Communications Manager, North America


: $192,290.00 - $192,290.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations

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Our global Communications and Marketing (C&M) function supports AXA XL's business goals by driving a high level of market visibility for our expertise, products, services, innovation and thought leadership, especially among brokers and the industries we serve. We build and protect our market and internal reputation by proactively shaping and executing an integrated communication and marketing strategy in close alignment with company strategy and plans. We deliver our messages across different channels and leverage a variety of digital tools.

As Senior Communications Manager you are responsible for developing, planning and executing our media strategy for North America as well as client & broker communications in support of our Insurance and Reinsurance operations. You will contribute articles to our online thought leadership platform Fast Forward as well as support internal communications across your region. You are a proactive communications adviser to senior internal leaders and make sure that local messages are consistent and aligned with global messaging and overall quality.

In this position you will be a primary point of contact for local ? and, as appropriate, regional - internal and external stakeholders and a provider of high-quality communications advice and materials. Relying on your media experience, you can develop and pitch stories and handle media enquiries with equal ease.

The focus is on business line related communications in the commercial insurance space, rather than corporate communications. This is a hands-on, multi-discipline role that includes managing media interviews, developing messaging, close consultation with business leaders, coaching AXA XL spokespeople and delivering a wide range of multi-format communications.

What will your essential responsibilities include?

* Maintain active relationships with key insurance trade and business media.

* Act as a key contact for internal and external communications issues.

* Develop and pitch stories and handle media enquiries.

* Write and edit materials from press releases and articles to broker and client communications and internal announcements for business leaders, as well as ghost writing speeches and developing talking points.

* Coordinate media training sessions.

* Support social media strategy.

You will report to the Communications Director North America.

We will expect a lot from you. We seek the best talent available, whose diverse experience and background empower our clients to take their business further. Minimum position requirements include a B.A. level university degree, typically in a social science (linguistics, marketing/communications, business, economics). Priority will be given to candidates that have:

* Demonstrable experience in financial services industry.

* Experience in proactively pitching stories to the media.

* Ability to find new topics and angles related to the insurance industry.

* Sharp decision-making ability in handling media enquiries and executive-level media communications.

* Demonstrable strategic, big picture thinking and analytical skills.

* Experience working with multiple communications formats, including experience in effectively using online social channels.

* Strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to influence and persuade.

* Ability to navigate in a complex matrix organization.

* Highly results oriented, with attention to quality and detail.

* Ability to organize, and manage multiple priorities while working under pressure.

* Strong spoken and written English a plus. Any other languages also a benefit.

* Collaborative, team player attitude ready to own your tasks and take accountability for them.

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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