VP, Public Relations (m/f)

American Bankers Association
Washington, DC
Mar 14, 2018
Mar 15, 2018
Full Time
The company is a leading provider of financial services. Acting as on-the-record spokesperson with national media on government relations priority issues, including highly sensitive onesWorking closely with senior ABA staff to develop and communicate ABA messages on government relations issues to the media. Working with PR team to develop messaging when non-government relations issues move to the Hill.Engaging on a daily basis with national and local media outlets, both in response to queries and proactively to get out ABA messaging on critical legislative and regulatory issues.Enhancing relationships with financial services reporters and possessesing proven media placement skills.Acting as primary ABA contact for external industry groups/joint trades communications strategy on government relations issues as needed.A' Developing and directing execution of PR strategy on behalf of internal clients.A' Offering strategy and PR support to ABA's BankPac committee and Fund for Economic Growth.Developing and supervising execution of strategies for promoting ABAA cents € (TM) s Government Relations Summit and other events as assigned.A' Minimum of seven years relevant experience in public relations, journalism, banking, government or trade associations.A' 4-year degree required, major in journalism, public relations or communications preferredA' Ability to take complicated issues and create comprehensible messages that support ABA policy positions.Excellent writing skills required.A' Ability to cultivate relationships with financial services reporters and proven media placement skills.