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Communications Specialist

Located in Lincoln, Nebraska, customer-owned LES is one of the nation’s leading utility companies. We’re recognized for low costs, reliability, financial stability, innovation, environmental stewardship, community involvement and exceptional customer service. So, if you are looking for a career, and not just a job; if you value working in an atmosphere that values passion and talent, high personal standards, service excellence, the environment and the community in which we live- LES may be the place for you.

Job Title
Communications Specialist
Employment Type Starting Pay Range Posting Date
Full-time $63,670.00 – $79,587.00 6/24/2022
Employment Classification Division Closing Date
Regular Communications & Corp Records 7/11/2022

 

This position works directly with all levels of management, employees, external agencies, organizations and consultants to advance employee and customer understanding and awareness of LES’ vision, mission, goals and strategic priorities.

CORE COMPETENCIES & ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Responsible for strategic communications tailored to key stakeholders using all types of communication channels to ensure attainment of goals and objectives. Develops and executes strategies and messaging for public outreach initiatives, events, programs, corporate announcements construction projects and public engagement. Works directly with all levels of management, external agencies, organizations and consultants to advance employee and consumer understanding and awareness of LES’ vision, mission, goals and strategic priorities. Consistent and reliable attendance is required. Please note, LES is interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, LES is not able to sponsor employment-based immigrant or non-immigrant visas.

Project Management – The ideal candidate establishes project goals, milestones, and procedures, defines roles and responsibilities, acquires project resources, coordinates projects throughout company, monitors project progress, and manages multiple projects.

Participates in the development and implementation of company-wide strategic communications, marketing, public relations, media relations and event planning.

Uses project management techniques to plan, coordinate, execute and evaluate communications plans, activities, special events and projects to ensure compliance, effectiveness, maximization of efforts, and achievement of established goals.

Tracks, maintains, and analyzes metrics and survey results for trending, develops recommendations, uses appropriate analytic tools, executes tactics to achieve desired results, and prepares management reports.

Creativity and Innovation – Seeking an individual who thinks “out-of-the-box”, generates new ideas, challenges the status quo, takes appropriate risks, supports change, encourages innovation, and solves problems creatively.

Manages external advertising, video production, and marketing agency relationships to translate desired communications and marketing strategies into deliverables through plans and appropriate media buying. Utilizes social media tools to promote programs, projects, events, and other LES-supported information applying the latest techniques for targeted audiences.

Writes, edits, and coordinates all forms of internal and external corporate communications including newsletters, corporate announcements, publications, talking points, news releases, video libraries, etc.

Decision Making – The individual filing this position moves quickly to make good decisions and commit to a clear course of action; comfortable making sound decisions based on partial information; willing to take appropriate risks in order to maintain momentum; shows a strong bias toward action.

Consulting – The ideal candidate enjoys providing expertise and/or facilitation to internal and external customers.

Job Technical Skills – The successful candidate keeps his/her technical skills current; effectively applies specialized knowledge and skills to perform work tasks; understands and masters the technical skills, knowledge, and tasks associated with his/her job; shares technical expertise with others.

Coordinates photography and archiving of photographs for accessibility, when needed.

Shares knowledge with executive management and staff as the subject matter expert on marketing, research, communications, program promotions, and social media.

Fields media inquiries as required.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s degree in Business, Communications, or related field, and

Four years of progressively responsible experience in area of assignment, or

An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

None

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