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W. R. Berkley

W. R. Berkley

Marketing & Communications, Software Engineering
Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2024


Location Name NY, New York - 757 Third Ave - 10th Floor
Date Posted
1 month ago(4/22/2024 10:28 AM)
Berkley Asset Protection
Primary Location
US-NY-New York

Company Details

Berkley Asset Protection was established in 2008 to deliver the industry’s most complete and high-quality portfolio of specialized insurance products and services to protect fine art, jewelry and other high-value personal and commercial assets. We support the market through close partnerships with an established distribution network of retail and wholesale insurance professionals. Our brokers and agents cater to a global base of clients in a variety of environments, including private and corporate art collections, museums, galleries, and exhibition, jewelry wholesalers, retailers, and manufacturers, along with those who work with collectibles, currencies, securities, and other high-value assets. Our claims and loss control operation is the undisputed gold standard for the entire fine art and jewelry insurance industry.

The company is an equal employment opportunity employer.


We have an opportunity for an Underwriter to join our team! You will be responsible for transactional underwriting and functions associated with underwriting risks on behalf of Berkley Asset Protection - Jewelers Block. We are open to train Underwriters to learn the jewelry block space.

We have a welcoming culture valuing our employees – we trademarked the phrase Everything Counts, Everyone Matters® to describe the Berkley commitment to our people and how we do business. We believe that every person in the organization is important and every accomplishment makes a difference in our results. Come join us!

Key functions include but are not limited to:

  • Review and approve new business, endorsements and renewals that fall within underwriting authority and company guidelines; refer risks that fall outside authority or guidelines
  • Review risk management reports to identify and recommend risk management solutions and requirements
  • Provide pro-active quote coaching for agents on new business submissions; align and convert referred accounts to new business
  • Recommend service and risk management solutions at new line and other points of the underwriting transaction with agent/broker
  • Manage book of business as it grows ensuring high quality and profitability of business
  • Anticipate insured and agent needs and find service solutions
  • Collaborate with Distribution, Marketing and Customer Service colleagues to ensure alignment and a consistent customer experience
  • Frequent in person agent visits for large clients throughout the United States
  • Work closely with management to implement new innovative solutions to workflow and processing


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 3+ years underwriting experience, jewelers block preferred (but not required, will train)
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, displaying a positive attitude
  • Detail orientation with initiative and ability to work in a fast-paced team environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to work with team members at all levels of the organization

Additional Company Details

We do not accept any unsolicited resumes from external recruiting firms.

The company offers a competitive compensation plan and robust benefits package for full time regular employees including:

• Base Salary Range: $80,000 - $110,000
• Eligible to participate in annual discretionary bonus
• Benefits include: Health, dental, vision, dental, life, disability, wellness, paid time off, 401(k) and profit-sharing plans

The actual salary for this position will be determined by a number of factors, including the scope, complexity and location of the role; the skills, education, training, credentials and experience of the candidate; and other conditions of employment.

Sponsorship Details

Sponsorship not Offered for this Role

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