#163650

Energy Communications Manager

Location:
Virtual; Remote; PST Hours
Job Terms:
Temporary
Salary:
DOE
Start date:
01/25/2021
Posted By:
Tammie Letroise-Brown
Date:
01/12/2021

Job Description:

*Open to candidates within the US but must work West Coast Business hours (most of the time). 100% remote work is okay.*

Energy Communications Manager

As the Energy Communications Manager you will own and lead the global communications narrative and support the strategy and content development for the company's data center energy portfolio and growing energy practice. You’ll handle integrated communications activities related to our data center energy consumption, ambitious 24/7 carbon-free energy goals, and cloud energy partnerships.

You’ll work cross-functionally to help communicate with journalists and other thought leaders; devise specific communications materials and campaigns; engage in one-on-one meetings with key industry opinion formers; develop print and web-based material supporting campaigns; and counter misinformation that might interfere with our business and ability to serve our users. 

In addition to communications and media/PR skills, the ideal candidate has a solid handle on energy technologies and trends, operation of the electricity grid, and fundamentals of energy markets as well as a strategic perspective on how the company can drive progress and thought leadership in the energy and sustainability space. We're looking for a great communicator who can turn complex issues into consumer-grade messages both verbally and written.

To succeed here, you'll need to be able to combine strategy and creativity with quick-wit and organizational skills to manage multiple projects to tight deadlines simultaneously, while also pitching and building relationships with key journalists, bloggers, and commentators. Things happen fast at this company and to get stuff done here you need to be an enthusiastic team player and self-starter who can work cross-functionally and isn't afraid to take measured risks and try new things.

Responsibilities:

  • You will work closely with our data center energy and operations teams to lead communications around global energy initiatives. 
  • Manage communications activities around carbon-free energy agreements, energy partnerships and technology initiatives, and carbon-free energy advocacy.
  • Drive an ambitious media/PR program, develop simple -- yet high-impact -- blog posts, FAQs, video scripts and more.
  • Build and execute a compelling thought leadership program including speaking engagements, white papers, bylines and op-eds focused on our unique approach to 24/7 carbon-free energy.  
  • Develop and maintain close, productive relationships with internal teams across the company, and externally with key partners, influencers, and both tech and business press.
  • Support (<10% of time) with internal communications, primarily coordinating and aligning with the internal comms team on timing, messaging and delivery of communications.

Skill/Experience/Education:
Mandatory:

  • 6-8+ years of relevant PR, media, or communications experience
  • Corporate experience highly preferred, but agency experience may also be considered
  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience

Desired:

  • 8-10+ years of relevant PR, media, or communications experience
  • Corporate experience highly preferred, but agency experience may also be considered
  • Experience leading corporate & policy communications programs
  • Experience leading communications programs
  • Experience preferred working in a utility-intensive industry (manufacturing, data centers, industrial)
  • Established relationships with press that cover energy and renewable energy, data centers and data center efficiency, environment, and sustainability
  • Proven communicator with technical leadership — excellent written and verbal communication skills

Prescreen Questions:

  1. Tell us about you experience leading corporate & policy communications programs
  2. Tell us about your experience leading energy, environment, and sustainability communications programs
  3. Tell us about your experience working in a utility-intensive industry (manufacturing, data centers, industrial)

Client Description:

One thing we know is that this client, as big as it is, is still setting the standard for not only the product they’re turning out, but for the way they conduct business.

Our client is the global leader in technology, with offices in many major cities. As different as those cities are, you can expect that the personality of each office is the same. Commonalities include bringing people together in the physical work space, outlets for creativity (outside work-related exercises), and a setup for brainstorming on the fly, whenever the opportunity strikes.

What they see in your resume, if you’re selected, is your ability to be an autonomous thinker, and a team player; someone focused, and driven to push the envelope who can also let down their guard and have fun with the team while doing it; someone who has the intellectual capacity to challenge even the most innovative thinkers without the hubris that tends to accompany it. No egos here!

Here, everyone is considered a project owner, and expected to give 100%, even when the path forward isn’t necessarily clear.

Work here, and know you’re working with a Forbes #1 rated company.

Work here, and know you’re setting the pace for digital products globally.

Work here, and find the challenge of your career!

And in case you’re afraid you won’t have time for other things, you’ll be able to take advantage of:

  • Fitness center access

  • Discounts on things like dry cleaning and oil changes

  • Free lunches

  • Convenient commuter shuttles

Why work with AQUENT? Check out our awesome benefits: https://aquent.com/find-work/talent-benefits

Aquent is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.