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Friday, December 04, 2015

Xcel Energy - Communications Consultant (Social Media) Job

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.

  Summary

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.

Responsibilities


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.

Required

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.

Preferred 

 
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.
Crisis management.
Must be a team player and able to work collaboratively with and through others. 



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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
Individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to apply please contact us at recruiting@xcelenergy.com



Apply now.