OAKTREE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, L.P. is Hiring a Remote Vice President, Corporate Communications (Americas)
Our Company Oaktree is a leader among global investment managers specializing in alternative investments, with $170 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2022. The firm emphasizes an opportunistic, value-oriented and risk-controlled approach to investments in credit, private equity, real assets and listed equities. The firm has over 1,050 employees and offices in 20 cities worldwide. The corporate communications and branding (CCB) department is responsible for (i) promoting and maintaining Oaktree’s outstanding reputation; (ii) creating and managing content that effectively promotes our business, executives, investment strategies, capabilities and brand; (iii) managing all digital assets and social media accounts (iv) managing media relations and all speaking engagements and Oaktree-hosted events; and (v) creating marketing programming that raise awareness about Oaktree and its broad investment capabilities. For additional information, please visit our website at www.oaktreecapital.com. Responsibilities The Los Angeles/New-York-based Vice President, Corporate Communications (Americas) will originate, drive, and support global brand building and marketing activities in the Americas. External Communications Maintain awareness and reputation of Oaktree’s brand through variety of appropriate channels, including speaking engagements, media, client communications, videos, webcasts, podcasts, social media, websites, etc. Collaborate with colleagues to learn about our clients, products, markets and competitors. Develop messaging that shares Oaktree’s point of view and differentiates us in a highly competitive field. Develop an understanding of Oaktree’s investment philosophy, investment strategies and relevant markets. Review and edit content to ensure language is grammatically correct and in line with the firm’s style guide and messaging is clear, concise and audience-appropriate. Help manage public relations activities (e.g., media interviews, speaking engagements, etc.) in collaboration with the Head of CCB and the firm’s outside public relations firms. Prepare and review press releases, presentations and executive talking points for media interviews, external conferences and other events, working closely with the subject matter experts, the Head of CCB, the firm’s outside PR firms, and the Legal and Compliance departments. Support, implement and champion the firm’s media strategy by managing the sub-department’s agenda and creating proposals/presentations for all meetings and initiatives. Protect the Oaktree brand by vetting speaking opportunities, reviewing press releases, educating firm speakers, reviewing proposed third-party uses of the Oaktree brand/name, and maintaining appropriate records. Originate, present and execute ideas for speaking engagements and other programming that support business development objectives in the near- and long-term, ensuring Oaktree continues to be a trusted partner with an enduring brand. Coordinate industry award submissions with appropriate individuals, teams and the Legal and Compliance departments. Serve as the key point of contact for internal and external communications around the firm’s responsibility, culture and people initiatives, collaborating closely with Oaktree’s D&I, ESG and HR teams, in addition to the firm’s Employee Networks. Stay informed about industry trends to support external communications activities. Review industry practices, stakeholder feedback and analytics to improve program effectiveness. Employee Communications Manage the firm’s internal communications efforts, working with executive leadership, human resources, corporate services, and other departments across the firm to create and edit content. Ensure employees are kept up to date on the firm’s results, goals, progress, and new and on-going initiatives, by drafting scripts, digital communications, and presentations. Organize and create content for internal events, Town Halls or seminars in partnership with other groups to engage or educate employees. Stay informed about corporate initiatives or events and be proactive about developing and sharing internal communications on Oaktree’s internal or social media channels, when appropriate. Develop content, including talking points, for internal use regarding corporate milestones and announcements. Manage the content review and approval process from first drafts to distribution with colleagues across the firm (e.g., investment professionals, product specialists, department managers, graphics specialists, compliance officers and executive leadership). Review and edit content to ensure language is grammatically correct and in line with the firm’s style guide and messaging is clear, concise and, audience-appropriate. Project Management Design, manage, and successfully implement initiatives and supervise business operations with key internal stakeholders (e.g., marketing representatives, product specialists, portfolio managers, executive leadership and legal and compliance associates). Understand the scope of work, timing and desired outcome to develop comprehensive project plans. Create internal and external communications plans. Identify potential risks and develop risk mitigation plans. Define deliverables, the review process, deadlines and owners. Develop and manage budgets/operating plans for programs, projects/events and sub-departments. Anticipate project needs, navigate obstacles, and negotiate changes in priorities, timing and scope. Stay informed about and always take into account compliance requirements and advertising rules/guidelines. Oversee colleagues involved in each stage of a project, adapting his/her management style to suit the situation, the individual stakeholder, and the desired outcome. Qualifications 10 years of relevant experience in client, public or investor relations. Experience in asset management and marketing (preferred). Communications experience involving writing for both external and internal audiences. Extensive project management experience. Facility with Microsoft Office and basic familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite. Personal Attributes The successful candidate should: Be highly motivated and a good team player; Have excellent interpersonal and communications skills; Be a resourceful self-starter who originates ideas and identifies opportunities; Be a problem-solver and innovator who can recommend improvements to enhance productivity and efficiency; Have the ability to interpret requests, ask questions, do homework, and identify appropriate partners; Demonstrate poise, confidence and professionalism when stewarding projects to completion; Be capable of achieving collaborative and commercial outcomes with a wide range of constituents; Exhibit integrity, professionalism and dedication to excellence; Thrive in a demanding, fast-paced environment; and Be willing to travel 1–3 weeks per year to oversee programming activities. Education Bachelor’s degree (MBA and/or major in Business, Marketing, Communications or related field preferred) Base Salary Range $160,000 - $200,000 discretionary bonus and comprehensive benefits package Equal Opportunity Employment Policy Oaktree is committed to diversity and to equal opportunity employment. Oaktree does not make employment decisions on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, past or present physical or mental disability, HIV status, medical condition as defined by state law (genetic characteristics or cancer), pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, veteran status, military service, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic violence victim status or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state and local laws and ordinances. This policy applies to hiring, placement, internal promotions, training, opportunities for advancement, recruitment advertising, transfers, demotions, layoffs, terminations, recruitment advertising, rates of pay and other forms of compensation and all other terms, conditions and privileges of employment. This policy applies to all Oaktree applicants, employees, clients, and contractors. At Oaktree, we focus on hiring individuals with intelligence, dedication, team spirit, integrity and a strong work ethic. We welcome the opportunity to speak with talented professionals who have relevant credentials and experience in investments, marketing and client relations, accounting, legal, compliance, information technology, administrative support and other relevant areas.