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Job ID :
89589
Location :
Bothell, WA US
Level :
Entry Level Professional
Job Category :
Communication & Corporate Relations
Description :

Where good people build rewarding careers.

Think that working in the insurance field can’t be exciting, rewarding and challenging? Think again. You’ll help us reinvent protection and retirement to improve customers’ lives. We’ll help you make an impact with our training and mentoring offerings. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to expand and apply your skills in ways you never thought possible. And you’ll have fun doing it. Join a company of individuals with hopes, plans and passions, all using and developing our talents for good, at work and in life.


Job Description

Be passionate. Be a leader. Most importantly – do meaningful work.
 

In Corporate Relations, we:

  • Tell Allstate’s iconic story and bring the voice of Allstate to life through internal and external strategic communication.
  • Know the business and work closely with business leaders as thought partners, continuing to strengthen Allstate’s reputation, strategy and culture.
  • Provide world-class communications counsel to advance issues and initiatives important to our stakeholders.  
     

We connect our communities to Allstate and to each other, build and protect our brand and help people live a good life every day. We do this by providing our expertise in executive positioning, internal communications, media relations, reputation management, issues and crisis management, thought leadership and advocacy, employee engagement and culture, and corporate social responsibility.  
 

We are a group of talented, creative, passionate and strategic individuals that work together to achieve our common goals.
 

The role you play
 

A Corporate Relations Consultant reports to the corporate relations senior manager and works with regional senior consultant or business partner to facilitate communications through the management of specific vehicles and messages for targeted audiences. Their work improves the internal and external reputation of Allstate by building relationships, reinforcing key messages and producing a favorable business climate specifically within their state/region/territory with key stakeholders, including media; community, political and regulatory leaders; customers and consumers; and agency owners and employees.
 

  • Supports creation of an external/internal communications plan in order to have communications aligned to and based on the regional and corporate business objectives. Develops initial draft of external/internal communications plans independently.
  • Partners with leader to plan, implement, and measure an external/internal communication plan in order to ensure the integration and consistency of messaging within Media Relations, Industry Relations, Community Relations, Foundation, and Corporate Positioning.
  • Support planning and coordinating messaging to all agencies and employees in state/region/territory in order to create a line of sight between stakeholder needs and Allstate’s business plan, and to create engagement among Allstaters to execute that plan.
  • Implement special initiatives efforts for Corporate Positioning, Foundation, Community Relations, Volunteerism, and the achievement of key business unit objectives.

Job Qualifications

Experience and Knowledge

  • 2-3 years experience in a communications or related role
  • Basic understanding of insurance and financial services preferred, not required
  • Strong writer with a proven ability to prioritize, multi-task and work under tight deadlines.
     

Education

  • Bachelor degree in Communications, Marketing, Journalism or related field
  • Business Acumen: Knowledge of the company organization, policies and procedures in order to apply this understanding to the communication efforts developed in performing job functions. Knowledge of media relations, the regulatory process and Allstate’s business position in the marketplace to support internal and external stakeholder communications. Basic knowledge of branded philanthropy tactics and processes.
  • Writing: Knowledge and experience writing in Associated Press writing style and using the Corporate Relations Style and Reference Guidelines as well as strong creative/persuasive writing skills in order to prepare print material in approved format according to audience needs and communication objectives. Ability to write in brand voice for all audiences. Ability to incorporate key messages and prepare documents which demonstrate knowledge of the audience and subject matter.
  • Presentation Skills: Ability to prepare presentation incorporating key messages. Effective presentation skills and persuasion skills.
  • Internal Communication Skills: Experience assisting in the execution and planning of internal communication programs, providing writing, editing, and message production support.
  • Communication Strategy & Planning: Supports the execution and planning of communication strategy. The ability to develop a tactical plan with awareness of cost. Understands the need to consider competitive analysis/market research and stakeholder research.
  • Reputation and Brand Management: Understands the importance of maintaining a strong reputation and brand.
  • External Communication
    • Media Relations: Understands the role of media relations and experience developing press releases, media lists and working with the media.
    • Government Relations & Public Affairs: Aware of public policy initiatives that impact our industry.
    • Issues Management: Aware of the characteristics of a crisis, alerts management, and contributes to the development and coordination of messages.
  • Public Social Responsibility: Experience assisting in the execution of PSR strategies and messaging.
  • Strategic Philanthropy: Experience supporting messaging, relationship building, and the planning and execution of philanthropic strategies.
  • Creative Thinking: Experience generating and supporting innovative solutions to address client/company issues, presents solutions clearly, enhances existing ideas to maximize opportunities for clients, and fosters a creative environment.
  • Counseling: Experience identifying and recommending opportunities for clients.
  • Client Interaction: Experience serving as a liaison between client and department. Displays skills necessary to build trust and effective business relationship.
  • Team Skills: Ability to facilitate diverse people working together. Capable of facilitating conversations so all points of view are considered, encourages innovations and creativity of self and team members, and maintains diplomacy in pressure or conflict situations.


The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands®.

As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary – but that’s just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you’ll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.

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Allstate generally does not sponsor individuals for employment-based visas for this position.

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