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Portland General Electric Senior/Principal Financial Communications Professional in Portland, Oregon

At PGE, our work involves dreaming about, planning for, and realizing a smarter, cleaner, more enduring Oregon neighborhood. Its core to our DNA and we haven’t stopped since we started in 1888. We energize lives, strengthen communities and drive advancements in energy that promote social, economic and environmental progress. We’re always on the lookout for people passionate about leading and being a part of teams that are advancing innovative clean energy solutions that are also affordable and accessible to all.

Senior/Principal Financial Communications Professional

We are currently seeking an experienced and dynamic financial communications professional to join our high-energy team. In this role, you will lead the development of proactive financial communications strategies for PGE's executive leadership team. Your responsibilities will include creating engaging storytelling moments that inspire the investor community and effectively communicate our company strategy to key stakeholders, including our diverse employee audience. You will also be responsible for reviewing significant company regulatory filings and public communications through the lens of the investor community and providing feedback to ensure alignment.

As the ideal candidate, you should possess a wealth of experience in developing and executing strategic communications plans, while managing multiple projects simultaneously. You should be comfortable strategizing with the C-suite, as well as being hands-on and meeting with employees across our facilities when needed. Your ability to adapt to new challenges, operate with skill, diplomacy, and drive will be key to your success in this role.

As a member of our communications team, you will play a vital role in our organization, and we require someone who is dedicated, tenacious, and creative. We are a group of people who are committed to each other and delivering great work in an essential industry. This is a job for someone who takes their work seriously but also understands the value of not taking themselves too seriously. We offer competitive pay and benefits, and we encourage you to join us!

Key Responsibilities

Strategy and Planning Proactively develops financial communications plan and strategy. Oversees alignment of executive outreach (including Chief Financial and Chief Executive Officer outreach) and messaging consistent with strategy.

Content Writes or oversees the writing and editing of key executive financial content (e.g., earnings scripts, financial announcements, investor presentations, employee communications). Oversees content review process. Ensures consistent executive narrative through all messaging channels. Collaborates with and leads others across company to provide consistent narrative aligned to overall strategy. Reviews all significant external communications through the shareholder lens.

Media Relations Build mutually beneficial relationships with key financial media outlets and influencers. Develops and places earned media coverage/stories that positively influence investor perceptions and advances business outcomes. May serve as a communications coach to key executives.

Consultation Serves as a companywide communication expert linking narratives and overseeing a consistent proactive approach to financially related communications, including regulatory communications. Advises executives, including Chief Financial and Chief Executive Officers, on outreach opportunities to ensure consistent alignment with strategic objectives. Proactively anticipates overall enterprise communication needs and provides strategic communication solutions.

Vendor Management May select and engage vendors as needed. Establishes quality metrics. Monitors work product quality of freelancers, agencies, and other outside resources. Ensures alignment to overall brand concept.

Other Duties Oversees the development of department metrics. Designs, monitors, and tracks metrics and reports back to clients. Provides guidance and direction to other team members. May lead cross-functional projects. May serve as a mentor to other team members and assign and direct work. Oversees high level or sensitive projects.


Education Requires a bachelor’s degree in journalism, marketing, writing or other related field or equivalent experience.

Experience Typically 8 - 10 years of experience in finance, business, energy, investor, and communications and/or some combination of this background.

Competencies (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities)

Functional Competencies

  • Advanced knowledge of principles and practices in communication, public relations

  • Advanced skills in managing competing priorities

  • Expert knowledge of grammar, spelling and style

  • Intermediate knowledge of social media platforms

  • Advanced skills in strategy setting

  • Intermediate skills in computer systems used in department

  • Advanced skills in influence without authority

General Competencies

  • Advanced skills in analytical thinking

  • Expert business acumen

  • Expert skills in written/oral communication

  • Intermediate skills in change leadership

  • Advanced skills in project management

  • Advanced skills in creativity and innovation

  • Advanced skills in decision making

  • Advanced skills in diplomacy

  • Advanced skills in organization and prioritization

Physical and Cognitive Demands

Cognitive Level

Substantial: Consistent use of logic or scientific thinking to define problems, collect information, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions (for example, engineer, HR director, plant manager, etc.).


  • Ability to adhere to set response times, deadlines and time-sensitive tasks

  • Ability to follow accuracy standards

  • Ability to follow through on decision-making tasks

  • Ability to interact effectively and collaboratively within a team environment

  • Ability to communicate and problem solve when under stress

  • Ability to respond and adapt to frequent change

  • Ability to accept and demonstrate self-awareness when provided constructive feedback

  • Ability to discern feedback and acknowledge ownership of areas of improvement

  • Ability to avoid future mistakes by applying reasonable skills to new but similar work situations or tasks

  • Ability to successfully collaborate with peers, managers and others within the organization

  • Demonstrates sound memory

  • Ability to process new information to be applied consistently to work tasks


  • Ability to adhere to pre-established schedule, including start/stop time and break/lunch schedule

  • Ability to work long hours

  • Ability to work a variable schedule

  • Ability to report to work and perform work during periods of severe inclement weather

  • Ability to consistently meet attendance standards for regular, reliable, predictable, full-time attendance

  • Ability to work shift schedule

Environment – Hybrid Work Schedule

PGE supports hybrid flexible work arrangements; and will have a combination of in-the-office and working offsite, however, these arrangements may need to change due to business needs or changes in responsibility.

A cover letter is required as part of the application process for this position.

Compensation Range:

$82,650.00 - $164,125.00

In addition, this position is eligible for a performance-based incentive bonus. Actual total compensation is commensurate with experience, skills, and education

PGE believes in rewarding dedicated performance. We provide a total rewards package that is designed to reward your contributions to the company, and, at the same time, support your well-being and professional development, both now and into the future. To find out more, click here ( .

Join us today and power your potential!

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PGE is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. PGE will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

PGE does not discriminate on the basis of disability. We recognize individuals have a variety of abilities to offer and we believe there is much to value and celebrate by incorporating different abilities into the work we do. One very important way we live this out is in our application and interview process. We work hard to support individuals who may need an accommodation to fully participate in these processes. If you feel you may need an accommodation, or would like to request one, please notify the Talent Acquisition Specialist (Recruiter) associated with the job posting. You may also make this request by contacting or by calling 503-464-7250. The Recruiter will provide information and next steps for the accommodation process. Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) team is also available for support. You can contact them at .

To be considered for this position, please complete the following employment application by the posting close date. Posting closes at midnight (Pacific Time) on the closing date below. If no date is listed, job is open until filled.

At Portland General Electric, we’re innovators, builders, and achievers. We’re committed to powering our customers’ potential and making a difference for our community and the planet. Today, that commitment includes developing an intelligent and resilient electric grid, electrifying transportation and de-carbonizing the energy sector.

We’re proud to deliver an exceptional experience to help our customers thrive. Our mission is to make clean, reliable and affordable energy services available to all. We obsess over serving customers and are committed to growing employee career paths with purpose. Equity and inclusion are core business values; we celebrate our differences and are committed to developing teams that reflect the communities we serve.