Vice President, Communications - Reuters Reports to: Chief Communications Officer Head of Reuters Marketing & Reuters Professional (dotted line) Location: This role can be based in London or New York City About the Role Our purpose is to Inform the Way forward. Together with the professionals and institutions we serve, we help uphold the rule of law, turn the wheels of commerce, catch bad actors, report the facts, and provide trusted, unbiased information to people all over the world. Reuters is seeking a seasoned Vice President of Communications who will be responsible for developing and implementing a global PR and strategic communications plan for Reuters, the world’s leading provider of trusted news, insight and analysis, reaching billions of people worldwide every day. Reporting to the Chief Communications Officer of Thomson Reuters, this role will provide support across editorial and commercial operations and work in close partnership with senior leadership and internal stakeholders, as well as marketing, human resources, legal and the broader communications team. The Vice President, Communications is expected to have the expertise and experience to advise senior leadership on proactive and reactive communications strategies, lead media training for leadership and advise on high-stakes crisis situations and demonstrate excellent storytelling and writing skills. With long-term goals in mind, the ideal candidate will develop plans, messaging and tactics that reflect a deep understanding of our business objectives and brand reputation. The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering on a diverse number of elements, including, but not limited to the following: Lead the development and delivery of internal and external communications strategies to meet business objectives; galvanize staff around shared goals; and amplify Reuters position as the world’s leading provider of trusted news, insight and analysis and increase the visibility of its programs across key stakeholder audiences Develop and execute global public relations plans related to key Reuters initiatives; proactively secure media opportunities and appearances to position Reuters executives as experts on industry issues and key topics impacting media; seek out opportunities to gain exposure for Reuters by building strategic relationships with key stakeholders across all media channels Participate as a member of the Reuters Executive Committee and provide counsel, direction and regular communications materials to the President, Editor-in-Chief and others on the leadership team, as well as ad hoc support across the Reuters organization Oversee the creation of content across communications channels, including presentations, web pages (intranet and media center), reports, and social assets; oversee internal communications channels across the business, including town halls, executive communications, virtual meetings and video, ensuring materials are delivered to a consistently high standard Participate as a member of the Thomson Reuters Communications leadership team to coordinate activities and strategies across Reuters and TR that build our brand reputation. Establish best practices and transparency across the Communications team and partner organizations such as HR, Legal and Marketing Lead a team to build and maintain a high-performance culture through effective performance management, communication and coaching Demonstrate progress and measure effectiveness of global communications plans Ensure Reuters is properly represented, aligned and amplified in the larger Thomson Reuters story About You You're a fit for the role of Vice President, Communications - Reuters if your background includes: 10+ years communications and PR experience gained in a media organization or in an agency/in-house PR role focused on news and financial services Proven track record in delivering measurable PR results at a senior level in a global setting, including crisis management and both offensive and defensive strategies Proven advisor to senior management, accustomed to giving high level advice with an ability to win credibility and influence internal stakeholders Solid external contacts with journalists, industry analysts and industry associations in the media and financial sectors Ability to build network of sources and thrive in a highly matrixed organization An outstanding, polished and confident communicator with excellent oral and written skills A strong and experienced people manager that is team-oriented with a genuine interest in sharing knowledge and building capability and talent Experience in delivering quality output while working under pressure Strong attention to detail, ensuring accuracy of communications What’s in it For You? You will join our inclusive culture of world-class talent, where we are committed to your personal and professional growth through: Hybrid Work Model: We’ve adopted a flexible hybrid working environment for our office-based roles while delivering a seamless experience that is digitally and physically connected. Culture: Globally recognized and award-winning reputation for equality, diversity and inclusion, flexibility, work-life balance, and more. Wellbeing: Comprehensive benefit plans; flexible and supportive benefits for work-life balance: two company-wide Mental Health Days Off; work from another location for up to a total of 8 weeks in a year, 4 of those weeks can be out of the country and the remaining in the country, Headspace app subscription; retirement, savings, tuition reimbursement, and employee incentive programs; resources for mental, physical, and financial wellbeing. Learning & Development: LinkedIn Learning access; internal Talent Marketplace with opportunities to work on projects cross-company; Ten Thousand Coffees Thomson Reuters café networking. Social Impact: Eight employee-driven Business Resource Groups; two paid volunteer days annually; Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives for local and global impact. Purpose Driven Work: We have a superpower that we’ve never talked about with as much pride as we should – we are one of the only companies on the planet that helps its customers pursue justice, truth and transparency. Together, with the professionals and institutions we serve, we help uphold the rule of law, turn the wheels of commerce, catch bad actors, report the facts, and provide trusted, unbiased information to people all over the world. #LI-PFF Do you want to be part of a team helping re-invent the way knowledge professionals work? How about a team that works every day to create a more transparent, just and inclusive future? At Thomson Reuters, we’ve been doing just that for almost 160 years. Our industry-leading products and services include highly specialized information-enabled software and tools for legal, tax, accounting and compliance professionals combined with the world’s most global news services – Reuters. We help these professionals do their jobs better, creating more time for them to focus on the things that matter most: advising, advocating, negotiating, governing and informing. We are powered by the talents of 25,000 employees across more than 75 countries, where everyone has a chance to contribute and grow professionally in flexible work environments that celebrate diversity and inclusion. At a time when objectivity, accuracy, fairness and transparency are under attack, we consider it our duty to pursue them. Sound exciting? Join us and help shape the industries that move society forward. Accessibility As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under applicable law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace. We also make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and for sincerely held religious beliefs in accordance with applicable law. Protect yourself from fraudulent job postings click here to know more. More information about Thomson Reuters can be found on https://thomsonreuters.com. 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