Communications Manager


San Francisco, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Marketing/PR/Product Mktg
  • Post Date: 02/25/2021
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  • Company Address: 690 Folsom Street, Suite 200, San Francisco, CA, 94107

About Metromile

Metromile is the leading pay-per-mile car insurance company in the U.S. Recognized by Forrester as a top insurance carrier in user experience, it is creating a loyal community of drivers with personalized insurance that is customized to each driver to be more affordable. Powered by machine learning and customer-centric design, Metromile is at the forefront of disrupting a $280 billion personal auto insurance industry that has gone unchanged for decades. Through Metromile Enterprise, our software-as-a-service business group, we license our proprietary artificial intelligence claims platform to automate claims, reduce losses associated with fraud, and unlock the productivity of insurance carriers' employees so they can work on higher-impact experiences.

Job Description

About Us

On the off chance you've thought about insurance, it's likely because you've insured something you love, not because you loved your insurance company. Metromile is out to change that. As an insurtech powered by data science and customer-centric design, we’re building a community of drivers who come for the savings and stay for the experience.


With technology at its core, Metromile is reimagining insurance to make it fairer and actually delightful. We’re obsessed with savings, service, and features -- street sweeping alerts, monthly mileage summaries, fuel trackers and more -- that engage a customer all along their journey.  We’re on the forefront of disrupting a $250 billion auto insurance category that has gone unchanged for over 80 years. 


Metromile’s diverse team combines the best of Silicon Valley technologists with veterans from Fortune 500 insurers and financial services giants. This management structure ensures that the business is focused on growth, customer experience and technology innovation while also balancing unit economics and profitability. 


We have offices  in San Francisco, Tempe, and Boston but all employees are currently remote.  


Thanks to what makes us different -- our people and our technology -- we’ve been honored with a slew of awards. A few recent ones include: named a Benzinga “Best Insurtech” finalist, a Top Company to Work For, one of the Healthiest Employers in Phoenix, and a Best Place to Work. And, our CEO was recognized as a 2020 40 under 40

About the role

We’re looking for an experienced and well-rounded communications professional to join Metromile’s growing Communications team. The position will be fully remote to start; upon our return to office, our preference would be a candidate who can be based out of our Tempe or San Francisco office. The position reports to the VP of Communications. 

From fractional car ownership to new modes of transportation, the way we get around is dramatically changing.  As car ownership changes, it gives us an opportunity to reimagine car insurance. We here at Metromile are literally in the driver’s seat as we develop new technologies that impact the future of mobility.

There’s never been a more exciting time to join our team!

We’re now nearly 250 employees strong, working remotely in more than 20 states. Our customer experience and claims teams are all based in-house. 

In this role, you will work closely with a variety of internal stakeholders -- from the executive team to your Comms team colleagues to key partners across Customer Experience, Sales, Claims, Talent, People Ops, Marketing, Design, Technology and more.

You Will

  • Take a leading role in helping engage, inspire, educate, and align our employees across multiple time zones in a fully remote environment
  • Partner with Leadership team and other employees to source, write, edit and design compelling written, video, audio and presentations, including All-Hands, Leadership Q&As, events and employee wikis and newsletters
  • Develop and manage tools that help us scale employee communications
  • Work with People Ops to continuously improve internal programs, such as onboarding, recognition, and ongoing employee engagement
  • Work with Talent team to cultivate employer brand and support recruiting objectives, including tactics such as applying for best-in-class or great place to work awards, sourcing stories that feature our employees, and supporting ERGs
  • Partner with customer-facing teams and PR to identify interesting customer stories, data trends, and more -- that can be broadly shared across channels 
  • Serve as key liaison among Comms, Product and agent teams. Stay abreast of our product and company news to ensure agents are equipped and customers are informed (eg, prepare call scripts, Help Center articles, etc)
  • Take part in enhancing our content library across channels, from blog posts to customer newsletters and FAQs

About You

You have…

  • 4-6 years communications experience in agency environments and/or in-house
  • A toolbox of modern approaches to employee engagement
  • strong organizational and time management skills
  • experience counseling and ghostwriting for senior executives 
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills across a variety of channels
  • a track record of wins: awards won, goals surpassed, OKRs met

You are...

  • a strategic thinker, yet willing to roll up your sleeves to get the job done
  • a good listener who’s always keeping an ear out for a meaningful story to share, a win to celebrate, an opportunity to improve alignment
  • an unflappable, creative problem solver who’s eager to push the envelope
  • a teacher and educator who is eager to help colleagues and execs shine
  • a self-starter who is a fast learner, quick on your feet, and one step ahead

 You love…

  • finding ways to inspire, educate, and align employees
  • building relationships across all levels of a company 
  • technology and appreciate innovation
  • coaching execs and proactively helping them develop and improve their communications

What’s in it for you

  • Competitive salary 
  • Equity awards available  
  • Excellent benefits package (health, dental, vision, 401K)
  • Well-being reimbursement, includes home office equipment
  • Flexible paid vacation program
  • Flexible scheduling/hours
  • Remote work options
  • 13 paid holidays - 2 of which are flex
  • 12 paid weeks of leave for child birth/adoption
  • Annual anniversary gifts (5 yr. - 6 week paid sabbatical)

If you got to this point, we hope you're feeling excited about the role. Even if you don't feel that you meet every single requirement, we still encourage you to apply. We're eager to meet people that believe in Metromile’s mission and can contribute to our team in a variety of ways – not just candidates who check all the boxes.

Metromile is committed to building a diverse, inclusive and equitable culture at all levels. We nurture a sense of community by investing in one another’s unique backgrounds and experiences to drive business success and positively influence our services and products. 


Metromile is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of age, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or expression (including against any individual that is transitioning, has transitioned, or is perceived to be transitioning), marital status or civil partnership/union status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, childbirth, genetic information, military, and veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state or local law.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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