Communications Representative, Expert - San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, California
19 Apr 2016
19 Oct 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time

Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. Based in San Francisco,
with 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation's cleanest energy to 15 million
people in Northern and Central California.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity
employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age,
religion, physical or mental disability status, medical condition, protected veteran status, marital
status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic
information or any other factor that is not related to the job.

Department Overview

The Corporate Relations function develops, executes and oversees a broad spectrum of strategic
communications initiatives, provides communications counsel and support to all lines of business,
and manages the corporate branding program at PG&E.

Position Summary

This experienced individual contributor is responsible for the strategy development and
implementation of both external media and employee communications for PG&E's Gas Operations
organization. The position is responsible for building relationships with Gas Operations leadership
to seek out PG&E's latest advancements in technology, system upgrades and other proof points to
help tell PG&E's progress story to the media and employees. The goals for this individual will be focused in two key areas: proactively engaging with media outlets (local, state and trade) to garner
news coverage of PG&E's Gas Operations work while driving engagement and awareness of the
company's vision and strategy among its employees. The ideal candidate is:
• An excellent writer and communicator who is committed to simple, clear and creative ways of
• Able to find interesting ways to make the messages of an organization more human and
• Experienced working with the media at many levels (local, state, national, business and trade)
• Comfortable dealing directly with senior executives and company leaders
• Able to develop communication plans, launch and lead communication initiatives
• Able to design and develop multimedia-based layouts, graphics, animation, video, sound
and/or content for use in internal communications
• Able to find innovative ways to make communications for an organization engaging
• Comfortable and effective at working with people across all levels of the organization,
including senior executives, managers and field-based employees


• Minimum of 7+ years or more experience in corporate communications (in-house and/or agency)
• Bachelor's degree in Journalism/English or equivalent experience

•Excellent written and verbal communication
•Ability to embraces change and demonstrate flexibility when priorities shift
•Ability to work with individuals across a wide spectrum of backgrounds
•Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point)
•Experience in operational communications and/or the natural gas industry
•Experience as a deadline reporter
•Previously work as a company spokesperson
•Experience developing content and managing communications through multiple delivery channels (web, print, video, social media)
•Experience working with executives of large corporations
•Able to present complex data and technical information in a simple and easy-to-understand manner
•Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, project manage multiple issues concurrently
•Able to build working relationships across the organization
•Adaptable, flexible and able to deal with the ambiguity associated with working in a fast-paced and changing environment


•Develops and executes integrated external and internal communication plans for the Gas
•Operations organization, specifically focused on business initiatives
•Creates original content for Gas Operations communications that can be used in media messaging, news releases, social media, PG&E blog posts (, Op Eds, letters to the editor, internal newsletters, Intranet articles, employee emails, fact sheets, etc.
•Provides strategic counsel to Gas Operations on communication planning and development, editing/reviewing services, message control and alignment with other lines of business (e.g.Electric Operations) •Maintains a keen focus on delivering messaging to both the media and employees
•Regularly provides reports on communication activities, project status and success metrics
•Play a key role in emergency response efforts, including message creation, control and delivery
•Ability to staff emergencies as either a first-responder, or a strategic advisor, or both, as required