Legg Mason

  • Sr. Editor

    Job Locations US-CT-Stamford | US-NY-New York
    Req. #
    2018-2884
    Division
    Global Marketing
    Position Type
    Regular
  • Position Overview

    Legg Mason is hiring a Senior Editor to join our Global Content Team. Here, you will manage Legg Mason’s U.S. offer creation from ideation to content delivery. You will lead the development of compelling content and help to shape the brand, voice and value proposition for Legg Mason’s Global Distribution Organization and will collaborate closely with the U.S. Client Experience team to develop concepts, write, proofread, and edit marketing materials for external audiences across a broad range of initiatives and programs. 

     

    This position can be in Legg Mason’s Stamford, CT or New York locations.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Partner with investment writers to translate sophisticated investment concepts from Legg Mason’s nine affiliated investment managers into concise, compelling copy focused on solving the challenges of Legg Mason’s intermediary and quasi-institutional clients
    • Leverage key thought leadership and research generated by our nine affiliated investment managers to bring timely insights in support of the key sales initiatives
    • Build and maintain strong, positive relationships with internal partners (marketing colleagues, product, affiliated investment managers, and sales) to achieve collective objectives
    • Collaborate with U.S. Client Experience team to develop content to enhance marketing collateral in support of sales efforts
    • Works alongside product and U.S. Client Experience to identify issues and opportunities and engage other areas of the organization to ensure strategic alignment and clarity of message
    • Ensure consistency in Legg Mason’s voice, key messages and editorial style across markets and channels
    • Enforce superior quality control to ensure the accuracy of all content as well as consistency with Legg Mason’s nine affiliated managers across channels
    • Ensure content meets all compliance and legal requirements
    • Update and communicate editorial calendar to all relevant colleagues, notably U.S Client Experience, Global Marketing and Communication and sales organization
    • Share learning with marketing, sales and product colleagues; apply to the development of future initiatives
    • Continuously seek to rationalize existing content and collateral based on usage metrics, sales feedback and assessment of relevance

    Qualifications:

    Skillset

    • Advanced copywriting and editing skills across a range of media (e.g. web, print, video, presentations) and writing styles from conceptual to journalistic
    • Experienced writer in financial services and products, capital markets and economic trends
    • Communicates effectively in writing and speaking
    • Listens actively; recognizes and reinforces good ideas
    • Thinks creatively and strategically first, then thinks tactically
    • Highly organized
    • Builds relationships through effective collaboration
    • Strong attention to detail and demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
    • Comfortable with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel

    Mindset

    • Creative thinker able to turn concepts into compelling messaging for various audiences
    • Intellectually curious
    • Likes to solve problems/multi-dimensional thinker
    • Thrives in a fast-paced environment, juggles multiple priorities
    • Willing to constructively challenge status quo
    • Readily acknowledges mistakes and learns from them
    • Holds oneself accountable; goes the extra mile to get the job done
    • Open to new ideas

    Experience & Qualifications

    • Demonstrated success in the development of multi-faceted, comprehensive product marketing campaigns in asset management
    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, MBA desirable
    • 15+ years financial services marketing, preferably asset management
    • Series 6 or 7 licensed, if not, must achieve within 1 year of employment

    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.

     

     

    What’s in it for you: 

    • A comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance (click here to learn more)
    • Extensive paid time off, including extensive paid parental leave for all full-time regular employees with one year of service
    • A culture where continuous improvement, innovation, and growth are top of mind
    • Working for a Company that believes diversity and inclusion is paramount
    • Learning and development: our learning culture 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

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