HR Communications Associate
BlackRock - New York, NY

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HR Communications Associate

New York, NY

Within the Global Internal Communications team, the HR Communications Associate is responsible for drafting and deploying employee communications about BlackRock Human Resources and its programs. The HR Communications Associate will support the HR Communications Director with a wide variety of communication needs in the areas of Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Rewards, Philanthropy, and Diversity & Inclusion. Note: The primary focus of the role is writing.

This position reports to Global Marketing and Communications, but is also a key member of the Human Resources team. The HR Communications Associate reports to the HR Communications Director.

Internal (Employee) Communications – The internal communications team is responsible for planning, developing and deploying high-impact communications for a diverse and global audience of approximately 10,000 employees and for ensuring that communications align with and support the firm’s key business objectives, mission, brand and principles.

Plan and draft a variety of employee communications about various HR-related topics, to launch and reinforce programs and initiatives, announce changes and drive engagement

Deploy communications to employees through a range of global channels, including email, intranet, internal social media platform, video, etc.

Partner with various HR stakeholders (program owners) to develop content for communications

Ensure accuracy, clarity and consistency of communications, reflecting HR messaging and wider firm objectives

Maintain HR communications calendar and log of all HR communications that go out

Maintain and update HR content on intranet, HR portal and other online vehicles

Build effective relationships with HR stakeholders and other Internal Communications team members

Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, English, public relations, business or related discipline

Approximately five years of internal communications experience – experience working with HR is strongly preferred, especially experience in a global HR environment

Excellent writing, editing, and interpersonal skills is a must (note: this is mainly a writing role)

Experience developing communication plans

Ability to partner successfully with stakeholders and work effectively in a team environment

Ability to exercise discretion with sensitive topics

Ability to operate in a fast-paced environment, with flexibility regarding changes in strategy and project plans

Ability to manage deadlines and multiple assignments simultaneously

Ability to move communications forward in a complex environment

Ability to integrate input from multiple stakeholders while maintaining project schedules

Awareness of importance of cultural differences and ability to work within a global HR function

Self-starter, excellent work ethic, positive, energetic attitude

BlackRock is proud to be an E-Verify & Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer—M/F/D/V.

BlackRock is one of the world’s preeminent asset management firms and a premier provider of global investment management, risk management and advisory services to institutional, intermediary and individual investors around the world. BlackRock offers a range of solutions — from rigorous fundamental and quantitative active management approaches aimed at maximizing outperformance to highly efficient indexing strategies designed to gain broad exposure to the world’s capital markets. Our clients can access our investment solutions through a variety of product structures, including individual and institutional separate accounts, mutual funds and other pooled investment vehicles, and the industry-leading iShares® ETFs.

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Americas-United States-New York



GMC-Global Communications

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Jan 11, 2013, 6:19:22 PM

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