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Company name
Principal Financial Services, Inc

Des Moines, IA

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Job Area: Communications

Business Area: Glbl Ctr for Brand and Insight

Location: IA - Des Moines

Career Category: Experienced Professional

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Date Posted: 2017-10-04

We're looking for a public relations pro who will lead PR and content strategies for our business units to drive engagement, build brand awareness and increase share of voice. We want someone with strong media relations and consulting skills to identify compelling stories and oversee content that can be promoted across multiple channels and digital platforms, including social and news media. If this sounds like you

join our team today!


What youll do

Collaborate with PR agency of record and a talented team of PR and content professionals to develop and implement PR campaigns to promote content and thought leadership and drive positive media coverage and engagement.

Consult regularly with business units to identify and develop newsworthy stories. Use data and insights to create engaging, relevant content.

Act as spokesperson for the company.

Build and deepen relationships with target local, regional, national and global media contacts.

Manage the reputation of the company in both positive and difficult situations.

Create, write and edit content for multiple channels including news releases, social posts, presentations, white papers, blogs, bylined articles, etc.

Consult with senior leaders and other spokespeople to position them as key experts and thought leaders through media training, message development, presentation preparation and coaching.

Review, assess, and evaluate media coverage and trends, recommending strategies or technologies as appropriate.


What were looking for

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications

Bachelor's degree or equivalent, plus a minimum of seven years of experience required in public relations, media relations, marketing or journalism.

Corporate or agency experience preferred.

Experience writing and editing all forms of social and digital platforms required.

Ability to maintain confidentiality is essential.

Must be adaptable, flexible and able to handle changing priorities.

Strong human relations skills and assertiveness required.

Excellent verbal and written skills including grammar and presentation skills required.

Strong project facilitation and management skills needed.

Ability to analyze and organize information and recommend public relations strategies.

Proven track record in earning positive placements with news media.

Experience partnering with PR agencies.

Commitment to dedicating the time needed to get the job done.

Provide prompt, courteous and excellent service at an acceptable cost to all customers, operate in an ethical manner in accordance with State and Federal law, the company's Corporate Code of Ethics, Affirmative Action, Diversity, employee handbook, applicable compliance and operations policies and procedures and other policies of the company.

Possess a high degree of integrity and actively cooperate and interact with all entities of Principal.

Visa Sponsorship

This position is not eligible for sponsorship for work authorization by Principal. Therefore, if you will require sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, we cannot consider your application at this time.


This position will be based in our

Des Moines, IA

home office location.


Principal is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, citizenship status, disability, genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, marital status, domestic partner status, military status, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Company info

Principal Financial Services, Inc
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Company Profile
The Principal Financial Group® (The Principal®) is a leading global financial company offering businesses, individuals and institutional clients a wide range of financial products and services. Our range of products and services includes retirement solutions, insurance, wellness programs, and investment and banking products through our diverse family of financial services companies and national network of financial professionals.

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