Editorial and Internal Culture Communications - Specialist

Northern Trust

About Northern Trust:

Northern Trust provides innovative financial services and guidance to corporations, institutions and affluent families and individuals globally. With over 130 years of financial experience and nearly 20,000 partners, we serve the world’s most sophisticated clients using leading technology and exceptional service.


Position Details

Editorial and Internal Culture Communications - Specialist
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

We are looking for a creative, collaborative, entrepreneurial storyteller to support editorial content strategy and position people as the center of our communications.

The ideal candidate will apply a journalistic mindset to create meaningful, memorable and actionable content that simultaneously amplifies Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. A soon to be launched omni-channel communications platform will provide an opportunity to build out new ways of authentically and measurably sharing information and creating a two-way conversation. The successful candidate will be able to help shape a comprehensive narrative of the Northern Trust culture in order to drive belonging and engagement across the business.

Major Duties:

  • Assist Editor-in-Chief on content development and deployment on corporate intranet, newsletters and emerging digital platforms 
  • Update editorial calendar and proactively solicit key dates from internal comms leads; flag potential conflicts 
  • Proactively engage in partner-centered storytelling across multimedia platforms and published across existing and emerging communications channels 
  • Assist in the development of visual storytelling on new mobile channel 
  • Serve as social media and integrated comms liaison with external team 
  • Employ enterprise narrative and brand standards 
  • Utilize data to inform decision-making and recommendations 
  • Support consistent messaging and communications initiatives that are always meaningful, memorable and actionable 
  • Amplify a DEI narrative and demonstrate how our commitment enables our business, belonging and culture 
  • Provide communication support for key business meetings

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Background in communications, journalism or marketing roles 
  • Passion for DEI and CSR communications 
  • Digital and social media communications experience a plus 
  • Ability to follow a stylebook (AP) 
  • Visual storytelling experience (video production, graphic design, and/or website design) a plus 
  • Ability to track key performance indicators and recognize longitudinal trends


  • Strong collaborative and interpersonal skills 
  • Comfort researching and pitching articles
  • Ability to prioritize deadlines and work independently 
  • Passion for bringing the discipline of simplicity and continuous improvement to all aspects of work 
  • Understanding of employee-facing campaigns 
  • Positive and collaborative attitude
  • Ability to identify and anticipate communication needs

Working with Us:

As a Northern Trust partner, you will be part of a flexible and collaborative work culture, which has a strong history of financial strength and stability. Movement within the organization is encouraged, senior leaders are accessible, and you can take pride in working for a company that is committed to strengthening the communities we serve! We recognize the value of inclusion and diversity in culture, in thought, and in experience, which is why we are honored to receive the following awards in 2021:

  • Gender Equality Index Member, Bloomberg 
  • Top Financial & Banking Company, Black EOE Journal, Hispanic Network Magazine, Professional WOMAN'S Magazine

We’d love to learn more about how your interests and experience could be a fit with one of America’s best banks and most sustainable companies! Build your career with us and apply today.

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