Full Job Description
Schwab’s Public Relations team is part of the Corporate Communications department and manages external visibility for all of the various enterprises within Charles Schwab. The group’s primary objectives are to expand and deepen our relationships with media and other influencers; use multiple channels to position Schwab positively in coordination with broader marketing efforts; and to showcase the firm’s innovations and advancements through proactive storytelling in owned and earned channels.
This managing director role will help drive communications strategy and execution for Schwab Asset Management, a collection of business units of The Charles Schwab Corporation aligned by a common function—asset management-related services—under common leadership. In particular, this role will focus on working with partners to help shape positioning and strategy, launch new products, counsel senior leaders, and provide crisis and issues management.
This role will also include oversight of PR for Schwab Advisor Services, which custodies the assets of thousands of independent Registered Investment Advisors. This position will manage two direct reports supporting Schwab Advisor Services with PR, and one employee communications expert supporting Schwab Asset Management.
This role will require persuasive and clear writing and will work closely with Corporate Communications counterparts to plan and coordinate programs that integrate executive visibility, social media, employee communications and events with public relations initiatives.
What you are good at
You have product acumen and experience working in asset management
You have relationships and experience working with media and influencers
You have experience supporting senior leaders in media interactions
You are comfortable and agile both pitching stories proactively and handling incoming inquiries
You have a strong understanding of the financial services industry broadly with experience working in business-to-business communications
You’re an experienced writer and creative storyteller who can spot opportunities and communicate them artfully and persuasively
You have experience managing multiple direct reports
You work quickly and independently but are naturally collaborative and comfortable routinely integrating with other communications disciplines
What you have
10-15 years in public relations, journalism, and/or corporate communications, ideally with/for asset management firms
A combination of in-house and agency/consultancy experience, ideally some time spent working for or supporting large, complex and regulated companies
Results orientation with ability to develop and communicate big-picture vision and strategy and deliver results through practical, disciplined execution
Resourceful mindset and an orientation toward building and cultivating strong relationships inside and outside; highly collaborative
Strong influencing skills with experience navigating and aligning across organizational silos
Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, as well as the ability to develop concise and effective communications tailored to specific audiences
Comfort in a dynamic and fast-moving work environment
Schwab is currently streamlining its title structure. Please note, if you are hired before June 2021, the job tile reflected in this posting is subject to change. Title change will not impact the level of the role or the total compensation.
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