CIT AVP, Corporate Communications in New York, New York
Founded in 1908, CIT (NYSE: CIT) is a financial holding company with approximately $50 billion in assets as of Dec. 31, 2017. Its principal bank subsidiary, CIT Bank, N.A., (Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender) has approximately $30 billion of deposits and more than $40 billion of assets. CIT provides financing, leasing, and advisory services principally to middle-market companies and small businesses across a wide variety of industries. It also offers products and services to consumers through its Internet bank franchise and a network of retail branches in Southern California, operating as OneWest Bank, a division of CIT Bank, N.A. For more information, visit cit.com.
Under the direction and supervision of the Director of Internal Communications, the Communications Assistant Vice President is responsible for designing, creating, and delivering communications materials and programs to support the culture, engagement and programming of CIT.
The communications manager will work within the communications and marketing team with strong collaboration with functional partners (Human Resources, Risk, Compliance, Technology and Operations).
Essential Functions and Work Responsibilities
Functional Category: Writing
Estimated Percent of time Spent – 50%
Write content to be specific to audiences and reflective and supportive of company goals
Identify story and content ideas for various internal audiences
Primary writer for company intranet site.
Use expertise to review and edit written materials in adherence with corporate brand standards and AP style
Assist in developing multi-media content, including videos, PowerPoints, and more
Functional Category: Project Management
Estimated Percent of time Spent – 30%
Manage multiple projects simultaneously
Set and manage content editorial calendars
Provide strategic communications consultation to other departments or teams
Coordinate with internal subject matter experts
Work collaboratively with communications/marketing colleagues and other departments to contribute to the development of fully integrated communications. Project like: Articles for intranet; all-employee emails, all-employee town halls and smaller leadership meetings.
Help promote uniformity and consistency of brand.
Represent Internal Communications on various cross-functional project committees.
Monitor the defined success measures of each project to manage communications strategies to targeted performance
Generate and maintain status reports for projects
Manage budget and time to meet deadlines and timelines
Implement projects within determined timelines and budgets
Other duties as assigned
Functional Category: Research
Estimated Percent of time Spent – 20%
Research content to be specific to audiences and reflective and supportive of company goals.
Identify employees, leaders, and/or participants (in coordination with other colleagues) to profile, interview, highlight, or otherwise showcase in various communications projects.
Coordinate with internal teams to understand operational and business goals that can be supported through strategic communications initiatives.
Research opportunities which highlight expertise with target audiences
Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in communications, journalism, marketing, or advertising.
Work Experience and Qualifications
Approximately five (5) years of experience in communications with exposure to developing and leading strategies and content for both internal and external audiences.
Proven writing skills for generating communications content for newsletters, emails, bylined articles, news releases, fact sheets, blog posts, websites, letters, etc.
Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite applications including Outlook, PowerPoint, Word and Adobe Photoshop
Proven, exceptional project management skills. Ability to successfully manage multiple projects and responsibilities at the same time.
Experience with and strong knowledge of AP Style.
Work Experience and Qualifications
Experience with Adobe design suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.)
Experience in financial services
Organized, detail-oriented, diplomatic, proactive, self-motivated, dependable, highly collaborative and driven by excellence.
Even-tempered and able to balance multiple tasks in accordance with changing deadlines and priorities in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
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