Brand & Communications Coordinator

| Chicago

DRW is a principal trading firm, which means we have no outside investors or third party funds, and we trade for our own account in markets around the world. Our trading is diverse—across asset classes and instruments, using our own models and systems—and it’s this diversification that sets us apart. We were founded in 1992 by bringing together technology, research, and risk management to capture trading and investment opportunities, and we still take that approach today. Though we’ve grown to more than 800 exceptional people in six cities around the world, we have the spirit of a start-up and a constant focus on results.

As a Brand & Communications Coordinator, you’ll help DRW and our affiliated companies (Vigilant, Convexity Properties, Cumberland, DRW Venture Capital, to name a few) build a strong brand and reputation by applying your passion for PR, brand marketing and communications. You’ll be part of small, relatively new team that is passionate about telling the stories of our people, businesses and ideas. This is a great role for someone who wants to jump in on projects across all areas of communications and who thrives when the pace is quick and each day brings new opportunities.

What you’ll do in this role:

  • Develop and source content for the blog, websites and social media channels
  • Create and edit press releases, bylined articles, internal announcements, PowerPoint presentations and other deliverables
  • Plan and create content for company quarterly newsletter and intranet
  • Create and maintain communications assets, including executive bios, photo library, key messages, fact sheets and brand elements
  • Work together with the team on measurement, reporting and analytics to ensure desired outcomes and manage priorities
  • Assist Brand & Communications team with communications projects such as website redesigns, video development, philanthropic events, and company meetings

You’ll be right at home if you have:

  • Up to two years of experience in brand marketing, PR or strategic communications or strong internship experience in these areas
  • Top notch writing and storytelling skills
  • A flexible approach to getting the job done
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Experience working in Adobe Creative Suite and PR tools (content creation, video editing, social media publishing, social media design, etc.)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, PR, Communications, Marketing or related field
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Situated in Chicago's thriving West Loop, our HQ is convenient for Metra and CTA riders alike - and foodies looking for a bite on "Restaurant Row."
540 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60661

Insider's spotlight

How does your team reward individual success?

Our team acknowledges individual success and provides an environment to further new ideas. The team then ensures higher management is aware of your contribution. These accomplishments become part of the individual’s and team’s record at the end of the year. This approach I believe has led to a lot of innovations on my team.


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What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

I work with huge volumes of data and my goal is to make that data useful to others. Some days this means getting into the nitty gritty of network hardware & protocols. Other days I’m building infrastructure to store & process it. But the days I enjoy the most, I’m building data visualization & exploration tools to help people make sense of it all.


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What are some things you learned at the company?

We’re free to choose the technology stack that best solves each individual problem, so the learning happens project to project. I started programming in C#, but changing teams exposed me to a new suite of languages that I’m now working in regularly


Software Engineer

Working on the risk team, I combine the principles of risk management and computer science. I help direct how we take risk across the organization, and ensure reliability with the use of really innovative tech.


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DRW is not all work, all the time. We offer a number of activities and events for all interests, like monthly wine tastings, sports leagues, hobby clubs and movie outings to name a few.


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Perks of working here

401(K) Matching
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Conferences & Training
Daily Meals Provided
Dental Benefits
Fitness Subsidy
Game Room
Generous PTO
Happy Hours
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Onsite Gym
Recreational Clubs
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Stocked Kitchen
Tuition Reimbursement
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