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Account Director - Investor Communications

New York

Overview

Our Team:

Imagination Investor Communications is the world’s leading provider of specialist support services for investor roadshows, events, and associated communication programs and materials. We’re based in New York and operate globally. Our New York team currently works on a hybrid schedule.  Our project-based work includes specialized content creation, financial roadshows, investor days, conferences, listing celebrations and board of directors’ events. We have an unrivaled 35-year+ track record helping over 700 companies connect with investors all over the world.  Our work includes supporting clients such as Warby Parker, Bumble, DoorDash, Uber, Robinhood, Spotify, Snap, GoodRx, Prada, Pinterest, Coupang, Tencent Music Entertainment, Delphi, GM, Visa, Alibaba Group, XP, Hyatt, AB InBev on their IPOs and investor days.  In fact, we have supported on 70% of the largest 25 IPO of all time.

Role Overview:

To be responsible for proactively and efficiently managing client projects; delivering jobs on time and on budget and providing a high-quality service at all times.

You will contribute to the growth of our global investor communications business by developing strong client relationships and by applying insights gleaned from industry news, trends and developments.

Detailed Responsibilities:

  • Act as primary contact for client and relevant advisors on each project, immersing yourself in the brand and investor story
  • Work with a company’s in-house marketing and creative teams, and agencies, in the development of the investor focused content and the overall brand experience solution for deal, non-deal marketing and investor events
  • Work with internal and third-party partners in the production of long-form (anywhere from 30 minutes to 3+ hours) of investor video presentations and shorter corporate brand films
  • For live or hybrid events, work with internal team to assess appropriate production and technology solutions including but not limited to event venue, scenic, virtual event platform, registration management, and live broadcast
  • Oversee creative treatment and script development (with support by creative director and copywriter) and review brand materials and legal documentation in order to understand and guide the development of both
  • Coordinate design and development of the roadshow/investor presentation
  • Write client research and creative briefs, and ensure briefs are adhered to
  • Communicate project requirements, client instructions, and creative intent to internal team and outside suppliers (as needed) and guide on-brand solutions
  • Develop and maintain overall project timeline and guide project team to deliver project most effectively and efficiently
  • Create and manage overall project budget, from initial cost estimate to reconciliation and invoicing
  • Negotiate and manage bids and contracting with third parties
  • Manage the collection of NDAs, releases, COIs and other necessary paperwork
  • Create and update project schedules and/or run of shows
  • Travel to oversee on location live-action shooting, roadshow support and/or events
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop and sustain client relationships through a good understanding of client’s business environment and through superb project delivery
  • Research, develop and win new business with existing and prospective clients, and banks, including proposal documents, budgets and pitch presentations

Experience and Skills Required:

Investor Communications is a small team within the larger Imagination The Americas Inc. New York office.  As such, the right candidate must have the ability to devote both enthusiasm to complex project management and more mundane logistical and administrative tasks as needed.  Investor communications projects are usually high-pressure, with extreme schedules, tough deadlines, and the need for supreme attention to detail. 

The following attributes are therefore necessary:

  • A positive, can-do attitude along with the ability to work across a wide range of projects
  • Significant prior experience in client services and communications within an agency or public relations environment
  • Experience with leading the development of corporate communications video projects, from pre through post production
  • Complex event management experience (live, virtual, hybrid)
  • Good communicator, both written and verbal, with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experience with high-level executives and challenging personality types
  • Highly motivated and able to work on projects with minimal guidance
    • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and meet tight deadlines
  • Must have an excellent eye for detail and accuracy
  • Assertive and confident in negotiating contracts with vendors and venues, and releases with talent and locations
  • Initiative and enthusiasm, with an ability to ‘think on your feet’
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Not averse to short notice travel at times for shoots and events
  • Be prepared to work demanding hours in the office and at times on the road
  • PowerPoint and Excel as well as Google Slides and Sheets competency is essential
  • Strong numeracy skills, well-practiced in complex budgeting and reconciliation
  • Candidate will be communicating with banking clients on a regular basis and should be interested in the financial sector with at least a basic understanding of capital markets
  • An attraction to financial and business news is a plus and keeping up-to-date with the industry will be expected in this role 

Personal Skills

We are looking for an intelligent, ambitious and highly motivated and pro-active team player with a commitment to quality and professionalism, who is able to demonstrate:

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure/handle stress very well
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Clear understanding of working with confidential information and management
  • Flexibility
  • Resourcefulness
  • Engrained, strong problem-solving skills – solutions-oriented by nature
  • A love of persuasive communication
  • Naturally curious about people and cultures
  • A passion for culinary experiences
  • Willingness to travel; significant travel will be required in this role from time to time

Residency Requirements

Candidates must have authorization to work in the US in order to apply.

Salary

The salary band for this position is $130k - $175k annually.

The range listed is just one component of Imagination's total compensation package. Other rewards may include individual and business performance incentive plan based bonus, paid time off, health and life insurance, 401k match etc. 

Our Core Beliefs

We have identified four foundational beliefs that underpin Independent Creativity. More powerful than generic corporate values, they motivate us to act, to foster the behaviors that lead to success:

We believe curiosity is the root of original insights and ideas... so we look at the world with fresh eyes, we experiment, invent and up-end conventions.

We believe rigor results in better choices... so we ask precise, provocative questions.

We believe bravery tames the unknown... so we demand ambition, confident that together we can meet ‘never been done before challenges’.

We believe respect builds stronger teams and continued success... so we recognize the uniqueness and unique potential in each individual, we are accountable to each other, we play as a team.

Imagination is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION STATEMENT

Imagination believes that diversity, equity and inclusion are more than just words, and more than a legal framework or a moral obligation - they are guiding principles that, when acted upon, make us stronger, more innovative and more creative as an organization.

We commit to not only significantly increasing our efforts to effect change today, but also to ensure that our efforts will be sustained for the long-term. To support us on this journey we have appointed a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Board to help shape our plans to bring about positive change, to help us learn and keep us all moving forward together.

We believe the responsibility for a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace ultimately rests with all of us.

We believe that all employees should feel a sense of belonging at Imagination - regardless of their race, religion or belief, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, disability or background.

We believe racism has no place within our workplace or our work culture and we reject all forms of hatred, prejudice, intolerance and discrimination.

We believe that Black Lives Matter and it is our expectation that all employees become actively committed to making unbiased choices and are anti-racist in everything they do.

Our Imagination community must share and live these beliefs, as diversity makes us stronger.

Our priority is humanity and our efforts toward a more diverse, more equitable and more inclusive workplace are never done.

 

 

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