Date Opened: Feb 18, 2021
Location: Northbrook, IL, US
Company: Allstate Insurance Company
The world isn’t standing still, and neither is Allstate. We’re moving quickly, looking across our businesses and brands and taking bold steps to better serve customers’ evolving needs. That’s why now is an exciting time to join our team. You’ll have opportunities to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good.You’ll do all this in an environment of excellence and the highest ethical standards – a place where values such as integrity, inclusive diversity and accountability are paramount. We empower every employee to lead, drive change and give back where they work and live. Our people are our greatest strength, and we work as one team in service of our customers and communities.Everything we do at Allstate is driven by a shared purpose: to protect people from life’s uncertainties so they can realize their hopes and dreams. For more than 89 years we’ve thrived by staying a step ahead of whatever’s coming next – to give customers peace of mind no matter what changes they face. We acted with conviction to advocate for seat belts, air bags and graduated driving laws. We help give survivors of domestic violence a voice through financial empowerment. We’ve been an industry leader in pricing sophistication, telematics, digital photo claims and, more recently, device and identity protection. We are the Good Hands. We don’t follow the trends. We set them.
Corporate Relations creates value by building and protecting Allstate’s reputation. We drive action and advocacy among key stakeholders by telling Allstate’s broader story and building a shared belief in Allstate as an innovative, customer-centric and caring company. We are talented, creative, passionate and strategic individuals who work together to achieve our common goals. We are research-based, outcomes-driven and business-focused, with a dedication to professional development at all levels.
The Communication Consultant I develops and distributes communications through specific vehicles and messages targeting one or more of the seven key Allstate stakeholders (employees, consumers, customers, agency force, opinion leaders, policy makers and investors). They lead communication projects as assigned for the department that help accelerate Allstate’s competitive advantage through reputation, increase confidence in Allstate’s business strategy and create a more purpose-driven culture.
⦁ Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in communication, marketing, journalism or related field.
⦁ 1-3 years of experience in communications or a related role.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
⦁ None required
⦁ Written Communication Skills: Knowledgeable of Associated Press style and creative/persuasive writing. Able to simplify complex ideas into clear, concise messaging.
⦁ Interpersonal and Team Skills: Ability to work effectively as a member of a team. Can easily establish new relationships and build rapport.
⦁ Presentation and Verbal Communication Skills: Experience preparing basic presentations, incorporating key messaging with coaching. Effective presentation skills and persuasive skills. Working knowledge of Word and PowerPoint. Graphics experience a plus.
⦁ Project Management: Ability to develop work plans that organize project work into discrete tasks, sequencing activities to achieve maximum efficiency.
⦁ Critical Thinking: Ability to gather and interpret information relevant to a problem or issue and escalate accordingly; can analyze information from various sources and identify additional information needs, making some connections to business goals and objectives
⦁ Communication Strategy and Planning: Experience assisting in the development and execution of communication strategy and planning process, including coordinating and implementing tactics with direction
⦁ Media Relations: Basic understanding of media relations practices, experience developing content and securing placement in media channels a plus.
⦁ Business Acumen: Understanding of business and industry practices, basic knowledge of insurance and financial services.
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