Northwestern Mutual
Start-Up Vibes with The Stability of a Fortune 100 Company.
Milwaukee, WI, USA
Hybrid

PR & Communications Strategist

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Employer Provided Salary: $63,560-$118,040 Annually
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At Northwestern Mutual, we are strong, innovative and growing. We invest in our people. We care and make a positive difference.
We're strong and growing. In a company with such a long and storied history, this may be the most exciting and important time to be a part of Northwestern Mutual. We're strong, innovative and growing.
We invest in our people. We provide opportunities for employees to grow themselves, their career and in turn, our business.
We care. We make a positive difference in our communities. Nationally, thousands have benefitted from our support of research and programs to fight childhood cancer. Each year, our Foundation, employees and financial representatives donate time, talent and financial support to causes they're passionate about.
The PR & Communications Strategist will support Northwestern Mutual's Foundation and Social Impact efforts across internal and external communications. This team member will be expected to:

  • Execute PR strategies and internal communications for Northwestern Mutual Foundation; and SARE (Sustained Action for Racial Equity) tentpole moments
  • Correspond and collaborate with peer business partners on programming related changes, updates and claims
  • Build and strengthen media relationships with key reporters nationally and in Milwaukee; must be comfortable managing media inquiries and pitching feature story ideas
  • Draft media strategies outlining core approach, messaging, tactics and desired results; work alongside team Asst. Director or Sr. Director to solidify strategy
  • Draft related media materials (press release, key messages, pitch notes, briefing documents) that are not assigned to the PR agency partners
  • Support the message training of spokespeople in advance of media opportunities
  • Draft corporate blog posts, Digital Commons posts, The Daily articles and other channel-specific content as needed to correspond with key programming
  • Contribute to Strategic Communications quarterly tracker and annual measurement reports


Always-On Responsibilities

  • Update media materials and core documents (e.g. boilerplates, key messaging documents, etc.) with key donation and grant amounts, claims and partner lists
  • Collaborate with internal communications stakeholders on holistic Sustainability and Social Impact editorial calendar and content planning
  • Maintain team media list and contact information
  • Manage internal and external stakeholder review of all programming-related materials, inclusive of Compliance and Law (when appropriate)
  • Stay current on media landscape and related storylines that could have impact on Northwestern Mutual programming
  • Collaborate with external PR agency partners and provide oversight on executional tasks as needed
  • Staff media opportunities local to Milwaukee, as needed
  • Provide administrative support, as needed (e.g. scheduling meetings, booking conference rooms, purchasing magazines/newspapers)
  • Develop initial drafts of programmatic recaps (both decks and email) that show value of communications tactics in relation to larger campaign
  • Support in development of decks and emails to Foundation Board of Directors outlining or recapping programs


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing, Business or Political Science or related field.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in public relations, marketing or related communication field.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to absorb information and convert to an understandable and visually appealing format.
  • Proven ability to build positive, collaborative relationships across a diverse set of functions.
  • Possesses a high degree of organization, project management skills and impeccable attention to detail.
  • Sound problem identification, judgment, resolution and decision-making skills often in ambiguous situations. Works efficiently under pressure.


Benefits:
Great pay package, 401K, Company sponsored retirement plan, Educational assistance, Performance based incentive pay, Medical, dental and vision insurance, Parental leave, Caregiver time off....and more
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Compensation Range:
Pay Range - Start:
$63,560.00
Pay Range - End:
$118,040.00
Northwestern Mutual pays on a geographic-specific salary structure and placement in the salary range for this position will be determined by a number of factors including the skills, education, training, credentials and experience of the candidate; the scope, complexity as well as the cost of labor in the market; and other conditions of employment. At Northwestern Mutual, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. Please note that the salary range listed in the posting is the standard pay structure. Positions in certain locations (such as California) may provide an increase on the standard pay structure based on the location. Please click here for additional information relating to location-based pay structures.
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We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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  • Flexible work schedules
  • Concierge service
  • Comprehensive benefits
  • Employee resource groups
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What are Northwestern Mutual Perks + Benefits

Northwestern Mutual Benefits Overview

Whether providing education assistance, competitive health benefits or time off for community service, Northwestern Mutual is committed to supporting employees so they can live their best lives. 

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Employee resource groups
Hybrid work model
Flexible work schedule
Diversity
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
Northwestern Mutual offers a pension plan for employees.
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Fertility benefits
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Floating holidays
Bereavement leave benefits
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free daily meals
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Mother's room
Onsite gym
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Online course subscriptions available

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