Employment at NAMIC
Writing - Researching – Pitching Stories – Developing Social Media Content
The National Association of Mutual Insurance (NAMIC) has an exciting new position for someone with 2-3 years of professional work experience that includes writing press releases, pitching stories to reporters, and being part of a collaborative work team to get things done. Our public affairs area, where this job is located, is in the customer service business. They work with our internal customers to get important information out quickly and accurately to our members, legislators, and the public. You would help in this mission.
Here's a taste of what this job will be involved with:
Identifying opportunities to get the word out about the mutual insurance industry to a wide variety of audiences (but there's no need to know anything about insurance coming in -we can teach you that part)
Researching and drafting press releases, media advisories, pitch letters, op-eds, web content and more
Tracking local, national, and international coverage of insurance issues and researching key reporters writing about these topics (cybersecurity, drones, disaster response, self-driving vehicles, and much more)- your job is then to develop and pitch stories, concepts, and trends to local, regional, and national media
Conducting daily research and monitoring through traditional and electronic means including Meltwater, the internet, and other online databases and resources for inclusion in the NAMIC Morning News Summary among other publications
Helping to develop content for social media avenues such as Twitter, Facebook, and Linked In
Assisting with development, editing/proofing, and writing of publications including brochures, convention materials, IN magazine (NAMIC’s quarterly publication), member communications, policy papers, and more
What skills are we looking for in candidates?
Fearlessness & Resilience -You can pick up the phone to call a reporter you don’t know and pitch them a story without fear. You can handle it if they hang up on your or aren’t helpful. You accept constructive criticism gracefully and try to learn from it. You are spunky.
Flexible & Adaptable -You can change gears easily. You are prepared to re-work something to satisfy your internal customers and can go with the flow. You can cope with your plan for the day being blown out of the water because you like the unexpected.
Detail Oriented - You are an “eagle eye” and miss very little. Your friends give you things to read to catch the errors. You drive yourself crazy noticing grammatical mistakes in everyday life.
Articulate & Friendly - People enjoy talking with you. You’re interesting, funny. You can think creatively what might pique a reporter’s interest about a topic.
Two to five years of experience in writing and editing, pitching stories, creating content for social media, researching, and general media relations responsibilities is strongly preferred.
A working knowledge of AP style is strongly preferred.
A bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations or a related discipline is required.
What else do we want you to know about this?
NAMIC has again earned a spot on the Best Places to Work in Indiana list (2017) so you can rest assured you will be applying to work in a well-run operation. This position comes with an excellent compensation and benefits package that includes access to group medical, dental, vision, life insurance; a matched 401(k) you can contribute to immediately AND receive match for immediately; generous vacation time and good work-life balance; a paid day to volunteer; walk breaks twice a day; free fresh fruit, snacks and coffee; on-site massage therapy twice a month; lunchtime parties for fun and fellowship; and more! The salary range is $50,000 to $60,000 annually, depending on experience. One of the best things we offer is a smart, fun, high-quality group of coworkers. Our turnover is low. We work for a wonderful group of members.
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Megan Trainor, HR Director, at CMRSpecialist@namic.org. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered. Candidates participating in the interview process will be asked to provide some writing samples such as press releases you have written or other professional business writing. NAMIC is an equal opportunity employer. Visit our website at www.namic.org.
Seeking great customer service & solid IT support skills!
Do you know your stuff when it comes to providing support for co-workers’ computers and mobile devices? Are you a patient and friendly person (and do your coworkers or friends tell you this-not just your parents)? Have you ever done fun and geeky things such as building your own computer? We may have the right job for you!
The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies is a business trade association in continual operation since 1895. We provide a variety of services to our property/casualty insurance company members- who happen to be great people-just like our staff! We have just over 100 people that our IT support specialist and manager support, the vast majority of whom are fairly tech savvy.
In this job, you would be the first person our employees call for user support-“My computer is doing this weird thing…” You would troubleshoot software, hardware, and networking problems and provide solutions. Creating system documentation like configuration and support information, keeping track of who has what equipment and contract information would be part of the deal, as well as other related activities.
