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
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.