Media Relations Manager


About Us:

At Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe), we are defining markets to benefit all participants. We are unique among global exchange operators in our ability to drive the global marketplace forward through product innovation, leading edge technology and seamless trading solutions.

The ability to influence every aspect of the trading experience -- product design, trading, market data generation and packaging, analytical and educational solutions, and advocating for fair, efficient and trusted markets -- uniquely enables our team to work with customers, partners and policymakers to define the markets of tomorrow.

Our Products

Markets are fundamentally defined by the products they offer, and no institution has created more noteworthy tradable products than Cboe. From the first listed options contract, index options and VIX options, to VIX futures and corporate bond index futures, our track record of market-defining product innovation speaks for itself. Cboe offers trading across a diverse range of products, including options, futures, U.S. and European equities, exchange-traded products (ETPs), global FX, and multi-asset volatility products.

Our Markets

Our legacy of innovation not only includes products, but also the creation or acquisition of entirely new markets or market models, including the first listed-options marketplace, the first alternative venue to traditional equity markets, the first pan-European multilateral trading facility (MTF) and the first electronic communication network (ECN) for the institutional foreign exchange (FX) market. These markets have grown to become some of the largest, most-relied upon in the world.

 Our People

Cboe's culture is unique. Our associates come to work inspired, knowing they can be part of the next market-defining breakthrough, whether they are writing code for the next technology release, paving the way for a new product launch, or advocating for a market reform. We strive to efficiently use innovation to better serve customers and the broader marketplace. We embrace a collaborative, team spirit. Everyone has something to contribute and we believe in celebrating defining moments with one another.

Position Details

Media Relations Manager
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

The Media Relations Manager role is within the Corporate Communications team and is responsible for managing the company’s daily media relations efforts, working with the Director to create and implement strategies to increase and enhance media coverage of Cboe Global Markets and create and edit a wide variety of written materials.


  • Media Relations: handle media inquiries, requests and pitches, including responding to journalists in a timely manner, providing information, coordinating phone, video and in-person interviews and preparing company spokespeople for interviews. Foster positive working relationships with journalists covering company 
  • Strategic Counsel: work with Director to assess media opportunities, analyze benefit/impact to company, provide communications solutions, training to spokespeople and messaging 
  • Story Telling: strategize and execute on press campaigns; identify media targets, develop storylines that align with company and business line initiatives, and secure coverage across print, digital and broadcast mediums to position Cboe favorably in the press 
  • Content Creation: write and edit a variety of communications materials including press releases, briefing documents, FAQs, speeches, statements, talking points, articles, social posts, presentations, and other items within the Corporate Communications team 
  • Daily Administration: own day-to-day administrative media relations tasks, such as maintaining press lists, organizing content, managing vendors/resources, seeking clarifications/corrections, confirming distributions/postings 
  • Broadcast TV: oversee scheduling and management of broadcast TV appearances, coordinating with traders, station producers and Cboe Media Production Group 
  • Media Monitoring: monitor print, broadcast, online and social media daily for Cboe and industry related news 
  • Media Reporting: compile media metrics for reporting results of specific campaigns as well as for inclusion in monthly and quarterly department reports


  • Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism or any other relevant fields 
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in corporate communications or public relations (PR) experience in the financial services industry 
  • Agency background highly preferred 
  • Proven track record working on proactive media campaigns and securing placements 
  • Ability to generate a plan for a campaign or an entire PR program 
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in vetting media opportunities and weighing impact on the business/company 
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills, with a sharp attention to detail 
  • Strong research and presentation skills – ability to synthesize information from multiple sources and communicate key findings precisely and succinctly 
  • Experience and comfort interfacing with senior executives in a diplomatic and professional manner 
  • Highly collaborative personality – “no task too small” attitude desired 
  • Ability to assist with higher-level strategy work, while also fully owning support staff responsibilities 
  • Passion for the PR field, including keeping up with latest industry trends and developments 
  • Event management experience a plus

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