American Water Resources Inc
Dir, External Communications (Media)
Diversity of backgrounds, ideas, thoughts, and experiences is vital to our culture and the way we do business. Creating an environment where differences are embraced and where every person feels engaged and included makes us safer, stronger, and more successful.
With a history dating back to 1886, American Water (NYSE:AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,500 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to an estimated 14 million people in 25 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to help keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
PLEASE NOTE: In order for American Water to evaluate decisions about new regulations, reintegration, and safe operating practices, all employees are required to report their vaccination status.
The scope of this role is broad and encompasses media relations, brand building and management, executive communications, content-led communications, and employer branding. Role develops/leads external communications strategy, planning and execution externally for Homeowner Services Brands. Develops and implements plans to position Brand(s) as an innovative industry leader in the home services space leveraging media relations and other external communication channels. The successful candidate will be a strong written and verbal storyteller; is able to juggle multiple assignments; has strong leadership skills and can effectively operate under tight deadlines.
Bachelor's degree, preferably in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, or Journalism, is required. Advanced degree a plus.
Communications professional with a minimum of 10 years relevant experience is required.
Experience working directly for or managing public relations, digital, and creative agencies.
Media and/or agency experience preferred
Ability to travel (<15% of time)
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