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TECO Energy Manager Communications in Tampa, Florida

Manager Communications

Date:Mar 31, 2021

Location:Tampa, Florida, US, 33602


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Power up a career with us. Our people are our greatest investments.

Be the light to help us keep our customers connected. If you are interested in a career and not just a position, Tampa Electric is the place to be! Tampa Electric offers competitive pay, a comprehensive benefits package and opportunities for growth and development in a friendly and professional work environment. We embrace diversity and the inclusion of all. We believe our differences, unique perspectives and talents are our strengths and integral to the success of our company.

We’re honored to serve approximately 780,000 customers across West Central Florida and safely provide them with clean, affordable and reliable electricity. We’ve been doing it for more than 100 years, and there’s so much more ahead.

Join our team of energy experts as we build on that legacy through innovation, continued solar investments, cost-effective and sustainable energy solutions all while keeping top-notch customer service at the center of all we do.

Tampa Electric is a subsidiary of Emera Inc., a family of energy companies which also includes TECO Peoples Gas and New Mexico Gas Company. Emera provides energy to residential and commercial customers in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean, with career opportunities available in all of these locations.


Reporting to the Director of Communications & Marketing, the Manager, Internal Communications is responsible for the development and implementation of an internal communication strategy focused on employees that helps ensure the successful implementation of the employee experience, business strategy, goals and initiatives of Tampa Electric, as well as the employee experience and strategies and goals for Peoples Gas.

The Manager will lead a team of internal communication professionals with a focus on understanding audiences, delivering messaging, optimizing channels and driving engagement. The Manager partners with leaders throughout Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas to create robust communication plans, provide sage insight on trends in communication and provide expert analysis on the effectiveness of the employee communications.

A successful Manager will be a strategic thinker with superior leadership and project management skills. They will have a deep knowledge of strategic communications with experience in leading transformational communication initiatives. They will have a natural curiosity for all things related to creating and delivering exceptional communications that support a positive employee experience and promote brand advocacy.They will have a passion for inspiring, creating and telling memorable stories, exceptional verbal and written communication skills and be results oriented. They will take initiative with minimal supervision in a highly collaborative environment and have the ability to effectively work under tight deadlines and manage projects independently. Strong organizational skills and keen attention to detail are important to the role.


  • Manage communications planning and deployment for the assigned business areas, creating communication strategies and using the best possible channels to keep employees informed and engaged, and translate business need into employee action

  • Partner with the Channel Management manager, Director of Communications and Marketing and Director of Customer Experience Strategy to provide internal communications counsel and support, to include the development and execution of communications plans related to employee advocacy

  • Be a strategic and trusted communications consultant to leadership teams, providing communications guidance on complex, sensitive and business critical priorities, to enable an aligned and inclusive culture through a transparent and contemporized communications approach, as well as provide counsel on when, and critically when not, to communicate

  • Collaborate with Manager of Brand Strategy and broader Communications and Marketing team to ensure messaging and communications tools and materials are aligned

  • Lead and support, as appropriate, the development and implementation of companywide internal communication activities aligned to our business strategy and culture

  • Work with the Communications and Marketing Director to resource priority projects and reprioritize if, and as, new demands arise; this will require this role to flex as appropriate to support and contribute to other areas within the scope of Internal Communications

  • Develop meaningful and actionable metrics to measure reach and effectiveness of communications


Required:Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications/public relations, or related field from an accredited university

Preferred:Masters degree from an accredited university


Preferred:Accreditation in Public Relations from Public Relations Society of America



  • Minimum of 6 years progressive experience

  • A communications role with a regulated utility or in a government, corporate or media environment

  • Three (3) years’ experience in a management position, with direct reports



  • Demonstrated experience and leadership in managing a comprehensive communications plan, media relations, digital marketing & communication, brand strategy, advertising and employee communications to advance an organization's mission and goals

  • Innovative thinker, with a track record for translating strategic thinking into action plans and output

  • Demonstrated skill, experience and comfort in media relations

  • Extensive writing and editing experience with a variety of print and online communications media

  • The ability to form effective, consultative working relationships with colleagues at all levels and external stakeholders

  • Experience in mentoring and coaching a team of communications professionals.

  • Energetic, self-reliant, good problem solverandresults oriented

  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills and the ability to effectively interface with senior management

  • Comfortable working under pressure and meeting deadlines, exceptional prioritization and organizational skills

  • Available for on-call and after hours work on projects and issues management


  • Builds Strong, Collaborative Relationships

  • Cultivates Innovation and Embraces Change

  • Develops People and Teams

  • Takes Ownership & Acts with Integrity

  • Thinks Strategically & Exercises Sound Judgment

TECO offers a competitive Benefits package!!

Competitive Salary 401k Savings plan w/ company matching * Pension plan * Paid time off Paid Holiday time * Medical, Prescription Drug, & Dental Coverage *Tuition Assistance Program * Employee Assistance Program * Wellness Programs * On-site Fitness Centers * Bonus Plan and more!

STORM DUTY REQUIREMENTS....Please make sure to read below!!! Responding to storms will be considered a condition of employment.

TECO Energy and its companies serve a role in providing critical services to our community during an emergency. Team members are required to participate in the response/recovery activities related to emergencies/disasters to maintain service to our TECO Energy customers. Team members are required to work in their normal job duties or other assigned activities. Proper compensation will be made in accordance with the company's rules and procedures.

TECO Energy is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TECO Energy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law, except where physical or mental abilities are a bona fide occupational requirement and the individual is unable to perform the essential functions of the position with reasonable accommodations.

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities for all individuals, employment decisions at TECO Energy will be based on skills, knowledge, qualifications and abilities.

Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

ADA policy

It is the policy of TECO Energy to provide reasonable accommodation for all qualified disabled individuals who are employees and applicants for employment, unless it would cause undue hardship. The corporation will adhere to applicable federal and state laws, regulations and guidelines, including, but not limited to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1970s.

Application accommodations

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation in the application process five business days prior to the time accommodation is needed.

Pre-employment physical exams may be required for positions with bona fide job-related physical requirements regardless of disability.