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Media & Public Relations Manager


Media & Public Relations Manager

We are looking for a Media & Public Relations Manager to join Zurich North America’s External Communications team. The ideal candidate will be a strong writer and have experience developing and implementing strategic communications plans and projects for external audiences across owned, earned and paid media channels that support business priorities. The ideal candidate will think strategically, plan creatively and deliver consistently communications plans and content.


The Media & Public Relations Manager will:

  • Develop and implement integrated, strategic communication plans and programs in support of business strategy.
  • Ensure all communication activities and messages support business objectives.
  • Write articles for, op/eds, product/service fact sheets, new releases, newsletters, media pitches, social media posts and speeches
  • Understand how to incorporate SEO recommendations into writing
  • Build and manage relationships with media
  • Staff and secure media interviews
  • Support and brief Zurich leaders and SMEs for external events and media interviews
  • Develop trust-based relationships with members of Zurich’s leadership team and other business partners
  • Ensure measurement and reporting of activities


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Communications or Marketing or Journalism or Public Relations and 7 or more years of experience in the Communications or Marketing or Media Relations or Public Relations area


  • Associate Degree in Communications or Marketing or Journalism or Public Relations and 7 or more years of experience in the Communications or Marketing or Media Relations or Public Relations area


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 9 or more years of experience in the Communications or Marketing or Media Relations or Public Relations area


  • 5 or more years experience developing organizational publications and promotional materials


Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced writing and editing skills
  • Experience developing strategic communications plans
  • Track record of placing op/eds and byline articles in media outlets
  • Has built relationships with business and insurance trade media


Additional job functions

Business travel, as required

As a condition of employment at Zurich, employees must adhere to our COVID-related health and safety protocols (, including, without limitation, a requirement that employees attest as to their vaccination status with a YES/NO, and upload proof of vaccination status, or a negative COVID test result when applicable, to a third-party vendor. These protocols are continuously re-evaluated and the requirements may change at any time.
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Now is the time to move forward and make a difference. At Zurich, we want you to share your unique perspectives, experiences and ideas so we can grow and drive sustainable change together. As part of a leading global organization, Zurich North America has over 150 years of experience managing risk and supporting resilience. Today, Zurich North America is a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and a wide range of risk management products and services for businesses and individuals. We serve more than 25 industries, from agriculture to technology, and we insure 90% of the Fortune 500®. Our growth strategy is not limited to our business. As an employer, we strive to provide ongoing career development opportunities, and we foster an environment where voices are diverse, behaviors are inclusive, actions drive equity, and our people feel a sense of belonging. Be a part of the next evolution of the insurance industry. Join us in building a brighter future for our colleagues, our customers and the communities we serve. Zurich maintains a comprehensive employee benefits package for employees as well as eligible dependents and competitive compensation. Please click here to learn more.
As a global company, Zurich recognizes the diversity of our workforce as an asset. We recruit talented people from a variety of backgrounds with unique perspectives that are truly welcome here. Taken together, diversity and inclusion bring us closer to our common goal: exceeding our customers’ expectations. Zurich does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. EOE disability/vet 
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Location(s): AM - Schaumburg
Remote Working: No
Schedule: Full Time
Linkedin Recruiter Tag: #LI-LB1 

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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