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TIAA AVP, Media Relations in United States

About the Position

Nuveen is seeking an Assistant Vice President of Media Relations to join a team of professionals responsible for protecting and growing the brand of a leading global asset manager. The successful candidate will partner closely with senior executives and marketing leaders to create strategic multi-year communications programs aligned with the firm’s key areas of growth with a focus on the firm’s Institutional business and related priorities. The individual will also work on managing corporate and reputational issues impacting the firm.

The individual will be comfortable working in a dynamic, matrixed and client-centric organization and have a proven track record of understanding internal and external stakeholders. The Vice President of Media Relations must have strong working relationships with business, financial and trade media across channels (print, broadcast and social media).

The Company

Nuveen is the $1T asset manager of TIAA, a Fortune 100 company. We have been helping clients meet their financial future for more than 100 years. Our clients arecorporate and public pensions, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, endowments and foundations, financial advisors, families and individuals. We invest to create an enduring impact on our world by delivering investment excellence, building lifetime relationships and living responsibly in everything we do. We are:

  • Aligning 100% of the firm’s assets to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment by 2020 and have five decades of leadership in responsible investing.

  • A diversified asset manager with $537B in fixed income 1 , $188B in munis, $304B in equities

  • #1 manager of farmland assets worldwide

  • Top 5 real estate investment manager globally

  • #1 market share in municipal separately managed accounts

  • #1 manager of closed-end funds by AUM

  • 4th largest manager of defined contribution assets

  • 5th largest target date fund manager

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identify media opportunities for assets, funds, transactions, thought leadership and executives in business/financial, national and trade publications

  • Provide counsel to internal partners on effective PR strategies to support business goals

  • Arrange and facilitate media interviews, including preparation of briefing material/message points

  • Identify transactions and topics that can be promoted via press releases, pitches or media exclusives

  • Maintain media lists and sustain ongoing relationships with key journalists and publications

  • Identify, track and give updates on editorial calendar opportunities; proactively identify other coverage opportunities

  • Produce written materials, including press releases, bylined articles, talking points and presentations

  • Conduct comprehensive reporting/tracking/analysis of PR activity/coverage



  • 7+ years of agency or inhouse public relations experience .

  • Strong oral and written communications skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in a team environment

  • Comfort working in a fluid and fast-paced environment

  • Established relationships with reporters covering the asset management industry and investment topics

  • Familiarity with communications platforms and services, such as Factiva, Cision, Gorkana, BusinessWire, PR Newswire

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, marketing or related field

  • Strong Microsoft office skills, specifically Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel

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Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 1729047

Company: Nuveen

Post Date: Nov 13, 2020