Charles Schwab Managing Director, Writer in Austin, Texas


Austin - TX, AUS2, 2309 Gracy Farms Lane, 78758

Valerie Denise Yrigolla


We believe that , when done right, investing liberates people to create their own destiny. We are driven by our purpose to champion every client’s goals with passion and integrity. We respect and appreciate the diversity of our employees, our clients, and the communities we serve. We challenge conventions strategically to create value for our clients, our firm and the world. We live and bring to life the concept of ‘own your tomorrow’ every day. We champion our employee strengths, guide their development, and invest in their long-term success. We hire optimistic, results-oriented, curious, innovative, and adaptable people with the desire to help our clients and one another succeed.

As a company, we were established by Chuck at over 40 years ago to champion Main Street over Wall Street, and to help Americans transform themselves from earners to owners. Through advocacy and innovation, we work to make investing more affordable, accessible and understandable for all. As we enter our fifth decade, we are looking for talented, innovative and driven people who believe they can help themselves, and our clients, create a better future.

Our Opportunity:

We’re looking for an award-winning, highly conceptual, strategic writer and creative director to lead our team of talented writers. We’re Creative Center, Schwab’s growing in-house agency and we want a lot. Experience, inspiring leadership and, most of all, amazingly persuasive writing. In this senior role, you’ll be asked to tackle a wide range of work while building and managing the writer team and partnering closely with our art direction lead to co-direct the agency’s creative product. This position reports directly to our agency VP.

What you’ll do:

You’ll inspire. You’ll create exceptional work both by setting an example with your own work and by elevating your teams work through your vision, experience and ideas. You have a passion for high-level strategy and hands-on writing. You’re able to write and direct anything from compelling videos to social media, web and mobile content, print ads, interactive, content marketing, emails, you get the idea. You’re able to thrive and excel in a fast-moving environment.

  • Bring the voice of Schwab to life across multiple channels

  • Help evolve the Schwab brand voice, while expertly crafting all levels of writing needed for Schwab-branded communications

  • Demystify complex financial topics with clear and straightforward copy

  • Build, mentor and grow the writing team at Creative Center

  • Critique the writing team’s copy and make suggestions that elevate the work

  • Stimulate professional development and inspiration within the team

  • Help develop and maximize creative briefs

  • Partner with the Managing Director of Art Direction developing our creative productEnsure a team approach to problem solving across both client and agency representatives

  • Collaborate with designers, researchers, product managers, product marketers and engineers to serve multiple audiences both B2C and B2B

  • Take the lead on key areas of business and inspire other creatives by raising the bar with creative exploration and innovation

  • Consistently maintain on-time delivery and best practices around writing and strategy

  • Look for and recommend process enhancements to enable the best possible creative work within a given schedule

  • Persuasively present work and help your team become expert presenters

  • Diplomatically defend your work and area of expertise, while maintaining positive relationships with partners in the organization

  • Demonstrate integrity, maturity and a constructive approach to challenges

What you have:

  • 10+ years of experience as a copywriter for national/global consumer brands and campaigns in an agency or in-house creative department

  • Experience directing, building and managing high-performance creative teams

  • Extraordinary conceptul skills

  • Strong background in writing and understanding all things digital

  • Knowledge of investing products and services is definitely a plus

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Communications, Marketing, Advertising or related field or equivalent experience preferred

  • An award-winning portfolio proving copywriting ability across multiple channels is required (please provide a link or upload your portfolio along with your resume)

What you’ll get:

  • Comprehensive Compensation and Benefits package

  • Financial Health: 401k Match, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Employee Discounts, Personalized advice, Brokerage discounts

  • Work/Life Balance: Sabbatical, Paid Parental Leave, New Mothers returning to work Program, Tuition Reimbursement Programs, Time off to volunteer, Employee Matching Gifts Program

  • Everyday Wellness: Health and Lifestyle Wellness Rewards, Onsite Fitness Classes, Healthy Food Choices, Wellness Champions

  • Inclusion: Employee Resource Groups, Commitment to diversity, Strategic partnerships

  • Not just a job, but a career, with an opportunity to do the best work of your life

Learn more about Life@Schwab at" .

Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversifying its workforce. It is Schwab's policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, legally protected medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, military status, citizenship status or any other status that is protected by law. Schwab also does not discriminate against applicants or employees because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. At Schwab, we believe that every employee, through their diverse abilities and experiences, can contribute to our growth, innovation and client loyalty. We embrace diversity and are committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees and applicants. If you have a disability, and require reasonable accommodations in the application process, call Human Resources at 800-725-3535. We will be happy to assist you. Schwab will only share your accommodation request with those individuals who have a specific need to know. The request for an accommodation will not affect Schwab's hiring decisions. All other submissions should be performed online.

Job Specifications

Relocation Offered?: No

Work Schedule: Days

Languages: English - spoken

Current Licenses / Certifications: None

Relevant Work Experience: Advertising-6+ yrs, Marketing-6+ yrs

Position Located In: TX - Austin

Education: HS/GED

Job Type: Full Time


Activation Date: Saturday, May 26, 2018

Expiration Date: Saturday, June 30, 2018

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