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Job Type Working Time
Coop / Intern Normal Business Hours
Provide support to the Corporate Communications group and gain experience working on a variety of projects, with an emphasis on writing and editing for a variety of styles, including news/editorial, promotion, advertising, employee communication, web-based and electronic communication.
Write and edit copy that that supports Corporate Communications internal and external communication, including employee
communications, marketing, advertising and media relations initiatives
Work with media relations manager on pitching story ideas
Draft stories and assist in the production of e-News, a bi-weekly company-wide electronic newsletter and CenterPoint Energy
News, a quarterly company-wide printed publication
Publish and manage web content for internal and external audiences. May also work with SharePoint, a web-based
Provide general assistance to project managers
Currently enrolled and pursuing an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university in the field of
Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing Communications, Advertising, or another related field.
No prior work experience required
Additional Knowledge, Skills, Licenses/Certifications, Abilities, and Personal Characteristics:
Able to demonstrate general knowledge of best practices in writing for a variety of styles
Able to demonstrate general knowledge of the Associated Press (AP) writing style
Able to develop Web content from print copy
Able to communicate effectively to a wide range of audiences in written and oral form
Able to work effectively in a team oriented environment
Able to work independently through the use of initiative and self-motivation
Able to demonstrate the manual dexterity to operate a personal computer
Able to view personal computer monitor for long periods of time
Able to exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a minimal amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or
otherwise move objects
Able to operate a copy machine, fax machine, calculator, telephone, mobile phone and other office equipment
Able to work successfully in a fast paced office environment with a high volume workload and frequent short deadlines
Able to work indoors, in an office environment, regardless of whether cubicle, open office or private office
This job description reflects essential job duties, but it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Other
duties and tasks may be assigned to this job at the company's discretion.
Must demonstrate commitment to compliance with applicable laws and regulations, the
Company's Ethics and Compliance Code, and other Company policies and procedures, and
take all required training courses.
Must demonstrate respect for all individuals and adhere to the Company's values and business
CenterPoint Energy provides an essential public service which vitally affects the health, safety,
comfort and general well-being of the people living in the area served by the Company. If any
business unit activates an emergency operation plan, because of a threat to the continuation of
service to our customers, employees may be called to fulfill an assignment. All employees,
whether in their normal job or an emergency operation plan assignment, are essential to
successful service restoration. CenterPoint Energy values the role each employee plays in
serving the needs of our community.
All applicants must take a pre-employment drug test and obtain a negative result as a condition
In addition to a pre-employment test, employees performing job functions regulated by the
Department of Transportation (i.e. safety-sensitive functions) are subject to random drug and/or
alcohol testing. Other testing (post-accident, reasonable cause, return-to-duty, follow-up, orreturn-to-work) may be required in accordance with work-related conditions.