Legg Mason

  • Investment Writer

    Job Locations US-CT-Stamford | US-NY-New York
    Req. #
    2018-2883
    Division
    Global Marketing
    Position Type
    Regular
  • Position Overview

    If you are as passionate as we are about creating and delivering high quality investment content across asset classes, vehicles, and strategies, along with a wide range of marketing collateral including briefs, speeches, brochures, emails, and videos, you're in good company. Good writers understand that clear and concise communication is the crux of all marketing activity and greatly facilitates the sales process. 

     

    If this sounds like you, you may be the bright, seasoned Investment Writer we are looking for to join our Global Content team that supports Legg Mason’s Global Distribution organization. 

     

    Position may be based in either Stamford, CT or New York (Midtown).

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Write content and prepare communications gathering information from subject matter experts throughout the business and including content from Legg Mason’s nine investment affiliates to accurately express Legg Mason’s and our affiliates’ views and opinions across a wide range of materials
    • Develop a deep understanding of Legg Mason’s investment strategies and product offerings to provide compelling content that resonates with clients and advisors
    • React quickly to market events and generate high quality written content to tight deadlines
    • Contribute to the global editorial steering board that sets content objectives
    • Ensure that there is consistency in the product messaging across all marketing touchpoints, constantly refreshing and enhancing materials based on feedback from the sales team/clients and changing market conditions
    • Maintain great relationships with key stakeholders at Legg Mason’s affiliates to facilitate the creation of high impact copy, whilst adhering to compliance regulations
    • Maintain great relationships with global teams across Global Marketing and Communications, and Sales to build understanding of local business requirements and distribution channels
    • Build a solid working relationship with Global Product team to ensure that you are constantly apprised of activity in the funds and any relevant changes that would necessitate any updates in messaging or communications
    • Maintain an awareness of the competitive environment and industry trends associated with content and content distribution

    Qualifications:

    • Degree in Journalism, Communications, Finance, or similar fields of study
    • 3-5 years’ experience a writing role with strong background in fixed income, equity and alternatives investments
    • CFA or similar qualification advantageous 
    • Ability to create new or edit existing investment copy for a range of different audiences (quasi-institutional and intermediary)
    • Excellent marketing mindset and the ability to simplify complex messages for channels such as retail
    • Sound understanding of financial markets and more generally the asset management industry
    • Experience of monitoring and interpreting investment themes and trends
    • Strong marketing skills and the ability to distil key messages in the most appropriate way for the relevant audience

     

    What’s in it for you: 

    • A comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, life insurance, and more (click here to learn more)
    • Extensive paid time off, including extensive paid parental leave for all full-time regular employees 
    • A culture where continuous improvement, innovation, and growth are top of mind and diversity & inclusion is paramount
    • A learning culture that encourages and supports learning and development, both on a professional and personal level
    • Working alongside the industry’s best and brightest; we hire people just like you every day!
    • Company-provided Care.com membership
    • Discounts to area fitness centers, large retail chains, cell phone providers, tickets, and more
    • Dress for your Day dress code --  jeans and sneakers are acceptable if your day permits it

    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, passion for results, empowerment, and a commitment to our profession. 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.

     

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