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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Ameriprise - Public Communications Specialist

About Ameriprise

You give more, you want more

You've worked hard and now you're looking for a career that's as rewarding as it is challenging. Ameriprise Financial is a great place to find just that. With our corporate headquarters in Minneapolis and offices nationwide, we're America's largest financial planning company¹ yet we're also a supportive nationwide family of financial professionals. We're proud to be ranked as one of the "Best Places to Launch a Career" by BusinessWeek magazine.²

You provide the initiative; we provide the support to help you succeed. Thrive in our diverse and inclusive environment with award-winning training,³ career development and 360° support guided by accessible leaders. If you're talented, driven, and ready to join a team of professionals who work every day to help their clients plan for and achieve their dreams, you're ready for a career at Ameriprise Financial.

Ameriprise Financial is an equal opportunity employer.

¹ Based on the number of financial plans annually disclosed in Form ADV, Part 1A, Item 5, available at adviserinfo.sec.gov as of Dec. 31, 2008, and the number of CFP® professionals documented by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.
² BusinessWeek magazine, September 4, 2008.
³ DALBAR Financial Intermediary Post-Sale Service Award 2007.

Responsibilities
40% -- Write and edit commentaries, story ideas, press releases and other content for corporate newsroom and media; maintain newsroom editorial calendar.
20% -- Manage byline columns program, including assigning topics to freelance writers, editing completed columns and distributing columns to subscribers.
20% -- Assist with media outreach; schedule interviews for corporate spokespeople and advisors.
10% -- Traditional and social media monitoring and reporting.
10% -- Provide general support to public communications team.

Required Qualifications
- Minimum of one year experience in communications or public relations.
- Excellent writing, editing and communication skills.
- Ability to manage multiple projects, priorities and deadlines.
- Demonstrated leadership ability; willing to voice opinion and provide communications counsel.
- Experience (or strong interest) in interacting with media.
- Willing to travel.
- Interest in the financial services industry.

Apply online now.