THQ Manager of Corporate Communications and Investor Relations Job Description: THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) is a leading independent developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software worldwide, with net sales in excess of $1 billion. Based in Los Angeles County, California, the company develops and publishes content for all viable gaming platforms including home video game consoles such as the Microsoft Xbox 360™, Nintendo Wii™, Sony PlayStation® 3 and Sony PlayStation® 2; handheld platforms such as Nintendo’s DS™ and Game Boy® Advance, Sony’s PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, wireless devices and personal computers. The Manager of Corporate Communications and Investor Relations is responsible for contributing to the development of strategic corporate communications and investor relations programs. A key part of this role is building and maintaining excellent relationships between the company and financial media as well as Wall Street investors and analysts. This position will report to the Vice President of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications. Corporate Communications: Assist in the development of coherent communications strategy across all THQ constituencies, with a focus on reinforcing corporate vision and business strategies. Identify drivers of corporate reputation and promote THQ’s corporate brand to key constituencies. Act as dedicated resource for corporate communications, financial media relations and crisis communications. Act as a liaison with internal marketing groups to ensure integration of marketing and corporate communications efforts. Investor Relations: Help create and maintain relationships between THQ and the investment community. Support quarterly results reporting process, including development of news release, script and Q&A for the quarterly conference call with analysts/investors. Assist in the management of the investor relations presentation, annual report and content of the corporate website. Specific Responsibilities: Corporate Communications Create and maintain corporate messaging materials and update quarterly. Disseminate to all executives, marketing and public relations professionals worldwide Create news announcement, Q&A and media strategy for corporate events such as acquisitions, executive management hires and changes, etc. Maintain product and business announcement schedule Review all company news releases to ensure that they are supporting corporate vision and strategy Review studio job descriptions and external developer releases on THQ projects to ensure coordination with corporate communications and to capture synergies from marketing efforts Create and edit corporate external corporate communications materials, such as: o Corporate profile and timeline o Executive biographies o Corporate web content o Studio profiles Conduct financial media outreach, which includes: o Target and develop relationships with key influencers o Act as corporate spokesperson o Field in-bound inquiries and determine response/spokesperson o Prepare executive spokespersons for financial media interviews o Conduct background interviews to educate media about THQ o Manage semi-annual financial media tours for key executives o Identify key sell-side analysts as advocates/spokespersons Conduct annual perception study of financial media Investor Relations Manage THQ financial media and executive presentations at annual E3 tradeshow Assist with quarterly financial results release and script Assist with investor relations presentations Staff investor conference presentations/meetings and road show meetings with CEO and or CFO Field incoming investor and analyst inquiries Monitor sell-side analyst reports for factual accuracy and identify major communications themes on the sector Requirements: Minimum 5-7 years of experience in business or communications disciplines, with at least 3-5 years of financial media relations and/or investor relations. Strong writing, verbal communication and interpersonal skills, knowledge of financial statements, a firm understanding of business strategy and the ability to effectively communicate and work with internal and external audiences. Team player with demonstrated leadership abilities. Analytical thinking and the abilility to adapt to a rapidly changing environment. Experience with media, entertainment, technology companies a plus. Bachelor’s degree required, MBA or advanced degree preferred. About 10-20% travel required.