PR Specialist

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ThinkMarkets is seeking a savvy Public Relations Specialist to join our Chicago team! This individual will be responsible for all global external communication regarding ThinkMarkets. This role will work cross-functionally across multiple international business units to tell the story of our company, ensure consistent brand voice globally, and increase brand awareness and visibility. The ideal candidate will have experience within financial services or trading and be dynamic and proactive in their approach to sharing the ThinkMarkets brand with the world.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with product, marketing, and other key stakeholders to plan and execute integrated social media activities and campaigns that align with ThinkMarkets’ key business priorities
  • Lead the development and execution of strategic external communications plans and programs that tell our story to the media, investors, and other key audiences
  • Create well-crafted and highly engaging communication such as pitches, press releases, and blog posts
  • Work with cross-functional partners to develop and refine communications content to ensure a consistent brand voice and effective storytelling
  • Constantly test new strategies, new content, and new campaigns to evolve and improve audience engagement and desired actions
  • Maintain a cadence of news releases and story placements to maximize positive exposure and strengthen the firm's thought leadership and positioning among key audiences
  • Seek, identify, and propose prominent, strategically aligned speaking opportunities for our executive leadership

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience in Public Relations, Media, Communications, or related field
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Public Relations, Marketing, or related
  • Experience in promoting Banking, Securities, and Capital Markets 
  • Agency experience is a must along with media connections 
  • Experience with media content creation and press releases
  • Excellent and engaging written and verbal communication skills
  • Extremely proactive self-starter with strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to excel in a fast-paced environment while juggling multiple projects with competing deadlines
 
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Location

We are in the financial district of the city, located in the UBS Tower. We welcome others who would like to master the latest in tech with us.

An Insider's view of ThinkMarkets

What’s the vibe like in the office?

We're definitely a hardworking bunch, and we're very passionate about what we do. The culture is dynamic and collaborative, and there's always something to work on which helps the day fly by!

Ashley

Executive Assistant to the CEO

What does your typical day look like?

We start the day with a web call summarizing portfolio risks, exposures & order flow with our teams in Dubai & London. We track, measure, & report any trade issues with our clients; we’re always aware of changes in the risk profile of the firm portfolio. We're constantly checking on pricing, liquidity & execution across all our product offerings.

Pat

Head of Options

What makes someone successful on your team?

Above all, having passion for what you do will make an individual successful in any position! Specifically here at ThinkMarkets, we value a collaborative and innovative mindset to make our team run the most efficiently.

Theresa

Office Manager

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

At ThinkMarkets, ideation that challenges the norm and status quo is embraced! We prioritize growth and innovation to drive the business forward. As a Marketing Team, our mission is to bring the brand personality to life across the globe with a lean methodology that enables ThinkMarkets to proactively and constantly drive progress and efficiency.

Rich

Head of Performance Marketing

What projects are you most excited about?

It's amazing to design a web-based trading platform, providing users with the most effortless and exciting trading experience! I enjoy collaborating with a team of professional and smart co-workers, whose expertise in different domains solve user problems, fuel creativity, gain industry value, and shoot for more exciting outcomes for the company!

Athens

UI/UX Designer

What are ThinkMarkets Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
ThinkMarkets covers up to 85% of transit costs and the remaining balance can be deducted from paychecks pre-tax.
Stocked Kitchen
We have an espresso and coffee machine, tea, and snacks stocked in our kitchen!
Some Meals Provided
Free lunch catered in on Fridays!
Fitness Subsidies
ThinkMarkets provides $65 a month to each employee to use towards gym memberships or classes (yoga, barre, kick-boxing, etc.) to promote a healthy lifestyle!
Professional Development Benefits
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