Company Name: Travelers Import
Job Details
Duration: Permanent
Min Education: Not Specified
Salary: Commensurate
Job Type: Full Time
Min Experience: Not Specified
Required Travel:
Location:
  • USA - Hartford Connecticut, 06101
Job Description
Solid reputation, passionate people and endless opportunities.

That's Travelers. Our superior financial strength and consistent record of strong operating returns mean security for our customers - and opportunities for our employees. You will find Travelers to be full of energy and a workplace in which you truly can make a difference.

SUMMARY:

The Communications Director role is within the Enterprise Communications department of Travelers, which supports all lines of business and corporate functions across the Dow 30 company. This position reports to the 2nd Vice President, Communications and serves as the principal communications counselor and spokesperson for our International business.

PRIMARY DUTIES:
Initiate, plan, develop, and manage the execution of top quality communications strategies and programs to support business objectives while maintaining and improving the company's reputation among key constituencies, including digital, print, broadcast, trade and financial media, regulators and lawmakers, communities, policyholders, employees, agents and brokers.

Draft communications materials to include key messages, press releases, media pitches, speeches, social media content and other communications documents.

Contribute in the development and execution of internal/employee communication strategies, plans and programs to support international business objectives. Primary stakeholder is international employees and may also include agents and brokers.

Draft internal communications materials including plans, presentations, scripts, briefings, announcements and other communications documents.

Cultivate strong partnerships/relationships with business and corporate leaders, as well as help foster a team environment by collaborating with Communications colleagues within the International business, and across the company. Serve as the ¿go to¿ communications counselor for International business unit leadership.

Identify risks, issues, and potential problems and recommend solutions related to assigned business areas of responsibility.

Support the company's priorities through representation on appropriate industry trade groups.

Coordinate closely with relevant departments on company partnerships; serve as PR liaison with all professional and vendor partners where necessary to ensure effective execution of plans, coordinating media plans or events.

Serve as the primary spokesperson ¿ or designate and prepare spokespeople as appropriate ¿ to speak on behalf of the International business unit.

Oversee monitoring and response of media coverage related to the business unit, products, services, executives or other factors potentially impacting the company¿s reputation.

Provide exceptionally strong written and verbal communication skills, expertise in media relations, a strong executive presence, and broad project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects at once. The job requires superior judgment and adherence to the company's ethical standards.

Develop, manage and implement creative communication solutions using communications technology to advance company objectives. Recommend and implement changes as appropriate.

Identify project goals and measurements of success.


Experience/Education:

Bachelor¿s degree in communications, journalism, public relations or related field.

Broad understanding of a wide range of communications disciplines.

A minimum of 10 years previous experience in corporate public relations. A strong business background with experience within the financial services industry is highly preferred.

Proven ability to work effectively with multiple constituents, including peers, executive management, and senior management, giving simplicity to complex subject matter.

Proven ability to manage media interviews for senior executive officers, including national television, radio, global print, broadcast and online media and trade publications.

Strong written/verbal communications skills.

Self-motivated with strong organizational skills, analytical talent and attention to detail.

Ability to manage pressure, meet deadlines and monitor and evaluate results.

Strong project management skills and ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.

Prior experience working with agencies and large partnerships.

Proficiency with MS Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and media analysis tools.

Travelers is an equal opportunity employer. We actively promote a drug-free workplace.