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in Chicago, IL, United States
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in Chicago, IL, United States
Permanent, Full time
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Communications Manager
Senior Manager, Executive Communications Chicago/en-US/Americas/job/Chicago/Senior-Manager--Executive-Communications_REQ-014211-1/apply

The Group:
At Morningstar, your contributions have meaning and can drive change. Across our 27 oces worldwide, weve invested in fostering a community where talented, driven people can grow. Our entrepreneurial spirit and uncompromising ethics guide everything we do. Morningstars mission is to empower investor success. We strive to illuminate investing in support of this mission, so we can reach, inspire, and enable current and aspiring investors.Our Marketing and Communications team plays an important part in achieving this goal.

The Role:
Were looking for a Senior Manager of Executive Communications to build and lead the implementation of an executive communications strategy focused on our employees. In this role, youll sit within our Corporate Communications team, which is comprised of Employee Communications (internal) and Media Relations (external) professionals. Youll work closely with the Executive Leadership team to create transparency around key initiatives, business updates/changes, and crises through email communications, intranet posts, events, and more. Working closely with Legal and Talent & Culture to vet content, youll build and lead the implementation of an executive communications strategy.

Some of the areas youll lead:
Executive Communications strategyDevelop a comprehensive strategy for sharing executive communications with employees; work with the other members of Corporate Communications to identify opportunities/challenges and synchronize with other internal campaigns
Leadership & change management communicationWork with appropriate Executive Leadership, Talent & Culture, and Legal to develop communications and campaigns for crucial news and changes within the business
Internal event strategyWork with Executive Leadership to determine the agenda, themes, speakers, and goals for each internal event, including our annual Company Meeting; project manage the planning and execution of internal events; assist with day-of execution of all internal events
Executive speaking opportunity strategyWork with Executive Leadership and Media Relations to create a strategy around vetting external event opportunities and work with executives to develop presentation content and craft talking points
CEO Quarterly UpdateWork directly with the CEO and all Executive Leaders to craft a comprehensive overview of each quarter that resonates with global employees at every level
Monthly Leadership Team MeetingPropose an agenda to the CEO and work with Executive Leaders to gather content and create presentations; attend the meeting to gather knowledge about key initiatives
Acquisitions/Integration CommunicationsWork with Executive Leaders, Talent & Culture, Legal, etc. to craft acquisition/transition communications (as needed); actively work to integrate acquired employees into the Morningstar communications experience (continuous)
Crisis CommunicationsWork with the Media Relations team to manage crises and mitigate internal backlash (as needed); build upon the crisis communications strategy and recommend improvements (continuous)
Employer Awards StrategyWork with Talent & Culture to develop a strategy for vetting employer award opportunities

Bachelor's degree required (Communications, Journalism, Marketing, or English is preferred)
7-10 years of relevant experience in corporate communications required
Experience working with executive-level leadership
Experience managing acquisition/integration communications and crisis communications
Demonstrated ability to lead sensitive, urgent communication projects from start to finish
Proven ability to work quickly and decisively to meet deadlines, troubleshoot, and manage multiple projects simultaneously
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills; the ability to present and communicate ideas clearly to resonate with colleagues at all levels

Please submit a cover letter and 23 writing samples in addition to your resume. Submissions without writing samples will not be considered.

Morningstar is an equal opportunity employer.

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