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Manager, Public/Media Relations

Cox Communications Inc
Lafayette, LA 70501
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*Primary Location: *1906 Eraste Landry Rd, Lafayette, LA, USA
*Division: *Cox Communications Inc
*Job Level: *Manager/Senior Manager
*Travel: *Yes, 25 % of the Time
*Schedule: *Full-time
*Shift: *Day Job
*Requisition Number: *213393
*Summary: *

Cox Communications has an exciting opportunity for a Manager, Public /Media Relations who is responsible for building and maintaining a positive image for Cox Communications with community leaders, media, the general public, and employees. This role also serves as a key people leader, providing direction to the team of professionals responsible for maintaining a positive company image in the state. Also serves as a principal spokesperson for Cox.

*Position Details:*

* This position develops and implements community programs that positively impact the business, engages employees and reflects well on the company.

* Manages community relations programs aligned closely with corporate strategies and programs including but not limited to youth, technology, education, veterans, conservation, diversity and inclusion.

* Has strong community relationships that can be leveraged to grow the business and drive business results through initiatives and programs.

* Supports the companys business goals by raising awareness in the community, media and public of Cox Business, residential and commercial products and other departments to ensure alignment of strategies and initiatives for maximum benefit and ROI.

* Serves as point of contact with local media and develops proactive and reactive messaging.

* Identifies integrated partnership opportunities which benefit primarily Cox Business, Marketing and Residential Sales, cultivating those relationships and coordinating internal resources to increase revenue.

* Implements corporate giving strategy and develops strategic community partnerships in the local region.

* Executes statewide initiatives in the local region and develops major sponsorships in multi-level platforms.

* Manages philanthropy efforts and charitable giving activities, including oversight of the Cox Charities Foundation and management of its board and committees.

* Drives employee giving initiatives and promotions year-round to support employee contributions to the Cox Charities Foundation.

* Manages employee volunteer efforts to support employee engagement as well as involvement on non-profit community boards of directors, including recruitment, training, programs, and recognition.

* Executes corporate communication strategy including but not limited to media relations and social media.

* Handles high-priority customer and government relations issues, such as referrals from government entities, advocacy agencies, etc. in coordination with the Government Affairs team.

* Is a People Leader that leverages, influences, and has ongoing access to reporting/nonreporting resources to achieve results.

* Develops and implements tactical plans in Acadiana that supports public affairs goals, including priorities, objectives, and timelines to meet goals.

* Works closely with all functions of Public Affairs including government affairs, and communications, ensuring Cox is well positioned in the community with proper messaging. Coordinate PSA inventory on cross channels.

* Analyzes market trends; coordinates and communicates with others to determine appropriate responses.

* Responsible for budgeting for the Acadiana public, community and media contributions.

* Participates in hiring decisions, employee development, training and managing performance. Motivates and coaches others to achieve department and company goals.

Qualifications: *Minimum: *

* 7+ years of public affairs experience.

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as strong presentation skills.

*Preferred: *

* BS/BA in Communications, Journalism, Business, Public Affairs, etc.

* Existing community relationships.

* Experience managing philanthropy efforts and charitable giving activities.

* Experience developing, implementing, and sustaining strategic community programs.

* Experience in external communications, including digital media, writing, and copyediting.

* Experience working collaboratively to deliver upon company and department initiatives.

* Experience managing team projects.

* Experience in a leadership role.

* Experience in Broadcast Journalism

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: 2021-06-09 Expires: 2021-07-19
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