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Communications Specialist

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Jersey City, New Jersey, Chicago, Illinois ID# 2018-16918 Regular Full-Time First Level Professional


We’re looking for a media relations professional who is equal parts writer, storyteller, planner, project manager and relationship manager. If you have a knack for taking business objectives and big ideas and making them meaningful and attractive to outside audiences such as journalists, social media influencers and consumers, in a way that cuts through the clutter, we want to hear from you.

This communications specialist is responsible for supporting TD Ameritrade’s media relations strategy supporting the retail, or consumer, side of the business in a way that makes the company stand out as a thought leader and innovator in financial services. The job includes a fair amount of project management, partnering with internal business partners and senior leaders at the company, as well as writing and creating original content. The specialist will primarily be responsible for executing on media relations plans, including crafting and delivering media pitches and coordinating and staffing interviews, as well as supporting the external communications team in developing content for a variety of communication channels, including its corporate web site and social channels.



  • Reviewing research materials or internal data to identify opportunities to tell the TD Ameritrade story to external audiences
  • Working with internal subject matter experts to identify internal and secular trends that present unique storytelling opportunities for the company and its client offerings
  • Provide analytic support for the external communications team, updating dashboards that measure social and traditional media relations results
  • Develop and successfully communicate story idea pitches to reporters
  • Coordinate and staff interviews for internal subject matter experts
  • Writing and developing content for traditional media relations materials, such as press releases, key messages as well as content for digital and social media assets
  • Assist in the development of editorial research used to generate mediaBack-up support for monitoring and engagement within social media channels


  • 4 Year College Degree in Journalism, English, Communications
  • Graduate Degree preferred
  • 2-3 years related experience
  • Demonstrated writing ability in a Corporate Communication setting or journalistic background.  Newsroom experience a plus.
  • Excellent writing skills that go beyond simply connecting words. Must have ability to tailor message to various audiences and channels, and connect readers to a story.
  • Strong project management skills: manages project plans, milestones, tasks, etc.
  • Data analysis and interpretation: ability to gather, analyze and draw well-reasoned conclusions based on communications metrics.
  • Ability to produce and edit video, or provide graphic design support a plus.
  • Military education or experience may be considered in lieu of civilian requirements listed

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About TD Ameritrade.

A leader in brokerage and investment services for over 35 years, TD Ameritrade offers a full spectrum of powerful solutions and innovative tools for trading and investing. We're constantly expanding our knowledge and bolstering our capabilities, from a leading active trader program to intuitive long-term investment solutions and a national branch system. Combined with some of the industry's brightest minds, there's no limit to how big our accomplishments can be.

From first-time investors to sophisticated traders, TD Ameritrade is focused on helping individuals seek out their financial goals. And you're the ambassador to all that we do. Beginning with our trading platform and proprietary technology to our resolve to outperform, you'll maintain the high level of quality and integrity we're known for, each and every day. With the right opportunity, there's no limit to what you can accomplish.

As a leading employer in financial services, we believe in building strong relationships, achieving quality results and working with integrity. It's at the heart of everything we do. That's why we provide you with comprehensive training, benefits and programs that inspire you to achieve more every day. Apply to a TD Ameritrade job today and help our clients pursue their dreams, while you fulfill yours.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. Immigration sponsorship is typically not available for this position.

TD Ameritrade participates in the E-Verify program. For additional information on this program please click here. TD Ameritrade is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity and offer a quality workplace. TD Ameritrade, Inc. member FINRA/SIPC/NFA is a subsidiary of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:AMTD). TD Ameritrade is a trademark jointly owned by TD Ameritrade IP Company and the Toronto-Dominion Bank.

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