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Underwriting Specialist - Entertainment

Job Level:  Professional

New York, NY, US, 10005 San Francisco, CA, US, 94111 Los Angeles, CA, US, 90071 Burbank, CA, US, 91504

Available until:  03/31/2023
Area of Expertise:  Underwriting
Unit:  Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty
Employing Entity:  Allianz Global Risks US Insurance Compan
Job Type:  Full-Time
Remote Job:  Hybrid working
Employment Type:  Permanent
ID:  14937

Underwriting Specialist - Entertainment – New York/Burbank


Let’s care for tomorrow.  

Your ambitions. Your dreams. Your tomorrow  

At Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty (AGCS), we are the global leader for insuring corporate and specialty risks in the Allianz Group.Whether it’s aircraft, satellites, the world’s biggest ships and tallest building, cyber-attacks, or climate change impacts, AGCS has the major risks covered when it comes to protecting businesses.  


We are looking for an Underwriting Specialist - Entertainment. This role will be based in our New York or Burbank office.   

Your Team  

Think about what you like to do for fun? From sports, television, and live festivals to concerts, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty's (AGCS) Entertainment insurance team is a well-established market leader.


Allianz has protected thousands of films for the industry’s top studios. With more than 100 years of experience, we cover a broad portfolio of risks including, Hollywood blockbusters, independent films, music tours, theater, festivals, and sporting events. Allianz is in the best position to help our clients with their global entertainment insurance needs, covering all elements required to bring the project to life. We also provide coverage for photographers and videographers rounding out comprehensive coverage options for a majority of production accounts.


The Impact You Will Have  

Reporting to the Head of North America Entertainment, this position will take prime responsibility for underwriting profitable new and renewal business to meet the Entertainment line of business targets regionally including global elements. In addition, own large accounts/clients including negotiation of participation, pricing and terms and conditions, while developing and maintaining strong relationships with brokers and clients.


Some of your specific responsibilities could include:  

  • Underwriting new and renewal accounts to meet top and bottom-line targets (local and/or regional). Negotiating participation, pricing and terms and conditions with brokers.
  • Underwriting in line with LoB governance framework – e.g., Underwriting authorities, global MSU, Underwriting Guidelines, Rules and Principles while ensuring utilization of global pricing tools.
  • Ensuring accurate policy documentation issued to producers.
  • Contribute to development and execution of regional Underwriting strategy.
  • Training, developing, and coaching less experienced staff.
  • Proactively support acquisition of new business, retention of existing business, and proactively drive involvement of functional areas in Underwriting process, including MMC, ARC, Claims, Operations, Risk Managers and other relevant stakeholders.


What You’ll Bring to the Role   

We'd like to find someone with a minimum 5 years’ proven track record in underwriting profitable entertainment business, demonstrable, established relationships with brokers at the peer group level and established within the market. A good understanding of regional/location Entertainment Insurance markets and competitor landscape with preferably a bachelor’s degree in Economics, Finance, Insurance, Risk Management or Business Administration. Completion of a professional insurance qualification.

Using your outstanding relationship building and networking skills, you'll enjoy creating a community of experts and collaborating with our Lines of Business on innovative products and services to drive our Entertainment agenda.This is a fantastic opportunity to play an integral role in building out our capability and shaping the future.  


The annualized base pay range for this role is $101, 560 to $181,828. The annual base salary range represents a nationwide market range. The actual salary for this position may be above and will be determined by several factors, including the scope, complexity and location of the role, the skills, education, training, credentials, and experience of the candidate. The base pay is just one component of the AGCS total compensation package. As part of our comprehensive compensation and highly rated benefits programs, employees are also eligible for annual performance-based cash incentive awards.


What’s in it for you?  


Let’s care about everything that makes you, you  

We are committed to nurturing an inclusive environment where everyone feels they belong. We offer a hybrid working model, which recognizes the value of striking a balance between in-person collaboration and remote working. Please feel free to discuss flexible working arrangements with us.  


Let’s care for your financial wellbeing  

We believe in rewarding performance with a great compensation and benefits package (details vary by location), including a generous bonus scheme and pension.  


Let’s care for your opportunities to progress  

From career development and digital learning programs to international career mobility, we offer lifelong learning for our employees worldwide and an environment where innovation, delivery and empowerment are fostered.  


Let’s care for life’s twists and turns  

From our support for flexible working, health, and wellbeing (including private healthcare and generous parental leave benefits), to helping people return from career breaks with experience that nothing else can teach. Weve got your back.  


Let’s care for our society and our planet  

With opportunities to be engaged in shaping a future that is safe, inclusive, and sustainable, we care for the tomorrows of our people, our industry, and our clients.  


Care to join us?  

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) is a global corporate insurance carrier and part of Allianz Group. We provide risk consultancy, Property-Casualty insurance solutions and alternative risk transfer for a wide spectrum of commercial, corporate and specialty risks across 10 dedicated lines of business. Learn more about us by clicking here.  


Allianz is an equal opportunity employer, and therefore welcomes applications regardless of ethnicity or cultural background, age, gender, nationality, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected characteristic. Diversity of thinking is an important part of our company culture.  


People with disabilities:
We want to give all our candidates the best opportunity to succeed. If you need any adjustments to be made during the application and selection process, please email  


Recruitment Agencies:  
AGCS has an in-house recruitment team, which focuses on sourcing great candidates directly.AGCS does not accept unsolicited resumes from agency or search firm recruiters. Fees will not be paid in the event a candidate submitted by a recruiter without an agreement in place is hired. When we do use agencies, we have a PSL in place, so please do not contact managers directly.  


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