Vanguard, one of the world’s largest investment management companies and a recognized employer of choice, seeks a public relations administrator to coordinate specific public relations activities and serve as a press representative for Vanguard.
Your primary duties and responsibilities:
Serves as a press representative for Vanguard. Handles incoming media inquiries in a timely manner and provides clear, candid, and accurate information as well as access to Vanguard experts if warranted. Plans and researches story ideas to proactively pitch to media. Employs effective persuasion and influence skills to maintain Vanguard’s image and reputation among traditional and social media, shareholders, and other key constituencies, and to advance Vanguard’s business and communications goals. Builds long-term relationships with media. Facilitates in-person meetings with media and Vanguard experts, whether onsite or in another city.
Manages or assists with Vanguard’s responses to ‘best places to work’ or ‘technology leadership’ questionnaires from publications and other organizations.
Researches and writes press releases and other media material (statements, Q&As, fact sheets, and press kits) that are professional, effective, and accurate.
Interacts with senior management to understand corporate strategy, priorities and positioning.
Develops and maintains effective, strong, collaborative relationships with internal clients. Demonstrates initiative and creativity in identifying and meeting internal client needs. Creates PR strategy to help achieve clients’ goals by obtaining positive media coverage or mitigating potentially negative coverage.
Provides reporting and analysis on progress.
Develops and maintains effective, strong, collaborative relationships with PR colleagues and internal and external information resources.
Works with other communications groups, including Marketing, Communications, Social Media, phone groups and other client communication teams, to coordinate strategic communications.
Keeps abreast of industry trends and regulatory changes and develops appropriate communications materials in response to help PR team and other communications groups respond to media inquiries.
Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.
The ideal candidate should possess:
An undergraduate degree in journalism or PR or an equivalent combination of training and experience preferred. Graduate degree in communications or business a plus.
Minimum of three years public relations experience.
Financial services experience a plus.
Strong interpersonal skills and professional demeanor.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to work effectively and independently on multiple projects.
Demonstrated ability to explain complex subject matter in plain English.
Knowledge of financial services industry, particularly mutual fund investing and financial markets.
Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail.
Ability to work with various departments and levels of management including senior executives.
Ability to write quickly and meet deadlines.
Willingness to “cover” corporate events outside usual business hours.
If interested, go to: www.Vanguard.com/Careers, Job ID: 118551
Note: Vanguard is not offering visa sponsorship for this position. Additionally, employment is contingent on a successful drug-screening result.