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Media Engagement Program Mgr

Date:  Jul 28, 2022
Job ID:  2979
Location: 

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 Program Mgr position!
Specific details regarding the work arrangements for this position will be discussed in further detail during the interview process.

Job Description

Responsible for supporting the implementation of enterprise-wide media engagement strategy. Manages the development and execution of strategic communication and media relations programs that support high priority corporate initiatives such as storm response, new products and services, major regulatory filings, energy-resource acquisitions, utility-operations issues and community engagement efforts. 
 

The position is hybrid. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Implements the media engagement strategy and work plan including: supporting executive communications; delivering and positioning key messages across target audiences, researching and writing business documents, press releases and backgrounders that support media engagement, and developing and maintaining strategic relationships with the news media and providing feedback on media perceptions and attitudes
  • Creates and coordinates delivery of the themes, messages and vehicles needed to ensure attainment of a consistent and common voice to advance the company's reputation. This includes supporting specific key initiatives and marketing and communication campaigns and efforts in addition to other corporate media communications needs.
  • Serves as a member of the company’s 24/7 media-response team, provides EOC (Emergency Operations Center) and/or media relations assistance as required.
  • Plays leadership role in working with departments across the entire company on their media engagement needs.
  • Manages outside communications vendors / contractors.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, media, journalism, marketing or related field, and 5 years related work experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess needs and respond with most appropriate communications method to enhance corporate objectives.
  • Possesses passion for proactively engaging media.
  • Ability to manage projects, work with other departmental teams and deliver on commitments.
  • Outstanding ability to innovate and think creatively, and to identify and resolve problems.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to effectively multi-task in a deadline-oriented work environment.
  • Ability to clearly and effectively articulate thoughts and ideas.
  • High levels of integrity and self-motivation.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, project and time management skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office tools

Desired Qualifications

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • 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 jobs@pse.com or 425-462-3017.


Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue