Corporate Relations Senior Specialist

Company Name:
Allstate
## Description
We are seeking a corporate relations specialist to act as a communication generalist for Allstate's Northwest Regional Corporate Relations team. The regional corporate communications specialist will be an integral part of the Northwest team, headquartered in Bothell, Washington. This individual will be responsible for developing and executing internal communications, creating external/internal communication plans, and conducting follow-up measurement reports, as well as assisting with strategic philanthropy and external communications support in Allstate's Northwest Region - which consists of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska and Hawaii. The role will support the Field Corporate Relations Manager in assisting with and implementing the communications strategy that position Allstate as an insurance and financial services leader. The individual will work closely with our sales, product and marketing teams to promote various regional initiatives - new product launches and product enhancements, sales promotions, strategic philanthropy and recruitment.
The person in this position is expected to:
Develop and execute internal communication plans and tools that consider all stakeholders and are aligned with corporate and regional priorities, messaging and business objectives.
As directed, implement and support proactive media relations programming, including developing and distributing electronic and video communications materials; assisting with the implementation of strategic public relations campaigns integrated with national reputation goals and programs; assist with the planning and execution of media and community events.
As directed, implement and measure internal and external communications plans to ensure integration and message consistency among all regional stakeholders.
As directed, develop strategic communications to help drive engagement, line of sight and culture change among regional internal/external stakeholders for new and existing business and reputation programs and initiatives.
Assist with growing partnerships with community organizations aligned with The Allstate Foundation''s signature program areas, including teen safe driving and the economic empowerment of victims of domestic violence.
Execute catastrophe communication management; including media relations programming; developing and distributing internal communications; implementing and managing social media support materials.
Assist with the implementation of events and project management for The Allstate Foundation, volunteer activities, External Media, as well as the achievement of key business unit objectives.
The person in this role will utilize their internal and external communication skills to develop materials that assist with favorably positioning Allstate with its key stakeholders, including Allstate agents, customers, consumers, media, opinion leaders and employees. In addition, this individual will help with the advancement of the credibility, and positive reputation of the corporation through implementing an integrated, multifaceted internal communication plans. This will enhance Allstate''s image and reputation through improved Allstater engagement and accountability.
## Qualifications
The candidate will have a minimum of five - eight years of communication experience that includes internal and external communications, newsletter writing, developing communication strategies and plans, media research and media relations . In addition to the following:
Proven track record writing and implementing internal communications that build employee/agency engagement.
Experience in developing and implementing communication strategies and plans to accomplish business results.
Experience in measuring and reporting on communication analytics
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Proficient in Cision and able to develop and execute media lists, pitching and create and maintain reporter relationships
Experience using social media strategies and tactics to advance business goals.
Excellent oral and written communication skills to deliver effective presentations and written materials.
Strong attention to detail.
Demonstrated team player in a cross-functional, national setting.
Proven ability to adapt and succeed in a fast-paced and challenging environment.
Strong customer service orientation.
Highly organized self-starter who is driven to achieve outstanding results.
Strategic thinker with the ability to translate business objectives into integrated communication strategies and tactics that will drive business performance.
Possess strong business knowledge and have a general understanding of the insurance and or financial services industry.
Travel is required among the five states that makeup the Northwest region and occasional travel to Northbrook, Illinois. Some occasional work on the weekends for media campaigns and event planning and execution is also required.
Mobility - career progression will require willingness to relocate to any of our 14 regional offices and/or Headquarters in Northbrook, Illinois.
Highly desired:
Knowledge and experience with Constant Contact.
Knowledge and experience with Cision
Knowledge and experience in media relations, print or broadcast journalism
Experience developing online content for newsletter and internal websites
Highly skilled at multitasking and fast delivery of work product
Experience working in corporate communications setting
Video and imaging software skills and editing experience
Educational Background:
Bachelor''s degree with an emphasis in Communications, Journalism or Public Relations. A Master's degree is a plus.
Careers @Allstate
We are insurance. We are financial services. We are also so much more. We are creative, driven, passionate, fearless and curious. Our unique culture of inclusion helps us maximize innovation and creativity. We believe that welcoming differing ideas, cultures and backgrounds gives us a competitive advantage in a diverse, global marketplace. At Allstate, it''s our differences that drive our success -- as individuals and as a company. We celebrate creative problem-solving as we work together to make a difference in our communities. We believe in providing the very best tools and resources available to help keep our customers -- and our employees -- in Good Hands .
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Benefits and Perks
Pension plan plus 401K
Career path/succession planning
Mentoring programs
Tuition reimbursement
Modern work spaces
Flexible schedules
Generous paid time off (with option to purchase additional days)
Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Long Term Disability Insurance
Health and wellness benefits, including: nutrition/weight management, smoking cessation program, stress management, lifestyle coaching, financial resources, healthy choice/subsidized meals at corporate cafeterias, on-site fitness center / doctor / pharmacy / massages
Corporate discount programs (insurance, automotive, childcare, mobile phone plans, fitness centers, retail)
Adoption assistance program
Comprehensive health insurance plans
Flexible spending accounts (FSA)
Employee Resource Groups including Allstate Women''s Information Network (AWIN), Professional Latino Allstate Network (PLAN), Allstate Asian American Network (3AN), Allstate Network of Gay and Lesbian Employees and Supporters (ANGLES), African American Working Network (AAWN), Young Professional Organization (YPO), Parents Working Together (PWT), Allstate Adoption Network (AAN) and Allstate Veterans Engagement Team and Supporters (AVETS)
Join our award-winning team!
Diversity, balance, innovation and providing an environment where employees can thrive. These are all core values at Allstate, and we have the awards to prove it:
The World's Leading Top 100 Companies - Forbes magazine
50 Happiest Companies in America - CareerBliss
Top 100 Companies for Employee Training and Development - Training magazine
100 Best Companies for Working Mothers - Working Mother magazine
Top 40 Best Companies for Hispanics to Work - Hispanic Business magazine
Top 10 Companies for African Americans to Work - DiversityInc
Top 100 Best Places to Work in IT - Computerworld magazine
Diversity Elite - America's Best 50 Companies for Minorities - Fortune magazine
Top 100 Military Friendly Employers List - MilitaryFriendly.
Job: Communication/Corporate Relations
Job Type: Experienced
Primary Location: WA-Bothell
Req ID: BOT00203
Company Description:
We're more than insurance agents and claims representatives. We're individuals with hopes, plans and passions. The biggest of which is helping people live smarter, safer lives. Doing so means continuing to re-imagine how we do what we do, the impact we can make on the world, ways we can each succeed in our own careers and actions we can take as a company that are good for all. To do that, we need all kinds of people - including lawyers, accountants, building engineers, project managers, marketing professionals, human resource specialists and so many more.

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