Media and External Communications Manager

Media and External Communications Manager

Mlc Life Insurance | north sydney, NSW, AU

Posted 14 days ago

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Our Purpose

MLC Life Insurance is one of Australia’s leading life insurance specialists and a member of the Nippon Life Insurance Group, one of the world’s leading insurers. We are guided by our simple purpose: ‘A Promise for Life’. We provide almost 1.2 million Australians with reassurance that they and their loved ones will be supported when they need it most. It’s a promise that provides peace of mind and helps them sleep at night.

Our purpose is supported by Our Values of Do What’s Right, Deliver Together, Make it Simple, Own it and Aim High. It’s how we work together and behave every day in every interaction with our customers, partners and each other that defines who we are. 

Our Strategy

Our strategy puts our customers at the centre of our ambition to be Australia’s leading and most trusted life insurer. It is through the commitment, energy and talent of everyone at MLC Life Insurance, working together, that we make a positive contribution to the lives of our customers. To support all of us to be at their best every day, we offer a flexible, hybrid work environment centred on development, wellbeing, recognition and contribution. 

With more than people nationally, we believe our success is built on the unique contribution of our people. Diversity and Inclusion is core to what we believe in and who we are. We aspire for everyone at MLC Life Insurance to feel valued and respected for who they are.

The Role

As part of the Corporate Affairs and Sustainability function, the Media and External Communications Manager is responsible for developing and maintaining our media and external communications strategy and its related messaging and materials to protect and enhance the reputation of MLC Life Insurance. This includes the delivery, reporting and review of relevant objectives, goals, strategic initiatives, measures & targets.

As the central media contact for all business units, you will play a multi-faceted role in narrative development, proactive and reactive national and trade media engagement and provide ongoing support to our Executive and Leadership team. You will succeed in doing so by supporting them in crafting proactive communication plans, messaging and content, and supporting engagement and advocacy with the life insurance industry, professional or industry associations and government agencies. This includes managing and/or responding to a wide variety of situations such as media inquiries, government and stakeholder engagement, product launches and crisis events.

About You

A seasoned Media and Communications Manager, you possess a minimum of 7+years of experience in a similar capacity, ideally within the financial services sector.

You have a proven track record of success in managing communications campaigns, both proactively and reactively under time pressure and immense scrutiny.

Most importantly, you bring to the role existing connections with relevant media, publishing and/or government agencies, which will allow you to navigate and leverage on these relationships to enhance MLC Life Insurance’s external reputation, positioning and outlook in the media.