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Where good people build rewarding careers.
Think that working in the insurance field cant be exciting, rewarding and challenging? Think again. Youll help us reinvent protection and retirement to improve customers lives. Well help you make an impact with our training and mentoring offerings. Here, youll have the opportunity to expand and apply your skills in ways you never thought possible. And youll have fun doing it. Join a company of individuals with hopes, plans and passions, all using and developing our talents for good, at work and in life.
Job Description
Be passionate. Be a leader. Most importantly – do meaningful work.
We’re looking for a communications professional who can take projects and run with them, has a knack for distilling complex information into understandable and engaging messaging, can strike the right balance between strategic and creative thinking, and is comfortable working with leaders at all levels. Are you up to the challenge?
The Team:
In Corporate Relations, we:
Tell Allstate’s iconic story and
bring the
voice of Allstate
to life through internal and external strategic communication.
Know the business
and work closely with business leaders
as thought partners, continuing to strengthen Allstate’s reputation, strategy and culture.
Provide world-class communications counsel
to advance issues and initiatives important to our stakeholders.
We connect our stakeholders to Allstate and to each other, build and protect our brand and help people live a good life every day. We do this by providing our expertise in executive positioning, internal communications, media relations, reputation management, issues and crisis management, thought leadership and advocacy, strategic business counsel, employee engagement and culture, corporate social responsibility and financial communications.
We are a group of talented, creative, passionate and strategic individuals who work together to achieve our common goals. We are research-based, outcomes-driven and business-focused, and dedicated to professional development at all levels.

Key Responsibilities
The Part You Play:
As an integral player on the public relations program team, your communication and project management skills will be developed as you help plan and execute national, broad-reaching media programs – such as the Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report® – that elevate Allstate’s brand. With responsibilities ranging from strategic planning and execution to promotional media relations, writing to good old-fashioned pitching, we’re looking for someone who can move quickly and efficiently while maintaining a keen eye for detail. Your role integrates with areas across many parts of Allstate’s business and social innovation efforts to deliver cutting-edge campaigns that move Allstate’s reputation among customers and consumers as a caring, customer-centric and innovative company.
Responsibilities:
Media relations and strategic campaign execution.
Integrate closely with consumer marketing, social media, social innovation, business communications and enterprisewide communications teams to create compelling campaign content.
Create press materials, creative content and messaging for external and internal audiences.
Partner with other team members to effectively socialize and gain internal buy-in for campaigns.
Use creative problem solving to determine the most effective and efficient opportunities to make measurable impact on key stakeholders.
Develop work plans to organize project into tasks, sequence activities to achieve maximum efficiency and manage time required to complete tasks. Identify issues and act to adjust plans while remaining committed to project deadlines and timelines.

Job Qualifications
Three years of previous work experience, preferably in a public relations environment, that includes writing, research, media relations and decision-making skills.
Writing:
Knowledge and application of the Associated Press Style Guide to prepare error-free communications for a variety of communication vehicles and stakeholders.
Creative Thinking:
Generates innovative solutions to achieve business outcomes.
Team Skills:
Thrives in a collaborative environment and puts work of the team ahead of individual issues; begins to exhibit and develop leadership skills; and maintains diplomacy in pressure or conflict situations.
Presentation Skills:
Delivers presentations effectively and with confidence.
Internal Communication Skills:
Experience in developing and implementing internal communication strategies that create an understanding of enterprise priorities, provide context on issues and initiatives, build employee/agency engagement and help internal business partners understand their role in national public relations campaigns and how it contributes to the success of Allstate.
Media Relations
: Ability to work with news media outlets and social platforms to place stories that build and enhance Allstate’s reputation and support the enterprise brand. Understands when to involve others to mitigate issues that could negatively impact Allstate’s reputation.
Educational Background:
Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, Journalism or related field preferred.
In Corporate Relations, our backgrounds range from journalism to business, from strategic philanthropy to academia, and from research to education. We are a team of both lifelong communicators, and those who developed their communication skills on the job.

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.
Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands.
As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary but thats just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, youll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.
Learn more about life at Allstate. Connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn or watch a video.
Allstate generally does not sponsor individuals for employment-based visas for this
position.
Effective July 1, 2014, under Indiana House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1242, it is against public policy of the State of Indiana and a discriminatory practice for an employer to discriminate against a prospective employee on the basis of status as a veteran by refusing to employ an applicant on the basis that they are a veteran of the armed forces of the United States, a member of the Indiana National Guard or a member of a reserve component.

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