Responsible for communications to the member systems, public and media, including preparing articles, press kits, press releases, newsletters, messaging documents and other content initiatives. Cultivates rapport and manages relationships with media representatives. Works closely with other Tri-State departments to develop member information, public information and media relations strategies. Develops various communications products and reports, and provides content for member communications, employee communications and social media.
REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Training
Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Public Policy, Political Science, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:
Working knowledge of electric utility industry or environmental issues.
Experience in media relations, copywriting and editing.
Excellent oral and written communications skills with a demonstrated ability to simplify technical issues.
Experience working with cross functional teams (external affairs, government relations, environmental, and community relations).
Strong people skills and the ability to collaborate and communicate with members and employees at all levels of the organization.
Eight (8) years of relevant, progressive experience.
Willingness to travel as required, which could be up to 25% of time. (Possession of valid driver’s license or ability to obtain.)
Must be able to demonstrate that he/she can perform all of the essential functions of the position, including submission of writing samples upon request.
DESIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Editing experience preferred.
Experience gained from past work in media relations and public relations agency.
Experience in crisis communication planning and response.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical demands: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is required to sit for long periods of time, occasionally stand, walk, stoop, bend, and reach above and below shoulder level. Incumbent is frequently required to use hands and fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, talk and hear.
Mental demands: While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is required to read, write, perform basic math, analyze data and reports, exercise judgment, develop plans, procedures and goals, and present information to others and work under pressure.
Work Environment: While performing the duties of this position, the employee is exposed to an office environment indoors and occasionally will travel outdoors to multiple locations dependent on work. Most duties are performed indoors and at a desk, operating office equipment.
How to Apply:
Tri-State: Join the people behind the power. Tri-State recognizes the value of a highly-engaged and committed workforce and provides an excellent benefits program that includes medical, dental, retirement and life insurance. Please visit our careers site at www.tristategt.org/careers/for more details.
Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association is a wholesale electric power supplier owned by the 43 electric cooperatives that it serves. Tri-State generates and transmits electricity to its member systems throughout a 200,000 square-mile service territory across Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming.
Serving approximately 1.5 million consumers, Tri-State was founded in 1952 by its member systems to provide a reliable, cost-based supply of electricity. Headquartered in Westminster, Colo., about 1,500 people are employed by Tri-State throughout its four-state service area.
Tri-State's power is generated through a combination of owned baseload and peaking power plants that use coal and natural gas as their primary fuels, supplemented by purchased power, federal hydroelectricity allocations and renewable resource technologies. Tri-State delivers power to its members through a transmission system that includes substation facilities, telecommunications sites and over 5000 miles of high voltage transmission lines.