Assistant Director, Communications

Job Title:  Assistant Director, Communications
Reports to: Global Head of Communications

Location: London


Job purpose
The Assistant Director, Communications, is responsible for supporting the organization’s internal and external communications. This role will involve production of content and communication materials, including news releases, research and whitepapers, and distribution of those materials across a variety of platforms.


Duties and responsibilities

  • Communication/Brand:
    • Contribute to communication strategy, execution and thought leadership.
    • Maintain and enhance our profile by delivering key messages that cement trust in our brand.
    • Responsible for producing content and communication materials, including news releases, research, contributed articles, whitepapers, fact sheets, speeches, testimony, scripts, presentations and social media posts.
    • Responsible for producing content for both printed and digital materials, including ISDA’s member magazine IQ: ISDA Quarterly.
    • Generate new ideas for animations and videos, write scripts, work with production companies where necessary and manage projects to their conclusion.
    • Develop ideas for presentations (static and animated), produce those presentations or commission production companies where necessary, and manage projects to their conclusion.
    • Develop our presence on social media platforms and leverage digital media to raise awareness and engage.
    • Respond promptly and accurately to press enquiries, organize press interviews, and ensure interviewees are thoroughly prepared (ie, through detailed talking points, Q&As etc).
    • Organise in-person meetings with press – ie, briefings, press dinners etc.
    • Develop timely communication strategies for key ISDA messages and initiatives, and successfully implement those strategies.
  • Deliver Content for Members and Others:
    • Collaborate with product and policy experts internally to identify and develop key messages.
    • Write contributed articles and opinion pieces on behalf of the Senior Management Team, CEO and Board.
    • Write blogs, speeches, testimonies, reports, whitepapers, case studies, fact sheets and other materials that communicate key strategic messages, plus prepare accompanying materials (ie, presentations).
    • Research, write and proof-read articles for ISDA’s magazine, IQ: ISDA Quarterly, and ensure the final version meets high editorial and production standards.
    • Remain on top of the derivatives industry by researching key opinions/ articles/ newspapers/ members / regulators and maintaining a strong base of industry information on which opinions can be formed.
  • Relationship Management:
    • Develop strong internal relationships across the global organization and member organizations.
    • Develop and nurture relationships with key members of the media.
    • Work with the research team to write and/or edit high-quality research papers and oversee the design process through freelance designers.
    • Attend industry functions such as association events and conferences in the UK and overseas to network and develop contacts.



  • University degree


Relevant Skills / Abilities

  • Proven experience of writing about derivatives and risk management to a high level of detail.
  • Strong writing skills. Ability to understand and write about complex issues in an easily understandable way.
  • Able to communicate clearly and concisely.
  • The ability to work collaboratively with others across the organization.



  • A journalist or writer with at least five years’ experience in the financial industry.


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