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Communications Strategist

At Northwestern Mutual, we are strong, innovative and growing. We invest in our people. We care and make a positive difference.

We're strong and growing.  In a company with such a long and storied history, this may be the most exciting and important time to be a part of Northwestern Mutual. We're strong, innovative and growing.

We invest in our people.  We provide opportunities for employees to grow themselves, their career and in turn, our business.

We care.  We make a positive difference in our communities. Nationally, thousands have benefitted from our support of research and programs to fight childhood cancer. Each year, our Foundation, employees and financial representatives donate time, talent and financial support to causes they're passionate about.

What's the role?

The Communications Strategist works with the Client Experience & Digital Communications Team to help develop, implement, and manage communications that support and advance the company’s priorities. You’ll work with a variety of business partners to understand business objectives, and then build and deliver communication plans that inform, educate and influence leaders, employees, field teams, and other stakeholders.

You’ll help define communication objectives, determine delivery strategies, and create assets (communication plans, talking points, articles, videos, and presentations) that build awareness and understanding of our clients’ digital purchase experience. Through close collaboration with colleagues and target audiences, you’ll brainstorm innovative communication ideas and approaches, and demonstrate effectiveness through measurement and program assessment.

This role works in a fast-paced environment within high-performing teams. Your ideas, energy, creativity, and commitment to excellence will always be welcomed and expected.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Synthesize and distill complex information to author clear, comprehensive, and compelling stories that build understanding and create excitement around key company initiatives

  • Plan, manage, and implement integrated communication programs that inform and align target audiences with strategic priorities.

  • Guide the work of internal partners and outside vendors, as appropriate, to ensure that execution supports the communications strategies and achieves client objectives.

  • Identify and connect collaborations across multiple teams as part of an integrated, cross-functional team.

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of communications and assess the return on the communications investment.

  • Recommend, develop, implement, and maintain communication standards for the department by assuring that quality standards are present in departmental communications.

Bring Your Best! What this role needs:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 6 or more years of experience in professional communication, public relations, organizational communication, marketing, or related communication field.

  • Dynamic writing abilities across a variety of mediums

  • Demonstrated experience with communication planning, objective setting, and key message development based on analysis of business problem/opportunities.

  • Ability to listen to, engage, and influence clients, synthesize and relate complex information, analyze communication problems and opportunities, and develop and implement integrated communication strategies.

  • Knowledge of how to effectively communicate across a range of mediums, including articles, presentations, events, and video.

  • Demonstrated skill in project management with ability to manage multiple projects/deadlines.

  • Willingness to adapt style and build consensus with client group leaders.

  • Ability to solve complex problems and analyze information from multiple resources to make business decisions.

  • Willingness to question the status quo and develop innovative ways to advance business objectives through communications.

  • Ability to work independently as needed.

Benefits:

Great pay package, 401K, Company sponsored retirement plan, Educational assistance, Performance based incentive pay, Medical, dental and vision insurance, Parental leave, Caregiver time off….and more

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W e are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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