Legg Mason

Investment Writer

US-CT-Stamford
Req. #
2017-2509
Division
Global Marketing
Position Type
Regular

Position Overview

Legg Mason is seeking an Investment Writer to join our Global Marketing team in Stamford, CT.

 

The Investment Writer will be responsible for creating a wide range of content for Retail and institutional channels across Legg Mason products, vehicles and solutions. Key responsibilities include developing content such as sales ideas, multi-fund guides and brochures. The Investment Writer may also contribute to developing content for campaigns that support the firm’s initiatives. This is an opportunity for an outstanding candidate who has a strong interest in developing engaging and impactful investment communications to make a significant contribution to the marketing team.

The successful candidate must be a team player, yet self-motivated, possess good investment knowledge and general understanding of the financial markets. The successful candidate will have proven investment writing experience, with an ability to generate content for different channels and audiences. Ideally from an investment management background, they will have strong product knowledge and ability to develop narrative and “story-telling” across different media including print, digital and video. Previous experience of asset management investment writing/editing is beneficial. Individuals with a background in journalism. The candidate will be expected to prioritize and meet deadlines and have excellent communication skills with an ability to work with the Product Marketing Specialists, Thought Leadership, Affiliates, Distribution and Compliance teams.

Key Responsibilities & Duties Include, but not Limited to

  • Research, organize and write engaging product content including sales brochures / sales aids to support focus products.
  • Contribute to developing content for Fund launches and Marketing Campaigns
  • Create web content and develop content for social media and video
  • Act as a writing and editing resource to the Marketing team, ensuring high quality and accurate materials are being produced by the company
  • Work closely with stakeholders such as investment, product and distribution teams in order to develop new ideas and ensure alignment on content creation and messaging
  • Ensure consistency in the company’s voice, key messages and editorial style across markets, channels and media
  • Keep up to date with developments in financial markets and maintain a deep understanding of investment communications developed by our peers
  • Edit and proof external communication materials to ensure content has a clear message and consistent tone and style, while ensuring there are no compositional errors, adhere to established standards and uphold the Firm’s brand
  • Good understanding of the regulatory environment for product and non-product information in the U.S. and / or global markets

Ideal Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in English, Business, Communications or Finance
  • Five plus years of writing experience in the financial services industry with minimum three years of experience as an investment writer, ideally covering both equity and fixed income asset classes
  • Good knowledge of financial markets and investment/financial concepts
  • Strong knowledge of investment products with an ability to generate into thoughtful and engaging written commentary for multiple channels and global markets
  • Proven and exceptional writing skills to help create a wide range of communication materials for various audiences
  • Demonstrate ability to capture complex ideas and write clear, concise and engaging content across different media including print, digital and video
  • Ability to work at a fast pace with strong attention to detail, highly organized and strong project management skills
  • Ability to prioritize work with competing business initiatives and time constraints
  • Must be able to work in a team environment, both within Marketing as well as other departments, including product, distribution, affiliates and compliance teams
  • Ability to maintain sound judgment and professionalism under pressure
  • Strong work ethic and ability to work independently when necessary
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and willingness to collaborate with all levels at the firm
  • Creativity—able to recommend new and unique ideas
  • Strong skills with Microsoft Office applications, particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint as well as third-party data sites such as Bloomberg, Morningstar

Company Overview

Legg Mason is a leading global asset management firm that offers rewarding career opportunities for individuals who share our core values: integrity, collaboration, and accountability. We have a presence in every major financial center across the globe, and we look for exceptional professionals who want to shape a rewarding career through intellectual curiosity, leadership, and team-oriented approach. If you are passionate about the investment business and about building your future with one of the industry's premier firms, consider the opportunities at Legg Mason today.

Benefits

Legg Mason offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, 401(k), paid time off, employee stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, parental leave, and much more.

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