Investment Writer at Vanguard (Charlotte, NC)

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Institutional Marketing helps our partners in the Institutional Investor Group tell clients and prospects about our products and services and why Vanguard is different from other companies serving sponsors of retirement plans and other institutional investors.

The Investment Writer supporting an Agile Marketing pod knows how to package and promote great content. They work on a wide variety of projects, including:
  • Web articles and blog posts that tell compelling stories.
  • Webpages that offer engaging experiences.
  • Videos that show as well as tell.
  • Client-focused email journeys to support demand generation or account-based marketing strategies.
  • Presentations and other promotional materials that deliver information clients can put into action.

Please provide at least three writing samples or a link to digital portfolio with application.

Ideal candidates will demonstrate:
  • Inspiration. You'll bring a client-first mindset as you articulate how we might deliver engaging content that solves a business need. With grace under deadline pressure, you demonstrate flexibility when adapting to changes and the ability to juggle multiple projects at once.
  • Acumen. You'll be executing on a strategy, but you'll have ideas on how it should evolve and are comfortable championing those ideas. Possessing significant investment acumen and a background in financial services or other highly regulated industries, with experience at an advertising agency or in a corporate setting will stand out.
  • Accountability. You possess a combination of curiosity and persistence to follow up on questions and issues to elicit clear and decisive answers.
  • Collaboration. You work closely with team members to create content that is memorable and valuable for our target audiences as well as compliant with FINRA and Vanguard standards.
  • Consistency. You bring a reliable, steady approach to the execution of your projects and cultivate relationships with other teams to ensure we stay on message and on schedule.

In this role you will:
  • Brainstorm and develop creative concepts with clients and colleagues incorporating a deep understanding of the business and industry. Gather comments and feedback from editors, editorial and content managers, subject matter experts, and other relevant parties. Provide insightful feedback to content submitters.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of assigned industry and of Vanguard products, processes, and/or services. Research new topics as necessary.
  • Demonstrate initiative and creativity in identifying and meeting client needs.
  • Serve as mentor to less experienced writers by providing specific feedback on their copy, story ideas, new media formatting, and interviewing skills.
  • Contribute and oversee content creation from the planning or draft stage to completion. Assist with evaluating and fine-tuning project scope, content strategy, requirements, and deadlines.
  • Respond to edits and changes from subject matter experts with flexibility, while maintaining quality and accuracy. Teaches and sets Vanguard writing style and standards.
  • Participate in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.

What it takes:
  • Minimum five years related work experience.
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Special Factor:

Vanguard is not offering visa sponsorship for this position.

About Vanguard

We are Vanguard. Together, we're changing the way the world invests.

For us, investing doesn't just end in value. It starts with values. Because when you invest with courage, when you invest with clarity, and when you invest with care, you can get so much more in return. We invest with purpose - and that's how we've become a global market leader. Here, we grow by doing the right thing for the people we serve. And so can you.

We want to make success accessible to everyone. This is our opportunity. Let's make it count.

Inclusion Statement

Vanguard's continued commitment to diversity and inclusion is firmly rooted in our culture. Every decision we make to best serve our clients, crew (internally employees are referred to as crew), and communities is guided by one simple statement: "Do the right thing."

We believe that a critical aspect of doing the right thing requires building diverse, inclusive, and highly effective teams of individuals who are as unique as the clients they serve. We empower our crew to contribute their distinct strengths to achieving Vanguard's core purpose through our values.

When all crew members feel valued and included, our ability to collaborate and innovate is amplified, and we are united in delivering on Vanguard's core purpose.

Our core purpose: To take a stand for all investors, to treat them fairly, and to give them the best chance for investment success.

Future of Work

During the pandemic, we transitioned to a work from home model for the majority of our crew and we continue to interview, hire, and on-board future crew remotely.

As we have developed the path forward, we have taken a thoughtful approach that both maximizes the advantages of working remotely and the many benefits of coming together and collaborating in a shared workspace. We believe that in-person interactions among our crew are important for preserving our unique culture and advantageous for the personal development of our crew.

When our Crew return to the office, many will work in our hybrid model. A smaller proportion of our crew will operate in the Work from Home work model (for example, field sales crew); or in the Work from Office model (for example, portfolio managers).

The working model that your role falls into will be communicated to you in the interview process - please do ask if you are unsure. We encourage you to make the decision regarding your job interview and offer knowing which model your role will fall into. We will test and learn as our ways of working evolve and will continue to evaluate working models along the way.
More Information on Vanguard
Vanguard operates in the Fintech industry. The company is located in Valley Forge, PA, Charlotte, NC and Scottsdale, AZ. Vanguard was founded in 1975. It has 20252 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 64 open jobs at Vanguard, click here.
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