Corporate Storytelling Writer and Copy Editor


About Allstate:


The Allstate Corporation is the largest publicly held personal lines property and casualty insurer in America, serving more than 16 million households nationwide. Founded in 1931, Allstate has been dedicated to protecting our customers from life's uncertainties and preparing them for the future for more than 85 years.

Position Details

Corporate Storytelling Writer and Copy Editor
Northern Illinois
Northbrook, IL

Be passionate. Be a leader. Most importantly – do meaningful work.

We’re looking for a communication professional who can take projects and run with them, has a knack for distilling complex info into understandable and engaging messaging, can strike the right balance between strategic and creative thinking and is comfortable working with leaders at all levels. Are you up to the challenge?

The Team:

In Corporate Relations, we:

  • Tell Allstate’s iconic story and bring thevoice of Allstate to life through internal and external strategic communication. 
  • Know the business and work closely with business leaders as thought partners, continuing to strengthen Allstate’s reputation, strategy and culture. 
  • Provide world-class communications counsel to advance issues and initiatives important to our stakeholders.

We connect our stakeholders to Allstate and to each other, build and protect our brand and help people live a good life every day. We do this by providing our expertise in executive positioning, internal communications, media relations, reputation management, issues and crisis management, thought leadership and advocacy, strategic business counsel, employee engagement and culture, corporate social responsibility and financial communications.

We are a group of talented, creative, passionate and strategic individuals who work together to achieve our common goals. We are research-based, outcomes-driven and business-focused, and dedicated to professional development at all levels.

The Corporate Storytelling Writer and Copy Editor supports communication to our employee audience, primarily through writing and copyediting for Allstate NOW, Allstate’s online employee news publication. Allstate NOW takes a journalistic approach to sharing Allstate’s story, with an emphasis on giving individual Allstaters a voice in helping their peers understand the important roles they play in the company’s success. This person will work to advance Allstate’s reputation and help employees understand and feel invested in company strategies, values and goals.

Key Responsibilities:

The Writer and Copy Editor’s primarily responsibilities include:

  • collaborate with internal communicators to write and edit informational briefs and announcements and other event-based news items 
  • mine external media for relevant industry news coverage to reprint 
  • research/report on localized/Allstate-specific insights that supplement these external media reprints 
  • publish content using our internal content management system

Additional responsibilities will include:

  • feature writing assignments, such as covering breaking news and corporate events/initiatives 
  • contribute to internal social media strategy 
  • help colleagues coordinate integration efforts across storytelling and stakeholder platforms 
  • applying editorial expertise to help build internal communication strategies across Corporate Relations as capacity permits 
  • pursuit of development opportunities based on internal communication needs and the candidate’s own strengths and interests 
  • photo editing and light HTML coding

Experience and Education:

  • 2-4 years in a writer/copy editor or editor/designer role 
  • Professional journalism experience preferred 
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field

Copy editing/writing expertise:

  • Exhaustive knowledge and application of Associated Press style 
  • Copy editing, headline writing and news reporting and writing experience
  • News judgment and analysis 
  • Keen eye for detail

Design and delivery skills:

  • Web content management system publishing experience preferred (will train on internal system) 
  • Basic photography skills, along with photo selection, editing and journalistic caption writing
  • Active participation in social media platforms
  • Competency with Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Dreamweaver, Photoshop and Illustrator preferred 
  • Basic HTML knowledge
  • Graphic design skills, including end-to-end infographics creation and digital illustration, are a plus 

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands®.

As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary – but that’s just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you’ll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life — including a generous paid time off policy.

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