PR Representative at Vanguard (Charlotte, NC)

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The public relations function is paramount in telling the Vanguard story. For more than four decades, Vanguard has cultivated a reputation with the news media as being an accessible, responsive, candid, and resourceful source for reporters around the globe. Vanguard is also differentiated by adhering to a simple but effective communication approach-being a clear, credible, candid, and contrary voice in the industry.

As a Public Relations Representative, you'll join our team of dedicated professionals in upholding Vanguard's image and reputation as a leading asset manager, thought leader, and, most importantly, steward of our clients' investments. You'll help develop and execute on strategic PR plans, perform media reporting and research, train and prepare executives for media engagements, and serve as a counselor to internal partners.

In this role, you will:
  • Provide consultation to address business area's public relations communication needs. Develop cohesive strategies for communicating initiatives and events that are aligned to business outcomes. Assess and maximize impact on target external client audiences.
  • Partner with aligned business area to ensure appropriate public relations and communications support. Serve as a spokesperson, manage incoming inquiries from the media, arrange interviews, and prepare subject matter experts to address the public or engage with the media.
  • Research, write, and assist with press releases and other communication materials that are professional, effective, and accurate. Create content that is clear, engaging, and concise. Apply Vanguard's style, usage, and brand standards to ensure consistency.
  • Capture key metrics and measure the effectiveness of external client communication solutions. Identify trends for future application.
  • Participate in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.

Fulfilling your mission:

At Vanguard, we're changing how the world invests, and you'll make sure that message comes cross loud and clear. You will support Vanguard's mission to take a stand for all investors. You will need to bring a strong vision, new perspectives and experiences, a growth mindset, and a dedication to continuous improvement and excellent performance to help continue our work. Are you up for the challenge?

What it takes:
  • Minimum of five years related work experience, with at least two years of industry experience.
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent combination of training and experience. Public Relations degree preferred. Graduate degree preferred.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and a passion for the news, positioning, and storytelling.
  • Awareness and understanding of Vanguard's brand and investment philosophy.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and professional demeanor, with an ability to influence and persuade.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple complex projects and short deadlines.
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills, and attention to detail.

Vanguard is not offering sponsorship for this position.

Special Factors:

You should be aware this will designate you as a Fund Access Person and carries with it certain responsibilities and restrictions. For more information see the following article .

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 insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance and Life insurance. To see all 49 open jobs at Vanguard, click here.
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