Public Relations Manager

by Ms. Meredith Helthall of Chesapeake Utilities

Posted to Job Opportunity on 7/23/2018 at 6:46 AM

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The Public Relations Manager is responsible for the evaluation, development, integration and implementation of a broad range of media activities aligned to the strategic direction and priorities of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation to advance the Company’s position with its audiences and inform customers, investors, communities, industry stakeholders and the broader public."},{"insert":"\n \n"},{"attributes":{"color":"#515151"},"insert":" "},{"insert":"\n \n"},{"attributes":{"italic":true,"color":"#515151","bold":true},"insert":"This position will be responsible for the following duties:"},{"insert":"\n \nProvide strategic direction for the Company’s public relations efforts by serving as the subject matter expert in this area."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Serve as the main point of contact for all public relations / media relations activity."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Develop and ensure the quality and effectiveness of all corporate/enterprise-wide public relations-related activities and communications, including: comprehensive public relations campaigns, news releases, responses to media inquiries, speaking engagements, issues management, etc."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Coordinate with Business Unit communicators and corporate functional areas to ensure proper public relations strategies and execution."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Ensure the topics and themes that are positioned with media are aligned with the Company’s strategy positioning themes and communication plans."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Offer in-depth business and industry knowledge to enhance ability to implement public outreach and representation regarding the Company’s messages."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Identify, develop and orchestrate interview and speaking opportunities for Senior Leaders and Company subject matter experts to position Chesapeake Utilities Corporation as a thought leader and expert in the industry. "},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Evaluate and manage unsolicited public relations inquiries/situations."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Collaborate with team members throughout the Company handling internal communications, executive communications and social media communications to ensure consistent representation of initiatives across all audiences and channels."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Participate in crisis communications response; contribute to the maintenance of emergency communications and public information processes; and provide ongoing issues management."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Serve as a spokesperson for the Company under certain circumstances. "},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Build and maintain collaborative relationships with key stakeholders, including advocacy groups, community groups and professional and industry organizations (ex: American Gas Association, Southern Gas Association, etc.). "},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Connect external events and issues impacting the energy industry with the Company, and contribute to the Company’s communication strategies in response."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Investigate, develop and implement media channels and communication tools."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Support Business Units in championing projects and initiatives to external groups to support the Company’s objectives."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Manage delivery of the Company’s public relations messages to media and various stakeholder organizations."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Support Corporate Leadership and Business Unit Leadership in interacting with media regarding substantive issues."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Develop strategic positioning opportunities and storyline pitches associated with larger programming."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Develop a forward-looking public relations content calendar for consideration in external and internal communication plans."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Build and maintain close relationships with key journalists, editors, producers, and correspondents in the news media including local, national, trade, niche, business and special interest outlets."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Brief and prepare spokespeople for interviews and speaking opportunities."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Perform regular media monitoring for the purposes of summarizing and reporting internally on media coverage; develop and implement media relations measurements to gauge effectiveness, identify industry topics and trends and communicate such to leadership and internal stakeholders; and identify and explore opportunities to enhance the Company’s role as a thought leader in the industry. 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