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Southern Company Communications Specialist in Atlanta, Georgia

Communications Specialist

Description

The Communications Strategist role is responsible for implementing Southern Power’s internal communication strategy across the company’s 13 state footprint while supporting the company's external strategy. Tasks will include article generation, executive support, relationship management, event planning, collateral management, branding and more.

MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage project-specific work to support all Southern Power departments and plants

  • Generate and execute communications plans for internal content and projects

  • Plan and implement company-wide events, including internal employee events, customer summit, employee forum and other customer/vendor-focused events

  • Update and maintain branding collateral (video, print, digital content)

  • Manage internal and external web content

  • Work closely with executives and subject matter experts to research, write, edit and produce a wide range of communication materials, including press releases, speeches, presentations, message creation, correspondence, employee memos, etc.

  • Manage and monitor Southern Power social media platforms

  • Monitor competitive coverage in traditional and social media platforms

Candidates with the following preferred qualifications are encouraged to apply:

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • Degree/concentration in journalism, public relations, communications, English, political science, marketing preferred

Experience

  • Applicable work experience (3 years) in a marketing or communications role preferred, including the development of communications to support executives and internal clients. Examples include emails, newsletters, presentations, talking points, etc.

  • Experience in print communications

  • Experience in social media management

  • Direct marketing experience a plus

  • Experience utilizing iMovie as well as strong video production/editing skills required; Adobe Creative Suite experience a strong plus

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong creative abilities to find non-traditional methods of telling the company’s value story

  • Proficient with social media and digital / SEO tactics

  • Deep understanding and experience with brand management

  • Outstanding written and presentation skills, speech writing and executive communication including proficiency in AP Style

  • Strong skills in project management, multi-tasking, innovation and creative problem solving in a fast-paced environment

  • Proven track record of building and developing highly effective and collaborative relationships

  • Takes ownership and exhibits strong initiative

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, Publisher and PowerPoint

  • HTML, Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) and web management skills a plus

Southern Power builds the future of energy by investing in clean energy solutions for the customers we serve. A subsidiary of Southern Company, we are a leading U.S. wholesale energy provider meeting the electricity needs of municipalities, electric cooperatives, investor-owned utilities, and commercial and industrial customers. Southern Power and its subsidiaries, some of which are owned in part with various partners, own or operate 50 facilities operating or under construction in 13 states with more than 11,920 MW of generating capacity in Alabama, California, Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, Maine, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, Washington and West Virginia.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy company serving 9 million customers through our subsidiaries. We provide clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company, a fiber optics network and telecommunications services. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices below the national average. For more than a century, we have been building the future of energy and developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, advanced carbon capture technologies, natural gas, renewables, energy efficiency and storage technology. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation and a low-carbon future, Southern Company and its subsidiaries develop the customized energy solutions our customers and communities require to drive growth and prosperity. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and govern our business to the benefit of our world.

Our distinctions as a business:

  • America’s Best Employers - Forbes magazine - Ranked 14th - Third consecutive year

  • Best Employer for Diversity - Forbes magazine

  • Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality – Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index – Third consecutive year

  • Best Companies for Millennials - Women's Choice Award

  • Top 100 Military-Friendly Employer - GI Jobs magazine - Top-ranked utility for 12th consecutive year

  • Military-Friendly Spouse Employer - GI Jobs magazine

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.

Job Field: Communications & External Affairs

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham

Operating Company: Southern Power Company

Other Locations: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

The Energy Center - 3535 Colonnade Parkway (3535Birmingham)

3535 Colonnade Parkway

Birmingham, 35243

Southern Company Headquarters - 30 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. NW (30ATLANTA)

30 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. NW

Atlanta, 30308

Req ID: SPC2000195

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