Monday, June 10, 2013

Communications Manager -- CFC

To Apply: Strategic Communications Manager Location: Dulles, VA Job Code: 174 ________________________________________ Description CFC: Created and Owned by America's Electric Cooperative Network Here is your chance to work for a financial services company dedicated to rural America that offers a fast-paced challenging environment with the benefits of a collaborative team! Since its formation in 1969, National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation (or CFC) of Dulles, Virginia has provided loan and investment solutions to rural electric cooperative utilities and their affiliates throughout the United States. We have a great opportunity for a Strategic Communications Manager. Reporting to the Vice President, Corporate Communications, this position is responsible for : • Providing strategic outlook and analysis about CFC messages and communications strategy. • Conducting research, identifying the trends and emerging issues impacting CFC and rural utilities, and developing speeches for the CEO and others. • Writing, editing and managing key corporate communications projects and documents, including member newsletters. Essential Functions • Write speeches and talking points for CEO and for other senior staff and board members as assigned. • Conduct regular research into targeted areas for the CEO of CFC. Produce weekly and monthly reports on research. • Serve as associate editor/editor of member newsletters. Research, write and edit articles, and assist with production of print and electronic versions. • Think strategically about the key CFC messages. Assist in development of annual Strategic Communications Themes document summarizing key communications messages to use for conferences and annual reports. • Assist in the coordination of the relationship with external public and media relations consultants. • Assist with the writing, editing and production of miscellaneous CFC, NCSC and RTFC communications and meetings-related materials. • Assist with planning, writing, editing and producing press releases, CFC’s annual report, and other reports, as required. • As assigned, serve as liaison to key electric cooperative groups such as the Statewide Editors Association and Council of Rural Electric Communicators. • Create CFC, NCSC and RTFC advertising concepts and write ad copy for industry magazines and special events. • Oversee production of multimedia projects, as required, such as CDs, video productions and web micro sites. • Write and edit web content and manage postings and site changes through the web Content Management System. Education and Experience • Bachelor of Arts in communications, journalism or marketing. Master’s degree in communications or related field preferred. • Ten years of experience in corporate communications roles with increasing responsibilities in a variety of areas. • Strong writing and editing credentials required, as well as a deep knowledge of the electric utility, finance, and electric cooperative industries. • Experience in speech writing preferred. • Electric cooperative or finance industry experience desirable. • Experience with publishing for the web and knowledge of social media. • Familiarity with AP style. Skills and Other Requirements • Microsoft Office and Lotus Notes or Microsoft Outlook. • Ability to work under continuous deadline pressure. • Ability to handle multiple projects at once. • Occasional travel. We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes a short-term and long-term incentive plan; defined benefit pension plan; 401(k) plan; medical, dental and vision plans; a generous leave policy, and more - all in a professional, state-of-the art work environment. For additional information, please visit our website at

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