Communications Specialist II or Sr

Job Summary/Purpose:

This position may be filled as a Communications Specialist¬ II or Sr. depending on qualifications and experience of the candidate.

Assists in the management and execution of stakeholder communication and of key messages both inside and outside of Entergy.


Job Duties/Responsibilities:

Implements a communications strategy designed to inform cross functional staff and internal and external stakeholders and improve engagement. Monitors industry news about the corporation and its competitors and identifies emerging issues.

Assists with the management of Entergy's graphic standards and market branding, including strategies, materials and communication plans to support and promote major functional initiatives and projects.

Implements broad-based employee communications, such as executive messaging and employee meetings and newsletters.¬ Collaborates with senior Communications staff on the development of key messages, subject matter and copy.¬ Coordinates layout, production and distribution. Researches, cultivates knowledge of and utilizes social media to communicate key Entergy messages.¬ Evaluates and recommends usage for optimal positive exposure for the Company.¬ Provides technical guidance to colleagues on usage.

Provides assistance to colleagues on communications campaigns, including Public Relations and Marketing.

Supports response to media and other external stakeholders. Manages logistics for press conferences and special events.

Assists in establishing editorial or departmental standards. May edit the work of and/or provide guidance and direction to other staff members. May require project management knowledge including business processes such as budgeting, purchasing, request for proposal, etc.

Functions as coordinator of day-to-day communications activities of the plant, including editor's role for site employee news.

Provides communications support for employee speakers bureau and for executives in external and internal environments.

Coordinates outage communications efforts and post-outage communications, including internal communications and external press releases.

Participates in employee recognition efforts for top performers exhibiting key behaviors that move the business forward.

Fosters and leads site communications team composed of volunteer employees from various disciplines. Ensures coordination between team members and site leadership.

Serves as spokesperson for local and national print/broadcast media and maintain relationships with key media contacts. Identifies and develops outreach opportunities with select external outlets.
Serves in plant's emergency response organization with key responsibility for effective emergency communications support of plant needs during plant exercises and events. Availability to respond to after-hours media calls, crisis events and other communications support needs.


Minimum education required of the position:

Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience.


Minimum experience required of the position:

Communications Specialist II - 3 - 5 years

Communications Specialist Sr - 5+ years


Other Attributes

Functional Knowledge - Requires expanded conceptual knowledge in own discipline and broadens capabilities.

Business Expertise - Understands key business drivers; uses this understanding to accomplish own work.

Leadership - No supervisory responsibilities but provides informal guidance to team members.

Problem Solving - Solves complex problems by analyzing possible solutions using technical experience and judgment and precedents.

Impact - Impacts quality of own work and the work of others on the team; works within guidelines and policies.

Interpersonal Skills - Explains complex information to others in a straightforward manner.



Not all aspects of the job are covered by the description ‚€“ may require "other duties as assigned"

Job may change over time in accordance with business needs

Job description does not guarantee employment

Primary Location: Mississippi-Port Gibson
Job Function: Professional
FLSA Status: Professional
Relocation Option: Not approved
Union description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU
Number of Openings: 1
Req ID: 79612
Travel Percentage:Up to 25%

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