Director Corporate Communications

Locations: Chicago
ID: 13654

Description

Where Futures Are Made - CME Group is the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace. But who we are goes deeper than that. Here, you can impact markets worldwide. Transform industries. And build a career shaping tomorrow. We invest in your success and you own it – all while working alongside a team of leading experts who inspire you in ways big and small.
With 2,500 employees located around the world, we’re small enough for you and your contributions to be known. But big enough for your ideas to make an impact. The pace is dynamic and the work is unlike any other firm in the business.
Problem solvers, difference makers, trailblazers. Those are our people. And we’re looking for more. 

Job Summary:

The Director, Corporate Communications will help develop and manage strategic communication and public relations activities to promote CME Group with an emphasis on its global commodities products: energy, agriculture, and metals. This position will work with senior management, product marketing and the broader corporate marketing, communications and social media teams in North America, Europe and Asia to develop positioning strategies designed to enhance and protect the CME Group brand globally. Strong emphasis on writing and content creation.

Principal Accountabilities:​

  • Work closely with agricultural, energy and metals products teams to develop public relations strategies, including messaging, media relations pitches, social media, issues management, materials, budgets and resource allocation to promote the company’s commodities businesses including energy, agriculture, and metals. 

  • Actively manage reporting of analytics around both strategic, ongoing communication programs and one-off outreach efforts. May also include corporate marketing work in these areas, such as working with CME Group’s partnership with National 4-H Council, National Association of Farm Broadcasters or Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer.

  • Write and distribute press releases, bios, fact sheets, backgrounders, messaging and talking points, media FAQs, presentations and bylines; identify storylines and trends; develop and extend media pitches; creative content development, including blogs, infographics, social media posts, and etc.

  • Serve as company spokesperson; build and maintain strong relations with energy, metals and agricultural commodity beat reporters worldwide; create and contribute to message development initiatives; draft press statements/comments for internal reviews/approvals and dissemination to press. 

  • Secure media interviews for CME Group commodities subject matter experts, including preparing executive briefing materials and staffing interviews.

  • Manage pool of commodities spokespeople, including media trainings for subject matter experts.

  • Work across all communications channels to help CME Group shape the perceptions of customers, prospects, press/bloggers, industry associations and analysts within academic, business, commodities, and public policy communities domestically and internationally.

  • Advise corporate executives and product team members on best way to communicate major corporate news (new product launches, product milestones and changes, geographic expansions, etc.), as well as on the use of strategic communications to navigate potential issues and crises in the press or with other external stakeholders.

Skills & Software Requirements:

  • Microsoft Office Suite

  • 7-10 years of corporate communications experience required; markets experience a plus.

  • Bachelors Degree: Communications/Journalism/Marketing (Required)
     

As the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group (www.cmegroup.com) is where the world comes to manage risk. Based in Chicago, with offices in New York, London, Singapore, Calgary, Houston, São Paulo, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington D.C., our team of more than 2,500 employees has an impact on the global economy every day. We offer:
 
  • The widest range of global benchmark futures and options available across all major asset classes;
  • The most advanced trading technology;
  • Industry-leading clearing and risk management capabilities;
  • A relentless customer focus, serving leading investment and commercial banks, hedge funds, proprietary trading firms, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, asset managers, corporations and individual traders; and,
  • A great place to work.
 
With this strong foundation in place, we are looking to continue growing our business in both listed and over-the-counter markets. To support this growth, we are seeking highly motivated individuals to help foster our corporate culture and uphold our core values of leading with conviction and integrity, advancing the global economy, building lasting relationships and acting with ingenuity every day. 
 
We hope you will consider joining our world-class team.


 

 





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