Your internal customers would primarily be in our northwest Indianapolis HQ location, although we also have staff working from their homes and in a Washington, DC office. You need a sense of urgency and the ability to listen carefully to your customers’ explanations of problems over the phone (or by email), ask questions courteously, and be able to guide them to solutions. You would also assist with new user training and orientation, as well as some group training on technology topics.
We utilize up-to-date IT equipment-PCs, laptops, tablets, and iPhones (only a few Macs). You should be interested in staying up-to-date on the latest technology. As for software skills, you’d need experience with: Windows 7/10, Microsoft Office 2013 or later, Apple iOS, Mac OS (preferred but not required), Google Android (preferred but not required).
A basic understanding of computer networking (TCP/IP, Wi-Fi, DNS)
The ability to communicate clearly and understandably both verbally and in writing, and to explain things in layman’s terms as much as possible
The ability to educate others on technological topics one-on-one or in a group setting
A good sense of humor-you don’t have to be a stand-up comic, but a good personality is necessary. You’re in customer service for technology, so people need to enjoy working with you!
One year of hands-on experience with computer hardware installation and troubleshooting
One year of experience providing customer service, preferably related to technology
A+ certification preferred
Understanding of basic telephony concepts including digital telephone systems and VOIP comes in handy. The position also manages our PBX and phone system
A high school diploma is required and college coursework is a plus
Clear criminal background
Ability to lift computers (up to 50 lbs.), crawl under a desk to plug something in, reach above your head and below your knees-general overall agility is needed
Available for occasional planned overnight travel (2 or 3 times a year) for things like visiting our DC office and/or attending our national convention
What makes this a great job? Let us count the ways:
A great compensation and benefits package that includes access to group health, dental, and vision insurance; a matched 401(k) plan; generous paid vacation time; a paid volunteer day to do charitable work; free fresh fruit and coffee; educational assistance; walk breaks in the morning and afternoon to re-energize yourself; $150 reimbursement for things to help you get/stay healthy like tennis shoes, exercise classes, massage therapy, and more; $50 monthly gym reimbursement for exercising there 12 times per month; and more!
The latest equipment like a smartphone, Surface, and dual computer screens at work for YOU!
A positive work culture with co-workers who are committed to their jobs-and good, clean fun!
$20.75 to $23.33 per hour depending on your experience- 37.5 hour work week
NAMIC is proud to have been selected again as one of the Best Places to Work in Indiana for 2017. If you’d like a stable position with opportunities for growth and advancement, please submit your resume (not just a Linked In profile) to HR Coordinator Jenn Mitchell at ITSupport@namic.org. (Extra points for cover letters!)
NAMIC is an equal opportunity employer. For more information on us, go to www.namic.org
How do I apply for a position with NAMIC?
Available positions will be posted above as "Current Job Postings." Qualified individuals should send their resume and salary expectations to:
NAMIC is an equal opportunity employer.
NAMIC again has been named as one of the 100 Best Places to Work in the Hoosier State for 2017 by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. Chuck Chamness, president and CEO, cites NAMIC’s corporate culture that is professional yet friendly as the reason for the association’s consistent showing on the Best Places to Work list. "NAMIC member companies recognize and appreciate the meaningful work done by our dedicated staff. Knowing that their efforts are appreciated, while working in a collaborative team environment alongside great co-workers, is what sets our work environment apart for staff. The added perks that support a positive work atmosphere just reinforce the overall culture of the organization." This is NAMIC’s fourth selection to the Best Places to Work in Indiana list. The association earned inclusion for the first time in 2011 when it ranked 26th, later moving up to 6th place in the 2013 Best Places List, and earning the number two slot among medium companies between 75 and 249 employees in the 2015 listing.
Posted: Monday, July 29, 2002 12:00:00 AM. Modified: Thursday, April 13, 2017 10:19:43 PM.
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