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Supervisor, State & Regulatory Communications Job in Akron, Ohio US

Supervisor, State & Regulatory Communications

FIRSTENERGY SERVICE COMPANY - Akron, OH

Posted: 12/7/2022 - Expires: 3/7/2023

Job ID: 250758063

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Job Description

FirstEnergy at a Glance

We are a forward-thinking electric utility powered by a diverse team of employees committed to making customers' lives brighter, the environment better and our communities stronger.

FirstEnergy(NYSE: FE) is dedicated to integrity, safety, reliability and operational excellence. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, FirstEnergy includes one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, more than 24,000 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, and a regulated generating fleet with a total capacity of more than 3,500 megawatts.

About the Opportunity

This is an open position with the FirstEnergy Service Company, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [SC00]

The Supervisor, State & Regulatory Communications, is primarily responsible for overseeing and guiding a team of media relations and communications professionals who develop and implement external communications that support FirstEnergy and its utilities.

This person will work closely with the Manager of Corporate Communications, providing strategic direction on communications tactics and plans that enhance FirstEnergy's brand and bring our story to life. This includes guiding implementation of earned media opportunities, feature stories, utility-related social media content development and new, innovative ways to share FirstEnergy's story. He/she will possess a strong ability to coach and assist team members, helping them improve communications skills and achieve professional growth.

The position reports to the Manager, Corporate Communications, and is located at FirstEnergy's Akron General Office in Akron, Ohio. Remote work is also a potential.

Responsibilities include:

Leading proactive communications planning and execution, including guiding the development and implementation of comprehensive communications plans and strategies, that earn positive news stories for FirstEnergy utilities and key programs
Setting team goals that comply with the company's plans and visions, measure and track progress toward goals and provide feedback to promote team success
Managing the workflow of state communications team, delegating tasks and ensuring business goals, deadlines and performance standards are met
Reviewing story and social content ideas, coach team members through the content creation process and serve as main editor for team's work products
Proactively identifying issues and obstacles before they occur, and guide team members as they develop appropriate responses
Collaborating with other Communications team leadership to share ideas and content
Fostering productive working relationships with other FirstEnergy business units
Cultivating and maintaining strong working relationships with company leadership
Providing coaching and mentoring to help team members reach their full potential and career goals
Providing support during large scale outages or other significant events as part of the External Communications Emergency Response Team
Participating in company committees/task forces, as needed

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism or related discipline required
Minimum 10 years' relevant work experience required. Relevant work experience will include high-level communication skills, proven media relations experience and extensive knowledge of social media
Proven experience leading and developing a high-performing team of diverse individuals
Ability to establish challenging goals and motivate others to ensure achievement
Ability to work collaboratively in a consultative role with senior leadership
Expert written and verbal communication skills and ability to guide development of strategic and compelling communications
Strong editing and analytical skills
Good team player with strong organizational and project management experience
Experience working with tight deadlines, ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize work for self and team
Ability to provide afterhours and weekend support, particularly during significant outages and other crisis situations
Willingness to travel to other FirstEnergy locations, as needed or during crisis situations
Experience in the utility industry a plus
Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Office 365, SharePoint)

Benefits, Compensation & Workforce Diversity

At FirstEnergy, employees are key to our success. We depend on their talents to meet the challenges of our changing business environment. We are committed to rewarding individual and team efforts through our total rewards philosophy which includes competitive pay plus incentive compensation, a company-sponsored pension plan, 401(k) savings plan with matching employer contribution, a choice of medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, and life insurance programs, as well as skills development training with tuition reimbursement. Please visit our website at www.firstenergycorp.com to learn more about all of our employee rewards programs. FirstEnergy proudly supports workforce diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. No recruiters or agencies without a previously signed contract. Unable to sponsor or transfer H-1B visas at this time.

Safety

Safety is a core value for FirstEnergy and is essential to all of our business activities. We ensure employees have the tools, information, and processes to perform their duties in a manner that assures safety for themselves, their co-workers, our customers and the public. Our goals are to provide a safe work environment, to maintain an accident-free, injury-free workplace, and to promote and maintain public safety. To meet these goals, we dedicate ourselves to achieving world-class safety standards.

Position Classification

Exempt

FirstEnergy Human Resources Team

FirstEnergy proudly supports workforce diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a
disability. No recruiters or agencies without a previously signed contract. Unable to sponsor or transfer H-1B visas at this time.

Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Federal Contractor
Skill Based Partner:
No
Education Level:
Bachelor's degree
Work Days:
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Job Reference Code
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