Communications Specialist

Michigan, Jackson

Post Date: 03/22/2018 Job ID: 11477 Industry: Other (HR, Admin, Mkt, Sales)

Our Client, a Public Utility that provides natural gas and electricity to the majority of Michigan s 10 million residents is seeking a talented and self-driven individual for needs serving in the role of Communications Specialist.

DUTIES:

o Support efforts of the ProjectWise implementation, the Gas Technical Information Excellence Program (GTIE), and all projects within the GTIE Program by drafting, designing and distributing communications intended to affect change readiness among key stakeholders.
o Provide Executive-level communication materials (PowerPoint, info-Graphics & briefing papers).
o Deliver innovative messages and techniques to move audiences through the Change Management cycle.
o Perform and fully utilize analysis of key messages, audiences, timelines and available communication media when developing communication tactics.
o Utilize a variety of communication tools as deemed most effective: formal presentations, informal written documents, news articles, digital signage, videos and others.
o Perform quality reviews and edits of communications material.
o Create and maintain content in GTIE SharePoint sites.
o Advise team on communication strategies based on desired outcomes.
o Develop and maintain a consistent style in communications.
o Act as the communications liaison with Strategic Communication and the GTIE team.
Facilitate competency building
o Act as liaison with Learning & Development department to bridge gaps in their understanding of ProjectWise.
o Support identification of competency and training needs.
o Validate training approach/plan with impacted stakeholders.
Support Process, Policy, & Culture Development among impacted stakeholders
o Facilitate conversations between stakeholders and project team regarding the need for revised or new processes and policies to support GTIE and ProjectWise changes.
Identify and address areas of resistance among stakeholders.

SKILLS:

4 year degree in the field of marketing, communications, public relations, journalism, graphic design or equivalent experience.
Required:
Graphic design (PowerPoint minimum)
Executive communication background
Ability to summarize and synthesize technical data
AP Style writing
Website content management experience
Ability to work in a fast-paced setting and manage assignments with tight deadlines from multiple sources
Strong presentation skills
Self-motivated and ability to work collaboratively and independently
Preferred:
Technical writing ability for training materials and outlines
SharePoint knowledge
Video editing
Adobe Creative Suite

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