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Duke Energy Senior Communications Consultant in Raleigh, North Carolina

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Job Summary

The Regulated Utilities Senior Communications Consultant is responsible for providing communications support for the regulated utility operations in North Carolina. The position will develop and execute media strategies, which include responding to media inquiries, serving as a company spokesperson and building and sustaining relationships with key reporters/outlets. The position develops and implements communications on complex issues; provides counsel to business groups and senior leaders; and supports executive positioning efforts. This individual will assist in developing and implementing integrated, strategic communications plans and support materials for the state president’s organization.

This position reports to the Managing Director of External Affairs and Regulated Utilities and provides communications counsel and direct communications support for the vice president who oversees state government affairs and community relations. Other related activities include supporting communications for regulatory, corporate philanthropy, economic development, stakeholder engagement and public affairs efforts. The position also serves as part of the company’s crisis communications and storm response team.

Working Conditions

  • Office environment with a hybrid work model and occasional overtime and travel

Required/Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Journalism or

  • Bachelor's degree in Communications or

  • Bachelor's degree in Public Relations or other closely related discipline

  • In addition to required degree, five (5) plus years minimum related work experience

Desired Qualifications

  • Strong media relations experience, including strategy and message development, and serving as a company spokesperson

  • Strong experience developing and implementing communications plans to effectively manage response to emerging issues

  • Experience working with senior levels of management and providing executive counsel and coaching for media interviews, presentations, and other external events

  • Experience representing the company externally with diverse audiences in challenging situations

  • Speechwriting experience

  • Strong knowledge of utility operations and/or regulatory processes for a utility industry

  • Experience in public policy, reputation management, advocacy campaigns and stakeholder engagement

  • Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills; writing samples may be requested

  • Ability to effectively interact and communicate with a variety of audiences, including community leaders, elected officials and media

  • Experience in issues management and crisis communications

  • Ability to work and make decisions independently and collaboratively with multiple stakeholders

  • Experience in energy industry

  • Experience working in a matrix organization


Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable) No

Represented/Union Position No

Visa Sponsored Position No

Posting Expiration Date

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

All job postings expire at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date.

Please note that in order to be considered for this position, you must possess all of the basic/required qualifications.

We are one of the largest electric power holding companies in the United States, supplying and delivering electricity to approximately 7.4 million U.S. customers. We have approximately 52,700 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Carolinas, the Midwest and Florida – and natural gas distribution services serving more than 1.5 million customers in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and the Carolinas. Our commercial and international businesses own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a portfolio of renewable energy assets.

Regardless of your skill set or specific interest, we're looking for the best and brightest talent in the industry. Our people make us great - and we're always looking for more. Find your career path today at Duke Energy, where it's more than a career - it's a chance to make a difference in people's lives.

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