Junior Writer


Morningstar’s mission is to create products and services that help investors reach their financial goals. For the Retirement group, that means creating services that both help individuals achieve better retirement outcomes as well as help employers maximize the value of their workplace retirement plans.

We are looking for a copywriter to support the creation of authentic and differentiated content that reaffirms our purpose, promotes the high standards we value, and drives rich customer experiences that cohesively express the Morningstar brand and mission.


Position Details

Junior Writer
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

The Role:

In this role, you will be required to write and edit content for a range of audiences, from individuals with little investment experience to advisors with a wealth of knowledge. In partnership with our marketing, product management, and content strategy teams, the copywriter will be responsible for crafting one-sheets, emails, whitepapers, social media posts, participant-engagement and adoption materials, event-specific content, sales-enablement materials, and webinar communication assets to facilitate the business’ product goals. This role reports to the head of the content teamand collaborates closely with our design, marketing, sales, product, and business teams.

We’re looking for someone who will:

  • Write and edit compelling content fordigital experiences (web, social media, email, etc.), as well as sales/product collateral and other materials as assigned 
  • Support the content team in creating product narratives, messaging, and overall architecture of Morningstar Retirement content 
  • Champion a natural language approach to brand voice and style 
  • Create content that aligns with compliance and regulatory requirements 
  • Distill dense retirement research into more digestible user-friendly pieces, blog posts, one sheets, infographics, etc. 
  • Proofread content developed by marketing, design, and business teams 
  • Assist, when needed, in the development of user interface content for our retirement products 
  • Discover new ways to engage with customers to help them throughout their retirement journey 
  • Evolve our strategic narrative to promote key differentiators and why we are experts in the retirement space 
  • Show enthusiasm for tackling new challenges, learning new skills, and pitching in where you’re needed 
  • Keep up with digital trends and think about how we can apply them to our work 
  • Build a deep understanding of Morningstar’s value, our capabilities, and how we serve our audiences

Experience we’d like to see:

  • Minimum of one year’s work experience in content strategy, writing, or editing in an agency or corporate environment 
  • A degree in journalism, English, communications or a related field 
  • Confidence in ability to write creative copy for multi-channel marketing campaigns 
  • Superb communication skills, both verbal and written 
  • Demonstrated ability to work with marketers, content strategists, and subject-matter experts 
  • A solid understanding of how to maintain consistent style and voice 
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically and strategically 
  • Excellent organization and attention to detail 
  • Experience with investment data or the retirement industry is a plus 
  • Experience with AP Style and writing for B2B products is a plus 
  • Ability to produce work quickly, with strength in observing and managing deadlines

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