Senior Communications Consultant

Company: Duke Energy


Contact Person: Peveeta Persaud

Application Deadline: December 9, 2019


The Regulated Utilities Senior Communications Specialist is responsible for providing communications support for the regulated utility operations in Florida. 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/implements communications on complex issues, provides counsel to business groups and senior leaders, supports executive positioning efforts and assists in the development and implementation of integrated, strategic communications plans to support stakeholder engagement, advocacy and educational efforts/campaigns for legislative, regulatory, operational, reputation management and brand strategies for Duke Energy Florida. The position also serves as part of the company’s crisis communications team.

This position reports to the Director of Midwest and Florida Regulated Utilities and Natural Gas Business. The position assists with providing support to 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 work closely with corporate communications, sustainability, environmental, federal policy and governmental affairs to ensure alignment and advance Duke Energy’s national and regional strategies.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong media relations experience serving as a spokesperson including strategy and message development
  • 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/speeches
  • Experience representing the company externally with challenging 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
  • Ability to effectively interact and communicate with a variety of audiences, including community leaders, elected officials and media
  • Ability to work and make decisions independently and collaboratively with multiple stakeholders
  • Experience working in a matrix organization
  • Experience in crisis communications

How to Apply


Job Originally Posted on: Wednesday, November 27, 2019