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TIAA Dir, Editorial Strategy, Content & Communications in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Senior Investment Writer

The Senior Investment Writer drafts market, investment and retirement content for a variety of audiences to inform of the organization's investment activities. Working under minimal supervision, this job is responsible for producing and editing investment-specific written documentation that will be distributed across various communication channels.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Develops written and multimedia investment content (including white papers and product support pieces) that is clear and engaging for all target audiences.

  • Collaborates with professionals in different functions, including client service, finance, strategy and investment teams to ensure correctness of content and establish key objectives and themes.

  • Proofreads investment articles and submits final drafts and layouts to production department for review.

  • Possesses thorough knowledge of the organization’s investment activities as well as broader industry trends to draft well-informed communications.

  • Recognizes and upholds the firm’s brand in all written investment communications.

  • Builds strong relationships with investment and communications counterparts as well as key internal stakeholders to ensure successful strategy alignment and distribution of content.

  • Provides recommendations to management on messaging and communications formats to maintain clarity and accuracy of message.


  • 5 Years Required; 7 Years Preferred

  • University (Degree), Preferred

Physical Requirements

  • Physical Requirements: Sedentary Work

Preferred Education

  • University (Degree)

Career Level


Additional Responsibilities:

  • This person will create enterprise-level thought leadership content for all of TIAA’s institutional and individual clients. This will include articles, graphics, web content, video and event scripting, social media and email campaigns, and possibly more.

  • Help launch regularly recurring content series and new campaigns, and write the content necessary to support it all.

  • Coordinate with colleagues at Nuveen to leverage their content and customize it for TIAA audiences.

  • Develop relationships with thought leaders throughout the firm—and draw on a deep roster of independent, outside sources whenever appropriate—to obtain the points of view, research, data, and other information necessary to create content from a blank page.

  • Create content partnerships across marketing and other senior investment and business stakeholders across the firm.

  • Provide other business support, as needed.

Required Qualifications:

  • Five plus years of experience as a financial writer; experience as a journalist at a national outlet is a strong plus, as is writing for a financial services firm

  • Five plus years having a deep subject matter expertise in the areas core to our business—retirement strategies and products; investing strategies such as income investing and ESG; diversity and inclusion topics

  • Five plus years with the ability to understand nuanced and complex topics, draw out a simple message and call to action, and reframe for different audiences, including plan sponsors, consultants, other institutions, and our end investor

  • Five plus years with the ability to develop a story from the initial idea all the way through sourcing, outline, draft, revisions, and polish

  • Five plus years of excellent communication skills; must be able to present well at meetings and write conversationally and with authority

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to pivot quickly if news events call for faster communication with our clients

  • Superior project management, interpersonal, and organizational skills

  • Self-directed, self-starter, and motivated with the ability to work with minimal supervision

  • Capable of juggling multiple tasks, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines

  • The ability to quickly master TIAA’s systems and technology for content creation, review and approval

Potential Salary: $120,500.00 USD

Actual base salary may vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience, time in role, base salary of internal peers, prior performance, business sector, and geographic location. In addition to base salary, the competitive compensation package may include, depending on the role, participation in an incentive program linked to performance (for example, annual discretionary incentive programs, non-annual sales incentive plans, or other non-annual incentive plans).

Company Overview

TIAA is the leading provider of financial services in the academic, research, medical, cultural and government fields. We offer a wide range of financial solutions, including investing, banking, advice and education, and retirement services.

COVID-19 Vaccination

TIAA requires all U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide documentation of full vaccination, unless you qualify for an accommodation as determined by TIAA consistent with applicable law.

Benefits and Total Rewards

The organization is committed to making financial well-being possible for its clients, and is equally committed to the well-being of our associates. That’s why we offer a comprehensive Total Rewards package designed to make a positive difference in the lives of our associates and their loved ones. Our benefits include a superior retirement program and highly competitive health, wellness and work life offerings that can help you achieve and maintain your best possible physical, emotional and financial well-being. To learn more about your benefits, please review our Benefits Summary (https://www.tiaa.org/public/pdf/benefits-at-a-glance.pdf) .

Equal Opportunity

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider all qualified applicants for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, sex, religion, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected status.

Read more about the Equal Opportunity Law here (https://www.dol.gov/general/topics/posters) .

Accessibility Support

TIAA offers support for those who need assistance with our online application process to provide an equal employment opportunity to all job seekers, including individuals with disabilities.

If you are a U.S. applicant and desire a reasonable accommodation to complete a job application please use one of the below options to contact our accessibility support team:

Phone: (800) 842-2755

Email: accessibility.support@tiaa.org

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