EVP, Investment Content Writer

Employer
PIMCO
Location
Newport Beach, USA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 16, 2020
Closes
Oct 17, 2020
Ref
7879340
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
About Us:

We are PIMCO, a leading global asset management firm. We manage investments and develop solutions across the full spectrum of asset classes, strategies and vehicles: fixed income, equities, commodities, asset allocation, ETFs, hedge funds and private equity. PIMCO is one of the largest investment managers, actively managing more than $1.92 trillion in assets for clients around the world. PIMCO has over 2,800 employees in 17 offices globally. PIMCO is recognized as an innovator, industry thought leader and trusted advisor to our clients.

PIMCO is one of the world's premier fixed income investment managers with thousands of professionals around the world united in a single purpose: creating opportunities for our clients in every environment. Since 1971, we have brought innovation and expertise to our partnership with the institutions, financial advisors and millions of individual investors who entrust us with their assets. We aspire to cultivate performance and leadership through empowering our people, diversity of thought, and a commitment to an inclusive culture that engages in our global communities.

Position Description:

PIMCO is seeking a seasoned and talented content strategist/writer to partner with our investment professionals to create highly effective and compelling content that supports PIMCO's broad range of strategies and services, engages our target audience, and advances the firm's commercial goals. As part of both PIMCO's Investment and marketing teams, you will apply storytelling skills and digital fluency to identify resonant themes and craft impactful content for a range of client engagement platforms. You will work closely with Portfolio Managers, economists, thought leaders, as well as marketing leadership across our global organization, always demonstrating our core values of collaboration, openness, responsibility, and excellence. This position is located in our Newport Beach, CA office.

The Executive Vice President will possess broad familiarity and technical fluency with financial markets, effective storytelling and digital marketing aptitude, analytical and project management skills, and will be accustomed to working flexibly in evolving business conditions.

The person in this role will develop content that:
  • Accurately reflects the firm's investment outlook
  • Presents the firm's thematic views in a cogent, systematic, and effective manner
  • Supports and facilitates commercial goals and strategic initiatives
  • Positively influences the perception of PIMCO's investor brand


RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Architect content strategy based on timely investment and market insights extracted from trade floor communication flow
  • Partner with thought leaders to write and edit compelling content that can be leveraged across a variety of media to drive client engagement
  • Manage multiple assignments of varying scope and impact
  • Collaborate effectively with key business partners
  • Adhere to established style guides and brand standards


Position Requirements:

  • Minimum 15 years of relevant professional experience, preferably within investment strategy, financial journalism (preferably with significant exposure to Portfolio Managers), or as an investment writer, or a combination thereof
  • CFA designation is highly desirably
  • A deep interest in investment content and proven understanding of and passion for the markets, economics, and monetary policy
  • Robust fixed income product knowledge and quantitative skills
  • A proven track record translating, identifying, and crafting timely commercially-viable content, and understanding how that resonates with end users to drive engagement
  • Prior exposure working with Investment Committees, CIOs, Portfolio Managers, or investment professionals highly desirable
  • Demonstrated ability to think like a storyteller, intuitively understand what the audience needs to know, and how they want to consume it
  • Highly polished executive with the presence and sophistication to gain credibility with the firm's most senior level investment professionals and also provide leadership, guidance, and direction to a team of seasoned Financial Writers
  • Ability to juggle multiple assignments, consistently meet tight deadlines, and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication and relationship-building skills
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver on assigned responsibilities through commitment to quality and attention to detail


Benefits:

PIMCO is committed to offering a comprehensive portfolio of employee benefits designed to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Benefits vary by location but may include:
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Life insurance and travel coverage
  • 401(k) (defined contribution) retirement savings, retirement plan, pension contribution from your first day of employment
  • Work/life programs such as flexible work arrangements, parental leave and support, employee assistance plan, commuter benefits, health club discounts, and educational/CFA certification reimbursement programs
  • Community involvement opportunities with The PIMCO Foundation in each PIMCO office