Media Relations Officer 80-100%, temporary from March-August 2020 Media Relations Officer 80-100%, temporary from  …

Zurich Insurance Company Ltd
in Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Temporary, Full time
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Zurich Insurance Company Ltd
in Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Temporary, Full time
Be the first to apply
Zurich Insurance Company Ltd
Media Relations Officer 80-100%, temporary from March-August 2020

Zurich is seeking a dynamic self-starter to join the Group Communications function from March-August 2020.

As a Media Relations Officer you will be right at the forefront of communicating the Zurich story with media from across the globe with an emphasis on the Swiss media and innovation topics. No day is ever the same and you will be expected to be on top of the global news agenda, a digital expert and a passionate communicator. Your role is also crucial to the day-to-day running of the Media Relations function, and you will manage our systems and processes ensuring that they are leading edge, well documented and efficient.

This is an exciting time in the insurance industry and you will be at the heart of telling the story of our innovation.

Your Role

As a Media Relations Officer your main responsibilities will involve:

  • Developing and executing media relations strategies and plans, notably to raise awareness and recognition of the Zurich Innovation Championship
  • Managing media enquiries
  • Pitching stories to print, broadcast and online media
  • Writing news releases, Q&As, reactive statements, briefings, articles and social media posts in English and German
  • Managing the day-to-day running of key Media Relations tools and processes, including media cuttings, posting and dissemination of news and formatting of news releases
  • Working with agencies to assist with the development of assets to promote our messaging
  • Cultivating relationships with internal and external influencers

Your Skills and Experience

As a Media Relations Officer your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

  • University level education, or equivalent professional experience
  • At least 3-5 years of delivering best practice in media relations
  • Excellent command of the German and English languages, including an outstanding attention to detail in writing, editing and copy editing
  • Profound knowledge of media relations, including experience as a media relations spokesperson
  • Besides the traditional media landscape, you will be skilled in the social media space and have experience in using digital channels to get into a dialog with key influencers
  • Commitment to and enthusiasm for executing as well on administrative duties as on higher profile responsibilities
  • Working experience in a global environment and with different cultures, in corporate structures
  • Knowledge of the insurance and/or financial services industry is a strong plus
  • Strong social skills related to the readiness to go the extra mile
  • Strategic, organized and structured approach to work with a high personal flexibility will help you juggle a variety of different tasks in a dynamic work environment with changing priorities
  • Strong ability to cope with pressure while still delivering high quality output
  • Ability to quickly understand issues and new topics

Company Overview

Who we are

Zurich is a strong brand - more than 1.4 million Swiss customers place their trust in our products and services. Our 53,000 employees worldwide form the basis of our success, helping our customers in 170 countries to understand and protect themselves from risk. In order to deliver our services, we offer our employees flexible working models and interesting opportunities for further training & development. As a Zurich employee, you benefit from a multitude of advantages as well as a strong culture, characterized by acceptance, diversity and team spirit.

At Zurich we are an equal opportunity employer. We attract and retain the best qualified individuals available, without regard to race/ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.

Information for recruitment agencies

Zurich accepts no unsolicited applications from recruitment agencies for this position. We therefore request that recruitment agencies do not submit any candidate documents either via our employees or through our online career portal.

We refuse any responsibility for unsolicited applications as well as any associated fees. Thank you for your understanding.