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Communication Consultant or Sr Communication Consultant Job

Xcel Energy

Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: August 2, 2022
Reference Code: 48261-en_US
Job Grade: P
Hierarchy: Yes - We may hire at a higher level
Union Position: Non-Bargaining

Position is accountable for excellent communications project management, writing and client service. Contributes to corporate goals and targets through implementation of strategic communications plans for internal and external audiences. Coordinates work with other Communications staff to ensure alignment with overall strategy for the company and/or business units, state-level jurisdictions and issues.

This position is posted as a hierarchy at the Communications Consultant or Senior Communications Consultant level. The successful candidate will be hired at the level that is commensurate with their skills and experience.

  • Plans, research, writes, edits and coordinates development of internal and external communications strategies and tactics that amplify corporate priorities. Includes development of messaging, digital & web content, print collateral, presentations, speaking remarks and other communications deliverables.
  • Coordinates work and schedules with business partners, ensuring final products effectively meet client needs. Documents and improves processes to produce quality, on-time results within budget.
  • Serves on various cross-functional teams to provide communications perspectives and helps develop and implement plans and tactics to achieve team's mission. Provides communications counsel to clients.
  • Understands and supports Xcel Energy's brand; understands and demonstrates behaviors in accordance with the corporate values.
  • May require afterhours and/or weekend support of crisis communications needs, including participation in the on-call rotation.

Required- Communication Consultant
  • Five to seven years experience in positions that require significant, direct interaction with clients, designers and production vendors.
  • Work in an agency or corporate setting preferred. Proven ability to write clearly, concisely, quickly and accurately, incorporating key messages and calls to action and using appropriate language and tone for the target audience.
  • Able to progress on a variety of projects during the course of the workday and accustomed to working at a fast pace.
  • Degree in journalism, public relations, communications or related discipline.
  • Experience in the utility industry preferred.

Required- Senior Communication Consultant
  • Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Public Relations, Communications, or Marketing
  • 10 years experience in communications with 5 years experience as an account executive or in a direct client service role
  • Demonstrated success in creating and implementing communications plans
  • Ability to prioritize, manage and work on multiple projects
  • Solid copywriting expertise
  • Experience and demonstrated record of success in marketing communications, including direct marketing, internet marketing and sales collateral development

Additional Requirements:
  • Consultant in Jurisdictional Communications: experience with rates and regulatory issues, state and local government affairs, public/stakeholder involvement efforts, employee grassroots/advocacy and economic development.

Xcel Energy is committed to the safety of its employees and customers, and promotes a Safety Always culture. Because of this, we strongly encourage all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19; however, vaccination is not mandatory. After being hired, you will asked to report your vaccination status and dates of vaccination. This information will be maintained confidentially and disclosed only on a need-to-know basis. If you are not fully vaccinated or choose not to disclose your vaccination status you will be required to follow any health-and-safety rules applicable to unvaccinated employees.

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: CO - Denver || CO - Denver || United States (US) || Strategy Plng and Ext Affairs || 71226:Strategic Comm Enterprise || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: Consultant Level; 66,000 to $94,000 per year; Senior Level $77,000 to $109,666 per year

This position may also be eligible for the following benefits and/or pay components: Pay - Annual Incentive Program, Medical/Pharmacy Plan, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Dependent Care Reimbursement Account, Health Care Reimbursement Account, Health Savings Account (HSA) (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Limited-Purpose FSA (if enrolled in eligible health plan and HSA), Transportation Reimbursement Account, Short-term disability (STD), Long-term disability (LTD), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Fitness Center Reimbursement (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Tuition reimbursement, Transit programs, Employee recognition program, Pension, 401(k) plan, Paid time off (PTO), Holidays, Personal holidays, Volunteer Paid Time Off (VPTO) (full-time employees only), Parental Leave

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Requisition Number: 48261
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to apply please contact us at recruiting@xcelenergy.com
About this Employer‍

As a leading electric and natural gas energy company, we offer a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity customers and 1.9 million natural gas customers across our eight states: Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin.

Our workforce of more than 12,000 is rising to the challenge of a dynamic, constantly-changing utility industry. One that requires us to be even more customer focused, forward thinking and productive while remaining committed to meeting our customers’ fundamental need for safe, reliable, affordable energy.

With nearly 50% of our workforce eligible to retire in the next five years, there’s never been a better time to come on board. Do you have a passion for renewable energy, like wind or solar? Or care about giving back to the community? You’ll be in a position to directly impact our energy future.

At Xcel Energy, you’ll be challenged, respected and rewarded. You’ll find an ethical team committed to excellence, safety and environmental stewardship. A dynamic company where you’ll have meaningful work that makes a difference.