DBRS Morningstar

Vice President, Credit Ratings Media Relations
We’re looking for a passionate and energetic communications professional who can partner with most areas of the business to tell our story externally and support journalists who rely on DBRS Morningstar for context and independent opinions. We are looking for someone who can understand complex issues and mine them for stories that reporters and editors want. 

Located in the Frankfurt office, the Media Relations Director will be responsible for the day-to-day media relations and specific external communications for European-based operations, working closely with key stakeholders to generate media coverage and build awareness of the Morningstar Group, focusing on DBRS Morningstar and its products and subsidiaries.

- 10+ years of experience in journalism, broadcast, communications and/or media relations – experience covering or working in financial services, political and/or current events sector is a plus;
- Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, journalism, English, or related field;
- Knowledge and contacts of key press and media outlets and their journalists in Europe, especially in the Benelux and DACH areas;
- Excellent relationship building and management skills;
- Clear understanding of financial markets and how credit rating agencies operate within those markets;,
- Exceptional writing, editing, proofreading, storytelling, and verbal communication skills;
- Team player with the ability to meet tight deadlines, turn around material quickly, and produce high-quality work;
- Self-starter who has the ability to take a project and run with it;
- Expertise in social media platforms, crisis communications, and media training and coaching is a plus;
- Fluency in German, Dutch, and/or French is highly desirable. Speakers of other languages such as Spanish, Italian, and/or Portuguese will also be considered;
- Experience in multimedia, events, and webinar production is a plus;
- Ability to work in the EU. This position may require European travel.

About Us
DBRS Morningstar is a global credit ratings business, currently with 700 employees in eight offices globally. Formed through the July 2019 acquisition of DBRS by Morningstar, Inc., the ratings business is the fourth-largest provider of credit ratings in the world.

DBRS Morningstar is committed to empowering investor success, serving the market through leading-edge technology and raising the bar for the industry. DBRS Morningstar is a market leader in Canada, the U.S. and Europe in multiple asset classes.

DBRS Morningstar rates more than 2,600 issuers and 54,000 securities worldwide and is driven to bringing more clarity, diversity of opinion, and responsiveness to the ratings process. DBRS Morningstar’s approach and size provide the agility to respond to customers’ needs, while being large enough to provide the necessary expertise and resources.
16 June 2021