Corporate Relations Communications Consultant

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 Brand Department Summary

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

We’re looking for a communications professional who can take projects and run with them, has a knack for distilling complex info into understandable and engaging messaging, can strike the right balance between strategic and creative thinking, and is comfortable working with leaders at all levels. Are you up to the challenge?

The Team:

In Corporate Brand, we:

  • Tell Allstate’s iconic story and bring the voice of Allstateto life through internal and external strategic communications.
  • Know the business and work closely with leadersto strengthen Allstate’s reputation, strategy and culture.
  • Provide world-class communications counselto advance issues and initiatives important to our stakeholders – employees, customers, consumers, agency force, investors, policy makers and opinion leaders.

Position Details

Corporate Relations Communications Consultant
Northern Illinois
Northbrook, IL

This role will mimic a media relations guru at a PR agency – finding story ideas within the business and creating a vision for sharing those stories with consumers through national media outlets. You’ll connect with national reporters and producers and maintain those relationships to help tell our stories.

Maintaining relationships will be key and you’ll have the freedom to create those connections. Sure, there’s some news release writing involved, but not nearly as much as there used to be. We’re storytellers and we want someone who is ready to help jump in and build our story with us – engage senior leaders and facilitate media interviews to land national coverage. Are you in?

Key Responsibilities:

  • Make and maintain relationships with national media contacts. 
  • Find and promote stories from within the business to share externally. 
  • Think strategically about stories that show us as a caring company. 
  • Communication planning and execution 
  • Content Creation: With direction, create message and content to help raise awareness with key stakeholders of Allstate as an innovative, customer-centric and caring company. 
  • Simplify complex ideas 
  • Collaborate with social media center of excellence and Marketing to build surround-sound communication plans that showcase Allstate as an innovative and caring company. 
  • Listen and learn about multiple business units and new products or services, then translate that into messages that speak to the consumer benefits. 
  • Be nimble, on-the-go and ready at any minute to pivot when necessary to achieve success on a deadline.

Preferred Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in journalism, communication, marketing or related field.
  • 1-3 years of experience in communications or a related role.
  • Bi-lingual a plus.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • None required

Functional Skills:

  • Media Relations: Basic understanding of media relations practices, experience developing content and securing placement in media channels a plus. 
  • 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
  • Business Acumen: Understanding of business and industry practices, basic knowledge of insurance and financial services.

Compensation Data:

The minimum salary for this position is $51,000. The salary offered will be commensurate with experience.

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®.

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