Southern Company Corporate Communications Lead in Atlanta, Georgia
Corporate Communications Lead
The Client Services Lead serves as a strategic communications partner to our internal business units and is responsible for providing internal and external communications consultation, planning, and implementation. The successful candidate will be a strong writer who develops issue or event specific communications plans and manages a variety of communications initiatives, internal websites, presentations, collateral materials, talking points, videos and related projects. The position will ensure client communications align with company strategy and branding, and will work closely with the internal executives and their staff, providing counsel and execution support on key communication initiatives. The position will organize and support special event sessions as needed, gather and analyze data on communications effectiveness, and recommend improvements to extend reach and employee engagement.
S/he will work closely with other teams to successfully communicate Southern Company’s positions on a range of issues to employees and other stakeholders. A key responsibility for the Client Services Lead will be able to work with the internal communication, media relations and other teams to identify opportunities/story ideas, prepare support materials, and participate in targeted outreach.
MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Serve as primary internal communications writer and coordinate across the corporate communications department on topics related to the internal client
Develop content for Southern Company and functional organization websites
Research, write, edit, proofread, produce, and distribute print, online and video communications to targeted audiences within the company
Help implement and plan broader system-wide employee communications strategy
Create, implement and oversee communications projects – including messaging and strategic communications planning – that effectively describe and promote a specific organization’s products and initiatives
Meet with department subject matter experts to gather pertinent information and obtain clarity regarding goals and objectives, accurate messages and timelines
Advise as to the most effective delivery timing, vehicles, and tone of communications projects
Manage the production of communication materials to ensure timelines are met
Minimum of 8 years experience in Corporate Communications or Public Relations
Employee/internal communications experience Knowledge of and experience with a variety of communications disciplines
Excellent written and oral communications skills, with a particular emphasis on the ability to write concisely and clearly for a variety of audiences and vehicles with minimal editing
Collaborative team player with strong listening, creative thinking, analytical, organizational, problem-solving and relationship-building skills
Demonstrated ability to write and edit for a variety of forms – communication plans, websites, videos, correspondence, magazines, opinion columns, speeches, fact sheets, Q&As, etc.
Highly effective interpersonal, consulting and negotiating skills with a demonstrated ability to work and influence effectively throughout the organization
Experience in Web communications, including content development, production of online newsletters, and site updates
Expertise in Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook required
Willingness and ability to travel
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 Field: Communications & External Affairs
Job Type: Standard
Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta
Operating Company: Southern Company Services
Job Type: Standard
Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time
Southern Company Headquarters - 30 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. NW (30ATLANTA)
30 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. NW
Req ID: SCS2008019