Manager, Brand Journalism at Millennium Trust Company

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MILLENNIUM TRUST COMPANY is a rapidly-growing, leading financial services company offering specialized retirement and institutional services. Whether clients are managing corporate retirement assets, running a business or wanting choice beyond traditional asset options, we provide flexible and digital solutions to support our clients’ success. Ultimately, we aim to educate and increase access to investments to help our clients on their journey to retirement readiness, but do not provide investment advice.

Millennium Trust has experienced year-to-year double digit growth and prides itself on its strong, progressive culture. We have been recognized for our tremendous growth on lists, such as Crain’s Fast 50 and Inc. 5000, and have also been recognized for our positive workplace culture on the 2019 Best Places to Work in Illinois list, as well as the 2019 Model Workplace Award and 2018 Champion for Young Professionals Award from the Greater Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce. Millennium Trust employees live out the values of Do Right, Excel, Collaborate, Innovate and Celebrate and deliver the brand promise of going “Above and Beyond,” so each client experiences the highest level of service.

We are always looking to expand our growing team with dynamic and enthusiastic individuals. If you enjoy a collaborative, fun environment that encourages career development, Millennium Trust is the place for you!

POSITION SUMMARY: 

The Millennium Trust team is looking for a Manager, Brand Journalism who brings an editorial mindset, passion and creativity, and strategic vision to lead the firm’s storytelling efforts. Working in partnership with the VP, Communications, our lead storyteller will play a critical role in the setting and driving the brand’s purpose-led brand narrative both internally and externally. Created to help bridge our internal and external storytelling efforts, the Manager will help ensure our narrative is authentic, rooted in purpose, and driven from Millennium Trust’s values. To find success, this person must be an excellent writer and curious and creative, uncovering and telling the countless stories of Millennium Trust. New ideas, fresh thinking and a knack for storytelling are must-haves.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Build out this functional capability for the brand, owning the tactical execution for the firm’s Brand Journalism function.
  • Build out and drive the editorial calendar.
  • Serve as a bridge between Internal teams, helping drive a consistent, cohesive, and impactful narrative.
  • Write, develop, and edit narratives to help increase brand awareness and sentiment among key external stakeholders.
  • Write, develop, and edit internal communications ensuring consistent articulation of brand themes, company values to effectively engage employees
  • Coordinate and recommend associated assets (i.e. photos, video) for each story; oversee creation as needed.
  • Partner with cross-functional teams – inside and out of comms – to create content that resonates with key audiences and media and can be amplified via social.
  • Present and socialize the editorial calendar to partners and leadership, on an ongoing basis.
  • Oversee analysis and develop metrics to assess impact of stories; make recommendations and adjustments on narrative, channels, and audiences as appropriate.
  • Keep a pulse on industry news and be always-on for storytelling inspiration.
  • Develop messaging content for Town Halls, interviews, and panels.
  • Work with the VP, Communications, on vision, tone, and development of each storytelling opportunity.
  • Manage executive involvement (storymining, feedback).
  • Set workback schedules, own timelines and approvals, and coordinate publishing/recording.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Marketing Communications, Journalism or related area
  • 7+ years of applicable experience 
  • 1 - 3 years of leadership experience 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including strong writing, editing, and proofreading
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office; particularly, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with SharePoint
  • Experience working with Salesforce, Content Management Systems and Marketing Automation Tools
  • Team player with the ability to bring creative energy, share thoughts and ideas, and possess a positive attitude
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • Excellent writing skills and editorial planning combined with speed, flexibility, and attention to detail.
  • Message development that leverages multiple platforms including digital content, mobile and social media.
  • Ability to write for multiple audiences (media, B2B and B2C), channels and vehicles (news releases, internal executive communications, video scripts, intranet, and website content, etc.)
  • Creativity
  • Ability to think outside of the box.

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Our company is located in the heart of Oak Brook, within steps of Oakbrook Center mall.

An Insider's view of Millennium Trust Company

What are some social events your company does?

Our MTC culture is defined by our employees for our employees. The primary aspect of our culture that makes us so unique is our ability to “Celebrate”. From charity events to social gatherings, we provide employees with multiple opportunities to learn more about one another, give back to others and expand our professionals skills!

Rebecca Karnoscak

Senior Human Resources Coordinator

What does your typical day look like?

I collaborate with our internal business users to gather requirements for projects and enhancements. I develop these solutions using both no-code and code methodologies in Salesforce. It's rewarding knowing that we're making life easier for both our internal and external clients through streamlined, automated processes, and shorter turnaround time.

Alec Dorner

IT Business Developer/Analyst

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started out as a Sales & Marketing Coordinator at MTC in 2013. I’ve since been promoted twice, and asked to lead our MTCulture Team. I test-drove my leadership skills early on by volunteering for opportunities to lead small meetings/projects, join internal and external committees, organize events and workshops. I always welcome a challenge!

Lauren Schulz

AVP, Regional Director, Custody Services

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

Throughout the transition to a virtual work environment, I have continued with a “virtual” open door policy. I give visibility into my workload and transparency about my availability through the use of MS teams, email and open dialogue on current and upcoming projects.

Rachel Guinan

Accounting Manager

What are Millennium Trust Company Perks + Benefits

Millennium Trust Company Benefits Overview

We provide a full range of competitive benefits, augmented by what we'll call 'soft' benefits like our state-of-the-art office building with fitness center (free access/membership) and business-casual dress code.

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Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
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Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
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Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
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401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
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Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
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Casual Dress
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
We offer eligible employees a company funded contribution applied to a qualified higher education student loan. This benefit helps employees pay off their student loans faster and save money.
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