Georgia Transmission Public Affairs Director in Tucker, Georgia

Public Affairs Director

Description

Play a key role in developing and implementing the corporation’s public relations and communications strategies. Provide community, public and government relations counsel and support related to the construction of high-voltage electric power lines and substations. Handle challenging media and community relations assignments related to these construction projects. Serve as an official spokesperson for the corporation. Develop ongoing relationships with elected officials, the media, government agencies, business leaders, and the corporation’s employees in order to maintain and enhance the corporation’s reputation and the timely completion of construction projects. Write and edit communication materials to accomplish corporate objectives. Provide editorial review of corporate communications materials. Determine strategies and tactics to raise awareness of electric transmission issues. Report to and provide support to the Director of External Affairs and Member Relations.

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Communications or related field.

Experience: Eight years in media relations, public relations, community relations or related field. Experience in the electric utility industry preferred.

Equivalent Experience: Bachelor's Degree, communications experience and at least four years' experience in the utility industry working directly with the public on new construction projects.

Specialized Skills: Crisis communications, excellent relationship-building skills, superior written and verbal communication skills, public speaking, detail oriented, Microsoft Office Suite.