrated communications strategies across various media channels for financial services clients
  • Drive business growth by expanding the financial services team and enhancing service offerings
  • Utilize extensive industry contacts with major media outlets to benefit clients
  • Manage and organize financial communications work, ensuring alignment with revenue and efficiency goals
  • Foster a strong team culture with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Act as a senior leader in the practice, enhancing strategic communications capabilities
  • Identify team members' capabilities, foster professional growth, and provide necessary training
  • Stay updated on industry trends and employ audience-first channel strategies
  • Measure ROI for projects or clients and adjust strategies as necessary

Essential skills:

  • 7+ years of communications experience with a focus on financial services, including investor relations, private equity, fintech, and asset management
  • Proven success in business development, client relationship management, and networking
  • Understanding of agency business models with strong client management skills; experience in an earned/traditional media agency is advantageous
  • Experience in team management and fostering a diverse and inclusive team culture
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, capable of conveying complex concepts clearly
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple priorities effectively

 

WORKING AT ORCHESTRA

Salary range (commensurate with experience and skills): $130,000-$170,000, 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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