Marketing Specialist

Employer
Legal & General America
Location
Frederick, MD
Posted
May 15, 2017
Closes
May 29, 2017
Function
Accountant, IT
Hours
Full Time
Career minded? Goal oriented? Searching for a position that rewards hard work and experience? Legal & General America is always looking for talented people who want to make Every Day Matter. We strive to attract, develop, retain and motivate people, those who care and who work together as partners across business units and functions. It takes the efforts of smart, capable people to help us build strong agency relationships and provide the high-touch service our customers deserve. We care about our work and our relationships with coworkers, with people in the brokerage agencies that sell our life insurance and with customers our products protect. We believe everyone on our team is important and deserves respect for who they are and how they contribute to our success. We offer the perfect blend of career advancement, compensation and recognition for a job well done. Legal & General America is a nationally recognized market leader in the individual life insurance industry. It is our goal to provide financial protection for American families from coast to coast. Banner Life Insurance Company, located in Maryland and its subsidiary William Penn Life Insurance Company of New York, make up the Legal & General America companies. Our parent company is Legal & General Group Plc., an international insurance organization which shares our mission of protecting financial interests. 1. Write and design product sales materials and corporate identity materials (for print, digital and website formats). Draft corporate identity and sales materials (print, digital and web formats). Create/edit web-based presentations, author HTML emails, create/maintain microsites, and contribute to campaign concept planning for product launches and brand promotion. S/he coordinates printing/duplication and distribution. Provide corporate logos, in appropriate file formats, for agency web and print use. Design digital ads for use in field communications and create JPEG and fillable PDF versions for agency use. Create innovative designs for branded merchandise according to vendor specs. Edit and design business area newsletters. Work with competitive intelligence staff to examine competitive marketing materials and make suggestions for new sales strategies and opportunities. Provide marketing input to compliance review of materials created in-house and materials/websites submitted for approval by general agents. 2. Develop layout and content of ads for industry publications, for approval by marketing management. Prepare digital files for print. Create graphics, online banner ads and coordinate placement. Design and provide complementary digital ads and coordinate placement. Write press releases for products, services and corporate news and coordinate distribution. Participate in development of corporate position on consumer advertising and develop materials as needed. 3. Create content and contribute to review of IT execution of consumer site and employee intranet websites to support corporate objectives and encourage usage. Manage corporate communications inbox and website posting. Edit corporate procedures manual, The Basics in PDF format on the website. Create ads to be used on the websites as hyperlinks and informational marketing pieces. Liaise between Corporate Services, Digital Media team and IT for website updates. 4. Write/edit field and internal communications on product, procedure, regulatory, incentive and news topics. Distribute to agency audiences via email and post to web. 5. Communicate with contacts within the L&G group to keep informed of brand guidelines and establish company branding standards, taking into consideration LGA's specific market needs. Support corporate branding initiatives and provide support/training for employees to protect brand guidelines and to assure consistent message and look for brand recognition. 6. Coordinate participation in home office events, industry meetings and trade exhibits. Develop booth layout and design; coordinate production with exhibit company. Create presentations and handout materials as needed. Design logo/theme for event. Purchase promotional materials to be used on site. Take photos. Attend program as needed. 7. Write, design, and update PowerPoint presentations for use by marketing management at agency industry meetings and webinars. 8. Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the execution of projects. Ensure that all projects are delivered on time, within scope and within budget. Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility. Develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress. Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs using appropriate verification techniques. 9. Assist in the plan and estimation of expenses for all relevant Marketing budget cost centers. Contribute to maintenance of sales promotion and communication filing and record keeping systems and procedural documentation. 10. Provide quality assurance of all creative deliverables (printed materials, presentations, website advertisements, etc). 11. Contribute to special projects as assigned by department manager or when department workload requires team effort. 12. All other duties as assigned within area of responsibility.EducationBS/BA in communications, graphic design, journalism, visual arts, advertising, digital media or related field Experience/Knowledge0-2 years advertising, marketing, design, communications, event planning, website and digital media experience SkillsPreferred PC/Windows proficiency with:Microsoft Office: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe CreativeCloud: InDesign, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Premiere, Acrobat Basic familiarity with HTML/CSS coding Eye for good graphic design, strong digital production skillsWriting, editing and proofreading skillsWord processing and desktop publishing skillsVerbal communication skills, personal relations skillsPersonal initiativeBasic photography skillsOrganizational skills, Problem- solving skillsAbility to prioritize multiple projects in fast-pace environmentBudgeting/math skillsKnowledge of web related terminologyHigh ethical standardsAbility to manage a high volume workload and prioritize tasksExperience managing projects of varying complexityAble to work under tight deadlines and assign tasks needed to complete the projectExcellent attention to detail and must be consistently accurateVersatility in many different types of print and digital communication vehiclesAnalytical skills to create project plans and establish timelinesSolid time management, organizational and communication skills