Southern Company Executive/Internal Communication Specialist in Atlanta, Georgia

Executive/Internal Communication Specialist

Description

Executive/Internal Communication Specialist

The Executive/Internal Communication Specialist serves as a strategic business partner to internal business clients and is responsible for providing the communication planning and implementation support necessary to advance functional, strategic and operational goals. This position reports to the Executive/Internal Communication Manager.

The successful candidate will be a strong writer who develops issue- or event-specific communication plans for both internal and external audiences and ensures client communications align with company strategy and branding. This person must be able to understand complex business messages and deliver them to broad internal audiences in an easy-to-comprehend and effective fashion.

The candidate will work closely with internal clients and region contacts to provide support on key initiatives; organize internal and external events as needed; create messaging for multiple channels, including video, social media platforms and contribute extensive editorial assistance to online publications.

The role requires strong writing, copy-editing and PowerPoint presentation skills; the ability to simultaneously handle multiple priorities and deadlines in a fast-paced, cross-functional environment.

The position will require some travel across Georgia.

Qualifications:

  • 2-4 years previous experience working in a corporate communication or media environment

  • Experience with the electric utility industry a plus

  • Related undergraduate degree (journalism/mass communications/marketing or public relations)

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate complex ideas simply and meaningfully to audiences of diverse backgrounds and levels across the organization.

  • Highly effective interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across an organization.

  • Demonstrated ability to write for a wide variety of forms – speeches, talking points, presentations, print publications, websites, video, correspondence, magazines, fact sheets, Q&As, customer and other business communications, etc.

  • Successful experience planning, project managing and implementing communication projects.

  • Highly motivated, ability to assess communication needs and drive appropriate responses versus with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to handle tight deadlines, multiple tasks and shifting priorities.

  • Strong listening, creative thinking, problem-solving and relationship-building skills.

  • Takes initiative, ownership of assignments and personal responsibility.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

  • Expertise in Microsoft Office: Word and PowerPoint and Outlook are required; working knowledge of Excel is a plus.

  • Technical experience with SharePoint, html, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat and Adobe InDesign a plus.

  • Willingness and ability to travel.

Principle Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a Corporate Communication point of contact for internal clients

  • Collaborate with department contacts to create high-quality content, including speeches, talking points, presentations, video scripts and other forms of communication in support of company goals and business unit priorities

  • Write stories, create graphics and presentations that illustrate our culture

  • Create high quality, compelling company-wide communications for a variety of channels (email, video, websites, social media)

  • Interact, inform and influence clients on proper and impactful messaging

  • Ability to understand complex business issues and deliver messages to internal audiences in an easy-to-comprehend and effective manner.

  • Research, write, edit, proofread, produce and distribute print, online and video communications to targeted audiences within the company.

  • Edit the work of other departments that prepare response to executive materials in draft.

  • Proactively partner with media relations to identify media opportunities and garner positive coverage throughout the state.

  • Potentially serve as a spokesperson for the company.

  • Work with regional leadership and managers to collect and support regional communication initiatives

  • Ensure all communication materials meet company standards and explore new ways to support business units and engage employees

  • Other duties will be assigned.

Subject to the Georgia Power Company Smoke Free Workplace Policy: You must be free from all tobacco products (including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chew, snuff, patch and/or gum), at least six months prior to applying for this position.

Georgia Power is an investor-owned, tax-paying utility that serves 2.4 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. The largest of four electric utilities that make up Southern Company, Georgia Power, has been providing electricity to Georgia for more than a century at rates well below the national average. With 4.4 million customers and more than 42,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is the premier energy company serving the Southeast. A leading U.S. producer of electricity, Southern Company owns Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power, Mississippi Power, Southern Nuclear, Southern Power, SouthernLINC Wireless and Southern Telecom. Southern Company also has a growing competitive generation company. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices below the national average. Southern Company is consistently listed among the top U.S. electric service providers in customer satisfaction by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI).

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

Georgia Power Headquarters - 241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE (241ATLANTA)

241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE

Atlanta, 30308

Req ID: GPC2005499