Marketing Communications Specialist

Assurance Agency

Assurance - In a Nutshell:

Founded: 1961

Status: Fiercely independent insurance brokerage

Locations: Headquartered in Schaumburg, IL with office locations in Chicago and the Mid-Atlantic

Employees: 400+

Clients: 6,000+

Services: Business Insurance, Employee Benefits, Private Insurance (Home & Auto), Surety Bonds, Financial Services, Safety Consulting, Certificate Tracking

Awards: Assurance is continually named a "Best Place to Work" by leading publications and organizations such as Fortune magazine, the National Association for Business Resources, The Chicago Tribune, Crain's Chicago Business and Business Insurance magazine (check out all of our accolades at

Culture: Our employees enjoy an environment that fosters success and creativity and provides countless opportunities for growth. We make sure our employees are happy and motivated by offering enviable benefits, rewards programs, celebrations, perks and a few surprises around every corner. Together, it all adds up to a company that develops and retains passionate individuals who deliver superior performance and measurable results to our clients.

Fun Fact: 31% of Assurance experts agree the best Saturday Night Lives kit of all time is "More Cowbell".

Position Details

Marketing Communications Specialist
Northern Illinois
Schaumburg, IL


The Marketing Communications Specialist role supports our corporate marketing efforts as well as specific production teams in their multi-faceted efforts to nurture and develop engaged leads in targeted industry segments. He or she works directly with other members of the marketing and communications team to ensure all projects adhere to departmental standards and support brand integrity, message consistency and communication efficiency.


  • Strategizes, produces and executes niche-based marketing initiatives that drive engagement, increase exposure and take prospective clients through the sales cycle 
  • Writes blog articles 
  • Curates content for printed and electronic collateral including flyers, white papers and case studies 
  • Executes educational and promotional videos 
  • Drafts and reviews Request for Proposal documents (RFPs) and presentations 
  • Organizes the communications for trade shows and industry-specific events and attends events as needed 
  • Produces targeted email campaigns


  • Works with the marketing communications team to develop content that upholds the Assurance brand across a variety of channels, including the website and social media platforms 
  • Ensures brand integrity in collateral design 
  • Uses the Assurance brand standards combined with effective digital marketing techniques for email campaigns


  • Works alongside other members of the marketing communications team to execute campaigns, generate reports and communicate marketing intelligence and trends 
  • Works within CMS website system 
  • Uses marketing automation tools to execute campaigns and report results 
  • Develops Web-friendly content that uses appropriate keywords, metadata and backlinks 
  • Understands sales/CRM platforms 
  • Works within social media applications to amplify the Assurance brand and messaging


  • Manages projects from start to finish 
  • Works with graphic designers and various internal teams 
  • Sees the project through the approval process 
  • Adheres to project deadlines 
  • Creates a strategy for project promotion


  • 2+ years of marketing, communications and/or public relations experience 
  • Local travel within the Chicagoland area


  • BS/BA in marketing, public relations, communications, business or a related field 
  • Advanced skill level in Microsoft Office Suite 
  • Demonstrated experience with email marketing and/or marketing automation platforms, such as Eloqua 
  • Knowledge of AP style guidelines 
  • Working knowledge of social medial platforms including LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter 
  • Website and blog administration using CMS systems

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