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Southern Company Executive Communication Specialist in Atlanta, Georgia

Executive Communication Specialist

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Executive/Internal Communication Specialist

** Please read this job description carefully.

** You MUST have 3-5 years previous experience working in a corporate communication or media environment

Travel will also be required across Georgia!

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:

  • 3-5 years previous experience working in a corporate communication or media environment

  • Experience with the electric utility industry a plus

  • Experience support executive-level communications preferred

  • 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 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

  • Identifies and develops story ideas that highlight the company’s focus areas, values and culture

  • 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 internally and externally

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

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

  • Serve as a spokesperson for the company

  • Participate in crisis communication (e.g. storm response)

  • Participate in emergency nuclear communication training and exercises

  • Participate in the on-call media rotation

  • Work with executives, directors and managers to collect and support 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

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 in the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to qualified disabled individuals for performance of essential duties and responsibilities.

Georgia Power is the largest electric subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), America's premier energy company. Value, Reliability, Customer Service and Stewardship are the cornerstones of the Company's promise to 2.6 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. Committed to delivering clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy at rates below the national average, Georgia Power maintains a diverse, innovative generation mix that includes nuclear, coal and natural gas, as well as renewables such as solar, hydroelectric and wind. Georgia Power focuses on delivering world-class service to its customers every day and the Company is consistently recognized by J.D. Power and Associates as an industry leader in customer satisfaction. For more information, visit www.GeorgiaPower.com and connect with the Company on Facebook (Facebook.com/GeorgiaPower), Twitter (Twitter.com/GeorgiaPower) and Instagram (Instagram.com/ga_power).

Southern Company (NYSE: SO ) is America's premier energy company, with 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries . The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in four states, natural gas distribution companies in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications . Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America's energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company has earned a National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development and is continually ranked among the top energy companies in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at www.southerncompany.com .

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 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: GPC2009199

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