Communications Associate

Southeastern Asset Management, Inc.

Southeastern Asset Management, Inc. (SAM), an investment adviser founded in 1975, with approximately $10 billion in assets under management, based in Memphis, TN, USA, has an immediate need for a Communications Associate. You will be joining a team that is small enough for you to make a difference day 1 yet large enough for us all to cover the world.

We are value investors focused on delivering superior long-term absolute returns while minimizing risk of permanent capital loss. We invest for the long-term in concentrated portfolios of publicly traded, competitively entrenched, well managed businesses purchased at steep discounts to their intrinsic values. SAM manages investments for clients through separately managed accounts, and as advisor to the four Longleaf Partners US Mutual Funds as well as three Irish-domiciled UCITS funds.

SAM has built its corporate culture around the concept of partnership with clients and employees. SAM has been able to maintain this culture by operating based on the following values:
  • Hiring individuals who exhibit strong character, an ability to think independently while working with a team and have a passion for the firm;
  • Complete alignment of interest with clients through 100% employee ownership, a conflict free business model focused on investment management, and a Code of Ethics that requires each employee to invest alongside clients (we are now collectively one of our own largest clients);
  • A unique and disciplined investment philosophy that has been consistently applied for over four decades through multiple market cycles.

The Communications Associate is an essential part of Southeastern Asset Management’s efforts to provide a high level of client service to both our internal and external partners. Working under the direction of the Communications Manager as part of a cross-functional team, the Communications Associate will be responsible for preparing, reviewing and distributing reports, presentation materials and social media and website content.

If you have an interest in this position and believe you have the requisite qualifications, as described on the following Job Description, please send your resume to jobs@seasset.com with “Communications Associate” in the Subject line.

Additional information about SAM is located at: www.SoutheasternAsset.com.

Title: Communications Associate

Department: Communications

Reports To: Communications Manager

(This document describes the Communications Associate position currently available. It is not an employment contract. Southeastern Asset Management, Inc. (SAM) reserves the right to modify job duties or job descriptions at any time.)

Job Summary

The Communications Associate is an essential part of Southeastern Asset Management’s efforts to provide a high level of client service to both our internal and external partners. Working under the direction of the Communications Manager as part of a cross-functional team, the Communications Associate will be responsible for preparing, reviewing and distributing reports, presentation materials and social media and website content.

The successful candidate should: be comfortable multi-tasking in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment; have substantial experience creating and editing PowerPoint presentations that are driven by data; have the ability to turn general concepts, ideas and/or data into succinct and impactful presentations; and an interest in learning to automate processes using FactSet, Seismic
and Microsoft Office programs.
Primary Responsibilities
  • Update and produce all standard external marketing materials; includes quarterly and monthly materials for Southeastern’s family of pooled funds and separately managed account strategies, such as Factsheets, Tear sheets and Pitch books
  • Manage and maintain marketing collateral utilizing Seismic, our content management system
  • Assist in supporting data content and formatting for the quarterly letter writing process
  • Create new customized presentation materials as needed by collaborating with the Client Support and Services (CSS) team, Client Relationship team (CRD), Portfolio Accounting (PA) team and/or the Research team
  • Support, create, and update website and/or social media (LinkedIn) content
  • Review and format all client and prospect materials to ensure consistency of branding, accuracy, completeness and legal/regulatory compliance

Secondary Responsibilities

  • Identify areas of potential automation and improvements for internal process
  • Communicate with internal partners to manage expectations, determine efficiencies and uncover opportunities for process improvement
  • Assist CSS, CRD and Research teams on special projects as applicable
Personal Characteristics
  • Excellent moral and ethical reputation
  • High energy level, results driven and self-starter
  • Acute attention to detail and focus on accuracy
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Creative and analytical abilities that translate into data-intensive presentations
  • Proven ability to work well on a team with the interpersonal skills required to get along with diverse personalities
  • Well organized with strong time-management skills and ability to manage multiple projects, deadlines and priorities.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • No experience necessary, but prefer 2+ years’ experience in communications/marketing or investment industry
  • Computer skills:
    o Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly PowerPoint; VBA experience is a plus
    o Experience Creating and editing in Adobe InDesign and Illustrator
    o Basic understanding of or familiarity with HTML and SQL
    o Experience with FactSet and Seismic, a plus
Physical Demands and Working Conditions

The physical demands and working conditions described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, kneel, use hands to write, type, finger, handle or feel; speak in person and on the telephone; hear within normal range. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception and the ability
to adjust focus. The working environment is that of a temperature-controlled office where the noise level is usually low.

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@seasset.com

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@seasset.com

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