Head of CEO & COO Communications more...
Location:New York, NY
Company:Federal Reserve Bank of New York
First posted:June 03, 2021

Primary Location
NY-New York City

Full-time / Part-time

Employee Status

Overtime Status

Job Type

Yes, 25 % of the Time

Day Job

Job Sensitivity
Not Evaluated


Working at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York positions you at the center of the financial world with a unique perspective on national and international markets and economies. You will work in an environment with a diverse group of experienced professionals to foster and support the safety, soundness, and vitality of our economic and financial systems. It is a challenge that demands the skills of a financial service professional and the intelligence an academic-all combined with a passion for public service.

What we do:

The Executive Office is comprised of key organizational units reporting directly to the President and First Vice President of the New York Fed.  As part of the Executive Office, the Head of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chief Operating Officer (COO) communications will serve as head speechwriter and lead executive communications support for the CEO and COO.

Your role as Head of CEO and COO Communications: 

You will provide strategic communications counsel, define key messages that support the Bank's goals, and develop compelling content that resonates across modalities and channels. The Head of CEO and COO Communications will develop the full complement of the New York Fed CEO's spoken and written communications, including those to internal and external audiences. You will be responsible for writing and editing speeches, talking points, white papers, opinion pieces and other stakeholder communications on monetary policy and other Federal Reserve topics of importance to the Bank's CEO. You will work closely with the CEO, COO, and internal and external communications colleagues across the Bank to develop those communications, ensuring consistency of tone, message, and substance.         

  • Develop strategic written and spoken, internal and external, communications for the CEO and COO, including but not limited to, speeches, op/eds, blogs, presentations, conference materials, briefings, and staff notes;
  • Manages messaging on complex and nuances issues to ensure clarity and consistency of messaging to key internal and external stakeholders;
  • Seeks out and recommends public speaking platforms for the CEO to help advance public policy positions and key business objectives;
  • Partners with community development, media relations and government relations colleagues to monitor current events that may inform or impact the CEO's positioning/messaging, as well as the timing and frequency of stakeholder engagement;
  • Works closely with the head of Community Development & Outreach, People & Engagement (H.R.), and other key senior leaders to gather and incorporate market intelligence and/or internal stakeholder feedback into CEO briefing documents;
  • Travels with and provides support to CEO at speaking events


What we are looking for:

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience writing and editing executive-level communications in the public or private sectors with an emphasis on executive speechwriting;
  • A bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, journalism, English, or a related field; advanced degree desirable;
  • Education or career experience in the areas of economics, finance, or public policy and an aptitude for engaging in dialogue with stakeholders in these areas;
  • Expertise in speechwriting, executive communications strategy, storytelling, and messaging strategy to a wide range of audiences with the ability to understand audience dynamics and tailor remarks to achieve objectives;
  • Superior writing and editing skills along with a track record of successful communication to a wide range of audiences through a variety of formats and adjusting the communications according;
  • Background working with senior leaders to convey messages in their style, tone, cadence, and word choices so that communication is authentic and represents the style of the speaker; 
  • Experience developing PowerPoint presentations and visual decks that bring a presentation/speech to life for an audience;  
  • Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive work environment; 
  • Critical thinker with experience synthesizing complex ideas and putting together crisp, logical, and memorable arguments;
  • Travel estimated at 20-30% (when the work from home mandate is lifted)

Please include a cover letter relating your experience to this opportunity


Our organization offers benefits that are the best fit for you at every stage of your career:

  • Fully paid Pension plan and 401k with Generous Match
  • Comprehensive Insurance Plans (Medical, Dental and Vision including Flexible Spending Accounts and HSA)
  • Subsidized Public Transportation Program
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Onsite Fitness & Wellness Center
  • Flexible Work Arrangements
  • And more

Candidates who do not currently possess a Level 2 clearance or higher must undergo an enhanced background check and will be tested for all controlled substances prohibited by federal law, to include marijuana.

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is committed to a diverse workforce and to providing equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, disability, or military service.

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, performance standards or requirements, efforts, skills or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change.

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