Employee Communications Specialist
Saint Louis, MO
Company Overview At Spire, we believe energy exists to help people. To enrich their lives, grow their businesses, advance their communities. It’s a simple idea, but one that’s at the heart of our business. We’re dedicated to understanding our customers’ needs and goals to better serve them today and tomorrow. That’s why we’re always looking for driven, collaborative people to join our team. Because we believe that offering our customers the best service means bringing together the best people. We value safety, inclusion, and integrity. We connect to people, get the job done, and leave a memory and everything about our culture comes back to one thing: a handshake at the front door. We have 4 essential behaviors that show how the Spire culture comes to life: Living Spire (Essential Behaviors) • We Collaborate: We reach across boundaries to connect with each other and deliver on our promises. We put teamwork first, knowing that our collective energy makes us stronger. • We Care: We create good memories by treating people how we want to be treated: We are inclusive, respectful and kind. We actively create a caring culture that feels like a handshake at the front door. • We Advance: We are active learners who never stop looking for ways to innovate and improve ourselves, and our company. We embrace ongoing development and process improvement with passion and tenacity. • We Have Perspective: We strive to gain additional perspective about Spire’s business and the ever-changing energy industry. We know that every employee plays an important role in Spire’s success, and we give our best to better understand how to help move the company forward. Summary This position has primary responsibility for assisting with the management, production and implementation of Spire’s employee communications initiatives, as well as engagement activities targeted for employees of Spire, including all subsidiaries and business units. Duties and Responsibilities Provide various departments with internal communications support, such as drafting letters, news articles and company emails, and overseeing the creation of print and digital materials to help internal partners meet their objectives. Maintain the Spire intranet (inSpire) and ensure content is current. Manage content for weekly e-newsletter, The Source. Maintain editorial calendars with deadlines and priorities. Enterprise story ideas, gather background information and write content ranging from features about employees and charity work to earnings information and business processes. Identify topics for and assist with internal videos and podcasts featuring employees; offer assistance scripting and crafting questions, conducting interviews and making participating employees comfortable. Establish and actively maintain positive formal and informal relationships with Spire employees across the entire company, inspiring dialog across and among all employee groups. Support development and implementation of comprehensive internal communications strategy Assist with the development, planning, promotion and implementation of engagement programs for all Spire employees, including employee outings and events, employee meetings and more. Help create and execute events that align corporate strategies with employee experience including corporate-wide, all-employee meetings, employee tours and more. Align all strategy, content, voice and messaging with Spire’s mission and brand. Essential Characteristics and Competencies Outstanding written, grammar and oral communication skills, with a strong proficiency in AP/journalistic style. Strong ability to grasp new concepts, strategies and initiatives. Strong ethics and integrity, dedication to a safe work environment, commitment to a diverse workforce. Employee focus, results-driven, teamwork, communications, adaptability, quality, initiative, problem-solving and analysis. Self-motivated; ability to work independently. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and social media. Experience with posting information to a company intranet. Strong listening and problem-solving skills. Ability to meet deadlines and multi-task. Natural curiosity to help inform communications efforts. Friendly, approachable and desire to meet new people. Required Education (certifications, licenses) Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, business or related field Required knowledge, skill and abilities Minimum of 3-5 years of experience, with an emphasis on writing, in a variety of communications areas, such as employee communications, media relations, journalism, advertising, marketing, etc. Strong written communications skills Experience in project management Demonstrated experience in building and nurturing positive, collaborative relationships Physical demands, environment and schedule Work is performed in a shared office environment at Spire’s headquarters, collaborating with multiple business locations across the country Up to 15 percent travel required to other Spire offices and employee locations Competencies We Advance We Care We Collaborate We Have Perspective Posting Requirements Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Spire, Inc., and its subsidiaries are Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all areas, including but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, selection, training, education, compensation, benefits, promotion, job transfer, upgrading, separation and recall regardless of the individual’s race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, and/or other protected categories under all Federal, State, and local laws. For more information, please view our Integrity and Inclusion pages of our career site.
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