Senior Media Relations Representative - Denver, CO or Minneapolis, MN Job at Xcel Energy

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Senior Media Relations Representative - Denver, CO or Minneapolis, MN Job

Location(s): MN - Minneapolis; CO - Denver

Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills, talents and education to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow? A professional position at Xcel Energy could be just what you're looking for.

Telecommuting Policy: A plan has been created to officially rollout a hybrid work-from-home option that will take effect when it is safe to move forward to return to the workplace. This position will participate in this new policy. This position can be based in Minneapolis, MN or Denver, CO.

Position Summary
As a practitioner and Media Relations lead, position is responsible for generating rich, engaging earned media coverage of the Company in areas that will make the biggest impact with customers and stakeholders, driving business results and brand awareness. Elevate the Company's public profile through the strategic pursuit of media, thought leadership and speaking opportunities among target publications, audiences and markets.

Essential Responsibilities
  • Applying extensive media relations experience, work with key leaders and managers to recommend, plan and implement broad-based communications strategies for critical company policies, projects and programs, and key communications strategies to engage regional and national news media. Counsel and train corporate officers, key managers and spokespersons regarding news media strategies.
  • Craft company news releases and other strategic communications for external and internal audiences. Provide safety and customer services messages on an around-the-clock basis, if necessary, through the appropriate sharing of after-hours and on-call duties. Monitor and analyze news media coverage of the Company and other energy-related issues. Advise company management on suggested courses of action.
  • Provide strategic communication counsel to executives and pursue speaking engagements and PR opportunities to position leadership on the local and national stage.
  • Collaborate with other media relations representatives on corporate initiatives, projects and messaging.
  • Manage necessary administrative functions.

Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in journalism or communications.
  • Seven years of experience in media relations or public relations required.
  • Experience in utility company media relations, as a reporter or work in a newsroom is highly desirable.
  • This position can require working on-call, weekends and evenings.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families and communities. With employee health and safety as our top priority, and in accordance with federal requirements, Xcel Energy requires all new employees be at least partially vaccinated by their start date and fully vaccinated by Jan. 4, 2022, or receive a formal medical or religious accommodation.

As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you're ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.

Posting Notes: MN - Minneapolis || MN - Minneapolis; CO - Denver || United States (US) || Strategy Plng and Ext Affairs || 71225:Strategic Communications Corp || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $77,000 to $109,666 per year

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Requisition Number: 37761

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to apply please contact us at [email protected]

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More Information on Xcel Energy
Xcel Energy operates in the Energy industry. The company is located in Minneapolis, MN, Minneapolis, MN, Minneapolis, MN and Denver, CO. Xcel Energy was founded in 2021. It has 10001 total employees. To see all 29 open jobs at Xcel Energy, click here.
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