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Digital Communications Specialist

Chicago, IL

The Corporate team unites a variety of functions at Morningstar, and each plays an essential role in supporting our company’s strategic initiatives, day-to-day operations and infrastructure. The People & Culture team is the steward of Morningstar’s unique culture. We create opportunity and rewards for our employees to achieve the highest level of productivity. By helping Morningstar employees succeed we contribute to Morningstar’s success.

As the Internal Digital Communications Specialist, you will use your experience making content for digital platforms (like websites and social media) to create meaningful news stories for and about our Morningstar colleagues. You’ll post to our intranet, creating both multipart comm plans and standalone news items, all supporting our intranet strategy and overall communication goals. This position is based out of our Chicago office and hybrid attendance is required.

What you’ll do:

  • Write and edit individual and multipart (sometimes multimedia) stories that are easy to read and actionable for any employee who sees it.
  • Manage the backend of our intranet, keeping content up-to-date, relevant and easy to access.
  • Use measurement tools to optimize individual posts and our broader strategy.
  • Analyze site metrics to create reports and provide insights on audience engagement.
  • Collaborate with teams across the company to make sure communications advance broader organizational objectives.
  • Manage and enhance collaboration tools to facilitate effective communication and collaboration among employees.
  • Provide guidance on best practices for digital communication within the organization.

What we’re looking for:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, marketing or a related field.
  • 1-3 years’ experience, or recent graduates with relevant internships or part-time experience.
  • Great writing, editing and speaking skills.
  • Experience in UX writing, news writing or content marketing.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize multiple projects and keep work moving forward.
  • Ability to work independently, make suggestions and solve problems.
  • We’d love to see: Brief writing, comm plan writing or internal communications experience. Understanding of the financial markets, or a business minor, is also a plus.

You’ll thrive here because: 

  • Morningstar fosters a culture that’s rich in diversity and creativity and embraces new ideas.
  • You’ll have the chance to make an impact, develop new skills and grow your career with exposure to multiple fields.
  • We are a global team that values your voice, prioritizes your wellbeing and celebrates your contributions. We’re committed to fun, flexibility and a balance between work and life that keeps us all energized.


MstarInc Morningstar Inc. Legal EntityMorningstar’s hybrid work environment gives you the opportunity to work remotely and collaborate in-person each week. We’ve found that we’re at our best when we’re purposely together on a regular basis, at least three days each week. A range of other benefits are also available to enhance flexibility as needs change. No matter where you are, you’ll have tools and resources to engage meaningfully with your global colleagues.

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