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Aera Energy Public Affairs Team

Aera Energy Public Affairs Team

  • Manage external communications and media relations (through traditional and social media) in alignment with Aera’s narrative strategy.
  • Manage Aera’s external communications and social media plans and update plans annually.
  • Support strategic business objectives and publicize company’s position on key issues.
  • Oversee the development and dissemination of press releases and other external communications/marketing materials.
  • Pitch Aera news stories for placement in social and traditional media.
  • Manage development of stakeholder engagement communications/marketing materials.
  • Oversee company’s external website, reviewing and updating/refreshing content as needed.
  • Develop annual social media calendar, including key messages and delivery platforms
  • Develop external communications/marketing materials and disseminate as appropriate
  • Procure and post social media messages from existing resources (trade associations, industry, Aera) and ensure Aera approval for posting in accordance with annual communications plans and calendars
  • Manage media relationships in coordination with public affairs field staff.
  • Partner with government affairs and PA team on employee calls-to action and to ensure employee communications align with company efforts to positively influence industry narrative.
  • Coordinate with internal communications to ensure knowledge transfer and alignment on external messaging.
  • Maintain Aera’s external emergency response website and serve on Aera’s emergency response communications team.
  • Serve as a spokesperson for the company.
  • Serve as communication subject matter expert on various external projects/teams, as needed

Required Skills 

  • Team player and self-starter who can work cross-functionally and is willing to try out new ways of doing things.
  • Demonstrated ability to navigate ambiguous situations
  • Superior journalism/public relations writing/editing skills with strong knowledge of AP stylebook
  • Excellent verbal communication skills and ability to work with individuals in all levels of the organization
  • Strong knowledge of communications and social media platforms (e.g. Microsoft Office, SharePoint, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Salesforce or other email online publishing tools)
  • Knowledge of basic publication layout and design; basic photography and video skills
  • Microsoft SharePoint content management and site administration desired
  • General web publishing, including familiarity with tools such as Adobe Creative Suite
  • Must be authentic by being genuine and real; combining candor with care. Staying true and committed to Aera and the community.
  • Must be resilient by recognizing that change is constant. The ability to persevere and excel in the face of adversity by turning challenges into opportunities.
  • Must be accountable to yourself, others, and the community in which we live, work, and operate.
  • Must be innovative by having a passion for learning and relentless commitment to improvement.
  • Must be collaborative by respecting and celebrating differences and recognizing the power of uniqueness.

Required Experience 

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Communications or related field of study is required
  • Minimum 5+ years of experience in external communications, media relations or public relations
  • Experience advising senior leaders on business opportunities, communications objectives, content strategy and message
  • Experience driving results through performance indicators and metrics
  • Experience managing multiple priorities with tight deadlines
  • Experience with print and electronic media; digital marketing/social media experience

Job Location 

BAKERSFIELD, California, United States 

Full job description is here:  (External Communications Lead position)


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