American Electric Power Communications Consult Sr - Principal in Gahanna, Ohio



Communications Consult Sr - Principal

Job Description:

Please note: This one opportunity will be filled as a Communications Consultant Sr. or Communications Consultant Principal based upon edcuation and required experience.

Are you a PR and marketing communications rock star who prides yourself on clear, concise and compelling writing? Do you have an eye for detail - whether you're writing a news release or drafting an Instagram post? Can you take complicated topics and boil them down into understandable nuggets or translate them into a compelling story across company platforms? If so, we're looking for someone like you to join our team at AEP Ohio.

Position Summary

We are seeking a creative, experienced, and organized storyteller to join our team. In this position, you will play a key role in creating content strategies to build brand recognition and tell the AEP Ohio story. You will coordinate content creation, promote the company mission and goals through innovative campaigns, and support other internal teams with marketing communications materials. Apply only if you are an energetic self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced, results driven environment!

The responsibilities of the position include a mix of strategic planning, media relations, content creation for multiple channels and more. These responsibilities require strong writing, editing and communications skills. The candidate selected for this position will assist in the development of content strategies and deliverables to help AEP Ohio tell its story to customers and the media. Photography and video capabilities a plus. This position is based out of AEP's Ohio’s headquarters in Gahanna, Ohio, within the Communications Department.

Principal Accountabilities:

Develop effective communications plans and/or campaigns to educate external and internal audiences about the AEP Ohio story.

Lead the development of creative, proactive content for digital platforms, including social media messaging and web.

Manage ongoing messaging and content on AEP Ohio’s website, email campaigns, print collateral and more.

Develop news releases, external talking points, and media relations plans. Respond to inquiries, coordinate interviews and proactively pitch stories to reporters and news organizations.

Assist with executive communications support, including development of talking points for the operating company president and other members of the executive team.

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Gahanna, OH

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Communications & Media

Minimum Requirements:

Communications Consultant Sr:

Minimum Requirements: Education : Bachelor's degree in, journalism, advertising, communications, public relations or equivalent in education and/or experience. Demonstrated oral and written communications skills.

Experience: Two (2) years experience as a Communications Representative or (7) seven years of equivalent experience in a corporate/agency/nonprofit newspaper or broadcast news.

Communications Consultant Principal:

Minimum Requirements: Education: Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, public relations or related field, or equivalent education and/or experience. Demonstrated oral and written communications skills.

Experience: Five (5) years of experience in a corporate/agency/nonprofit setting as a communications Consulatnat Sr. or eight (8) years of equivalent experience in a corporate/agency/nonprofit newspaper or broadcast news.

Preferred Qualifications/Other Requirements:

Experience working with the media and writing for external audiences, including experience telling stories through engaging digital content to support a non-profit or corporate brand.

Master's degree preferred,but not required

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