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Communication Strategist

Date Posted: Jan 6, 2022

Location: Whippany, NJ, US, 7981

Company: MetLife

Role Value Proposition: 

Do you believe communications makes a difference? We do. When we practice our craft well, we inform and inspire employees. We motivate customers to buy from us, stay with us, and tell others about us. We help raise our company’s profile and strengthen its reputation.

At MetLife Investment Management (“MIM”), the role of communications takes on particular importance. Our clients have made vital financial commitments to their stakeholders. We help pension plans keep their promise of a secure retirement to workers. We help insurance companies honor their obligations to policyholders. We help sovereign wealth funds grow their assets for the good of society. And we do it all by investing assets in ways that drive economic growth, create jobs and, increasingly, address societal challenges such as climate change and income inequality.

MIM has grown into a market-leading global asset manager, spanning key markets around the world. Backed by the strength and stability of MetLife’s 153 years as a leading insurer, MIM delivers bespoke investment solutions to our clients across public fixed income, private capital, and real estate. Our unique legacy as an institutional investor enables us to drive value for our asset management clients with passion, flexibility, and urgency.

If this appeals to you, come work with us.

We need somebody with strong skills, lots of energy and ambition, and a passion to grow and thrive. You are a good writer who wants to become great. You understand the inherent value of communications and aspire to create and execute strategic plans that meet ambitious client needs. You want to join a company you believe in and learn how to be an expert in protecting and promoting that company’s reputation. You want to gain the confidence of senior leaders and become a trusted adviser to them. You have a passion for excellence in all tasks, large or small, that will make MIM’s communications team successful.

Working with the VP of Communications for MIM, the Communications Strategist will be the consummate utility player, embracing and exceling at all responsibilities to drive effective internal and external communications. No detail is too miniscule, no opportunity too overwhelming. You’ll be coached and supported every step of the way.

MIM is a leading global asset manager with approximately 800 employees across its home office in Whippany, N.J., other offices in the United States, and locations in Europe, Asia and Latin America. With $665 billion of total assets under management as of Sept. 20, 2021, MIM is one of the 50 largest asset managers in the world.  


Key Responsibilities: 


  • Write a variety of deliverables with clarity, crispness, and reader appeal – employee notes, internal news stories, video scripts, recommendation memos, news releases, media pitches and social media posts, to name a few.
  • Develop and deliver effective pitches to the news media.
  • Coordinate and collaborate closely with the Office of the Chief Investment Officer, HR, Marketing, and other key clients and partners.
  • Effectively deliver communications through a variety of channels using current and emerging communications technology.
  • Develop effective and visually sophisticated PowerPoint presentations.
  • Help track and organize a variety of communications deliverables and opportunities – editorial calendars, employee communication deliverables and cadences, news releases, speaking requests, media inquiries, and media coverage.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills: 


  • 3 years’ experience in a corporate communications setting.
  • Track record of producing a variety of communications deliverables.
  • Experience drafting communications plans/priorities that help achieve key objectives.



  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or equivalent work experience.
  • Solid fundamentals on all aspects of writing and a passion to achieve excellence.
  • Able to balance competing priorities to produce high-quality, accurate work under tight deadlines.


At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.”


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MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.


We are one of the largest institutional investors in the U.S. with $642.4 billion of total assets under management as of March 31, 2021. We are ranked #46 on the Fortune 500 list for 2021. In 2020, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fifth year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies. We are proud to have been named to Fortune magazine's 2021 list of the "World's Most Admired Companies." 


MetLife is committed to building a purpose-driven and inclusive culture that energizes our people. Our employees work every day to help build a more confident future for people around the world.



We want to make it simple for all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities with MetLife.  For further information about how to request a reasonable accommodation, please click on the Disability Accommodations link below.



MetLife is a proud Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at MetLife without regards to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.



Requisition #: 122512