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Sr. Communication Consultant, Speechwriting & Executive Communications

Job ID 5738BR Date posted 03/17/2017
This position is responsible for helping to shape and evolve the voice of select LPL executives by crafting authentic and relatable messages for internal and external presentations and multiple media channels.  Responsibilities include working closely with our chairman and CEO and our president to craft compelling speeches and message points that support the LPL brand and highlight the talents and insights of our management team. In addition, the position will also support the development of compelling content that demonstrates executive thought leadership in earned, owned, and shared media.   

Essential Functions:
  • Primary writer of speeches, remarks, talking points, articles, opinion editorials, blog entries, and other public or internal comments by the LPL Chairman and CEO, the LPL president, and other LPL executives as needed; ensures that the relevant strategic messaging, brand positioning, and other core goals are accomplished in each piece.
  • Collaborates with design, video, and other creative staff or consultants to ensure presentation visuals support presentation objectives.
  • Keeps a calendar of executive speaking engagements, partnering with executive assistants to schedule all meetings to craft and review presentations, and developing detailed prep materials for speakers.
  • Reviews and approves external speaking engagements and materials for brand and message consistency and compliance with LPL policies.
  • Does independent research to support and strengthen articles and presentations
  • Provides coaching and feedback on presentation delivery as needed
Job Requirements:
Minimum Education Required: 
Bachelor’s degree (Marketing, Communication, English, or related field preferred)

Minimum Experience Required: (including years of experience)
Should possess 10+ years of experience working with executives and senior management creating speeches for a variety of audiences; experience with other forms of storytelling a plus.

Skill Requirements:
  • Stellar written and oral communication skills, with the ability to grasp and translate complex and seemingly disparate ideas into cohesive and clear key messages delivered in a conversational tone
  • Adaptable and able to flex to different working and speaking styles
  • Detail oriented and known for delivering on commitments
  • Graceful under pressure, resilient in the face of change and revisions
  • Comfortable working under tight deadlines with ability to delivery quality work quickly when needed

LPL Financial offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.
Our Company:

LPL Financial, the nation’s largest independent broker/dealer since 1996* and the fourth largest broker/dealer overall, serves as an enabling partner to more than 14,000 independent financial advisors and approximately 700 financial institutions. Since its formation decades ago, LPL has focused on one primary mission -- enabling independent financial advisors to bring objective and un-biased financial advice to millions of Americans.

Headquartered in Boston, San Diego, and Charlotte, and powered by more than 3,300 client-centric employees, LPL is financially strong and growing.

Our Culture:

If you join LPL, you will join a culture that believes in delivering a world-class client experience and looks to all employees to contribute to that goal by sharing their creativity, experience, and passion for continuous improvement. As a destination of choice, our top priorities are growth and development, social responsibility, and financial health for our employees.

We offer competitive compensation and industry leading benefits, including a wellness facility with onsite fitness classes, healthy meal choices, and a walk-in clinic. We support employee financial health through a 401k match, ESPP, and employee discounts. Work/life balance is our foundation and is supported through paid holidays, and paid time off (including time to volunteer). We foster a diverse work environment through Employee Resource Groups and diverse strategic partnerships. 

Join the LPL team and help us make a difference by turning life’s aspirations into financial realities. Please login or create an account to apply to this position. Principals only. EOE

* As reported by Financial Planning magazine, June 1996-2016, based on total revenue.

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