Communications Specialist II or Sr

Date: Aug 12, 2019

Location: St. Francisville, Louisiana, United States

Company: Entergy

**This position may be filled as a Communication Specialist II or Sr depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate.  This posting is scheduled to close on 8/26/19.**

 

Job Summary/Purpose:

Develops, manages and executes strategic stakeholder communication and key messaging both inside River Bend Station and outside Entergy, in partnership with the company’s communications team.

 

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

Implements an employee-based internal communications strategy designed to inform cross-functional staff and internal/external stakeholders while improving engagement. .

Functions as coordinator of day-to-day communications activities of the plant, including editor's role for site employee news.

Implements broad-based employee communications, including executive messaging, employee meetings and newsletters. Collaborates with senior Communications staff on the development of key messages, subject matter and copy. Coordinates layout, production and distribution. Researches, cultivates knowledge of and utilizes social media to communicate key Entergy messages. Evaluates and recommends usage for optimal positive exposure for the company. Provides technical guidance to colleagues on usage.

Assists with the management of Entergy's graphic standards and market branding – including strategies, materials and communication plans – to support and promote major functional initiatives and projects.

Provides assistance to colleagues on communications campaigns, including public relations and marketing.

Supports response to media and other external stakeholders. Manages logistics for special events.

Assists in establishing editorial or departmental standards. May edit the work of and/or provide guidance and direction to other staff members. May require project management knowledge including business processes such as budgeting, purchasing, request for proposals, etc.

Provides communications support for employee speaker’s bureau and for executives in external and internal environments.

Coordinates outage communications efforts and post-outage communications, including internal communications and external press releases/social media.

Participates in employee recognition efforts for top performers exhibiting key behaviors that move the business forward.

Fosters and leads site communications team composed of volunteer employees from various disciplines. Ensures coordination between team members and site leadership, in alignment with the nuclear fleet team.

Serves as spokesperson for local and national print/broadcast media and maintains relationships with key media contacts. Identifies and develops outreach opportunities with external outlets.

Serves in plant's emergency response organization with key responsibility for effective emergency communications support of plant needs during plant exercises and events. Availability to respond to after-hours media calls, weekends, crisis events and other communications support needs.

 

Minimum education required of the position:

Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience.

 

Minimum experience required of the position:

Communications Specialist II - 3 - 5 years

Communications Specialist Sr - 5+ years

Experience in a nuclear or industrial environment is highly preferred.

 

Other Attributes

Functional Knowledge - Requires expanded conceptual knowledge in own discipline and broadens capabilities.

Business Expertise - Understands key business drivers; uses this understanding to accomplish own work.

Leadership - Provides communications coaching to team members and organizational leaders. Leads site’s volunteer communications team..

Problem Solving - Solves complex problems by analyzing possible solutions using technical experience and judgment and precedents.

Impact - Impacts quality of own work and the work of others on the team; works within guidelines and policies.

Interpersonal Skills - Explains complex information to others in a straightforward manner.

Other

Not all aspects of the job are covered by the description – may require “other duties as assigned”

Job may change over time in accordance with business needs

Job description does not guarantee employment

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Primary Location: Louisiana-St. Francisville
Job Function: Professional
FLSA Status: Professional
Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered
Union description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU
Number of Openings: 1
Req ID: 87804
Travel Percentage:Up to 25%

 

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please click here to view the full statement.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS: 

As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.


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