Affiliation: Management & Exempt
Employment Status: Full-Time Regular
We're looking for new talent to join us as we reinvent the future of energy. Across BC, we have a diverse team of more than 2,500 employees we can't do without, yet we're growing as fast as ever.
You may think we're your standard utility that delivers natural gas and electricity, but we're also into cool, innovative energy solutions. Think carbon capture, renewable energies and lower-carbon transportation for a start. We believe in creating a cleaner, healthier tomorrow.
If you like meaningful work, a dynamic environment and forward-thinking colleagues, build your career with us. You'll get opportunities to grow, lead, solve, and create. So what are you waiting for? Let's rethink energy together. Position Overview
Working in accordance with the organization's strategic vision, core values and leadership competencies, reporting to the Manager, Corporate Communications, this position is responsible to provide both leadership and support in the effective development, implementation and evaluation of initiatives to enable timely communications to support the business objectives of FortisBC and advance the organization's corporate reputation and brand. Responsibilities
Provide leadership and support in the effective development, implementation and evaluation of external communication initiatives to support the needs of business units within the organization.
Deliver strategic communications counsel to business units and advise them on effective communications strategy with particular emphasis on media
- both earned and owned.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships; collaborate with others in the effective development and execution of communication plans and strategies.
Represent FortisBC in the execution of media relations strategies; act as media spokesperson for key project initiatives and respond to media enquiries about specific products and programs.
Research, write, edit and oversee the production of various communication materials including information materials, key messaging, web content, media releases, social media and communication plans. Requirements
Bachelors' degree in Marketing, Communications or equivalent from a recognized program plus 2 or 3 years related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Demonstrated ability to develop strategic and proactive communications and social marketing initiatives to help enhance reputation, strengthen brand identity and build public support
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively including expert writing, interpersonal, diplomacy, and presentation skills and the ability to work in a team environment
Demonstrated ability to manage inquiries from the media, public and key stakeholders in an educated and professional manner
Collaborative team player. Able to work with others, take accountability for tasks and support other team members as needed.
Knowledge of BC Utility regulatory environment is desirable.
Demonstrated ability to think creatively and strategically
Demonstrated ability to anticipate needs and effectively position a company's products, services values and point of view with a wide range of stakeholders
Demonstrated ability to be flexible, adaptable and manage deadlines under pressure, ambiguity and change
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and deliver quality results under tight timelines
Strong initiative, judgment, organizational skills and creative abilities
Advanced computer software skills in MS Office Suite.
Our engaging workplace offers a wide range of challenging opportunities, while being safe, inclusive and diverse. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, while supporting life-long career development. We also encourage volunteerism and nourish the need to give back to your community.
The safety of our customers and FortisBC family members is our number one priority. Depending on the responsibilities of the job, some employees work remotely and some in office. To ensure the safety of our employees on our job sites, there is strict adherence to our worksite safety plans and social distancing practices. As an essential service provider, we'll continue to follow the government COVID-19 guidelines and adjust our plans as necessary. As we welcome new employees, our commitment to safety remains for all of our FortisBC family.
To learn more about the recruitment process with FortisBC, please visit the You're Applying. What now? page for additional