Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
Waste Management (WM), a Fortune 250 company, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. We are strongly committed to a foundation of operating excellence, professionalism and financial strength. WM serves nearly 25 million customers in residential, commercial, industrial and municipal markets throughout North America through a network of collection operations, transfer stations, landfills, recycling facilities and waste-based energy production projects.
I. Job Summary
Establishes positive relations between the company and its various publics through creative use of the news media, speaking engagements for company executives and other public relations vehicles.
II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other minor duties may be assigned.
Generates opportunities to promote a positive image of the company producing a climate in which the company can operate most effectively. \
Establishes strong positive relationships with the news media, consumer groups, community organizations, and others who are in a position to impact the company's public image. Uses relationships to suggest stories, provide quotes from company authorities and obtain interviews.
Researches and reads extensively in order to learn corporate and divisional objectives, understand key industry issues, and spot industry related news stories that provide opportunities to advance the interests of the company.
Responds to press inquiries by either selecting the appropriate company authority and briefing them on issues and suggesting answers, or responding as a company spokesman.
Evaluates social and political issues and determines the appropriate extent of the company's involvement. On major issues, develops a strong, consistent platform which provides media coverage, direct contact with producers and exposure to elected officials.
Writes public statements issued by executives including speeches, testimony, articles and press releases. Researches issues, gathers material from company experts, and presents in an interesting fashion so that audiences can understand and the press will want to quote.
Reviews and selects public speaking opportunities for executives. Prepares executives by briefing on issues and meeting specifications, composing biographies of VIPs, anticipating questions and answers, and rehearsing the delivery. For critical, televised events, may consult with media expert.
Determines target markets, writes press releases and communications, and develops a plan of action outlining creative means of generating publicity.
Writes material for corporate communications which increases the visibility of senior executives within the company and explains corporate objectives and industry issues to employees.
Manages the community relations program which provides favorable publicity.
Hires and directs the work of a public relations company or freelance staff for large, critical projects as needed.
III. Supervisory Responsibilities
The highest level of supervisory skills required in this job is the management of supervisory employees. This includes:
Direct supervision of ________ full-time employees, including:
Indirect supervision of ________ full-time employees.
The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job.
A. Education and Experience
Required: Bachelor's Degree, or equivalent experience, in Public Relations, Business Administration or similar area of study, and seven to ten years previous experience.
Preferred: Master's Degree, or equivalent experience, in Public Relations, Business Administration or similar area of study, and seven to ten years previous experience.
B. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements
C. Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required
V. Work Environment
Listed below are key points regarding environmental demands and work environment of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
Required to use motor coordination with finger dexterity (such as keyboarding, machine operation, etc.) most of the work day;
Required to exert physical effort in handling objects less than 30 pounds rarely;
Required to be exposed to physical occupational risks (such as cuts, burns, exposure to toxic chemicals, etc.) rarely;
Required to be exposed to physical environment which involves dirt, odors, noise, weather extremes or similar elements rarely;
Normal setting for this job may include one or more of the following: office setting.
At Waste Management, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. As well as a Stock Purchase Plan, Company match on 401K, and more! Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days. Please note that benefits may vary by site.
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I understand that applying to this job indicates that I have the legal right to work in the United States. I agree to perform physical duties of this position as outlined in the job with or without reasonable accommodations. I understand that if offered the position, I will be required to pass a drug screen.