Southern Company Communications Strategist in Birmingham, Alabama
The Communications Strategist role is responsible for implementing Southern Power’s internal communication strategy across the company’s 11 state footprint. 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 web content
Manager project specific work
Work closely with executives and subject matter experts to research, write, edit and produce a wide range of communication materials, including speeches, presentations, message creation, correspondence, employee memos, etc.
Monitor competitive coverage in traditional and social media platforms
Candidates with the following preferred qualifications are encouraged to apply:
Bachelor’s degree required
Degree/concentration in journalism, communications, English, political science, marketing preferred
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
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 and web management skills a plus
Southern Power , a subsidiary of Southern Company, is 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 own 48 facilities operating or under construction in 11 states with more than 11,300 MW of generating capacity in Alabama, California, Georgia, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Texas.
Southern Company (NYSE: SO ) is nationally recognized as a leading 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 as of December 31, 2017. The company provides 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 in 11 states 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 building the future of energy by developing the full portfolio of energy resources. 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 and designated as one of America's Best Employers by Forbes magazine. 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 Field: Communications & External Affairs
Job Type: Standard
Primary Location: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham
Operating Company: Southern Power Company
Job Type: Standard
Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time
The Energy Center - 3535 Colonnade Parkway (3535Birmingham)
3535 Colonnade Parkway
Req ID: SPC2000063