Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Job Function)
The communications representative assists the corporate communications department with a variety of projects including content generation, editing, proofing and distribution of employee communications, HR communications and customer communications. This position also assists with research, data analysis and process review and provides support for various employee and customer communications projects and initiatives as needed.
Provide communications support (writing, research, planning, editing and proofing) for MidAmerican Energy employee and manager/supervisor publications. (30%)
Provide communications support (writing, research, planning, editing and proofing) for human resources communications (ex., benefits, policies, etc.) for MidAmerican Energy and Berkshire Hathaway Energy businesses. (30%)
Support electronic communications channels (customer website, intranet, digital signage, etc.), including planning, content development and implementation. (25%)
Provide additional support for employee and customer communications projects as assigned. (15%)
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.)
Three to five years in employee and/or customer communications to include three years in a writing capacity.
Proficiency in AP style.
Background in writing or editing for internal and external publications is desirable.
Ability to research and analyze large amounts of information and present to an employee or a customer in an easy-to-understand, creative way.
Advanced writing and editing/proofreading skills with excellent command of standard grammar, syntax and word usage rules.
Strong customer focus and ability to communicate company language into employee and customer understanding.
Strong time management skills, including the ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects with multiple internal and external clients concurrently while meeting hard deadlines.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Strong technical computer skills, including understanding of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Adobe Writer.
Effective analytical and problem-solving skills.
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.
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