PSEG PSEG LI Dir Communications in Uniondale, New York

Requisition ID: 47821

Job Function/Category: 55584

Employment Type: Exempt Full Time

This is an exciting time to be joining PSEG. Our commitments, which include safety, integrity, customer focus, and diversity & inclusion, are the fabric of our culture and help drive the success of our business. We are fortunate to have an outstanding workforce of diverse and highly skilled talent who move us forward in our operational excellence journey. PSEG has more than 12,000 employees who are dedicated to the communities we serve and embody our vision: People providing Safe, Reliable, Economic and Greener Energy

PSEG Long Island seeks a Director to lead its Communications team in Uniondale, Long Island. The job will report directly to the President and COO of PSEG Long Island and on a dotted line to PSEG’s Vice President of Corporate Communications in Newark, N.J.

Job Responsibilities:

Lead internal and external communications for the energy company serving 1.1 million customers on Long Island and the Rockaways, supporting PSEG Long Island’s business focus of providing industry leading electric service and a company that puts safety first.

  • Act as the chief communications officer, developing, managing and delivering communications strategies and activities that advance PSEG Long Island business goals.

  • Build and protect PSEG Long Island’s reputation as a company that is committed to providing best in class reliability and storm response, outstanding customer service, its highly skilled employees and the communities where they live and work.

  • Engage employees through programs that support PSEG Long Island’s commitment to safety, diversity, two-way dialogue, employee development and access to resources needed to excel.

  • Work closely with executives and senior leaders ensuring communications strategy is aligned and integrated with business strategy.

  • Develop and implement cross function plans to improve JD Power Survey to top quartile specifically the JD Power scores in the Communications segment of the survey.

  • Develop and implement strategic plan to build relationships with and educate influential mainstream media, as well as alternative digital and other news outlets.

  • Act as spokesperson for PSEG Long Island. Conduct interviews for radio, TV, online and print news outlets, develop relationships with reporters, communicate initiatives and news, and promote and protect the company’s reputation.

  • Employ issues management and crisis communications strategy and tactics. Provide accurate and timely information.

  • Identify and secure opportunities to position executives as thought leaders in the industry, providing messaging, counsel, preparation and support.

  • Tell stories across multiple outlets including Facebook, Twitter, blogs, an email employee newsletter and monthly magazine.

  • Plan and develop strategy and content for employee town halls and leadership meetings engaging and educating colleagues about business priorities and initiatives.

  • Draft communications from the president and COO keeping key business and legislative leaders abreast of important initiatives, accomplishments and challenges for the company and industry.

Required Education, Competencies and Skills:

• BS/BA degree with Ten years of experience in corporate communications, journalism, writing, editing, media relations or related fields;

• Experience producing press releases, talking points, op-eds, letters to the editor, position papers and other materials on tight deadlines

• Demonstrated ‘hands-on’ experience working on communication plans

• Experience in measuring the effectiveness of a communication plan

• Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously, and handling and meeting tight deadlines

• Experience planning and implementing major events

• Ability to work well under pressure while adhering to deadlines

• Demonstrated ability to lead and work with a cross-functional team in a matrix organization

• Superior client relationship focus; self-directed, results-oriented, and flexible

• Awareness of and experience evaluating digital media and applying social media tools to communication plans

Desired Education, Competencies and Skills:

• Fifteen years of experience in corporate communications, journalism, writing, editing or media relations

• Knowledge of the energy, utility or major industrial business

• Experience serving as a member of an executive business leadership team and as a manager of communications professionals

Advanced degree in Communications or related field

As an employee of PSE&G or PSEG Long Island, you should be aware that during storm restoration efforts, you may be required to perform functions outside of your routine duties and on a schedule that may be different from normal operations.

This site ( http://www.pseg.com ) is strictly for candidates who are not currently PSEG employees. PSEG employees must apply for jobs internally through empower which can be accessed through the mypseg homepage by clicking on the employee center tab, then under the empower header, choose careers.

Business needs may cause PSEG to cancel or delay filling position at any time during the selection process

Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment, including the hiring process, based on any legal protected characteristic. Legally protected characteristics included, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law in locations where PSEG employs individuals.

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If you have a disability and need assistance submitting your resume, applying for a position or registering for a test, please call 973-430-3845. Any information provided regarding a disability will be kept strictly confidential and will not be shared with anyone involved hiring decision

Diversity at PSEG: Equal Opportunity Employer

PSEG is an equal employment opportunity employer and makes employment decisions, including but not limited to, hiring, firing, promotion, demotion, training, and/or compensation, on the basis of merit. Employment decisions are based on an individual’s qualifications as they relate to the job under consideration. PSEG's policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions, the actual sex of the individual, or the gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, including religious dress practices and religious grooming practices, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, familial status, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected veteran or military status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws, ordinances, or regulations.

Need to request an accommodation?

If you have a disability and need assistance submitting your resume, applying for a position or registering for a test, please call 973-430-3845. Any information provided regarding a disability will be kept strictly confidential and will not be shared with anyone involved in making a hiring decision.

PSEG is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company, including supervisors and co-workers.