TransCanada looking for a Communications Specialist in Houston


(Patrick) #1

Saw this posted by another Coog and figured I’d pass it along if anyone is looking

Responsibilities

Participate in an array of strategic communications initiatives for TransCanada’s U.S. Natural Gas Pipelines;
Contribute to the development and delivery of communications plans (projects, issue management, media relations);
Act as a consultant to internal clients by providing communications advice, coaching and highlighting communications risks to help ensure the company’s strategic objectives are achieved;
Create engaging digital and social media website content, including rich story-telling, blog posts, clarifications, project information, questions and answers, facts and information, etc.;
Serve in emergency on-call rotation and act as a member of a corporate emergency response team;
Function as a member of the crisis response team (when appropriate);
Support the development and implementation of communication strategies; including communications plans, key messages and talking points;
Build and maintain positive relationships with key internal and external stakeholders;
Other tasks as required.

Qualifications and Education

Qualifications:

Strong written, verbal and presentations skills;
Ability to have work assigned in terms of broad objectives to be accomplished and completed in an independent manner;
Ability to think strategically, weigh issues and recommend effective solutions;
Ability to analyze issues and develop strategies to mitigate potential negative public perception;
Advanced consulting skills; comfortable with assisting executive level and other leaders;
A team player - responsible for building rapport with team members and internal business partners;
A customer service focus;
Ability to work under the pressure of tight deadlines;
Must be flexible and able to work overtime when necessary;
Some experience in crisis communications a plus;
Must be able to travel, including some unplanned travel in the event of a crisis.

Education/Experience:

Public Relations, Marketing, or other communications related degree or diploma is required;
Experience working/interning in a corporate, investor-owned environment is an asset.