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Senior Director, Global Communications

  • DepartmentMarketing
  • LocationUnited States - Remote
  • Location TypeRemote
Seeking an experienced, passionate communications professional to lead a team of rockstar communicators who are the day-to-day external voice of Guidewire. Reporting to the VP of Corporate Marketing, this role leads the development and implementation of global communications strategies that promote, enhance, and protect the Guidewire brand, while advancing our mission globally.

The preferred candidate is a talented and compelling writer with a deep understanding of the products and trends shaping the P&C insurance industry. They are a pace-setter and problem solver who values teamwork and professional excellence. Working with a world-class team of Communications leaders.

This role will oversee:

  • Communications strategy - Identifying new horizons and defining workflows to streamline communications workflows while realizing Marketing and company goals
  • Analyst relations - Ensuring that industry analysts understand Guidewire’s business approach, product vision, and ambition for the P&C insurance industry
  • Media relations - Identifying, pitching, and promoting Guidewire news in the form of customer stories, unique industry perspectives, and original content that’s relevant for global business/financial, trade, and technology outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Handelsblatt etc.
  • Agency management - Identify, onboard, and oversee global Communications agencies 
  • Social media - Drive the social media program, including campaigns, technology and content, to maximizing engagement and maintain brand consistency across Guidewire
  • Budgets - Manage budgets and forecasts across Analyst Relations and Public Relations programs globally
  • Crisis communications - With the VP of Corporate Marketing, serve as a Communications response lead should incidents arise 

Necessary skills and attributes:

  • MS preferred in journalism, communications, public relations, marketing, international relations, global studies, or related fields
  • 15+ years hands-on experience managing and mentoring dispersed global teams
  • Excellent attention to detail and temperament for working in a fast-paced, frequently changing, high demand, tightly resourced environment
  • Exceptional, demonstrated writing and copy editing skills - samples required
  • Deep knowledge of the insurance industry preferred
  • Willingness and ability to travel (domestic and international) occasionally, and work after hours during emergency responses
  • A can-do attitude, flexibility, and ability to work through ambiguous and fluid situations
  • Positive, solutions-oriented approach to work and passion for teamwork and productive collaboration; ability to build relationships with diverse stakeholders
  • Strong, clear communications skills and ability to work across teams, disciplines, cultures, countries, and time zones
  • Fluency in English required, ability to speak, read, and write in other languages (German, French) a plus
  • Fluency in Google Suite
Talent rewards

The perks. The rewards. The good stuff.

We’re proud to shout about our awesome benefits packages. Holistic wellness is a big deal for us. We offer everything you need to support your work and, most importantly, your work-life balance. We’re committed to helping you be the best version of yourself. Inside and outside of work.

FINANCIAL

FINANCIAL

Receive market-competitive pay and incentive programs—because you deserve it! To help future-proof your income, we offer generous support through retirement savings plans.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Keep your physical and emotional health in tip-top shape with health insurance for you and your family, an employee assistance program, annual wellness reimbursement, and access to wellness resources.

FLEXIBLE WORKING

FLEXIBLE WORKING

Work in an environment where you’ll have the freedom and trust to make an impact, with time for your life outside of work.

DOWNTIME

DOWNTIME

Relax and kick back through our generous paid time-off programs. Make a difference in your community with three volunteer days each year. Take your own personal day of rest with My Day. We also offer ample paid leave for all new parents.

CONTINUAL DEVELOPMENT

CONTINUAL DEVELOPMENT

We encourage self-directed learning, giving you every chance to become a better version of yourself, both professionally and personally. At Guidewire, lifelong learning is here for the taking.

CAREER MOBILITY

CAREER MOBILITY

Your career opportunities are only limited by your own imagination. Guidewire’s community is filled with chances to expand your horizons across any of our teams or worldwide‌‌‌‌‌‌‌ locations.