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Media Relations Associate, Corporate Communications

Company: Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC
Location: Chicago
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Media Relations Associate, Corporate Communications Chicago The Mindset: We are serious about candidates who are serious about disruptive thinking, especially as it applies to traditional communication approaches. You're a communications professional itching to help solve complex communication issues in a globally connected world and fast-evolving news media landscape that is outgrowing traditional media relations tactics. You are someone excited by a challenge to truly engage media through strategic planning, and you're a big picture thinker who is prepared to help bring media along in the journey to empower investor success.
You're not afraid to pick up the phone and talk to media or Morningstar experts, dig into detailed research to better under the challenges our industry and investors, or try different methods in order to get results. Your values align with ours, and you want to be part of an entrepreneurial Corporate Communications team at a company that puts independence and transparency first.
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The Team: The Corporate Communications team is part of Morningstar's Marketing & Communications function and is responsible for protecting Morningstar's reputation, strengthening the company's brand awareness, and amplifying Morningstar's mission to empower investor success.--

The Role: We're looking for a passionate communications professional who can partner with all areas of the business to tell our story externally and support financial journalists who rely on Morningstar for context and independent opinions. You should ideally have connections with the financial services and fintech industries, but know that we want more than a walking contact list. We are looking for someone who can understand complex businesses and mine them for stories that reporters and editors want.
As Media Relations Associate, you'll be supporting our communications team to help share our data- and research-driven insights with media to help educate investors, strategize and execute global media campaigns, shape our organization's narratives, and train our team of 200+ researchers and other spokespeople throughout Morningstar to represent the company. We are seeking strong, strategic minds who can diagnose communication needs and serve as a liaison to media with excellent writing and editing skills. This position offers a terrific opportunity for growth and is based in Chicago.Responsibilities:
Work closely with director of corporate communications and U.S. media relations lead to own and develop new and existing internal relationships, cultivate new external media contacts, and serve as a primary contact for U.S. media--
Provide communications counsel to our business partners with confidence, including counsel on interacting with broadcast, print, online press and social media commentators
Draft wide-range of materials with minimal editing help - from press materials, PR plans, to support business and reputation objectives, and talking points
Bring a creative and non-traditional approach to the development and execution of PR campaigns
Balance a large and varied workload while building excellent working relationships with business partners and teams across the company Requirements:--
Bachelor's degree with 2-4 years of experience in corporate communications and media relations--
Industry experience in financial services communications strongly preferred--
Exceptional writing, editing, proofreading, and verbal communication skills--
Strong leadership qualities; ability to take initiative as a roll-up-your-sleeves leader and "doer"
Employ a strategic approach to determining the right mix of communication channels--
Passion for Morningstar's mission of creating great products that help investors reach their financial goals
Excellent time management skills to balance high volume of inbound media queries with proactive media campaigns and long-term projects--Please submit a cover letter and 2-3 writing samples in addition to your resume. Submissions without writing samples will not be considered.--001_MstarInc Morningstar Inc. Legal Entity Posted 2 Days Ago Full time REQ-018880 About Us How to Apply for a Job at Morningstar Step 1 When you find a position you're interested in, click the 'Apply' button. Please fill out this form completely, attaching your resume and cover letter in the approved format. Read the job requirements carefully and make sure to attach writing or design samples as required. Applicants must submit their resume and other information through our corporate website to be considered for a job at Morningstar. No phone calls, please. Step 2 You will receive an email notification to confirm that we've received your application. Step 3 If you are called in for an interview, a representative from Morningstar will contact you to set up a date, time, and location. Be prepared for a rigorous interview process. To make sure you're a good fit for Morningstar and we're a good fit for you, we'll schedule time for you to meet with multiple staff members at all levels of the company. Expect to return for multiple interviews as part of the process. A representative from Morningstar will contact you with the results of your interview-either with a job offer or to let you know our plans for the position. Applicants With Disabilities Who Need Accommodation Morningstar is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please call +1 312 384-3900 or email AskHR@morningstar.com --and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please note:

  • We only accept calls from applicants who need accommodation related to a disability. Please, no calls with unrelated questions or requests.
  • Please be sure to include the title and location of the open position you're interested in when you leave a message. US Applicants: Morningstar is an E-Verify program participant. Morningstar is strongly committed to creating and preserving equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. We make all employment decisions-including recruitment, hiring, compensation, training, promotion, transfer, discipline, termination, and other personnel matters-without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship, gender identity and expression, parental status, or other legally protected characteristics or conduct.

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