Executive Communications Storyteller

Discover Financial Services

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Position Details

Executive Communications Storyteller
Northern Illinois
Riverwoods, IL

This role will be responsible for developing content in support of leadership communications (particularly for the CEO), including presentations, speeches, articles, etc., to external and internal audiences.


Provides direct counsel and coaching to senior executives. Showcases thought leadership, company and industry knowledge in those discussions. Understands and stays abreast of industry issues and trends, including knowledge of the environments, regulatory/legislative actions, and consumer behaviors and insights. Demonstrates the ability to translate information into a communication strategy.

Develops platforms, original content and storylines for executive communications. Produces written pieces, including presentations, speeches, articles, white papers, op-ed pieces, organizational communications, panel discussions guides, video scripts, interviews and earnings overviews for internal and external audiences. Beyond the original purpose, proactively finds relevant avenues to re-purpose produced materials. Develops and regularly updates presentation materials for general use throughout the company.

Manages and/or co-manages a production of 10+ high-profile internal meetings per year (Officer, Director, Annual Field Roadshow meetings and Town Hall meetings), including taking the lead on organizing and conducting rehearsals, producing and/or overseeing production (including technical audio-visual requirements) during the meetings to ensure consistent, flawlessly executed events.

Sources consistent pipeline of information by developing strong relationships across the business. Uses relationships to gain knowledge to regularly offer storylines, white papers, and other ideas to be used in executive communications or in other internal and external communications. Provides strategic direction to internal and external resources on video and event production, freelance speechwriting, and graphic design.

Provides support for company-wide executive presentations using PowerPoint. Using advanced skills, ensures quality and consistency on all produced materials. Facilitates sign-off from Finance, Law, and other business constituents. Tracks and maintains version control. Organizes completed presentations on DLife in order to share with business partners. Maintains and regularly updates the photo/graphic art library, focusing on usage by the executive communications team.

Develops, edits, and/or proofreads corporate communications materials as needed, ensuring accuracy, clarity, and brand personality are appropriate. Provides regular content for Dlife (the company intranet).

Minimum Qualifications:

At a minimum, here’s what we need from you:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Public Relations, Finance, or related field 
  • 6+ years of experience in Communications, Public Relations, Finance, or related field 
  • In lieu of a degree, 10+ years of experience in Communications, Public Relations, Finance, or related field

Preferred Qualifications:

If we had our say, we’d also look for:

  • Master's Degree in Communications, Public Relations, Finance, or related field 
  • 8+ years of experience in Communications, Public Relations, Finance, or related field 
  • 2+ years of experience supporting C-suite executives 
  • Strong understanding of multimedia, visual storytelling and modern communications platforms 
  • Excellent writer and messaging expert with ability to simplify and emotively express complex narratives across audiences 
  • Strong executive presence and presentation skills 
  • Ability to work at all levels of the organization to drive initiatives and influence change

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