Communcations Manager - Regulated Utilities

Company: Duke Energy Florida


Contact Person: Peveeta Persaud, APR

Application Deadline: January 10, 2017


Build an exciting, rewarding career with us – help us make a difference for millions of people every day. Consider joining the Duke Energy team, where you’ll find a friendly work environment, opportunities for growth and development, recognition for your work and competitive pay and benefits.

The Regulated Utilities Communications Manager I – Florida is responsible for managing overall communications for Duke Energy’s regulated utility operations in Florida. Position will manage media strategy, communications consulting, executive positioning, and the development and implementation of integrated, strategic communications plans to support the legislative, regulatory, operational, reputation management and brand strategies for Duke Energy Florida.

The position will be responsible for managing the Florida regional communications team and providing strategic, well-integrated communications support for the regional president and the regional president’s organization including local and state governmental affairs, community relations, economic development, regulatory and public affairs. The position will report to the manager of regional communications for the Energy Solutions, Midwest and Florida regions and work closely with corporate communications, power generation, environmental, federal policy, emergency planning and governmental affairs to ensure alignment and advance Duke Energy’s national and regional strategies.


Basic Qualifications:
• 4-year degree in communications, journalism, public relations, English or related field or four (4) years of equivalent related work experience
• Five (5) or more years of experience in corporate communications, public relations or related field
• Strong media relations experience serving as a spokesperson including strategy and message development
• Microsoft Office – Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, etc.

Desired Qualifications:
• Eight (8) or more years of experience in communications and public affairs
• Experience managing a team of communications professionals
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Strong media relations experience serving as a spokesperson including strategy and message development
• Excellent public relations analytical skills
• Experience developing and implementing communications plans to effectively manage complex and challenging issues
• Experienced ability to strategically plan communications, including objectives which are achieved through tactics and tied directly to measurable results
• Experience working with executives and senior levels of management and providing executive counsel and coaching for media interviews, presentations/speeches
• Speech writing experience
• Ability to effectively interact and communicate with a variety of audiences, including community leaders, elected officials and media
• Experience representing the company externally with challenging audiences in challenging situations
• Ability to work and make decisions independently and collaboratively with multiple stakeholders
• Experience in utility industry and/or regulated industry
• Experience in energy policy and advocacy
• Executive speech writing and executive positioning experience
• Experience working in a matrix organization
• Experience in crisis communications

How to Apply

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Job Originally Posted on: Thursday, January 5, 2017