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Senior Investment Writer - 8-10 Month Contract

VANGUARD - Melbourne, VIC

Source: uWorkin


The successful candidate will need to find creative ways to tell Vanguard's story to financial advisers aligned with tone of voice and customer value proposition positioning, ensuring content is easy to digest, while still meeting compliance and regulatory requirements.

The role is part of the Content and Editorial Strategy Centre of Excellence and will be aligned to the Intermediary Marketing pod.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with creative teams to produce complex or high profile materials that support strategic initiatives.

  • Researches and writes original marketing materials in the accepted Vanguard writing style. Incorporates in-depth knowledge on retirement plans, Vanguard funds, Vanguard services, the competitive landscape, and/or on-line communication media Researches new topics as necessary.

  • Provides clients with draft copy that is complete, concise, accurate and brand consistent.

  • Demonstrates initiative and creativity in identifying and meeting client needs. Is able to work with the internal team to develop and execute creative, "out of the box" ideas where appropriate.

  • Works with creative team and clients to ensure that all internal and external client and production deadlines are met.

  • Responds to edits and changes from reviewers with flexibility, while maintaining quality and accuracy.

  • Serves as mentor to less experienced writers by providing specific feedback on their copy, story ideas, and interviewing skills.

  • Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.


  • An undergraduate degree (English, Economics, Journalism, Communications or Technical Writing preferred) or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

  • Minimum five years of specifically related experience, with demonstrated excellence in writing.

  • In-depth knowledge in relevant discipline.

  • Aptitude for using computer-based communication tools and for learning new technologies

  • Experience working with the design and print production process preferred.

  • Demonstrated ability to explain complex subject matter in plain English.

  • Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and professional demeanor.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to write quickly and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to work independently on multiple projects. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

Special Factors:

Vanguard is not offering visa sponsorship for this position.