Southern Company Marketing Communications Specialist in Atlanta, Georgia


Functional Expertise:

  • Leads execution of Marketing programs, including but not limited to: managing copy development and design that is on strategy with marketing’s goals, obtaining cost estimates, coordinating timelines and project plans, coordinating mail drop and call volume schedules with call center to attain program success and highest level of customer service.

  • Develops direct response for acquisition, retention and loyalty efforts creative materials through in-market date.

  • Coordinates copy development and implementation of customer on-hold, bill insert, statement messaging.

  • Acts as the Marketing liaison to the Company’s call center to ensure accurate and timely rollout and support of marketing programs.

  • Develops call center scripting and sales tools to support Marketing programs and participates in call center training sessions and focus groups.

  • Works closely with Advertising Agency of Record and print vendor(s) on marketing materials.

  • Leads Incentive Programs (i.e. Visa Gift Card) and incentive vendor relationship (Pre-Paid Technology).

Business Acumen:

  • Attendance and timeliness is an essential function: interaction with co-workers with little or no notice is required.


  • Utilize strong communication and project management skills and the ability to coordinate multiple tasks effectively.

  • Self-driven, highly accountable and strong attention to detail.

Driving Results:

  • High degree of critical thinking and problem solving ability to manage and complete multiple high priority projects and activities with strict time-sensitive deadlines

  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, work well under stress and tight deadlines, have a very high level of attention to detail and high degree of work ethic


Education, Certifications/Licenses:


  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, or similar field, or equivalent work experience

Preferred :

Related Work Experience:

Required :

  • Normally 5 years of experience in the field is required

Preferred :

  • 5-7 years of experience preferably or equivalent

  • Applicant may possess a combination of equivalent education and work experience.

Specific Skills & Knowledge:


  • Knowledge of standard marketing communication practices, trends and techniques.

  • Understanding of a retail customer service center environment.

  • Solid verbal, copy writing and proofreading skills.

  • Strong project management skills and the ability to coordinate multiple tasks effectively.

  • Solid print production knowledge.

  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with all levels of management, employees, customers and vendors.

  • Ability to provide monthly reporting of marketing programs, call center scripting, and in market reports.

  • Strong computer skills – Microsoft Excel and MicroSoft Project experience.

  • Ability to manage and complete multiple high priority projects and activities with strict time-sensitive deadlines.

  • Moderate supervision required. Must be able to work independently, yet able to operate effectively as a team player. Must be self-motivated.

Preferred :

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and reach with arms. The employee must occasionally lift and /or move up to 10 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Disclaimer: This information describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this job. The description is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees in the job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to qualified disabled individuals for performance of essential duties and responsibilities.

Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification.

Company Information:

SouthStar Energy Services

SouthStar Energy Services is owned by Southern Company Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO). Headquartered in Atlanta, SouthStar does business in Georgia as Georgia Natural Gas and in the Carolinas as Piedmont Energy Company. For more information, visit at


About Southern Company Gas

Southern Company Gas is a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE:SO), America’s premier energy company. Southern Company Gas serves approximately 4.5 million natural gas utility customers through its regulated distribution companies in seven states and more than 1 million retail customers through its companies that market natural gas and related home services. Other nonutility businesses include asset management for natural gas wholesale customers and ownership and operation of natural gas storage facilities. For more information, visit Southern Company Gas at .

Job ID: 2016-5265

Company: SouthStar Energy Services

Job Locations: US - GA - Atlanta

Type: Regular Full-Time

Posted Date: 10/12/2016