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Job Location: Lancaster, SC
JOB DESCRIPTION

Job #: 20317
Title: Public Affairs Specialist
Job Location: Lancaster, South Carolina - United States
Employment Type:
Salary: $35,000.00 - $45,000.00 - US Dollars - Yearly
Employer Will Recruit From: Nationwide
Relocation Paid?: Negotiable

WHY IS THIS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY?

The Public Affairs Specialist reports to the Vice President, External Corporate Affairs. The primary role is to manage the government affairs and corporate communication activities in coordination with the Vice President, External Corporate Affairs. The goal is to support the success of the Company mission and continued license to operate at the overall corporate level. The primary areas of responsibility include government affairs, local corporate media relations, and internal employee education at the corporate level.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Track and maintain a comprehensive understanding of, and expertise with, legislation, emerging issues, and industry trends that impact the Company`s license to operate
  • Identify and research legislative initiatives or other public policies that impact the Company`s Mission and/or employees at the federal, state and local levels through positive interactions with elected officials and external opinion leaders
  • Assist to insure key stakeholders within the Company are informed with analyses of the significance, relevance and business impact of relevant legislative developments in a timely and actionable manner
  • Assist VP External Corporate Affairs to develop and enhance key relationships with community leaders and public officials to create a positive reputational and political environment that supports the Company`s mission
  • Prepare communications to key stakeholders (employees, public officials, etc.) to communicate pertinent issues that impact the Company
  • Work cooperatively with affiliated industry, trade or consumer groups to accomplish Company goals
  • Develop and maintain strong and enduring relationships with the local area media to position the Company as an industry leader and good corporate citizen committed to its customers and communities
  • Prepare briefs for senior staff ahead of corporate meetings or corporate events with public officials and members of the press
  • Write and provide feedback on corporate press releases, talking points, and other public corporate communications, ensuring that public statements are consistent with the Company`s Mission
  • Promote and publicize Company corporate activities and corporate programs to the media
  • Coordinate local media relations and social media for Company corporate events
  • Assist in the coordination of local media briefings for Company corporate events
QUALIFICATIONS

Requirements:

  • Bachelor`s degree in communication, political science, business or related fields
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in public affairs, communication, and/or government relations
  • Knowledge of corporate communications and reputation management
  • Ability to develop strong, positive relationships with external and internal stakeholders geared toward the Company`s Mission
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to form and maintain professional working relationships with a diverse group of individuals
  • Strong, proven written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to organize and manage projects in a fast-paced, rapidly changing, visible, deadline-oriented environment
  • Ability to prioritize and re-prioritize quickly
  • Ability to multi-task and produce quality materials under strict deadlines
  • Understands federal, state and local political issues and is knowledgeable about key players
  • Has experience with federal, state and local legislation
  • Understanding of the media and ability to develop and successfully place media stories, releases, op-eds, and other corporate communication
  • Has excellent and efficient working knowledge of PowerPoint, Word, Excel and Adobe programs

Education:
University - Bachelor`s Degree/3-4 Year Degree




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