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Media Engagement Consultant

Date:  May 6, 2022
Job ID:  2601

Bellevue, WA, US, 98004

Remote and Hybrid Work Opportunities:  Hybrid (WA Based)

Puget Sound Energy is looking to grow our community with top talented individuals like you!  With our rapidly growing, award winning energy efficiency programs, our pathway to an exciting and innovative future is now.

PSE's Corporate Communications team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Media Engagement Consultant position!

Job Description

Responsible for planning and implementing a proactive media relations strategy, which will include customer storm communications, public relations campaigns, establishing and maintaining media relationships, and placing news stories in key markets. This position is also responsible for developing and managing activities that support key initiatives and marketing and communications efforts and ensuring the PSE brand is well articulated in a common voice across all media communications.


Upholds the safety compliance standards inherent in PSE’s operating and/or field procedures related to work responsibilities. Promotes and supports a culture of total safety.


Demonstrates commitment to conduct business honestly, ethically and consistent with our core values and Code of Conduct.  Ensures duties are performed in accordance with all regulatory compliance obligations.

Job Responsibilities

  • Employee Safety, Development & Team Building - Providing employees with coaching, feedback, and developmental opportunities and building effective teams:
    • Demonstrates a passion for safety. Promotes and supports a culture of total safety including eliminating at-risk behaviors by conducting safety audits and inspections, eliminating hazards and near misses, and attending safety meetings.
    • Sets clear expectations and holds employees accountable for performance as well as safety goals/targets where applicable.
    • Oversees training and development of employees directly and indirectly managed and makes effective staffing decisions. Ensures required training is successfully completed.
    • Challenges and inspires employees to achieve business results.
    • Accountable to ensure employees adhere to legal and operational compliance requirements, as well as safety standards.
    • Conducts and ensures the completion of performance reviews.
    • Provides coaching, direction and leadership support to team members in order to achieve employee, business, customer and safety results.
  • Implements core elements of the media engagement strategy including: develops and manages relationships with key constituents, including editors, news reporters and public relations/information counterparts with companies, agencies and other stakeholders important to the company; persuasively pitches stories to key media and other audiences to obtain maximum public opportunities, delivers presentations to external and internal audiences to communicate the company’s strategy and key messages, serves as a media spokesperson and member of the department’s 24/7 media response team and works collaboratively with other departments and communications managers to develop appropriate and proactive media engagement strategies, messages and vehicles.
  • Develops and oversees implementation of the work plan of the communication strategies, plans and activities associated with managing and enhancing the company's corporate reputation. This requires close collaboration with other department managers to ensure seamless responses to critical situations, proactive approaches to effective media engagement and integration with online and interactive communication platforms.
  • Assists in development and implementation of the corporate brand promise and strategies for ensuring that promise is conveyed in a compelling manner to internal and external audiences.
  • Contributes towards identification of continuous improvement opportunities within the communications department .
  • Contributes towards development of annual department budget and performance goals.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, media, journalism or related field, and 7 years related work experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Understands the importance and value of earned media and proactive strategies to obtain the right placement and positioning with key outlets.
  • Ability to develop collaborative communications opportunities that result in stronger media relationships
  • Proven experience developing, managing and evaluating a proactive and strategic media engagement strategy and work plan.
  • Ability to work in a consultative manner to anticipate and proactively clarify executive level communication needs
  • Track record of innovation and creative thinking.
  • Proven experience managing successful high-profile projects that involve multiple business functions.
  • Proven experience in managing complex projects with cross-functional teams and in an ever-changing and fast-paced environment.
  • Practical and successful application of techniques and processes to create a consistent and common voice across connected and individual media communications.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Skills and experience in collaboration and team building.
  • Professional level competencies necessary to comprehend, analyze, and influence a wide range of complex business units and corporate-wide initiatives and issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage multiple priorities and irregular schedule commitments..
  • Proficiency in MS Office tools

Desired Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in strategic leadership or management.
  • Established network of media contacts and relationships.
  • Broad knowledge of gas and electric utility rates, business objectives, to include operations, customer service, finance, and corporate relations.

Additional Information

Families and businesses depend on PSE to provide the energy they need to pursue their dreams. Our steadfast commitment to serving Washington communities with safe, dependable and efficient energy started in 1873. Today we're building the Northwest's energy future through efforts like our award winning energy efficiency programs and our leadership in renewable energy.


At PSE we value and respect our employees and provide them opportunities to excel. We offer an expansive pay package that includes competitive compensation, annual goals-based incentive bonuses, comprehensive benefits, 401(K), a company paid retirement pension plan, and an employee assistance and wellness program.


Puget Sound Energy is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status or presence of a disability that with or without reasonable accommodation does not prevent performance of the essential functions of the job, or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law.


Should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources Staffing department at or 425-462-3017.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue