Associates at California Bank & Trust work in a relationship-centered culture where they are provided with the tools, training and opportunities to build the best possible relationships with our clients and with each other. Our workplace culture values each associate's unique experiences, background and perspectives and provides a collaborative environment for all employees to grow and thrive.
As a premier California-focused financial services company dedicated to serving its communities, families and businesses (small, mid-sized and large), CB&T has been active for 70 years and has more than 80 full-service branch offices across the state. This dedication has helped the bank earn recognition as a perennial powerhouse in yearly voting for "Best Bank" and "Best Commercial Bank" from the readers of San Diego Union-Tribune and Orange County Register. Additionally, as a division of Zions Bancorporation, the bank has collected multiple Greenwich Excellence Awards for "Overall Client Satisfaction" in Small Business & Middle Market Excellence Awards.
California Bank & Trust is looking for an experienced Communications Specialist/Writer to create effective, compelling internal communications that help to build culture, support change initiatives, convey executive strategy, and enable our associates to serve clients and meet business goals. The person serving in this role will work collaboratively with business partners across the organization to support a broad range of communications activities, including, but not limited to the following:
Generate impactful, compelling, detailed content for a variety of internal uses, including instructional/operational memos, internal articles, talking points, company-wide bulletins, intranet pages, executive messaging and presentations, and employee feature articles.
Act as a consultant to business partners and project teams to develop internal communication plans and timelines, identifying the right channel for each audience.
Collaborate with senior leadership to understand our broader corporate strategy and develop a clear and consistent executive narrative. Craft messaging for a variety of voices from leadership teams, including written materials, talking points, town halls, blogs, and effectively advise them on communications strategy.
Produce internal communications, graphic elements and intranet pages for programs and campaigns that support client relationship expansion and drive employee engagement.
Create messages, stories and announcements around our Corporate Responsibility and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion efforts.
Take direction from multiple stakeholders, balancing numerous projects and assignments simultaneously, while effectively prioritizing strict deadlines.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and polished presentation abilities.
Strong fact-checking and proofing skills, with an inherent attention to detail
Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office.
Keen understanding of corporate voice and storytelling
Skilled at building relationships with senior executives and stakeholders, and ability to work well across teams, functions and levels.
Ability to work under pressure to adhere to tight turn times and concurrent deadlines.
Flexible, highly motivated, self-starter who takes direction well.
Reports to and works under the direction of the Internal Communications Manager
Experience with visual design (flyers, presentations, etc.)
Familiarity with Web Design or Intranet Content Management Systems (CMS)
Online Survey Design and Management
Previous banking communications experience
EXPERIENCE: Five-7 (+) years of experience working in public relations, internal communications, journalism or a profession that requires strong writing and editing skills; Experience in writing for corporate environment and executive messaging preferred; financial services industry experience a plus; Ability to take technical information, determine what's important, and produce clear, concise copy that engages employees.
EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in journalism, public relations, communications, marketing or related degree, or equivalent experience.
This position is eligible to earn a base salary in the range of $52,000 - $87,000 annually depending on job-related factors such as level of experience and location
Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance - START DAY ONE!
Life and Disability Insurance, Paid Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance
Health Savings (HSA), Flexible Spending (FSA) and dependent care accounts
Paid Training, Paid Time Off (PTO) and 11 Paid Federal Holidays, and any applicable state holidays
401(k) plan with company match, Profit Sharing, competitive compensation in line with work experience
Mental health benefits including coaching and therapy sessions
Tuition Reimbursement for qualifying employees enrolled in an accredited degree program related to the needs of the business, maximum of $5,250 per calendar year, employees are eligible for the program upon hire
Zions Bancorporation, N.A. is one of the nation's premier financial services companies with annual net revenue of $2.9 billion in 2021 and more than $90 billion of total assets. Zions operates under local management teams and distinct brands in 11 western states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. The Bank is a consistent recipient of national and state-wide customer survey awards in small and middle-market banking, as well as a leader in public finance advisory services and Small Business Administration lending, ranking as the tenth largest provider in the U.S. of the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program loans. In addition, Zions is included in the S&P 500 and NASDAQ Financial 100 indices.