Senior Writer, Financial Advisor Services

September 10, 2019
September 10, 2019
Malvern, PA, US
Job Requisition #123287

Build trust through clear communication
The Financial Advisor Services (FAS) story is one of growth, innovation, and endurance. We’ve gained a committed following by serving clients (RIA, Bank, and Institutions) with a consultative approach that employs simple, reliable tools and resources to ensure consistent, long-term performance. To continue our success story, we are seeking strategic, creative thinkers and influential guides eager to help us continue to revolutionize the industry.
We are seeking a Senior Writer for our FAS Marketing team. You will produce sophisticated investment marketing pieces, commentary, and positioning for financial advisors, investment managers, investors, and Vanguard’s business and thought leaders. You will play a key role in telling Vanguard’s fixed-income story.

In this role, you will:

  • Support strategic initiatives by utilizing knowledge of financial topics and Vanguard services to develop creative and original copy.
  • Research and write creative marketing materials in the accepted Vanguard writing style. Incorporates in-depth knowledge on retirement plans, Vanguard funds, Vanguard services, the competitive landscape, and/or on-line communication media
  • Demonstrate initiative and creativity in identifying and meeting client needs. Is able to work with the internal team to develop and execute creative, "out of the box" ideas where appropriate
  • Serve as a mentor to less experienced writers by providing specific feedback on their copy, story ideas, and interviewing skills

As a Vanguard Senior Writer, you will benefit from career development opportunities, a policy of promoting from within, and workplace flexibility. In addition to gaining a stimulating and prominent role, you will be part of a company where doing the right thing isn’t just a tagline, it’s our passion!

What It Takes:

  • An undergraduate degree in English, journalism, marketing, or communications, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. MBA or professional certification/designation (CFA, CFP, ChFC, etc.) would be highly desirable.
  • Minimum five years general business experience, with experience in marketing, communications, public relations, and/or journalism preferred.
  • Knowledge of financial markets, investing, mutual funds, portfolio construction theories, retirement income, and fiduciary/regulatory environment. Familiarity with the institutional investment marketplace and the issues relevant to this market.
  • Expertise in communication to different audiences across channels/mediums and styles, including storytelling and visualization.
  • Demonstrated ability to explain complex subject matter in plain English.
  • Familiarity with web design, content strategy, market research, and social media.
  • Ability to get buy-in on story ideas and positioning within a large organization.
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively on multiple projects.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize.

***Please include three (3) writing samples/portfolio along with your application***

Special Factors:
Vanguard does not provide 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.

September 10, 2019
September 10, 2019
Malvern, PA, US
Job Requisition #123287

Build trust through clear communication
The Financial Advisor Services (FAS) story is one of growth, innovation, and endurance. We’ve gained a committed following by serving clients (RIA, Bank, and Institutions) with a consultative approach that employs simple, reliable tools and resources to ensure consistent, long-term performance. To continue our success story, we are seeking strategic, creative thinkers and influential guides eager to help us continue to revolutionize the industry.
We are seeking a Senior Writer for our FAS Marketing team. You will produce sophisticated investment marketing pieces, commentary, and positioning for financial advisors, investment managers, investors, and Vanguard’s business and thought leaders. You will play a key role in telling Vanguard’s fixed-income story.

In this role, you will:

  • Support strategic initiatives by utilizing knowledge of financial topics and Vanguard services to develop creative and original copy.
  • Research and write creative marketing materials in the accepted Vanguard writing style. Incorporates in-depth knowledge on retirement plans, Vanguard funds, Vanguard services, the competitive landscape, and/or on-line communication media
  • Demonstrate initiative and creativity in identifying and meeting client needs. Is able to work with the internal team to develop and execute creative, "out of the box" ideas where appropriate
  • Serve as a mentor to less experienced writers by providing specific feedback on their copy, story ideas, and interviewing skills

As a Vanguard Senior Writer, you will benefit from career development opportunities, a policy of promoting from within, and workplace flexibility. In addition to gaining a stimulating and prominent role, you will be part of a company where doing the right thing isn’t just a tagline, it’s our passion!

What It Takes:

  • An undergraduate degree in English, journalism, marketing, or communications, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. MBA or professional certification/designation (CFA, CFP, ChFC, etc.) would be highly desirable.
  • Minimum five years general business experience, with experience in marketing, communications, public relations, and/or journalism preferred.
  • Knowledge of financial markets, investing, mutual funds, portfolio construction theories, retirement income, and fiduciary/regulatory environment. Familiarity with the institutional investment marketplace and the issues relevant to this market.
  • Expertise in communication to different audiences across channels/mediums and styles, including storytelling and visualization.
  • Demonstrated ability to explain complex subject matter in plain English.
  • Familiarity with web design, content strategy, market research, and social media.
  • Ability to get buy-in on story ideas and positioning within a large organization.
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively on multiple projects.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize.

***Please include three (3) writing samples/portfolio along with your application***

Special Factors:
Vanguard does not provide 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.

Our commitment to equal employment opportunity

Vanguard is an equal opportunity employer. Vanguard is committed to providing all crew members a working environment that is free from discrimination, prejudice and bias. Through this Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy, Vanguard reaffirms its commitment to equal employment opportunity for all applicants and crew members without regard to race, color, national origin or ancestry, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, veteran or military status. In addition, Vanguard prohibits discrimination based on genetic information, as well as any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Vanguard. Please inform careers@vanguard.com if you need assistance completing this application or to otherwise participate in the application process.

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