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Long Island Power Authority Communications Specialist in Uniondale, New York

*Bachelors degree in English, Communications, Public Relations or Journalism
*Three to five years of experience and knowledge in writing, editing, public affairs and/or communications
*Advanced computer skills- Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook. Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Quark, or similar software
*Excellent verbal, communication, and writing skills with exceptional detail to spelling, grammar and style guideline
*Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, multitask, prioritize, organize and lead
*Ability to maintain confidentiality of information and ability to strategically analyze and develop communication messaging, methods and timing
*Ability to support and help guide staff

**The Communications Specialist reports to the Director of Communications and is responsible for fulfilling the Authoritys mission of enabling clean, reliable and affordable electric service for our customers by working cross-functionally to support the Chief Executive, External Affairs and Communications, as well as assist functions across LIPA to ensure consistent, high quality internal and external communications and messaging to enhance LIPAs reputation and mission.

**The Communications Specialist is responsible for writing and creating external and internal communications materials including presentations, reports, letters, customer and stakeholder correspondence, press releases, educational material for public dissemination, internal newsletters, and other communicative pieces. This position will also coordinate and assist in the preparation and planning of Board of Trustee meetings, public hearings, and other public events to vet materials and ensure stylistic consistency.

**Additional responsibilities include tracking long-term project status and deliverables along with engagement with stakeholders and media, ensuring organizational adherence to the companies style guide by reviewing and copy-editing materials, as well as researching, compiling, and summarize a variety of information. Lastly, the Communications Specialist will monitor print and online news to create and distribute industry-related daily news emails and coordinate digital content through posting, maintenance, and monitoring of the LIPA intranet and website.

**LIPA is an equal opportunity employer.
Applying: Interested parties should submit their cover letter and resume to Barbara Ann Dillon, Director of Human Resources and Administration, at

**In addition to your resume, all applicants are also required to submit the following documents-
*Draft press release or business letter to a constituent or stakeholder
*Presentation you have created.