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Chief Communications & Corporate Brand Officer

Dow Jones
New York, NY
Closing date
11 Nov 2021

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Job Description:

Dow Jones is seeking a Chief Communications Officer to oversee the global communications function of the company. This is a compelling opportunity to lead corporate communications in a fast and fluid competitive environment of a modern news, data and insight-led business. The Chief Communications officer will develop strategy, messaging and actionable plans in order to strengthen the reputation of the brand as a trusted source of information and further develop the organization's reputation for high-quality journalism and innovation.

The Chief Communications Officer will employ internal and external resources to enhance - and when necessary - defend the reputation of the company, its products and its people. As the company's top communications professional, he or she will create and drive a focused and creative communications strategy that makes use of traditional and emerging communications channels and will be an indispensable contributor to positioning the company with all key constituents.

They will be an inspiring leader with an employee-centric mindset, who is able to lead a cohesive team, develop and communicate a compelling vision, and energize the team behind this vision. This role will report to the Chief Executive Officer of Dow Jones, Almar Latour.

Team Size and Structure: Lead a team of 5-7 direct reports plus agency support

Location: The role will be based in New York

Key Accountabilities

Communications Strategy
  • Lead corporate communications including public relations, internal, external, executive, and financial communications
  • Drive Dow Jones' effort to reposition the company as a leader in journalistic excellence and innovation by creating consistency with a core messaging platform and engaging key internal and external stakeholders
  • Develop and implement short and long term strategies for proactive media relations programs to favorably position Dow Jones and it's leadership with subscribers and within the media

Internal Branding
  • Plan and orchestrate internal communications and tell the DJ story internally, to help shape corporate culture and develop followership at all levels and across the organization.
  • Drive the implementation of diverse, more empowered, entrepreneurial and innovation orientated corporate culture

Financial Communications
  • Work with Investor Relations team to establish and continuously refine the corporate narrative, with clear, compelling and consistent messages to support the brands and corporate reputation worldwide.

Crisis Management
  • This leader will direct the organization's media and crisis communications with key stakeholders including employees, shareholders and media.
  • Remain unflappable during times of crisis and serve as a trusted advisor to executive team in order to implement strategies as crises arise.

Executive and Stakeholder Management
  • Serve as the trusted communications advisor to the Chairman, CEO, executive team and business leaders.
  • Work collaboratively with a broad range of stakeholders, including News Corp. and its Board of Directors, the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones' portfolio of brands.
  • Direct executive communications and speechwriting, including presentations, op-eds and speaking opportunities for the CEO and senior leaders of the company as needed

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets .

Dow Jones is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, in our job application and/or interview process. If you need assistance or accommodation in completing your application, due to a disability, please reach out to us at Please put "Reasonable Accommodation" in the subject line.


Job Category: Executive Group

About Us

Since 1882, Dow Jones has been finding new ways to bring information to the world's top business entities. Beginning as a niche news agency in an obscure Wall Street basement, Dow Jones has grown to be a worldwide news and information powerhouse, with prestigious brands including The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Barron's, MarketWatch and Financial News.

This longevity and success is due to a relentless pursuit of accuracy, depth and innovation, enhanced by the wisdom of past experience and a solid grasp on the future ahead. More than its individual brands, Dow Jones is a modern gateway to intelligence, with innovative technology, advanced data feeds, integrated solutions, expert research, award-winning journalism and customizable apps and delivery systems to bring the information that matters most to customers, when and where they need it, every day.

If you are a current employee at Dow Jones, do not apply here. Please go to the Career section on your Workday homepage and view "Find Jobs - Dow Jones." Thank you.

Req ID: 28220


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