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
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.