The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) invites qualified candidates to apply for the position of Senior Manager, Public Affairs. This position can be based in either or Chicago or Washington, DC office.
The incumbent will be responsible for leading public affairs initiatives and multi-media campaigns efforts, and contributing to national advocacy efforts. Working directly with other divisions to advance PCI's Strategic Goals with key audiences including PCI members companies, lawmakers, regulators, opinion leaders, third-parties, and the media.
Additional responsibilities include:
Lead comprehensive multi-faceted public affairs strategy using traditional, social, and multi-media (including video) tactics to support advocacy efforts and advance initiatives.
Contribute to PCI natural catastrophe planning and response efforts for hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, etc. and proactively engage with PCI members, lawmakers, regulators, consumers and the media to provide real-time insurance information and advance reputation management.
Identify opportunities to advance PCI's Strategic Goals and position PCI as the dominant voice in the insurance trade press and in the business and consumer media on key property and casualty insurance issues.
Develop messages and multi-media materials in a timely manner and leverage the 24/7 news cycle.
Develop and maintain professional relationships with coalitions, third-party influences, and the media.
Report developments on public affairs initiatives to members on a regular basis through emails, bulletins, and other communications.
Represent PCI and contribute public affairs expertise at industry meetings, legislative planning session, member conference calls and meetings, etc.
Develop and target content for multiple audiences.
Engage in changing trends on consumer information consumption including the use of mobile platforms, social media, infographics, etc. and 24/7 communications interactions.
Serve as PCI spokesperson before media, member companies, and other audiences.
Prepare and present executive-level reports on Public Affairs projects.
Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications or related field.
5 years’ experience as a journalist or in a public affairs department of a corporation, association or agency.
Ability to develop, lead and execute advocacy campaigns including traditional, paid and social media, coalition efforts and grassroots tactics.
Experience in issues management for advocacy and positioning campaigns.
Experience in tight deadlines for content development.
Experience with traditional as well as social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
Ability to translate technical material into consumer/media appropriate language.
Strong knowledge of political, economic and regulatory trends.
Interest and experience with public policy experience.
High consumer of major news.
Ability to perform in a face-paced environment: experience with multi-division review/clearance processes.
Ability to direct outside consultants and internal contributors.
About Property Casualty Insurers Association of America
PCI is the nation's premier insurer trade association, representing over 1000 property and casualty insurers.