Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills, talents and education to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow? A professional position at Xcel Energy could be just what you’re looking for.
Xcel Energy has an exciting opportunity for a Communication Consultant (Social Media) to join our team in Minneapolis, MN.
This position plans and executes digital communications and social media
strategies to support the company’s business and policy objectives.
Accountable for developing and maintaining reputation, marketing and
customer care communications in social media and other digital spaces.
Works as part of a PR team that creates and implements internal and
external strategic communications, public relations and marketing plans.
Coordinates work with other Communications staff to ensure alignment
with overall strategy for the company and/or business units,
jurisdictions and issues.
Position is accountable for excellent communications project management,
writing and client service. Contributes to corporate goals and targets
through implementation of communications plans for internal and external
audiences. Coordinates work with other Communications staff to ensure
alignment with overall strategy for the company and/or business units,
jurisdictions and issues.
Plans, researches, writes, edits and coordinates development of print,
electronic and web-based communications, including brochures, bill
inserts, fact sheets, presentations and collateral material.
Coordinates work and schedules with graphic designers, ensuring
final products meet client needs. Documents and improves processes to
produce quality, on-time results within budget.
Serves on various cross-functional teams to provide communications
perspectives and helps develop and implement plans and tactics to
achieve team's mission. Provides communications counsel to clients.
Works closely with vendor-partners, including printers, direct mail
houses, bindery shops, etc., to ensure production meets quality and
timing requirements; receives invoices and initiates payment process,
including ensuring correct budget codes are used. Understands and
supports Xcel Energy's brand; understands and demonstrates behaviors in
accordance with the corporate values.
Five to seven years experience in positions that require significant,
direct interaction with clients, designers and production vendors.
Work in an agency or corporate setting preferred. Proven ability to
write clearly, concisely, quickly and accurately, incorporating key
messages and calls to action and using appropriate language and tone for
the target audience.
Able to progress on a variety of projects during the course of the workday and accustomed to working at a fast pace.
Bachelor's degree in journalism, public relations, communications or related discipline.
Experience in the utility industry preferred.
Work in an agency or corporate setting preferred.
Experience with rates and regulatory issues, state and local
government affairs, public involvement, employee grassroots and
political action activities and economic development.
Proficiency in social media management environments, Sprinklr,
Hootsuite, Simply Measured, Exact Target Marketing Cloud, Salesforce
Creative Suite (Photoshop, Final Cut, Illustrator), Wishpond, Offerpop
or other social media management platforms.
Copywriting and design as it relates to social media, email and video best practices.
Must be a team player and able to work collaboratively with and through others.
As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company,
Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products
and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas
customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we
strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our
customers need. If you’re ready to be a part of something big, we invite
you to join our team.
Posting Notes: MN - Minneapolis || MN - Minneapolis || United
States (US) || Corporate Secretary & Exec Svc || 71226:Strategic
Communications NSPM || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||
Requisition Number: 3021
Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
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