Lincoln Financial Group Sr. Consultant/Consultant, External Communications in Radnor, Pennsylvania
Alternate Locations: Fort Wayne, IN (Indiana); Greensboro, NC (North Carolina); Hartford, CT (Connecticut); Philadelphia, PA (Pennsylvania); Radnor, PA (Pennsylvania); Work from Home (Excluding Colorado) Relocation assistance is not available for this opportunity. Level: Sr. Consultant Requisition #65864 About the Company Lincoln Financial Group, a Fortune 250 company with over 10,000 employees, provides advice and solutions that help empower Americans to take charge of their financial lives with confidence. Our core business areas — Life Insurance, Annuities, Retirement Plan Services and Group Protection — focus on supporting, preserving and enhancing over 17 million customer’s lifestyles and retirement outcomes. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE: LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $238 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2018. Ranked one of the Best Large Employers in America by Forbes magazine, Lincoln Financial Group makes a serious investment in our employees’ futures through a broad range of wealth accumulation and protection plans, health and wellness programs, and career development resources designed to help each individual reach their personal and professional goals. The Consultant/Senior Consultant, External Communications will perform and deliver on communications assignments/projects while simultaneously leveraging and applying knowledge of his/her assigned area(s) of responsibility. S/he will specialize in communication assignments/projects for external audiences, including but not limited to developing external communications narratives and content, proactive and reactive media relations, identifying external opportunities to promote Lincoln’s products, services, leadership and brand. Responsibilities + Identifies opportunities to proactively promote Lincoln’s products, services, leadership and brand to external audiences including media, influencers and others. + Develops external communications content including talking points, press releases, fact sheets, executive speeches, and social media postings for a diverse range of audiences as needed. + Cultivates and maintains relationships with reporters and influencers in relevant areas of focus. + Provides counsel and support to communications peers and Lincoln executives on reactive and proactive external strategies, tactics and messaging. + Evaluates past media campaigns and researches the campaigns of competitors to help create proactive, integrated external communications campaigns. + Utilizes benchmarks and metrics to track communication effectiveness of external communications, media relations and identify areas for improvement and opportunity. + Serves as in-house expert on external communications best practices and trends. + Researches potential speaking opportunities and identify appropriate Lincoln executives and assists in pulling together pitches to place speakers. + Identifies internal content that can be utilized by Lincoln external team to drive interaction with media and influencers through owned channels. Education + 4 Year Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience (4 years of experience in lieu of Bachelor's) Experience + 4-7+ years’ experience in communications that directly aligns to the responsibilities of this role + Ability to perform under stress in cases of emergency, critical or hazardous situations. + Ability to work with others in a team environment. + Demonstrated solid relationship management skills with internal clients at all levels (e.g. management, peers and colleagues). + Demonstrates excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize workload and multi-task while maintaining strict attention to detail. + Demonstrates solid project management skills including, critical ability to coordinate and balance multiple projects in a time-sensitive environment, under pressure, and meeting deadlines. + Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills with a collaborative style. + Demonstrates the ability to use sound judgment and discretion regarding confidential information. + Finds common ground and can gain collaboration among management, colleagues and peers; can influence outcomes without directing or commanding. + Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook). + Successfully completes regulatory and job training requirements. #LI-LW1 This position may be subject to Lincoln’s Political Contribution Policy. An offer of employment may be contingent upon disclosing to Lincoln the details of certain political contributions. Lincoln may decline to extend an offer or terminate employment for this role if it determines political contributions made could have an adverse impact on Lincoln’s current or future business interests, misrepresentations were made, or for failure to fully disclose applicable political contributions and or fundraising activities. Any unsolicited resumes/candidate profiles submitted through our web site or to personal e-mail accounts of employees of Lincoln Financial Group are considered property of Lincoln Financial Group and are not subject to payment of agency fees. Lincoln Financial Group (“LFG”) is an Equal Opportunity employer and, as such, is committed in policy and practice to recruit, hire, compensate, train and promote, in all job classifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veterans status, or genetic information. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of job qualifications. If you are a person with a disability that impedes your ability to express your interest for a position through our online application process, or require TTY/TDD assistance, contact us by calling 260-455-2558. #[[customString5]] Lincoln Financial Group ("LFG") is an Equal Opportunity employer and, as such, is committed in policy and practice to recruit, hire, compensate, train and promote, in all job classifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veterans status, or genetic information. Opportunities throughout LFG are available to employees and applicants and are evaluated on the basis of job qualifications. We have a drug free work environment and we perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.