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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Allianz Life - Sr. Communications Specialist

About the Job:

At Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, we have built a team and a culture that are as innovative as our products, and we continue to grow because we help our employees to do the same.​ We believe that work should be rewarding, and that good work should be rewarded.​ We offer opportunity, and expect excellence.​ And we do this all with high ethical standards and a commitment to our community.​ If you are ready to grow, and if you want to be rewarded, Allianz is the place for you.​

Sr.​ Communications Specialist

Job Purpose/​Role:
Partner with Director of External Communications to develop a proactive and strategic communications program designed to enhance Allianz leadership, brand and reputation.​ Position will develop and implement communications initiatives that support business objectives and decisions, and to influence or reinforce key messages to external stakeholders.​

Administer the external communications program through developing key messages, writing communications and disseminating through external communications vehicles, and support the corporate communications department with crisis situations.​

This position will also monitor press coverage of Allianz and its competitors, and will make develop proactive outreach through new and social media outlets.​

Key Job Responsibilities:
Media Relations – Responsible for developing and executing PR concepts and tactical plans.​ Must research, write and distribute news releases, white papers, pitches, community relations announcements and more.​ Excellent writing, pitching and presentation skills are a key requirement of this job.​ Creative thinking is also a must.​

Juggle multiple responsibilities at once, including urgent communications.​ Must be deadline oriented.​ See projects through from beginning to end, with successful outcomes.​

Responsible for increasing positive exposure for Allianz and working as a partner with the media to develop the Allianz name.​
Responsible for building relationships and contacting key trade, business and general media.​ Manage press calls.​ Proactively pitch editorial calendar opportunities that align with the strategic direction of the company and its products, and position Allianz executives as industry leaders.​

Develop solid understanding of the business and products.​ Develop strong relationships with internal colleagues and clients to build credibility and resources for digging up useful information for proactive and responsive media activities.​ Assist in media and presentation skills training for senior management.​

Monitor media coverage for Allianz and its competitors, analyze and disseminate media coverage reports.​
Strategic Planning – Assist in overall strategic planning of proactive external communication programs and campaigns; drive and own specific campaigns from inception through implementation, including time management, resource management and budgeting.​ 

Social Networking Communications - Develop and execute new media and social networking strategies
Miscellaneous – Assist in Crisis Management Issues and leverage sports sponsorships and community giving program.​ 

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