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Travelers Sr Director, Internal Communications in Boston, Massachusetts

Company Summary

Taking care of our customers, our communities and each other. That’s the Travelers Promise. By honoring this commitment, we have maintained our reputation as one of the best property casualty insurers in the industry for over 160 years. Join us to discover a culture that is rooted in innovation and thrives on collaboration. Imagine loving what you do and where you do it.

Job Category

Communications

Target Openings

1

Job Description Summary

Do you have a passion for helping to empower leaders, employees and organizations to achieve their goals through creative communication strategies, techniques and storytelling?

In this role, you’ll shape and deliver integrated internal and external communication strategies and initiatives that help to achieve business outcomes. The role also focuses on amplifying our mission, purpose, strategy and culture to make Travelers a destination for technology and operations talent.

Reporting to the Head of Technology & Operations Communications, the role may require formally or informally leading resources, as well as external partners. Additionally, it requires strong collaboration with members of Travelers communication community.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Create and execute complex internal and external integrated strategic communication plans that directly advance Technology & Operations strategic outcomes and priorities, while reinforcing Travelers culture and character. Apply change management practices to enable transformation.

  • Develop and edit compelling content and leverage storytelling. Create executive messages that inspires and engages audiences, promotes a greater sense of community and builds a high-performing organization.

  • Strengthen leadership communication capabilities through strategic counsel, engagement strategies, tools and resources.

  • Leverage diverse communication channels, including social media, interactive events and digital experiences to achieve maximum impact.

  • Develop creative concepts and partner with multi-media resources to execute effectively.

  • Help to strengthen the employer brand through external awards, industry conferences, social media, media relations and executive visibility strategies. Support communications with external strategic partners to create pipeline of talent.

  • Cultivate strong partnerships with leaders and colleagues across the company, including collaborating with Corporate Communications for media relations, social media and brand.

  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of technology and operations business strategies and build them into communications approaches and content.

  • Provide input into the development of internal communications best practices and ensure practices are implemented across the team.

  • Ensure that enterprise approval processes, templates and brand guidelines are followed in the development of communications. May recommends guidelines to leaders.

  • Measure communication effectiveness through qualitative and quantitative methods. Leverage insights to continuously improve and adjust approaches.

  • Share business and communications subject matter expertise with other team members; mentors/trains others on the development of communications and communications strategies. Stay current with emerging trends.

  • Lead others formally/informally to develop their expertise as business partners, trusted advisors and strategic communicators.

  • Ensure that communications efforts are legally compliant and cost-effective.

  • Identify risks, issues, and challenges and recommend solutions.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in in English, journalism, communications or minimum of 7 years of related communications experience.

  • Minimum of 2 years of management experience.

Education, Work Experience, & Knowledge

  • Typically has 8+ years of experience in corporate communications or a related field.

  • Thorough knowledge of all contemporary communications techniques.

  • Thorough understanding of business strategies.

Job Specific Technical Skills & Competencies

Advanced skills in:

  • Writing and editingfor internal and external audiences

  • Interactingwith and influencingexecutive andsenior leaders

  • Interpersonal,including ability toeffectively communicate verbally

  • Presentation skills

  • Developing concepts and leading execution of design elements

  • Project management with ability to lead/manage multiple projects simultaneously within tight timeframes, prioritize and flex when there are shifts in direction

  • Coach others to deliver projects

  • Problem-solving, analyzing and critical-thinking

  • Working independently and as a member of a team (on team assignments)

  • Establishing and maintaining productive working relationships across functional areas.

  • Technology topics

  • Thinking and operating strategically

  • Identifying emerging issues in the organization, and external issues that could affect the company's reputation

Advanced Leadership competencies to:

  • Coach and develop employees

  • Leveragedifferences

  • Manage in participative manner

  • Manage change effectivelyInspire others and promote a vision

  • Understand and navigate organization

  • Align resources to accomplish key objectives

Employment Practices

Travelers is an equal opportunity employer. We value the unique abilities and talents each individual brings to our organization and recognize that we benefit in numerous ways from our differences.

If you have questions regarding the physical requirements of this role, please send us an email (TAPHYREQ@travelers.com) so we may assist you.

Travelers reserves the right to fill this position at a level above or below the level included in this posting.

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