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Community Public Affairs Specialist

Cox Communications Inc
Metairie, LA 70005
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*Primary Location: *2121 Airline Dr, Metairie, LA, USA
*Division: *Cox Communications Inc
*Job Level: *Individual Contributor
*Travel: *No
*Schedule: *Full-time
*Shift: *Day Job
*Requisition Number: *202102366
Real relationships are sincere, authentic, and built on trust. These are the kinds of connections that move business forward. Imagine being the person who helps bring these relationships to life. If you are looking for an opportunity to take your career to the next level, its time to learn more about Cox Communications. We are a leading provider of technology solutions across the US and were looking for people like you!

*Position Details:*

The Community & Public Affairs Specialist is responsible for implementing community relations and employee engagement activities to promote the company as the best place to work and do business in the communities we serve.

*Primary Responsibilities *

* Participates in activities that promote company visibility, build a strong company image and increase public awareness and consumer propensity to do business with Cox

* Maintains public affairs sponsorships and cultivates key relationships in the community to support revenue growth

* Administers the Cox Charities philanthropic program, engaging both employees and community partners through special events and communications

* Supports development of fundraising campaigns and implementation of tactics both internally and externally

* Coordinates speakers bureau, organizes and trains company representatives in public speaking techniques

* Writes and edits communications plans for traditional print, digital and social media to promote and support Coxs community relations and educational activities

* Creates tools using a variety of print, electronic and digital media, publications, meetings and events, videos and announcements to ensure optimal message delivery to employees

* Provides supervisors and managers with appropriate messages and tools, consults on effective communication and techniques

* Coordinates employee volunteer activities

* Monitors statements about Cox in the public, media and social media sites and recommends appropriate responses

* Develops traditional and social media campaigns

* Participates in crisis management messaging development

* Writes news releases and coordinates press events; maintains statewide media lists

* Facilitate and grow relationships with boundary partners and external agencies

*Whats In It For You?*

You do great work for us, so Its only fair we offer you incentives that inspire you to live your best life.

* *Youll be rewarded with highly competitive pay*, plus other compensation perks youve come to expect (e.g., 401k + company match, comprehensive medical benefits, etc.) and others you may not (e.g., flexible time off policy, tuition reimbursement for academic pursuits, adoption assistance, pet insurance and more...)

* *We value our people.* That means youll work within a culture and with a team that values your leadership, your experience, your contributions, and you - yes, you - as a person. We believe recognition is important, and Cox Communications strives to celebrate those who help make us successful every day. We also encourage diversity and support inclusion; we want you to do you and feel comfortable doing so.

* *We also offer boundless opportunities for growth;* you can sharpen your skills, learn a new talent, join a mentoring program, even earn an advanced degree. Youll find the potential for lateral or upward career growth within the Cox family businesses, including the *innovative startups in transportation mobility, clean tech and more.*

Qualifications: *Minimum*

* 2 or more years of experience required in related field (i.e. Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, etc.)

* Demonstrated history of civic or community involvement

* Requires strong knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.)

* Excellent interpersonal, leadership, presentation, and collaborative skills to work effectively with teams throughout the organization

* Strong written and verbal communication skills

* Ability to work independently and as part of a state-wide, cross-functional team

* Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high change environment

*Preferred *

* BS/BA degree in related discipline strongly desired (i.e. Marketing, Business, Communications, etc.).

* Experience in telecommunications industry desired

* Layout and design experience; knowledge of programs such as Photoshop and/or Illustrator

* Familiarity with Word Press

* Experience in community relations

* Previous government and/or public relations

Who We Are
*About Cox Communications*
Cox Communications is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through broadband applications and services. The largest private telecom company in America, we proudly serve six million homes and businesses across 18 states. Were dedicated to empowering others to build a better future and celebrate diverse products, people, suppliers, communities and the characteristics that makes each one unique.

*About Cox *
We are the Cox family of businesses. Weve been making our mark since 1898 by building and evolving world-class businesses, staying true to our values, and encouraging top talent to always look for growth and impact while building a career with us. Our primary divisions - Cox Communications and Cox Automotive - are driving a new wave of innovation, powering smart cities with powerhouse broadband communications and pioneering greener, more progressive transportation alternatives for individuals and fleet operators. Were also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next generation. Were looking for the talent today who will be our leaders tomorrow. Sound intriguing? Learn more about where we are today, where we hope youll be going with us, and the common purpose that unites us at coxenterprises.com.
Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k)), and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be offered, [visit our benefits page](http://jobs.coxenterprises.com/life-at-cox/benefits/).
Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individuals age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Statement to ALL Third-Party Agencies and Similar Organizations: Cox accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally engage their services. Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Cox employees, Cox hiring manager, or send to any Cox facility. Cox is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.
Posted: 2021-06-04 Expires: 2021-07-15
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