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BNY Mellon

Senior Special Writer, BK Publishing Team

New York, NY


Senior Special Writer, BK Publishing Team

Who we are

Established in 1784, BNY Mellon is America's oldest bank and the first company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BK). Today, BNY Mellon powers capital markets around the world through comprehensive solutions that help clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment life cycle. BNY Mellon had $46.6 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration and $1.9 trillion in assets under management as of March 31, 2023. BNY Mellon has been named among Fortune's World's Most Admired Companies and Fast Company's Best Workplaces for Innovators. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. Additional information is available on . Follow us on LinkedIn or visit our Newsroom for the latest company news.

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BNY Mellon Marketing & Communications

It's an exciting time to join the BNY Mellon Marketing & Communications team. Our team is focused on delivering brand recognition, growth, increased client loyalty and employee engagement. We are a world-class, integrated marketing and communications organization, aligned around the needs of our clients and the industry.

Role description and opportunities

BNY Mellon seeks an experienced Financial Writer to join our expanding editorial content team. In this challenging role, you will have a front row seat to what moves 20% of the world's investable assets as well as the collateral, payment and trading flows that the bank services-differentiating us from the rest of Wall Street and giving us an aerial view of the forces shaping today's markets. (We are a Hybrid Work Model - requires 3 days in the office). This position is located in New York, NY.

You will be adept at taking some of the trends that we are seeing from those flows and translating them into blogs, short-form stories, longform articles, podcasts, video bites, infographics and data bombs that showcase our unique perspective and provide deeper context on the latest market developments. Some of the content you write, script and produce will appear in our Aerial View magazine or be syndicated to other financial magazines; some of the output from your interviews will appear on social media in Aerial View "Bites"; and some of your content will be data-driven insights that we provide to clients, prospects or the media as an example of our thought leadership and unique vantage point.

BNY Mellon is redefining what a custodian can be for its clients, utilizing cutting edge thinking, innovative solutions and technology to introduce an unprecedented degree of sophistication and efficiency in the traditionally staid world of custody banking. The position will primarily require you to draft original content from material and data generated by our industry experts across Markets, Treasury Services, Pershing, Collateral Management, Investment Management, Asset Servicing and Digital.

The position demands a versatile writer, capable of switching between an editorial style and data-driven thought leadership. In addition to crafting engaging content for a variety of audiences, you may also be called upon to write marketing campaign copy, research papers, awards submissions, or communications for media and senior executives. The successful candidate must possess a strong creative streak and be able to think imaginatively and originally about how they present copy in a visually arresting manner that seizes the reader's attention. You also will not be intimidated by the challenge of taking dense technical material and simplifying it for a general readership.

Sitting in one of the enterprise's most dynamic teams, with executive level exposure across all business lines, you will not be afraid to take the initiative to improve our editorial and data-led platforms-giving us results that will change how the bank is perceived. You'll be expected to work autonomously in seeing your assignments through to completion, but you'll also be part of a small, fun, tightly knit team that works closely together with our colleagues across the enterprise. The position is ideal for someone looking to make their mark within an energetic and growing business. For the right candidate, this role is an opportunity to take your editorial career in an exciting new direction, with impactful results.

Key requirements:
  • A proven track record in financial services writing and/or communications - supported by clips - with at least five years' experience.
  • A strong understanding of how capital markets operate is essential. Knowledge of equities, credit and FX markets are strongly preferred, while familiarity with OTC derivatives, securities financing, repo and market structure is a major plus.
  • A masterful command of English
  • Adaptability and versatility to write in a number of different styles and for a variety of audiences.
  • An ability to think imaginatively to present information in an engaging fashion.
A successful candidate should ideally have these qualifications:
  • Genuine curiosity about how financial markets operate.
  • Strong desire to produce the very best work of which you're capable.
  • Someone who enjoys research, interviewing subject matter experts and learning new things.
  • Ability to pivot rapidly from one project to the next.
  • Excellent writing skills and a good eye for spotting grammatical and spelling errors.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and hit deadlines.
  • Capable of running several writing projects in Tandem.
BNY Mellon assesses market data to ensure a competitive compensation package for our employees. The base salary for this position is expected to be between $144,000 and 205,000 per year at the commencement of employment. However, base salary if hired will be determined on an individualized basis, including as to experience and market location, and is only part of the BNYM total compensation package, which, depending on the position, may also include commission earnings, discretionary bonuses, short and long-term incentive packages, and Company-sponsored benefit programs.
This position is at-will and the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, change in geographic location, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.


Employer Description:

For over 230 years, the people of BNY Mellon have been at the forefront of finance, expanding the financial markets while supporting investors throughout the investment lifecycle. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments and safeguards nearly one-fifth of the world's financial assets. BNY Mellon remains one of the safest, most trusted and admired companies. Every day our employees make their mark by helping clients better manage and service their financial assets around the world. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, clients count on the people of BNY Mellon across time zones and in 35 countries and more than 100 markets. It's the collective ambition, innovative thinking and exceptionally focused client service paired with a commitment to doing what is right that continues to set us apart. Make your mark:

EEO Statement:

BNY Mellon is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities/Females/Individuals With Disabilities/Protected Veterans. Our ambition is to build the best global team - one that is representative and inclusive of the diverse talent, clients and communities we work with and serve - and to empower our team to do their best work. We support wellbeing and a balanced life, and offer a range of family-friendly, inclusive employment policies and employee forums.

Client-provided location(s): New York, NY, USA
Job ID: BNY_Mellon-40625
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Health Reimbursement Account
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA
    • HSA
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
  • Parental Benefits

    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
    • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Sabbatical
    • Leave of Absence
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K)
    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Performance Bonus
  • Professional Development

    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Promote From Within
    • Mentor Program
    • Shadowing Opportunities
    • Access to Online Courses
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program