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Sr. External 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:  1198

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:

Manage all aspects of communicating important initiatives to external audiences. Build strategic media relations and other external communications programs designed to enhance Allianz expertise, brand and reputation. Develop and implement communication plans that support our goals and decisions, influence or strengthen messaging to partners, and support ongoing relationships with journalists. Develop messaging, write communications and share through external communications vehicles. Monitor press coverage of Allianz Life and its competitors, develop media reports, and implement outreach campaigns through traditional and social media outlets. Support the corporate communications department with crisis situations.


  • Develop and execute PR concepts and tactical plans. Must research, write and distribute news releases, bylined columns, white papers, pitches, community relations announcements and more.
  • Amplify corporate and social media content for maximum effectiveness through traditional and social media channels and sales and distribution channels.
  • Support overall strategic planning of external communication programs and campaigns; manage specific campaigns from launch through implementation.
  • Increase positive exposure for Allianz by working as a partner with the media to place stories. Build relationships via contact with essential trade, business and general media. Manage press calls. Proactively pitch editorial calendar opportunities that align with the strategic direction of the company and our products, and position Allianz Life executives as industry experts.
  • Support media and presentation skills training for senior management.
  • Develop understanding of the business, products, and new markets. Develop relationships with internal colleagues and clients to help determine potential themes for media activities
  • Monitor media coverage for Allianz and its competitors, analyze and share media coverage reports.
  • Help implement program designed to enhance Allianz Life reputation as a national employer of choice and a dedicated community partner.
  • Play role in implementation of external communications programs to support new markets.
  • Build new media and social networking strategies.


What you bring:

  • 4+ years’ experience required including agency or corporate communications experience; 6+ years’ experience preferred
  • Knowledge of insurance and/or financial services experience highly desired
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience required


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.