Financial Writer
Coronation Fund Managers
Cape Town, ZA
11d ago

The Financial Writer will primarily report to the Communications Manager, but also work closely and collaboratively with the marketing manager, media relations officer and HOM in the creation of Coronation communications.

The individual will be an active and participative member of the marketing team. Duties & Responsibilities

  • Content generation, editing and copywriting as and when required including :
  • o Client communications for both the Institutional and Personal Investments business units

    o Client letters for the above business units including those generated and required by the client

    servicing area

    o Copywriting of invitations including client presentations, conferences and staff events

  • Proofreading and editing monthly and quarterly client communications
  • Creation and editing of brochureware as required and briefed by the respective business units
  • Participation in the development of an annual communications strategy and quarterly plan to guide Coronation’s positioning, and to ensure that the business has a leading share of voice within its target markets across all editorial channels (television, print, online and radio)
  • Collaborate in identifying newsworthy content and writing / editing of the copy for submission to the media
  • Assist with monitoring media across all channels, and the creation of internal media reports
  • Actively scanning the competitor landscape
  • Assist in the production of the integrated annual report
  • Creation of the abridged annual report for the unit trusts business
  • Internal Communications :
  • o Actively manage the intranet website Ideal Experience

  • At least five years’ work experience in writing role.
  • Proven ability to edit and enhance copy
  • Proven copy-writing skills
  • Proven ability to conduct research and to generate content and creative concepts
  • Financial services writing skills essential Ideal QualificationsA relevant degree either in marketing, communications or business science is crucial Competencies & Personality AttributesTeam player who can participate in activities beyond primary role
  • Skilled in business editing

    Strong project management skills

    Ability to generate content across multiple channels

    Ability to grasp concepts and when required generate them quickly

    A creative capability to identify and write newsworthy stories

    Attention to detail crucial

    An understanding and passion for the fund management business advantageous

    Characteristics of ideal candidate :

  • Has a passion for writing curious and determined
  • Strong drive and energy coupled with the ability to think on their feet
  • Strong professional work ethic motivated and a team player
  • Self-starter able to develop own processes and plans to ensure that communication requirements are delivered on time
  • and in the correct Coronation tone

  • Flexibility and willingness to learn and to adapt the Coronation tone of voice in terms of written content.
  • Product knowledge is not fundamental but an understanding of asset management and the broader financial services
  • industry is essential.

  • Incredible attention to detail. Most Important Attribute Systems KnowledgeAdvanced MS Office.
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