Communications Specialist

Washington, DC, USA
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Job Description

Let’s be #BrilliantTogether
ISS STOXX GmbH, through its group companies, is a leading provider of comprehensive and data-centric research and technology solutions that help capital market participants identify investment opportunities, detect qualitative and quantitative portfolio company risks, and meet evolving regulatory requirements. With roots dating back to 1985, we today deliver world-class benchmark and custom indices across asset classes and geographies and serve as a premier source of independent corporate governance, sustainability, cyber risk, and fund intelligence research, data, and related offerings. Our products and services give clients the scale and leverage they need to grow their business more effectively and efficiently. ISS STOXX, which is majority owned by Deutsche Börse Group, is comprised of more than 3,400 professionals operating across 33 global locations in 15 countries. Its approximately 6,400 clients include many of the world’s leading institutional investors who turn to ISS STOXX for its objective and varied offerings, as well as companies focused on ESG, cyber, and governance risk mitigation as a shareholder value enhancing measure. Clients rely on ISS STOXX’s expertise to help them make informed decisions to benefit their stakeholders.
ISS STOXX seeks a highly motivated Communications Specialist who will promote online awareness and build recognition of ISS STOXX and its business lines in print and online among the media, industry stakeholders, and capital market participants, broadly. The ideal candidate will embrace open collaboration, possess intellectual curiosity, and help the organization deliver results towards fulfilling our mission. They will enjoy working in a fast-paced yet collegial environment where ideas are welcomed, and everyone is valued for their contributions.
  • Write and edit press releases, talking points, audio/video scripts and PR materials.
  • Publish and dispatch press releases via ISS STOXX’s site and third-party media relations platform.
  • Track and fulfill media requests for annual meeting, ESG ratings, and other report requests.
  • Monitor and gather press clippings.
  • Prepare internal spokespeople for media interviews, including composing talking points, staffing interviews, and conducting follow-up with reporters.
  • Translate press releases from English to German.
  • Draft, edit, and post content for ISS’ LinkedIn social media accounts.
  • Utilize analytics to boost engagement and followers on all digital platforms, and use metrics to measure success, shifting strategy when necessary.
  • Oversee production of podcasts.
  • Facilitate review process for and track all external speaking engagements.
  • Prepare presentations/reports for staff, media, and clients as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Journalism, Communications, or related discipline.
  • Preferred one year or more relevant experience in public relations and/or external communications function, including through challenging internships.
  • Understanding of how to link communications activities to business strategy and goals.
  • Understanding and experience working with social media and other new media technologies.
  • Familiarity with developing multi-media content such as podcasts.
  • Exceptional writing, editing, and proofreading skills, with strong attention to detail and the ability to convey complex information accurately and concisely.
  • Demonstrated ability to juggle short-term and long-term tasks/responsibilities on deadline.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively and establish strong working relationships with key colleagues across ISS’ business lines.
  • Self-motivated, outcome-oriented worker who takes ownership of work product.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Candidates with German language fluency will receive higher consideration.
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What you can expect from us
Our people are the moving force behind ISS STOXX. We are dedicated to hiring the best, most talented people in our industry and empowering them with the resources and support to enhance their career, health, financial and personal well-being.
We are committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. We are invested in our people and are working every day to ensure a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace.
Let’s unite, collaborate, and inspire one another.
Let’s be #BrilliantTogether.
ISS STOXX GmbH is a leading provider of research and technology solutions for the financial market. Established in 1985, we offer top-notch benchmark and custom indices globally, helping clients identify investment opportunities and manage portfolio risks. Our services cover corporate governance, sustainability, cyber risk, and fund intelligence. Majority-owned by Deutsche Börse Group, ISS STOXX has over 3,400 professionals in 33 locations worldwide, serving around 6,400 clients, including institutional investors and companies focused on ESG, cyber, and governance risk. Clients trust our expertise to make informed decisions for their stakeholders' benefit.
Founded in 1985 as Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) Inc., ISS Governance is a leading global provider of independent and objective shareholder meeting research and recommendations, providing multiple voting policy choices as well as end-to-end workflow solutions for institutional investors. More than 1,600 clients worldwide utilize ISS Governance’s actionable expertise to help them make informed investment stewardship decisions, and to help them manage their voting responsibilities. Covering over 50,000 meetings annually, ISS Governance leverages its extensive global footprint, deep experience, high quality data and analysis, unified client support, and technology infrastructure to continuously evolve and extend its innovative suite of solutions to meet clients’ evolving portfolio, fiduciary, and stewardship requirements.
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We are proud to offer the following featured benefits
  • Medical, Dental and Vision – multiple PPO plans to choose from
  • 401(k) Plan with a competitive Company Match up to 9% inclusive of Safe Harbor contribution
  • FSA and Commuter benefit programs
  • Generous Paid Time Off (annualized minimum of 20 days vacation, 11 holidays and separate paid sick leave)
  • Flexible Work & Hybrid policies may apply
  • Paid Parental Leave
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