Head of Corporate Communications

Digital Asset
October 24, 2017
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Chaloner has partnered with Digital Asset on their search for a Head of Corporate Communications. Digital Asset is among the fastest growing, most recognized fin-tech start-ups globally and is the market leader in developing distributed ledger technology applied to the market infrastructure and financial services sector. Backed by leading financial institutions, infrastructure providers and financial software providers, the company is delivering enterprise-grade solutions for post-trade services.

A growth company and industry leader, Digital Asset brings an unyielding approach to advancing client interests. Simply stated, their vision is for a better global financial system, enabled by distributed ledger technology.

  • Their culture is "all-in" and rewards directness, integrity and excellence.
  • They value each other, what they do for their clients and how they do it.
  • Their mission is delivering breakthrough distributed ledger solutions.

As they grow their team, they will maintain the dynamic, collaborative and pragmatic way of working that has grounded their efforts from the beginning. If you seek to develop solutions others are yet to contemplate and are driven by the opportunity to have impact, the following opportunity may be right for you.

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Chief Business Development Officer and working in partnership with the Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Committee, the Head of Corporate Communications will develop and execute a global, integrated communications strategy for Digital Asset, for both internal and external audiences.

Success in this Role

  • Creates an annual strategic communications plan across multiple channels aligned with DA’s business strategy.
  • Assists with the development of programs for existing and prospective clients, including client forums, roundtables and regional events.
  • Increases DA’s high-profile media placements and manages all media campaigns. Builds ongoing relationships with key financial and technical media outlets, editors, and journalists. Coordinates media interviews for online, print and television.
  • Manages the entire public profile for the Chief Executive Officer.
  • Vets and oversees DA’s weekly speaking engagements. Prepares talking points, presentations and speeches for the Chief Executive Officer and other senior executives who represent DA publicly.
  • Manages crises communication to mitigate negative news events and coverage.
  • Serves as DA’s media point-person and lead spokesperson, managing all external inquiries and writing all press releases.
  • Builds DA’s social media presence, including LinkedIn and Twitter, and helps update content for website where necessary.
  • Works in tandem with the CMO to increase technical marketing outreach for recruiting and educational purposes.
  • Collaborates internally across functions to ensure a consistent external identity and message.

What You'll Need to Succeed

  • Demonstrated experience building a best-in-class corporate communications function, with a strong knowledge of financial services.
  • Record of developing relationships with top-tier financial journalists and technical publications achieving high level media placements.
  • Maturity of judgment is essential.
  • Enthusiasm for and ability to work in a fast-paced, shifting environment with competing deadlines and priorities.
  • Exceptional writing skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills—and confidence to work well with strong and experienced colleagues.

Interested and qualified candidates can apply below or submit their resume and cover letter to Amy Segelin (amy@chaloner.com).

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