The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) is looking for a communications coordinator at our headquarters on the northwest side of Indianapolis. This position is responsible for research and support in the development of trade/national media and social media opportunities for the association; copywriting, proofing, and editing of communications materials.
Essential functions include:
Research media opportunities (publications/reporters) to identify targets for media outreach.
Draft press releases, media advisories, pitch letters, op-eds, web content and other relevant material.
Assist in the development of content for social media distribution, including Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
Edit, proofread, and fact check copy.
Conduct daily research, monitoring, and compilation of news and information on insurance, advocacy, association and other relevant issues for use in public affairs efforts.
Performs other public affairs duties as assigned by the Sr. Director – Communications or the VP-PA in support of the mission, strategic focus, and/or business plan of public affairs.
These are some of the skills this individual will need to do this job well:
Experience with media relations at the local, regional, trade and national levels.
Strong writing, editing, proofreading, and research skills.
Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form.
Ability to prioritize projects while juggling multiple projects simultaneously.
Proven ability to work on tight deadlines with fast turnaround of assignments as needed.
Ability to operate effectively within fast-paced and at times stressful work environment.
Here are the background qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations, or related discipline.
Working knowledge of AP Style.
Knowledge of and experience with communicating via social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
Minimum of 1-3 years of experience in a professional work setting.
Ability to successfully pass a background check.
This position comes with an excellent compensation and benefits package. The salary range is $40,000 to $44,000 based on relevance of experience. Benefits include access to medical, dental, vision, and life insurance at group rates; a 401(k) plan with immediate company match; wellness incentives; fresh air walking breaks twice a day; and more! In operation since 1895, NAMIC is proud to have been recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Indiana. Come and see what it’s like to work for an organization with professional, committed people doing good work for our member companies every day! For confidential consideration, please send a cover letter and resume to Jenn Steidler, at email@example.com
NAMIC is an equal opportunity employer. To learn more, go to www.namic.org
About National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies
In 1752, a generation before he would become a Founding Father of the United States, Benjamin Franklin helped establish the first successful mutual insurance company in America. For more than 250 years, mutual insurance companies have been – and still are – about people coming together to protect themselves in a common need. Because there are no stockholders in a mutual insurance company, the interests of the policyholders are served first.
The median age of a mutual insurance company in the United States is 120 years. Following the Civil War, there was a boom of farm mutual companies, and many states began forming associations to bring together their respective states’ companies on common ground.
The idea for a national organization came in 1895 as members of the Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa’s board of directors sat around a table after a meeting of their state association. It was suggested that Walter A. Rutledge, who had started Farmers Mutual Hail several years earlier, should invite mutual insurance executives from other states to consider forming a national association. That meeting, held the following year in Chicago, is considered the first organizati...onal meeting of what was initially called the National Association of Co-Operative Mutual Insurance Companies.
For more than 120 years NAMIC has been serving in the best interests of mutual insurance companies – large and small – across the United States as well as in Canada. We are the largest property/casualty insurance trade association with more than 1,400 member companies serving more than 170 million auto, home, and business policyholders. NAMIC member companies write $253 billion in annual premiums, and have 54 percent of homeowners, 43 percent of automobile, and 35 percent of the business insurance markets.
Membership in NAMIC is not restricted to mutual insurance companies alone. Stock insurance companies, reinsurance companies and industry vendor companies may also apply to become associate members. More than 200,000 people are employed by NAMIC member companies.
By providing positive contributions to our society through a financially sound, competitive, and ethical insurance industry, NAMIC member companies better serve their policyholders and the communities where they do business. We strengthen and support our members and the mutual property/casualty insurance industry by leadership in advocacy, public policy, public affairs, and member services.
Through our advocacy programs we promote public policy solutions that benefit policyholders and the NAMIC member companies that exist to serve them. Our educational programs enable members to become better leaders in their companies and the industry.
NAMIC was incorporated in Indiana in 1920. It is headquartered in Indianapolis, and has an office in Washington, D.C. We are equally proud of our long and storied history (Benjamin Franklin’s company is still in business, and it continues to be a NAMIC member).