Pacific Life – Strategic Communications Specialist – Newport Beach, CA

September 18, 2022

Job Description

Job title: Strategic Communications Specialist

Company: Pacific Life

Job description: Job Description:

Pacific Life is investing in bright, agile and diverse talent to contribute to our mission of innovating our business and creating a superior customer experience. We’re actively seeking a talented Strategic Communications Specialist to join our Internal Communications team in Newport Beach, CA. This role can be on-site, hybrid, or 100% remote (depending on location).

As a Strategic Communications Specialist, you’ll play a key role in Pacific Life’s growth and long-term success by supporting the transformational efforts underway in our business units. You’ll have direct impact on helping our largest business unit transform for the future. This role is ideal for someone highly driven to provide exceptional support to clients, colleagues and business partners.

How you will make an impact:

  • Drive execution of communication activities including writing executive memos, talking points, town hall presentations, intranet articles and content, building and designing intranet pages and SharePoint sites, writing, coordinating and editing communications in coordination with Transformation and Project Management Offices.
  • Write strategic communication to audiences at different levels of the organization, and tailor the messaging accordingly.
  • Engage with your customer to analyze their environment and develop and implement strategic communications plans that enable the organization to communicate their key messages to their stakeholder audiences across available channels
  • Work in a hands-on way with internal stakeholders (including HR, Change Management and project leads) to develop ideas and messaging that highlight ongoing or upcoming projects and initiatives.
  • Partnering with Internal Communications team to help enhance the creative storytelling aspects of the assigned work.
  • Manage the internal flow of key information between executive, transformation, comms and change management teams.

The experience you will bring:

  • You have experience (7+ years) driving internal communications strategy within a high-achieving and fast-paced organization, ideally with experience supporting large transformational initiatives that involves people and culture
  • You have successfully developed and executed communications plans that contribute to delivery of business outcomes, as well as a solid grasp of change management communications practices
  • You excel as an executor, bringing your superior skills including communications planning, writing, storytelling, research and audience insight to help build comprehensive communication strategies that work
  • You are a persuasive, influential and savvy communicator who organize and prioritize well, have a high sense of urgency, and meet deadlines
  • You are comfortable navigating a highly matrixed corporate environment and collaborating across many stakeholders and groups to accomplish a goal
  • You anticipate needs and are flexible in adapting to shifting priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • You collaborate well with others and consistently demonstrates professionalism, maturity, integrity, and inclusiveness

What will make you stand out:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, PR or related field preferred
  • 8+ years of experience in a communications role
  • Organizes and prioritizes well, has a high sense of urgency, and meets deadlines
  • Pays meticulous attention to detail
  • Maintains a highly committed work ethic and drive to succeed in a service organization
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, particularly PowerPoint.
  • Advanced proficiency in SharePoint, WordPress.
  • Advanced proficiency in graphic design software, including Photoshop.
  • Experience using email marketing or marketing automation platforms.

You belong at Pacific Life

At Pacific Life we are committed to a culture of belonging, a space where all employees are empowered to be authentic. One way we cultivate an inclusive culture is through our employee connection groups. The purpose of these employee-led groups is to offer a place to build community, connection, camaraderie, and a sense of belonging. Each group can be active in education, advocacy, recruitment, and community building throughout our organization. Learn more about our employee connection groups at

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Your Benefits Start Day 1

Your wellbeing is important to Pacific Life, and we’re committed to providing you with flexible benefits that you can tailor to meet your needs. Whether you are focusing on your physical, financial, emotional or social wellbeing, we’ve got you covered.

Competitive salary and benefits

Focus on maintaining a strong work-life balance, including six Rejuvenation days off in 2022

Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) and holiday pay

Medical, dental, and vision as part our commitment to investing in the health and wellbeing of our employees

Two retirement savings plans: 401k savings plan with company match and a 100% paid Company Retirement Contribution

Wellbeing Reimbursement for personal wellbeing expenses (physical, financial, social/emotional)

EEO Statement:

Pacific Life Insurance Company is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/D/V. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact a Human Resources Representative at Pacific Life Insurance Company.

Expected salary:

Location: Newport Beach, CA

Job date: Sun, 18 Sep 2022 04:30:52 GMT


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