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DTE Energy Temporary Employee - Communications Associate in Detroit, Michigan

Temporary Employee - Communications Associate


Detroit, MI, US

Company: DTE Eng Corp Svcs LLC

Job ID: 1818

The future is bright at DTE Energy! We are one of the largest Fortune 500 diversified utilities in the United States with an aspiration to be the best-operated energy company in North America and a force for good in the communities we live and serve. We have businesses in 26 different states and are comprised of regulated utility and non-utility businesses. Our utility business provides electric and gas service to approximately 3 million customers. Our non-utility businesses include a diversified portfolio of energy related companies, ranging from gas storage and pipelines to renewable power development.

DTE Energy’s utility and non-utility businesses are poised for significant growth. We look forward to working with highly motivated and team-oriented individuals to energize our efforts of growing economically and environmentally.

Recently, DTE Energy has been recognized as an outstanding place to work and has received the following accolades:

  • Gallup Great Workplace Award for consecutive years

  • Civic 50 Award for corporate citizenship excellence

  • Indeed’s annual “50 Best Places to Work” award for two years running

  • Metropolitan Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to work For

  • J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Award

  • Professional Women’s Magazine/Black EOE Journal “Best of the Best”

  • Computerworld’s 100 Best Places to Work in IT

  • Best Employers for a Healthy Lifestyle Gold Award

  • Detroit Free Press Green Leaders Award

DTE Energy is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, national origin, citizenship, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.

External Pre-Hire Assessment Required:Team Member Pre-Hire Assessment

Testing Required:Not Applicable

Job Summary

Responsible for working in conjunction with communication specialists and assigned business units to write, edit, and proofread various internal and external communications, including, but not limited to: feature articles, publications, brochures, social media, investor/public relations materials, presentations, advertising, press releases, speeches, etc. Currently, there are openings in both our Fossil Generation, and Distribution Operations teams.

Key Accountabilities

  • Works with Corporate Communications team and leadership to design and execute effective communications to support and helps achieve the enterprise and business unit specific priorities

  • Writes, edits, revises, and proofreads various internal and external communications media and campaigns.

  • Manages information and conducts research.

  • Meets with business unit clients to gain understanding of communication objectives and campaigns. Develops and executes communications plans.

  • Researches media coverage and industry trends.

  • Assists with and contributes to communications strategy for the company and assigned business unit.

  • Makes recommendations on further development and advancement of communications for external and internal audiences.

  • Active in the content development process, including generating story ideas, managing deadlines, design, and production.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree

Other Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing, Business Administration or related discipline.

  • Multi-media experience

  • Ability and willingness to travel in state

Other Qualifications

  • Experience in communications.

  • Strong writing, editing, and proofing abilities with a high level of attention to detail.

  • Ability to write quickly and accurately for different media and audiences.

  • Ability to research, investigate and find answers.

  • Ability to work as part of a team and follow directions, while being deadline oriented.

  • Solid project and time management skills.

  • Proactive contributor with strong customer focus and the ability to maintain relationships and create consensus in support of shared outcomes.

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a matrix work environment.

Additional Information

Incumbents may engage in all or some combination of the activities and accountabilities, and utilize a variety of the competencies cited in this description depending upon the organization and role to which they are assigned. This description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents in this job. It is not intended as an all-inclusive list of accountabilities or responsibilities, nor is it intended to limit the rights of supervisors or management representatives to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Nearest Major Market:Detroit

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