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MidAmerican Energy Company..

Media Relations Representative/Senior Media Relations Representative

MidAmerican Energy Company.. - Des Moines, IA

Media Relations Representative/Senior Media Relations Representative

in

Des Moines

Iowa

This position is responsible to proactively pitch and interact with media for MidAmerican Energy. They will handle media inquiries and oversee the media hotline; disseminate proactive and reactive information to the media to support emergency communications and overall operational goals for the company; write and edit company statements, news releases, talking points, fact sheets and presentations; engage in social media efforts; and support other departmental projects for all media, external and employee communications. They will assist in the development of media strategies and proposals. They will oversee the compilation and distribution of the daily news clip reports and special edition reports for senior management.

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Job Function)

Serves as a spokesperson on company matters and maintains and grows media relationships across MidAmerican Energy's service territory. This includes communicating promptly and effectively to requests for response, research, quotes, photos, interviews and information from media contacts; gathers answers through communication with colleagues, usage of historical/archival material or other appropriate resources.

Assists with writing news releases and talking points to proactively or reactively respond to media inquiries or for internal audiences.

Assists with content development and monitoring of the company's social media channels and website newsroom. Provides content development and proofing support for communication materials, as needed. Supports internal communications, including writing for and proofing newsletter articles and safety updates.

Responsible for the compilation and distribution of daily news clips to senior management and special edition reports as requested.

Provides departmental administrative support, as needed. Works to ensure all projects come in at or under budget. Follows all company and department processes and procedures in daily work.

Provide technical leadership to staff.

Provide technical input to assist in development of projected planning.

Performs additional responsibilities as requested or assigned.

Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, English or related field or equivalent work experience. (Typically six years of related, progressive work experience would be needed for candidates applying for this position who do not possess a bachelor's degree.)

The media relations representative requires at least three years of experience in a communications, public relations or media relations function in a professional work environment.

The senior media relations representative requires five years of experience in a communications, public relations or media relations function in a professional work environment.

Effective oral and written communications skills and high attention to detail and level of judgement. Strong writing, proofreading and editing skills. Must be proficient in Associated Press style.

Understanding of communications tactics and strategies, media relations and social media.

Influencing skills to persuade or lead opinion through written and verbal communications.

Ability to work on multiple projects and with multiple internal/external clients simultaneously and under intense deadlines and environment.

Must be available to be on-call with the media after hours, as scheduled.

Proficient in electronic communications and adapts easily to new computer programs and environments. Photojournalism and/or video production is a plus.

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without an accommodation.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Job:

*Corporate Communications

Organization:

*Corporate Services

Title:

Media Relations Representative/Senior Media Relations Representative

Location:

IA-Des Moines

Requisition ID:

1701328

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Media Relations Representative/Senior Media Relations Representative MidAmerican Energy Company.. - Des Moines, IA, United States

   

Location: Des Moines, IA

Company Profile:
MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company is a global leader in the production, transportation and delivery of energy from a variety of fuel sources, including coal, natural gas, wind, hydro, solar, nuclear, geothermal and biomass.