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R202442077

External Communications Specialist II

  • Hybrid work
  • Full time, Day
  • Travel: Yes, 5% of the time

Job Category: Communications

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Division: Cox Communications

Location:

  • 715 NE 122nd St, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Springdale AR
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Description

Job Summary

Cox Communications is seeking an External Communications Specialist to support our entire Central Region. The role of an External Communications Specialist involves managing and coordinating external communication efforts.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Write and edit communications, to include print and digital.
  • Develop and manage social media public affairs content.
  • Develop and produce multimedia communications.
  • Craft company communications, including speeches, talking points, ghost writing, media releases/statements.
  • Assist in development communications plans, messages, tools, and training to help leaders communicate effectively when speaking to external audiences.
  • Build and implement multi-faceted communications and event project plans for a variety of external audiences ensuring alignment with Cox's brand image and voice
  • Assist in planning, development and implementation of meetings and events (streaming and in-person).
  • Evaluate communications programs and create/implement strategies for improvement
  • Assist in departmental reporting.
  • Participate in regional business continuity process and structure by providing communications during business-impacting events, such as inclement weather.
  • Advance the Cox brand with external audiences.
  • Collaborate with peers across the company to ensure message and strategy alignment.

Qualifications

Minimum

  • 2 or more years of experience required in related field (i.e. Communications, Public Relations, etc.) along with a Bachelor’s degree. Or candidate can have a Master’s degree and up to 2 years of experience, or 6 years of experience in lieu of a degree.  
  • Must have very strong written, oral communication and copyediting skills and the ability to demonstrate those during the interview process.
  • Flexible communications skills.
  • Must have some knowledge and understanding of social media platforms.
  • Must be familiar with communications technologies including intranets, podcasts, video, social media, collaborative networks, and other electronic tools, and must consistently consider the best utility for each.
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced changing environment.
  • Self-starter who is comfortable working independently and as a member of a team.

Preferred

  • BS/BA in related discipline strongly desired (i.e. Communications, Journalism, etc.)
  • Experience in telecommunications industry desired.
  • Agency and previous corporate experience working in a similar capacity are a plus.

Compensation:

Compensation includes a base salary of $58,400.00 - $87,600.00. The base salary may vary within the anticipated base pay range based on factors such as the ultimate location of the position and the selected candidate’s knowledge, skills, and abilities. Position may be eligible for additional compensation that may include an incentive program.

Benefits:

The Company offers eligible employees the flexibility to take as much vacation with pay as they deem consistent with their duties, the company’s needs, and its obligations; seven paid holidays throughout the calendar year; and up to 160 hours of paid wellness annually for their own wellness or that of family members. Employees are also eligible for additional paid time off in the form of bereavement leave, time off to vote, jury duty leave, volunteer time off, military leave, parental leave, and COVID-19 vaccination leave.

About Cox Communications

Cox Communications is the largest private telecom company in America, serving six million homes and businesses. That’s a lot, but we also proudly serve our employees. Our benefits and our award-winning culture are just two of the things that make Cox a coveted place to work. If you’re interested in bringing people closer through broadband, smart home tech and more, join Cox Communications today! 

About Cox

Cox empowers employees to build a better future and has been doing so for over 120 years. With exciting investments and innovations across transportation, communications, cleantech and healthcare, our family of businesses – which includes Cox Automotive and Cox Communications – is forging a better future for us all. Ready to make your mark? Join us today! 

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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.

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s 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.

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