Nuclear Communications Project Manager (MPP2)(71001113) / Southern California Edison / San Clemente, CA
Southern California Edison/San Clemente, CA
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Southern California Edison is one of the nation’s largest investor-owned electric utilities. We are an industry leader that is designing new and innovative ways to meet our customer’s needs. We are looking for highly motivated individuals who enjoy the challenge of working on key industry changing projects. We need your good ideas and your contributions to remain a leader in this industry.
About Corporate Communications:
We work closely with company leaders to keep you informed about our corporate goals, accomplishments, and local and worldwide operations. We use many vehicles-such as TV, radio, brochures, face-to-face meetings, and our Web sites-to provide timely and useful information about our programs and services. Our close relationship with the news media helps us inform stakeholders about issues and events that affect their electricity service, the Edison companies, and the electric industry overall. Our media team is on call 24/7. We manage crisis information during storms and emergencies that may impact service to our customers.
The position will be in the Corporate Communications division within Southern California Edison’s (SCE) External Relations. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station’s (SONGS) media relations in coordination with the overall corporate communications team. The candidate will proactively plan, develop, coordinate and execute strategic media relations and tactics in support of overall corporate and more specifically SONGS goals. The primary job location for this position is at SONGS, with occasional to frequent days on-site at the SCE headquarters Rosemead. The successful candidate will be familiar with terminology and concepts often used in a nuclear generating station environment and able to boil down those terms and concepts into content for use with the media and other audiences. The candidate will be required to lead media relations efforts on site at SONGS to include developing relations with members of national, local, trade and online media outlets in and around the SONGS area; identify critical issues early on and identify key opportunities for SCE in order to increase the reach of our messages.
They will interface and work with other members of the media relations team, as well as SONGS and corporate communications team members to ensure alignment of communications strategic messaging. The candidate will have frequent interface with executives at SONGS and SCE. They will lead media events from planning stages through execution and will utilize and integrate social media platforms including YouTube and Twitter into media relations and communications strategies. Lead cross-functional teams to implement strategic initiatives. Maintain a safety conscious work environment by following Edison safety protocols and safe work practices. Perform other responsibilities and duties as assigned.
â€¢Must have a minimum of six years of media relations experience in a corporate communications setting or public affairs agency.
â€¢Must have a minimum of two years in nuclear energy communications, including as a Public Information Officer (PIO) or Corporate Spokesperson.
â€¢Must be able to work in a 24/7, on-call environment.
â€¢Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, English, Communications, Advertising or related field, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
â€¢Experience using and integrating social media platforms including Facebook, YouTube and Twitter into media relations and communications strategies.
â€¢Experience with leading, planning and executing media events such as press tours and on-site media briefings.
â€¢Demonstrated experience developing and leading efforts for the timely production and delivery of innovative and quality of multiple communication projects, tools and deliverables.
â€¢Demonstrated ability to manage media relationships at the national and local level, as well as with trades and the blogging community.
â€¢Demonstrated ability with developing strategic communications and messaging in connecting common threads throughout the company when developing messages and content for the media.
â€¢Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills, including proficiency with and experience conforming to AP style to create and edit written communications such as press releases.
â€¢Demonstrated experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
â€¢Must demonstrate effective resource and project planning, decision making, results delivery, team building and the ability to stay current with relevant technology and innovation.
â€¢Must demonstrate strong ethics, influence and negotiation, leadership, interpersonal skills, communication and the ability to effectively manage stress and engage in continuous learning.
â€¢Demonstrated ability to follow Edison safety protocols and safe work practices.
â€¢Bilingual experience in English and Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Korean, Cambodian or Cantonese.
â€¢Primary job location at SONGS facility in San Clemente.
â€¢Additional testing may be required as part of the selection process for this position.
â€¢Edison International and Southern California Edison reserve the right to close or cancel a posting at any time.
â€¢If you are interested in this position, please submit your resume in confidence by visiting www.edisonjobs.com.
â€¢Edison International is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
â€¢Candidates for this position must be legally authorized to work directly as employees for any employer in the United States without visa sponsorship.
â€¢NERC / CIP
This position has been identified as a NERC/CIP impacted position – Prior to being hired, the successful candidate must pass a Personnel Risk Assessment (PRA) or Background Investigation. Once hired, the candidate must complete specified training prior to gaining un-escorted access to assigned work location and performing necessary job duties.
Southern California Edison, an Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, serves a population of nearly 14 million via 4.9 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California. Join the utility leader that is safely delivering reliable, affordable electricity to our customers for over 125 years.
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