Valley Forge, PA

Vanguard, one of the world's largest investment management companies, seeks a strong writer to create and/or revise text in proposals for prospective Institutional clients, and to assist in managing the database that stores responses to questions in Requests for Proposals (RFPs).

You'll write clear, concise text, or revise existing text that answers questions in the RFP database making sure that database content is current and accurate. Your style and language should comply with accepted Vanguard standards. You'll help maintain the database by communicating with subject matter experts on a regular schedule and revising the content as necessary, and you'll assist in editing ad hoc responses. You'll gather feedback from editors, editorial managers, subject matter experts, and any other appropriate reviewers and be expected to work collaboratively with experts across the company.

To effectively perform your job, you should maintain a working knowledge of Vanguard investments, services, and processes that relate to the Institutional business, and an overall understanding of financial markets and the competitive marketplace.

You should demonstrate proficiency with the RFP Machine and other necessary databases. You'll be expected to communicate major changes to the database to RFP management and staff. You will write other Communications Department assignments as needed and participate in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.

Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in English, Journalism, or Communications, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Minimum of two years of relevant writing experience, preferably with RFPs.
  • Demonstrated writing skills, with a solid grasp of grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of the mutual fund industry and retirement plans preferred.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, attention to detail, and follow-through.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word.

Vanguard, a leading financial company, offers a competitive Total Rewards package of cash compensation, benefits, work-life programs, and conveniences. Employment is contingent on a successful drug-screening result, and we maintain a smoke-free work environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.

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Posted: August 1, 2006; ends October 15, 2006


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