Lead Media Relations Specialist

National Grid (https:\\careers.nationalgridus.com)


  Full Time   Employee

United States

About the Position:
Under the direction of the Strategic Communications Director, develop and implement media relations, stakeholder engagement and internal communications programs and activities to protect and enhance National Grid’s reputation and brand across all stakeholder groups, and support its business goals.

Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to):
Work collaboratively at the local level with Corporate Affairs colleagues as well as jurisdictional and functional subject matter experts to develop and deliver well-defined media relations, stakeholder and internal communications programs that support business objectives and functional goals.
Represent the company as spokesperson to the media at the regional/local level on company activities, policies, issues, programs and positions, as required, in order to ensure that National Grid’s brand and reputation are protected.
Develop and maintain solid working relationships with all key local reporters and as required to ensure that key messages and brand are understood and embedded (includes digital media).
Provide media advice and counsel to the Massachusetts jurisdiction/functions at the local level to facilitate timely and accurate responses to media inquiries that protect and enhance National Grid’s reputation and brand.
Develop internal communications plans, execute, and utilize internal communications channels to advance key themes, activities and practices
Help build and implement stakeholder engagement plans and programs to educate, influence and create a favorable environment for company programs, issues, activities and positions. Participate in the development of materials to support stakeholder engagement.
Implement crisis communication procedures to protect National Grids reputation and brand.
Research sources and select relevant information in order to enable the analysis of key themes to feed into communication plans and programs.

Knowledge & Experience Required:

Bachelor’s Degree in communications, public relations, journalism or equivalent and 6-9 years of demonstrated, direct media relations, spokesperson, writing experience.
Demonstrated communications experience handling high-profile, complex, sensitive issues.
Experience managing and working with external consultants,and agencies/organizations.
Experience communicating across wide audience groups as well as internal communications experience is preferred.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.

National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise.We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve.National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.
:Media Relations
Primary Location
:Media Relations
Job Posting
:Oct 13, 2016, 4:35:45 PM
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To apply for this job, contact:
Kathy Gangarossa

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