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General information

Career area
Human Resources
Country
United States
Work Location(s)
500 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI
State
Michigan
City
Detroit
Remote?
No
Ref #
13018
Posted Date
Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Working time
Full-time

Ally and Your Career

Ally Financial only succeeds when its people do - and that’s more than some cliché people put on job postings. We live this stuff! We see our people as, well, people - with interests, families, friends, dreams, and causes that are all important to them. Our focus is on the health and safety of our teammates as well as work-life balance and diversity and inclusion. From generous benefits to a variety of employee resource groups, we strive to build paths that encourage employees to stretch themselves professionally. We want to help you grow, develop, and learn new things. You’re constantly evolving, so shouldn’t your opportunities be, too?

The Opportunity

The Corporate Communications Specialist will be responsible for assisting the team in planning, writing and executing strategic communications on a variety of topics to advance Ally's business goals as a purpose-driven company. A successful candidate will have strong writing capabilities and be a storyteller at heart. At the same, time, the specialist will help develop communications plans and presentations that are data-driven and be comfortable with numbers and analytics. A successful candidate will have a healthy curiosity to investigate, evaluate and build out additional capabilities in keeping with industry best practices. Familiarity with social media, blog writing and online publishing is a plus. This is an opportunity with lots of opportunity to learn about the business and grow in responsibilities.

The Work Itself

  • Develop and implement proactive internal communications that support the goals of the business.
  • Collaborate to provide strategic and tactical communications support, including developing communications plans, writing internal communications pieces, and leadership messages.
  • Keeps abreast of latest trends and best practices in both the internal and external media sphere.
  • Enjoy working with data and drive business partners' understanding of usage patterns and trends through interpretation of metrics and data-driven research, helping them incorporate it into their communication strategies.
  • Explore and experiment with employee-to-employee information sharing and collaboration solutions.
  • Provide back-up in day-to-day publishing of content to intranet portal, distribution of mass communications, as needed, often in high-pressure situations.
  • Foster strong collaboration and teamwork among the Internal Communications and HR teams and cross-functionally to achieve the best outcomes.
  • Build and cultivate strong relationships with client groups and key subject matter experts to develop appropriate messages and outcomes.
  • Assist with internal events and work with partners to ensure high standards and excellent quality is delivered in terms of content, environment and logistics.
  • Demonstrate resilience and flexibility and willingness to explore different paths to achieve an outcome and adjust quickly and efficiently to new circumstances.
  • Call attention to risks and challenges what does not seem right.

The Skills You Bring

  •  Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism or business preferred.
  • 1+ years of experience in a similar communications role
  •  Knowledge of AP style, excellent news/business/feature writing skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work on teams, think boldly and adjust planning as needed.
  • Understands completely and complies with the highest level of ethical judgment.
  • Self-starter and detail-oriented.
  • Strong ability to manage and prioritize multiple deliverables.
  • Ability to foster collaborative work relationships with people at all organizational levels.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

How We'll Have Your Back

Ally's compensation program offers market-competitive base pay and pay-for-performance incentives (bonuses) based on achieving personal and company goals. But Ally’s total compensation – or total rewards – extends beyond your paycheck and is designed to support and enrich your personal and professional life, including:

 
  • Time Away: competitive holiday and flexible paid-time-off, including time off for volunteering and voting.
  • Planning for the Future: plan for the near and long term with an industry-leading 401K retirement savings plan with matching and company contributions, student loan and 529 educational assistance programs, tuition reimbursement, and other financial well-being programs.
  • Supporting your Health & Well-being: flexible health and insurance options including dental and vision, pre-tax Health Savings Account with employer contributions and a total well-being program that helps you and your family stay on track physically, socially, emotionally, and financially.
  • Building a Family: adoption, surrogacy, and fertility support as well as parental and caregiver leave, back-up child and adult/elder day care program and childcare discounts.
  • Work-Life Integration: other benefits including LifeMatters® Employee Assistance Program, subsidized and discounted Weight Watchers® program and other employee discount programs.
 

Who We Are:

Ally Financial is a customer-centric, leading digital financial services company with passionate customer service and innovative financial solutions. We are relentlessly focused on "Doing it Right" and being a trusted financial-services provider to our consumer, commercial, and corporate customers. For more information, visit www.ally.com.

Ally is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy status, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic disposition or any other reason protected by law.

Where permitted by applicable law, must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered, if not currently employed by Ally.

We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical or mental disabilities. For accommodation requests, email us at work@ally.com. Ally will not discriminate against any qualified individual who is capable of performing the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

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