Sr Communications Specialist

Exelon Services, Inc
Washington, DC
Jul 23, 2022
Aug 08, 2022
Full Time
Description Be a part of something powerful at America's premier energy provider!At Exelon, we are united by our values and shared vision for a cleaner and brighter future. We encourage curiosity, value diverse perspectives and we never stop looking for ways to be, work and do better. We know the future is in our hands. That's why we're looking for people like you, who have the power to make a difference.As the nation's largest utility company, we serve more than 10 million customers through six fully regulated transmission and distribution utilities; Atlantic City Electric (ACE), Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE), Commonwealth Edison (ComEd), Delmarva Power & Light (DPL), PECO Energy Company (PECO), and Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco). All 18,000 of us are committed to delivering safe, reliable and affordable energy to our customers, strengthening our communities, supporting a clean energy future and reducing our impact on the changing climate.Our people are the heart and soul of our business. Whether it's powering lives, supporting communities or collaborating with colleagues, an Exelon employee is talented, compassionate, forward-thinking and inspired. We are empowered to evolve and advance our careers in an open and inclusive environment. We pride ourselves on being the kind of place where people want to come and stay. We know that investing in our employees' futures strengthens ours, which is why we offer competitive compensation, incentives and health and retirement benefits.PRIMARY PURPOSE OF POSITIONThe Senior Communications Specialist is responsible for the development and execution of sound communications strategies and plans for Pepco, which serves Washington, DC and Montgomery and Prince George's Counties in Maryland. This position developskey messaging, talking points, and media statements in response to emergent issues, and positions the company positively with the media, stakeholders and customers. The Specialist serves as a point of contact for external and internal communications and works in or with the business units, including key leadership, and corporate communications, to develop and coordinate the positioning of strategic content to enhance corporate brand, reputation and identity. Responsibilities include development and implementation of communications strategies and tactics such as, news releases and media pitching, speeches/remarks, key messaging and talking points, internal communications, collateral materials, event coordination, and interaction with and oversight of vendors. This position reports to the Regional Communications Manager.PRIMARY DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIESManage the company's reputation through effective communication of company goals and initiatives to internal and external stakeholdersDevelop and execute external communications strategies, plans, programs and initiatives.Manage a variety of internal, external communications tasks to support leadership, including news releases, speeches and remarks, key messaging and talking points, collateral materials and other materials. Develop and maintain strong working relationship with local press, stakeholders, and other business unit peers and leadership.Positively position company initiatives with local media to secure stories that advance the company reputation and satisfaction among customers and key stakeholders. JOB SCOPEThis position reports to the Regional Communications ManagerPosition activities are focused on external communications to customers, stakeholders, and the media in support of initiatives and projects developed by communications and business unit organizations for broader applicationRequires significant outreach to internal and external audiences and development of strong relationshipsInvolves proactive communication planning and plan execution, project leadership and a high level of coordination with other communication functions across the business.Requires ability to develop communications strategiesRequires ability to travelWorks under minimal supervisionQualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS4-year relevant degree and a minimum of 5 to 8 years experience in communications (media relations, employee communications or advertising). Proven, excellent communications skills; both written and interpersonal. Strong analytical skillsExcellent organizational and presentation skillsProven ability to be innovative and creativeAbility to work autonomously and interface easily with senior business leaders and the local press.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSMasters degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, Advertising, or related fieldEnergy business/industry knowledge

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