• Freddie Mac
  • $71,160.00 -114,360.00/year*
  • Norfolk , VA
  • Media
  • Full-Time
  • 201 St Pauls Blvd


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Are you a detail-oriented, flexible and inquisitive writer? Do you possess a keen ear for 'the story?' Do you know how to share technology and organizational news and information across a variety of mediums, digital included? If you have proven corporate communications experience, know what it takes to be an internal reporter and can creatively tell stories to influence and drive change, we are your next destination employer! Apply to join Freddie Mac's Information Technology division as our newest Content Specialist.

Your Work Falls into 3 Primary Categories

Create and execute content - Write! Write! Write!
  • Partner with internal customers, senior level included, to identify and develop compelling stories and narratives that drive action, adoption and understanding of our technology strategy and overall transformation
  • Help develop creative concepts, messaging and communication toolkits for campaigns and other strategic initiatives
  • Produce timely writing and content that engages, informs and inspires a variety of audiences via a variety of vehicles
  • Examples of work products include (but are not limited to):
    • Weekly IT newsletter
    • Feature stories
    • Internal and external thought leadership articles
    • Blogs
    • Intranet content development and management

Develop communications channels and metrics
  • Audit messaging, vehicles and copy to find opportunities for improvement
  • Develop and implement communications based on best practices, feedback, observation and personal experience
  • Manage team content calendar
  • Manage channel metrics, partnering with OCIO reporting team to deliver a regular cadence of reporting
  • Develop and maintain a clear and consistent voice and tone across communications channels

Provide general communications / writing support
  • Review and edit various communications (talking points, presentations, scripts) as needed
  • Partner with the communications team to provide surge writing support and guidance
  • Serve as style expert and consultant


Qualifications

Qualifications
  • Journalistic experience in terms of writing style and approach
  • Demonstrated experience translating complicated concepts, ideas or terms into interesting and informative collateral and stories
  • 5 - 7+ years of experience in the communications industry, with complimentary experience (e.g., marketing, graphic design, branding) preferred
  • Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, PR, Communications, or related field
  • Flexibility in balancing competing priorities and quickly turning around deliverables in a continuously changing business and work environment

Keys to Success in this Role
  • High energy collaborator who enjoys building strong working relationships across all levels of personnel
  • Highly creative and inquisitive personality with excellent writing skills and affinity for technology
  • Experience developing and managing multichannel communications including planning, writing, posting to SharePoint or other digital vehicles
  • Detail-oriented with ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Keen on adhering to grammar and AP style standards

Top 3 Personal Competencies to Possess
  • Drive for Execution - Be accountable for strong individual and team performance
  • Customer Focus - Personally engage with customers to learn their needs and tell their stories
  • Seek and Embrace Change - Receive and provide constructive feedback and guidance


Preferred Skills

Preferred Skills
  • Advanced Degree
  • Strong communication and presentation skills


Today, Freddie Mac makes home possible for one in four home borrowers and is one of the largest sources of financing for multifamily housing. Join our smart, creative and dedicated team and you'll do important work for the housing finance system and make a difference in the lives of others. Freddie Mac is an equal opportunity and top diversity employer. EOE, M/F/D/V.
Associated topics: compositor, draft, editorial, newsgathering, newsperson, newswriter, proofread, screenwriter, web, writer

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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