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Executive Communication 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.


In this role, reporting to the senior director of field communications, you will manage and develop communication programs (including communication activation plans, executive and key partner messaging, and presentations and main stage script writing) initiatives, and campaigns in support of strategic communications objectives for the company’s chief distribution officer. These activities build conviction, reinforce partnership, and raise awareness about key priorities and accomplishments across a variety of internal audiences.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Consults with department leaders on communication strategy. Manages and implements the ongoing strategic communication and activation plan that connects field and employee audiences with key enterprise objectives and priorities.

  • Creates compelling content in a variety of formats, using audience needs and insights, applying deep creativity and storytelling, and ensuring consistency in messaging.

  • Administers the measures to evaluate the effectiveness of communication and assess the return on communication investment.

  • Recommends, develops, implements and maintains communication standards. Assures that quality standards are present in communications.

  • Comfortable working independently and proactively offering communication solutions to leaders and the team.


  • Bachelor's degree.

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

  • Proven, superior writing and verbal communication skills. Writing samples required.  

  • Demonstrated skill in time and project management.

  • Ability to adjust tone, voice and formality based on audience and format.

  • Ability to absorb complex information and convert it to an understandable format.

  • Ability to adapt style and build consensus with individuals at all levels.

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

Skills-Proficiency Level:

Analytics Insight - Intermediate
Communication Presentations - Advanced
Decision Making - Intermediate
Development Communication - Advanced
Internal Communications Strategy - Intermediate
Leadership Communication - Intermediate
Oral Communications - Intermediate
Storytelling - Advanced
Strategic Communication Management - Basic
Written Communication - Advanced


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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Northwestern Mutual pays on a geographic-specific salary structure and placement in the salary range for this position will be determined by a number of factors including the skills, education, training, credentials and experience of the candidate; the scope, complexity as well as the cost of labor in the market; and other conditions of employment. At Northwestern Mutual, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. Please note that the salary range listed in the posting is the standard pay structure. Positions in certain locations (such as California) may provide an increase on the standard pay structure based on the location. Please click here for additiona l information relating to location-based pay structures.

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We 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.

If you work or would be working in California, Colorado, New York City, Washington or outside of a Corporate location, please click here for information pertaining to compensation and benefits.


We’re excited about the potential people bring to Northwestern Mutual. You can grow your career here while enjoying first-class perks, benefits, and commitment to diversity and inclusion.