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Manager, Communications

Date Posted: Nov 8, 2019

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: NRG

Job Description

NRG is the leading integrated power company in the U.S., built on the strength of our diverse competitive electric generation portfolio and leading retail electricity platform. A Fortune 500 company, NRG creates value through best-in-class operations, reliable and efficient electric generation, and a retail platform serving residential and commercial businesses. Working with electricity customers large and small, we implement sustainable solutions for producing and managing energy, developing smarter energy choices and delivering exceptional service as our retail electricity providers serve almost three million residential and commercial customers throughout the country.

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Job Summary: 

NRG Energy is seeking a Communications Manager to support the Corporate Communications function with a primary focus on external communications and media relations. The successful candidate will advise stakeholders on media strategy, public engagement and executive level communications, as well as act as a company spokesperson, develop communications plans, create written communications including press releases, key messages/talking points and social media posts.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Integrate closely with internal clients to understand communication needs of the business
  • Anticipate/recognize potential issues and advise appropriate courses of action
  • Develop communication plans, media messages, press releases and supporting materials
  • Identify, analyze and recommend speaking opportunities for company executives
  • Serve as media spokesperson
  • Media train subject matter experts who talk with the news media
  • Develop proactive storylines and pitch to news media
  • Manage crisis and reputational media issues
  • Review and manage work of external agencies when needed


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communication or related field from an accredited college or university
  • 5+ years of media relations experience, including managing adverse issues and crisis response
  • 3+ years of managing strategic relationships with proven ability in developing media strategy, key messages and general writing and editing.
  • Must have proven relationships with media including media placements and effective measurement of results


Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in Communications, Public Relations or a related field
  • Energy or other manufacturing industry experience is a plus
  • Agency experience is a plus


Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Detail-oriented in all work, ability to multi-task, and solid project management skills
  • Superb verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment


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Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

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