Director of Corporate Communications

The Navigators Group

(Stamford, Connecticut)
Full Time
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About The Navigators Group
The Navigators Group, Inc. is an international specialty insurance holding company with insurance company operations, underwriting management companies and operations at Lloyd’s. With its corporate headquarters in Connecticut and insurance operations based in New York and London, Navigators has offices in major insurance centers in the United States, the United Kingdom and Continental Europe, as well as representatives in China and Brazil.
Develop and implement global marketing communications plans that drive the demand for company products. The Director is responsible for the creation and development of print and online advertising, email and collateral marketing content, web site management and content development, press releases and press management/interface, bylined articles, white papers, corporate videos and written collateral, press and informational content preparation review and development, advertising budget development and cost tracking. Organize, write and coordinate the annual report, NavNews, Program collateral and tutorials (such as Passport). Design and coordinate Prepare and/or aid in the preparation of presentations and/or speeches of executives. Create, implement and oversee communications programs, be it internal or external, and effectively describe and promote the organization and its products and services.
* Direct the development and execution of global communications initiatives including product launches, collateral, tradeshows, campaigns, social site presence, company website, public relations, internal communication, regulatory communications, annual report, newsletters, periodicals, presentations, speeches / presentations and corporate events. * Work with leadership to establish, own and drive a strategic internal and external communications strategy that positively affects employees' and customers' understanding, engagement and commitment with the result of an even stronger connection to the company and leads to a return on investment. * Ensure new communication campaigns and programs are aimed at reaching tone, time deadlines, accuracy and efficiency. * Build and manage the corporate communications budget. * Actively lead the Corporate Communications including graphics designers, communications specialists, media specialists, outside contributors and copy writers to produce high quality publications and materials on time and within budget. * Determine projects which should be completed internally and externally. * Maintain and identify new vendor relationships balancing quality and cost effectiveness. * Drive continual process improvements and implement best practices to manage projects efficiently. * Collaborate closely with colleagues in Management, Underwriting, Human Resources, Finance, IT, Operations, Legal and Compliance. * Be the driving force in the development of the work ethic, culture and values of the Corporate Communications. Through personal example, establish the style and approach which meets overall company values and expectations. * Develop and maintain effective relationships with key reporters/editors. * Manage complex contract negotiation and work with legal counsel as required. * Prepare monthly report and chart corporate website analytics and branding, design and writing trends. * Prepare and obtain approval for all advertising, design and media invoices.
Ideal Candidate
**Requirements:** * Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, marketing or business related field. Masters in writing, journalism, marketing or MBA preferred. * Minimum of 8 years of experience in writing, marketing and communications. * Demonstrates creative and critical thinking skills. * Strong business analytics, relationship management, strategy development, project management, problem solving and change management. * Excellent writing skills. * Strong writing, editing, proofreading, layout and design, professional printing/publishing skills are essential, including ability to present concepts verbally. * Must possess excellent organizational and planning skills. * Superior project management and time management skills. * A wide degree of creativity and collaboration. * Strong knowledge and understanding of current trends in digital media/social media. * Ability to work and lead on own initiative. * Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills including the ability to clearly present recommendations and ideas to summarize complex issues. * Business related computer skills including knowledge with PowerPoint, Excel and Word. * Experience working for a publicly traded company. **Preferred Requirements:** * Global experience * Insurance knowledge and/or experience * Public company and annual report experience * Excellent media relations and background * Understanding of website design and functionality


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