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Communications Specialist

GEICO
United States, Maryland, Chevy Chase
June 21, 2022

GEICO's Communications Department is seeking a talented and curious individual to join the Associate Communications and Public Relations group. We are looking for someone with superior communications and/or journalism experience who thrives in a creative and innovative environment. Our group is responsible for sharing the most relevant news with GEICO's internal and external community, as well as engaging associates and strengthening our company's culture. To do so, we need talented writers and editors to ensure we communicate with intention and clarity.

As a Communications Specialist, you will become a corporate storyteller, working to define the way our company interacts and communicates. You will be at the pulse of what is going on across the company as you engage with key stakeholders and act as their point person when they want to communicate a message. You will lead communication campaigns from start to finish, working to ensure that associates across the company receive a tailored message in a format that benefits them most.

Job Description:

As Communications Specialist, you will be responsible for working with stakeholders across the company to bring key messages to associates, customers and community members. Your primary responsibilities will include researching, writing and disseminating information about major initiatives; therefore, excellent communication skills are crucial. Attention to detail is also critical for this position as deliverables are viewed and utilized throughout all levels of GEICO, including senior management. Time and project management skills will be very important, as successful candidates will work on recurring projects and a myriad of ad hoc requests.

Successful candidates will be comfortable working independently and have the desire and proven ability to work with stakeholders of all abilities to bring their stories to life.

This position will provide an opportunity to work on a range of projects across multiple departments. As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to become a subject matter expert and partner closely with leadership in Tech, Diversity and Inclusion, Community Engagement, Marketing and beyond. As such, strong collaboration skills are a must.

This job will be approximately 50% internal communications, 20% PR/marketing, 20% project management, 10% editing.

Candidate Minimum Requirements:

  • Strong and demonstrated editing, writing and reporting skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • B.A./B.S in English, Journalism, Communications, Public Relations or a related field
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Power Point)
  • Attention to detail and a desire to provide high quality results under tight deadlines
  • Intellectual curiosity and the ability to learn quickly
  • Experience using AP style

Candidate Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated leadership potential
  • Demonstrated storytelling skills
  • Previous experience writing and editing in a corporate or tech environment
  • Ability to take complex information and break into simple, consumable messages
  • M.A. in English, Journalism, Communications, Public Relations or a related field
  • Journalism experience and/or experience as an editor
  • Experience with Google Analytics, Sprinklr, and/or media monitoring software is also a plus

Benefits:

At GEICO, we make sure you have the support and resources to leverage and develop your skills, secure your financial future, and take care of your health and well-being. GEICO continually seeks to provide a workplace where everyone can be their authentic self. To help achieve this goal, we support associate-led Employee Resource Groups that foster a true sense of community. Through GEICO's competitive benefits offerings and various training and development opportunities, we have you covered with our* that includes:

  • Premier Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance with no waiting period**
  • Paid Vacation, Sick and Parental Leave
  • 401(k) Profit Sharing Plan
  • Tuition Assistance including Direct Billing and Reimbursement payment plan options
  • Paid Training, Licensures, and Certificates

*Benefits may be different by location. Benefit eligibility requirements vary and may include length of service.

**Coverage begins with the pay period after hire date. Must enroll in New Hire Benefits within 30 days of the date of hire for coverage to take effect.

GEICO is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to cultivating an environment where equal employment opportunities are available to all associates and job applicants regardless of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, disability or genetic information, in compliance with applicable federal, state and local law. GEICO celebrates diversity and believes it is critical to our success. As such, we are committed to recruit, develop and retain the most talented individuals to join our team.

GEICO also provides a work environment in which each associate is able to be productive and work to the best of their ability. We do not condone or tolerate an atmosphere of intimidation or harassment. We expect and require the cooperation of all associates in maintaining an atmosphere free from discrimination and harassment with mutual respect by and for all associates and applicants.

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