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Sr. Internal Communications Specialist | Hybrid

Job Level:  Professional

Minneapolis, MN, US, 55416-1297

Due Date:  N/A
Area of Expertise:  Communication & Public Relations
Unit:  Allianz US Life
Job Type:  Full-Time
Remote Job:  Not applicable
Employment Type:  Permanent
ID:  1136

At Allianz Life, we are driven by our mission – we secure your future – and by our common goal of caring for tomorrow. We care for our employees by promoting an inclusive culture where everyone has the opportunity to grow and be rewarded for their success. We care for our customers by creating new products that help them protect their families and pursue their retirement goals. We care for our community by giving time, resources, and donations. And we care for the future by supporting sustainability, protecting the local environment, and promoting societal equity.


What you do:

The senior internal communications specialist is responsible for developing communications strategies and deliverables for initiatives that drive employee engagement and build understanding of cultural and business initiatives. The person is skilled at developing trusted relationships with senior leaders and consults with and coaches them on communication strategies and tactics that will best achieve their desired results. Not only do they create clear, compelling technical/business and human interest content, they also know how to appropriately scale their recommendations to balance competing organizational priorities. The senior specialist develops strategic communication plans and implements them by writing and editing content using AP style, developing presentations, creating visual content and monitoring progress toward their business partners’ desired objectives. They have experience managing large-scale meetings, including planning meeting content and managing logistics. This role is part of the Internal Communications team and is accountable for supporting internal communications channels, including our intranet, onsite TVs, meetings and more.


  • Strategic communications: Develops strategic communication plans for key partners (business/product, strategy, major change management campaigns, etc.). This includes developing and editing action-oriented and culture building messaging, presentations and visual promotions. Plans consider the importance of the topic, whether employee action is required, how it supports our organizational strategy, etc.
  • Writing/editing: Creates clear, compelling technical/business and human interest content that appropriately balance competing organizational priorities. Distills complex topics into easy-to-understand, concise topics using AP style
  • Meeting management: Manages content and logistics for large-scale meetings/events. This includes organizing presenters, drafting and compiling content, arranging for facilities/technology/meeting support requests, managing rehearsals and Q&A
  • Department processes: Supports internal communications processes, including developing content, editorial calendar management, posting TV slides in Appspace, building intranet content in Sitecore, pulling Google analytics, etc.
  • Relationship-building: Develops strong relationships with key leaders/stakeholders to deliver strategic consultation and support. Leverages connections to grow their understanding of our business and their partners’ priorities and to build trust and confidence in internal communications expertise. Operates as a strong team player, supporting colleagues and upholding our values in each interaction


What you bring:

  • 4+ years’ experience required; 5+ years’ experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required
  • Insurance industry knowledge preferred


What we offer:

At Allianz Life, we’re proud to provide a benefits package that supports the True Balance of our employees and their families. We offer a choice of comprehensive medical and dental plan options, a generous time off plan and an outstanding 401(k) company match. Plus, our employees enjoy an award-winning campus with an array of discounted amenities, including an onsite health center, child development center, fitness facility, convenience store and two cafeterias. Our employees and leaders take an active role in shaping our culture through our Employee Resource Groups, whose activities and advocacy contribute to an environment that welcomes, includes and celebrates diversity. Our generous benefits, campus amenities and inclusive, engaged culture are among the many reasons we’re routinely recognized as a top workplace employer.


Allianz Group is one of the most trusted insurance and asset management companies in the world. Caring for our employees, their ambitions, dreams and challenges, is what makes us a unique employer. Together we can build an environment where everyone feels empowered and has the confidence to explore, to grow and to shape a better future for our customers and the world around us. We at Allianz believe in a diverse and inclusive workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage you to bring your whole self to work, no matter where you are from, what you look like, who you love or what you believe in.We therefore welcome applications regardless of ethnicity or cultural background, age, gender, nationality, religion, disability or sexual orientation.


Join us. Let's care for tomorrow.