Associate Specialist - Public Relations

Advertising, Marketing, and PR
2110001881 Requisition #

This position reports to the Public Relations Supervisor. The Public Relations Associate Specialist position will work with the Public Relations team to shape the Partnership’s brand internally and externally through traditional and non-traditional media including digital platforms. This position will also help support the Partnership’s community affairs outreach, employee volunteer programs and sponsorship strategies.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Regularly interact with the media, including serving as a spokesperson on both Partnership and project-specific issues.
  • Engage in reactive and crisis PR issues that contribute to the perceptions of Energy Transfer and its employees.
  • Enhance the Partnership’s environmental, health and safety communications initiatives.
  • Develop and execute PR programs to position the Partnership as a good corporate citizen for employees, investors, regulatory agencies and customers.
  • Develop and implement strategic internal communications and public relations plans that inform and engage employees on the Partnership.
  • Other job duties as assigned.


Education and/or Experience, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements for this position are listed below:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Journalism or Marketing Communications required.
  • 0-2 years of communications experience, including external media relations, crisis communications and social media. Agency experience a plus.
  • Excellent writer and communicator – with experience in various communications methodologies.
  • Keen eye for strategy.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Self-directed with the ability to manage multiple projects at once.
  • Execution focus and a strong sense of urgency. 

Working Conditions:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Usually, normal office working conditions.
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time due to prolonged periods of sitting or standing.
  • Occasional overnight travel may be required.
  • Occasional visits to industrial/manufacturing settings which may include hazardous materials and chemicals, as well as extreme temperature conditions and loud machinery, and require appropriate personal protective equipment.

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