Senior Communications Specialist


Gallagher is a global leader in insurance, risk management and consulting services. We help businesses grow, communities thrive and people prosper. We live a culture defined by The Gallagher Way, our set of shared values and guiding tenets. A culture driven by our people, over 30,000 strong, serving our clients with customized solutions that will protect them and fuel their futures. As a member of our global brokerage team, you’ll help our clients address risk, protect assets and recover from losses.

Position Details

Senior Communications Specialist
Northern Illinois
Rolling Meadows, IL

Position Summary:

Gallagher's Global Brokerage Division is looking for a Senior Communications Specialist who will support our change management communications along with division-wide intranet and app content development design and implementation needs. Reporting to the Senior Manager of Strategic Initiatives & Communications, you will provide communications support for various projects and initiatives. You will develop and deliver high quality internal communication assets including newsletters, corporate emails, presentations and various templates in a face-paced environment.

How will I affect the business?

  • Develop cross functional communication plans 
  • Coordinate and collect feedback for multifaceted projects (including surveys) 
  • Write, edit, coordinate, publish and update content for internal SharePoint sites 
  • Execute key projects and Division communications, including soliciting, writing and editing stories for newsletters, taking photos, and coordinating layouts and designs 
  • Ensure standard communication documentation and templates are crafted and stored in an organized way (e.g. SharePoint and/or shared drive); creating an ‘ease of use’ framework 
  • Film videos and/or work with design group to develop creative elements to support communications or change projects as needed 
  • Format/package and organize assets prior to delivery to clients 
  • Ensure all communication deliverables are in alignment with Gallagher Branding guidelines 
  • Work with Communications Leadership team to pursue initiatives that will improve internal communications, boost employee morale, and support company culture, while also building company's external brand


  • Bachelor's degree and 4 years related experience required. 
  • Able to use computer and internet navigation. 
  • Competent photographer.

Nice to Have:

  • 3 years proven experience in communication writing, development, planning and editing of content 
  • Proficient in the development of SharePoint web content, website management and site planning 
  • HTML understanding preferred 
  • Proficient in using MS Office applications with key strengths in PowerPoint, Visio, and Project 
  • Strong consulting and analytical skills with the ability to assess business and human performance goals and gaps using both qualitative and quantitative factors 
  • Prior experience in the financial services or insurance brokerage industry is a plus

Gallagher offers competitive salaries and benefits, including: medical/dental/vision plans, life and accident insurance, 401(K), employee stock purchase plan, educational expense reimbursement, employee assistance program, flexible work hours (availability varies by office and job function) training programs, matching gift program, and more.

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