Revantage

AVP, External Communications

ID
2022-4562
Job Locations
US-IL-Chicago

WHO WE ARE

Revantage is a Blackstone Company that provides a highly skilled employee base, best-in-class processes, and state-of-the-art technology to multiple Blackstone real estate portfolio companies.  Sectors include Hospitality, Industrial, Residential, Office, Senior Housing and Retail.

 

Revantage is headquartered in Chicago, with global offices that include Revantage Asia and Revantage Europe.

 

WHAT WE VALUE: OUR CULTURE

Creating a culture that inspires change and momentum require the right team. We know what it takes to lead an industry and are looking for leaders who seek constant growth, want to excel, and continuously improve upon themselves and the industry. The culture at Revantage is built on our shared core values and commitment to be:

 

  • Achievers – We expect high standards for ourselves and enable the success of our teams.
  • Enthusiasts - We face challenges with optimism and believe anything is possible.
  • Leaders - We commit to continuously improve our performance.
  • Learners – We learn from our challenges and successes.
  • Partners - We deliver value and positive impact to our partners.

 

WHY THIS ROLE IS VALUABLE

The AVP Media Relations & External Communications will develop the external communications strategy to increase recognition and shape perceptions of Blackstone real estate portfolio companies. This role will develop, plan and execute the communications strategies that enhance our reputation and align to our growth objectives. 

How You Add Value

  • Lead and execute communications strategies that support business objectives and enhance reputation, internally and externally, including but not limited to new hires, corporate reputation and ESG initiatives. Lead outreach and education to key external stakeholders and media on issues of strategic importance.
  • Serve as a primary communications contact, overseeing media engagement strategy, public relations, crisis communications, external stakeholder outreach, and strategic positioning of our experts as thought leaders.
  • Oversee the company’s awards & rankings strategy and submission process.
  • Serve as communications partner for senior leadership.
  • Serve as editor-in-chief for communication to Dallas-based employees, review and develop messaging and Q&As, employee communications, leadership messages, digital content, companywide invitations, and other materials, in partnership with the Communications team.
  • Support promotion of company events and executive speaking engagements; review/draft and approve briefing materials.
  • Support external speaking opportunities and manage sponsorships on behalf of company.
  • Create and oversee an external speaker approval process.
  • Manage crisis communications; establish a process to rapidly act as needed and provide strategic counsel to executive leadership teams regarding reputational threats and opportunities.
  • Manage agency partner relationships and build strong networks with key stakeholders and partners.
  • Serves as spokesperson for organization as needed.

What You Bring To The Role

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing or related field
  • Minimum 7 years communications experience, specializing in media relations
  • Strategic leader and creative thinker with a track record of supporting complex organizations in all aspects of communication.
  • Team player with a can-do attitude and the ability to manage multiple senior stakeholders across several organizations.
  • The ability to build an effective network of relationships with key external decision makers as a means of influencing and enhancing organizational reputation.
  • Project Management experience with proven ability to develop successful communications strategies which are effectively deployed across multiple audiences.
  • Excellent writer with strong ability to understand, clearly synthesize, and integrate complex issues in presentations, messaging documents and other communication(s) with key senior-level internal and external audiences.
  • Personal credibility in front of senior internal and external audiences.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Preferred:

  • In-house and Agency experience
  • Branding, Graphic Design experience
  • Social Media experience

 

Perks for You

  • Competitive salary, overall compensation and 401(k)
  • Work-life balance offerings include:
    • Flexible, hybrid work policy
    • Productivity Hours – weekly meeting-free work time
    • Weekly Summer Fridays
  • In-house and external learning & development opportunities
  • Generous health insurance and wellness benefits

 

EEO Statement

Our company is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Our employment decisions are based on individual qualifications, job requirements and business needs without regard to race, color, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, religion, disability, citizenship status, national origin, pregnancy, veteran status and or any other legally protected characteristics. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations, if you need an accommodation to complete the application process, please email talent@revantage.com.

 

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