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Southern California Edison Media Relations Advisor in Santa Barbara, California

Job Description

Join the Clean Energy Revolution

Become a Media Relations Advisor at Southern California Edison (SCE) and build a better tomorrow. In this job, you will serve as a key media relations contact/spokesperson and will be responsible for responding to sensitive or high-profile issues, to national, regional and local electronic and print news organizations, as well as industry trade journals. Working with executives and other SMEs in the company, you will develop and execute strategic communications plans, assess their effectiveness, and fine-tune strategies as required. In addition, you will provide media response during emergency/crisis situations and will serve as a Public Information Officer (PIO) during Incident Management Team activations.As a Media Relations Advisor , your work will help power our planet, reduce carbon emissions and create cleaner air for everyone. Are you ready to take on the challenge to help us build the future?

A day in the life - Get ready to think big, work smart and shine bright!

  • Serve as a key media relations contact/spokesperson, particularly on sensitive or high profile issues, to national, regional and local electronic and print news organizations, as well as industry trade journals.

  • Create and disseminate content across multiple platforms, including communications plans, message maps, talking points, news releases, media pitches, digital and social content executive speeches, op-eds, etc.

  • Provide media response during emergency/crisis situations. Serve as spokesperson and PIO during Incident Management Team activations.

  • Monitor and report on the progress of communications plans and associated metrics, implementing mid-course corrections.

Qualifications

The Essentials

  • Bachelors’ degree or higher in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, Economics, Finance, Political Science, or related discipline.

  • Seven or more years of experience in Corporate Communications within a corporate and/or agency environment.

  • Experience in handling media inquiries and acting as a company spokesperson, including with broadcast media.

  • Experience in communications planning and project management.

  • Experience creating content across multiple platforms and channels including social media.

The Preferred

  • Bilingual preferred.

  • Strong written and oral communications skills.

  • Ability to link communications plans and activities to business outcomes and partner across the company to deliver on the work.

  • High-level strategic thinker with strong creative and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision in a team environment, under pressure, on multiple concurrent projects and to meet demanding deadlines.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead others through influence and collaboration.

  • Ability to interact with all levels of the company; ensure high levels of tact and diplomacy.

  • Certification as PIO under national ICS standards preferred.

You should know

  • Visit our Candidate Resource at https://www.edisoncareers.com/page/show/Candidate-Resources page to get meaningful information related to benefits, perks, resources, testing information, and hiring process, and more!

  • This position will be located in Santa Barbara or Ventura, CA office.

About Southern California Edison

The people at SCE don't just keep the lights on. Our mission is so much bigger. We’re fueling the kind of innovation that’s changing an entire industry, and quite possibly the planet. Join us and create a future with cleaner energy, while providing our customers with the safety and reliability they demand. At SCE, you’ll have a chance to grow personally and professionally, making a real impact in Southern California and around the world.

At SCE, we celebrate our differences. We are a proud Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected status.

We are committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. #LI-MM1

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