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Internal Comms Manager

Remote (United States)

The Position.
Root is seeking an Internal Comms Manager to own and drive initiatives and programs that measurably improve the overall effectiveness of internal communications through the implementation of strong messaging company-wide. The Internal Comms Manager will have a passion for storytelling and a deep understanding of Root’s goals and culture to improve employee engagement and ensure alignment and transparency of information across the company. This role will report to the Sr. Director of Organization Effectiveness. This is a new role for Root. The role is open to remote work, and candidates located in Central or Eastern time are preferred

What you'll be doing.

  • Extract and translate Root’s business goals into well-crafted, strategic messages to ensure that all employees are aligned and informed.
  • Develop and execute communications strategies and lead communication planning.
  • Write and edit content for company-wide communication channels, including Slack, Root Intranet, emails, and internal systems.
  • Understand Root’s tech expertise, consumer focus, transformative approach in an archaic industry, and our commitment to fairness.
  • Support messaging and content development by researching, conducting interviews, and analyzing data or information.
  • Develop employee engagement through a creative approach to programming and utilizing internal communication channels.
  • Continually measure Root’s media presence, especially against relevant comparable companies, industries, markets, and trends.
  • Align with Marketing and Creative leaders, particularly around our Progress efforts, to ensure our brand image and campaign timing is aligned.

What we're looking for.

  • 5 - 7 years of experience in journalism, marketing, or communications.
  • Experience building communication plans as well as executing against them.
  • Passionate about storytelling/sharing brand stories.
  • Influential presentation skills and strong verbal/written communication style.
  • Strong attention to detail, solid organizational and project management skills.
  • Proven ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects with a sense of urgency.
  • Comfortable with giving and receiving open, constructive feedback in a way that fosters trust and respect.

Personal Characteristics

  • This role is critical to Root as it enters its next phase of growth. Root is seeking an experienced, passionate leader who has the ability to build and share a transformative story across all platforms.
  • This person must be team-oriented, intellectually curious, and have a true passion for their craft. Our commitment to data and analytics runs throughout every org in the company. The Internal Comms Manager will possess data-driven decision-making capabilities.
  • It is essential that they are able to adapt successfully to change in a leading-edge, emerging environment. A strong, decisive and action-oriented leadership style is necessary, as this leader will make, communicate, and take accountability for timely decisions. The candidate must thrive in fast-paced, constantly changing environments and be able get to the heart of issues rapidly and act decisively.
  • This manager must be a strategic thinker who possesses exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. They must be a proven leader who creates strong morale, good spirit in their team, and brings fun to the workplace, while sharing wins and successes and fostering open dialogue.

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Finding the right people to help us build Root is a top priority. Whether you would like to explore the possibility of working together or simply learn more about the position, we’d love to hear from you!

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At Root, we judge people based on the merit of their work, not who they are. If you are passionate about what this role entails and solving real problems, we encourage you to apply. We want to learn about you and what you can add to our team.

Who we are

We’re harnessing the power of technology to revolutionize insurance. Using machine learning and mobile telematic platforms, we’ve built one of the most innovative FinTech companies in the world. And we’re just getting started.

What draws people to Root

Our success is in large part due to our unwavering standards in hiring. We recognize that our products are only as good as the people building and promoting them. We want individuals who find solutions by going through the cycle of ideation to implementation with curiosity, rigor, and an analytical lens. Ask anyone who works here and you’ll hear similar reasons for why they joined:

Autonomy—for assertive self-starters, the opportunities to contribute are limitless. Impact—by challenging the way it’s always been done, we solve problems that have a big impact on our business. Collaboration—we encourage rich discussion and civil debate at every turn. People—we are inspired by the collection of crazy-smart people around us.

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