Entergy Sr Lead Communications Specialist in White Plains, New York

Sr Lead Communications Specialist

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Date: Apr 24, 2018

Location: White Plains, NY, US

Company: Entergy

About Entergy

Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including nearly 9,000 megawatts of nuclear power.

Entergy delivers electricity to 2.9 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of approximately $11 billion and more than 13,000 employees.

Learn more about our Corporate, Utility, Nuclear, Power Generation, Gas & Transmission businesses here: http://www.entergynewsroom.com/about-us/ .

Primary Location: New York-White Plains

Job Function :Professional

FLSA Status :Professional

Relocation Option: Approved in accordance with the Entergy guidelines

Union description/code :NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU

Number of Openings :1

Req ID: 78562

Travel Percentage :Up to 25%

Job Summary/Purpose:

  • Assists in the development and execution of stakeholder communications and of key messages both inside and outside Entergy about the company’s northern US nuclear power plants.

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Build and execute communications strategies designed to support business objectives, inform internal and external stakeholders, and improve public perceptions. Provide strategic communications counsel and messaging support to internal customers.

  • Monitor industry, national and local news outlets to identify emerging issues and media coverage of the company’s northern US nuclear power plants.

  • Utilize social media to communicate key messages and engage audiences on issues that promote the company’s strategic initiatives, including its plan to exit merchant power.

  • Provide technical guidance to colleagues on social media usage and other technical support, as needed.

  • Develop and implement responses to media and other external stakeholders. Serve as company spokesperson for business unit’s merchant nuclear fleet (located in NY, MI, MA, VT), weighted more heavily toward the Indian Point Energy Center in Buchanan, NY.

  • Engage subject matter experts for input into official company statements, talking points, and Q&A.

  • Support implementation in the northern US of company’s nuclear fleet and corporate communications plans.

  • Assist in implementing editorial and other departmental standards. Edit the work of and/or provide guidance and direction to other staff members. Conduct project management such as on budgeting, purchasing and requests for proposals.

Additional Information:

  • Entergy’s merchant power business unit (Entergy Wholesale Commodities), which operates nuclear power plants in NY, MI and MA, and currently manages the decommissioning of a permanently closed plant in VT, is being phased out over the next several years. This position supports communications initiatives for that business unit, so the phaseout will likely affect the long-term viability of this position.

Minimum education required of the position:

  • Bachelor's degree in Communications or a related subject, or equivalent experience.

Minimum experience required of the position:

  • Sr Lead Communications Specialist - 7+ years of experience in corporate communications or public relations.

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EEO Statement: The Entergy System of Companies provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The Entergy System of Companies complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

The Entergy System of Companies expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of the Entergy System of Company employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

Entergy provides reasonable accommodations for online applicants. Requests for a reasonable accommodation may be made orally or in writing by an applicant, employee, or third party on his or her behalf.

Additional Responsibilities: As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

Pre-employment Testing: One way that Entergy has found to identify and assess the abilities and skills needed for certain jobs is through pre-employment testing. If this position does require an EEI test, the type of test will be located under the qualifications section of the job posting. If you are invited to a test session, we strongly recommend you review and complete the practice test as well as review the testing brochure for your respective test. The test brochure will give you critical information on the test such as time allocated and number of questions. Also, keep in mind that the actual test is timed; you should practice timing yourself while doing the practice tests. The practice test information and test brochures can be located by going to the EEI website, http://www.eei.org/practicetests , Logon ID: entergy, password: practice test (2 words).

In addition to EEI testing there is also Fit-for-Duty testing which will identify and assess the abilities and skills needed for certain jobs. If this position does require Fit-for-Duty testing, the type of test will be located under the qualifications section of the job posting.

Nearest Major Market: White Plains

Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

Job Segment: Communications, Corporate Communications, PR, Nuclear, Technical Support, Marketing, Energy, Technology

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