Vice President, Digital Advocacy and Policy Communications
The VP, Digital Advocacy and Policy Communications will serve on Fidelity Investments' Government Relations and Public Policy (GRPP) team in the firm's Communications, Public Affairs and Policy Group (CPAPG).
The position will support Fidelity's policy initiatives and advocacy efforts through the development of strategic advocacy messaging, social media strategies for policy, digital and creative content for impactful communications with stakeholder audiences, including federal and state lawmakers and regulators, media outlets and opinion leaders such as think tanks, as well as trade associations. The position will also support internal communications specific to the policy and political environment, including internal and external client communications, presentations and other programming. For all aspects of media relations and external social media, the position will collaborate with the firm's External Communications team to execute initiatives/campaigns ensuring alignment and consistency with Fidelity's broader media priorities.
The Expertise You Have
Minimum of 8 years of advocacy, communications, media relations experience
Financial services industry and policy experience
Existing relationships with media, opinion leaders, trade associations, policymakers
Working knowledge of government and the legislative/regulatory process
Bachelor of Arts required, graduate degree preferred
The Skills You Bring
Strong knowledge of the federal legislative and regulatory processes
Proven ability to develop trusted relationships through superior interpersonal skills
Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively synthesize complex information into focused public policy advocacy arguments
Ability to work and collaborate in a team environment, including accountability to multiple managers
Demonstrated ability to work within deadline pressures and manage multiple simultaneous projects in a fast-paced environment
Strong political acumen and ability to think strategically
Comfort interfacing with senior level executives and their leadership teams
Strong prioritization and project management skills
Motivated self-starter capable of independently managing projects and assignments in support of strategic goals
Strong work ethic and commitment to highest ethical standards of conduct
The Value You Deliver
Oversee the firm's policy views for consistency across the enterprise, advising on empirical support and research needs for Fidelity's positions.
Track public policy issues and trends relevant to the firm, guide analysis of proposals that may impact the firm, and help develop firm-wide points of view and advocacy messaging.
Manage, review and edit executive prep and briefing materials.
Support business unit and client messaging to help advise their work based on policy developments and outlook.
Synthesize and explain various issues and complex information in a concise, user-friendly way for business leaders and policymakers
Help identify threats and opportunities in the policy arena.
Manage, review and edit executive prep materials
Partner with Fidelity's marketing, thought leadership and communications teams to leverage opportunities to condition the environment on policy.
Work with trade associations, think tanks, academics and other thought leaders.
Present to clients on public policy matters of interest and impact on the firm's businesses and clients/customers.