Communications Specialist

Western National Insurance

About Us:

Western National Insurance is a growing, A+ rated (A.M. Best) group of property-and-casualty insurance companies serving individuals, families, and businesses in 20 states across the Midwestern and Western U.S. plus Alaska. Currently ranked as the 57th largest private company by revenue in Minnesota (Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal), Western National has consistently earned accolades as an employer of choice, including as a Star Tribune Top Workplace (2011 – 2016), and previously as a recipient of the Minnesota Business Ethics Award, as a Minnesota Business Magazine Top 100 Workplace, as a Principal Financial “10 Best” Company, and as a finalist for the Alfred P. Sloan “When Work Works” Award.

Position Details

Communications Specialist
Twin Cities Metro
Edina, MN


Western National is looking for a strong communicator to join our Organization. This Corporate Communications Specialist will assist in the writing, editing and delivery of internal and external communications, copy for marketing materials, and development of other marketing resources that enhance the competitive position of the company. This role will also be heavily involved in the creation of corporate communications, Intranet content, blog/web content and contributions to Western National’s social media accounts.


  • Write, proofread, and edit content for internal and external publication. 
  • Assist in day-to-day content management (reviewing, editing, updating, and developing) of the corporate Intranet. 
  • Assist in writing, editing, and preparing content for corporate communication plans. 
  • Support the production of professional-grade layouts and designs for a variety of communications and marketing materials including advertisements, brochures, internal campaign materials, print and digital publications, and other projects as assigned. 
  • Assist in all other matters of corporate communications (e.g., website, social media, video, public relations). 
  • Perform special projects and other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, English, Journalism, Psychology or a related field, or equivalent combination of experience and education. 
  • Strong written & oral communication skills. 
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team. 
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects. 
  • Experience with HTML and/or blogging platforms is preferred.

Western National is known as “The Relationship Company®”, and caring for employees is a key part of that relationship commitment. Western National offers competitive pay, advancement opportunities, a generous benefits package, a robust wellbeing program, and a healthy work/life balance (including three weeks of paid time off, nine paid holidays, and eight hours of paid volunteer time as a starting point for new employees). These attributes are just some of the reasons why nearly half of our employees choose to stay on the Western National team for 10 years or more.

Our benefits package includes:

  • 401(k) company match 
  • Medical insurance – We offer affordable (thanks to a strong employer subsidy), above-average coverage and the choice of either a traditional Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) option OR a High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) option 
  • Western Wellbeing program – Including on-site massage, yoga classes, healthy snack days, sit/stand workstations, nutrition seminars, and more 
  • 100% company-paid tuition reimbursement for approved, job-relevant coursework
  • Discounts on automobile and homeowner's insurance 
  • Other standard employee benefits – Including dental insurance, vision benefits, life insurance, disability insurance, and more

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