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Communications Specialist #40FB06102019
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Rappahannock Electric Cooperative | Fredericksburg, VA
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Communications Specialist

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) is a progressive member owned utility with a service area that spreads from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay. REC serves over 165,000 connections in portions of 22 Virginia counties. REC is seeking a Communications Specialist in our Fredericksburg office. Four-year college degree or equivalent experience with emphasis in English, journalism, mass communications or public relations is required. Must have at least three (3) years of progressive experience in written and oral communications. Experience needed in dealing with electronic and print media and developing and implementing public relations, communications and advertising plans. Photography, videography and desktop publishing experience is preferred. Must have specific knowledge of public relations concepts and communications methods in addition to knowledge of the Cooperative's philosophy and objectives.

Must keep up with current issues facing electric cooperatives and their impact on the cooperative, its members and its communities. Must maintain working knowledge of trends and developments in area of responsibility including media relations, magazine and special publication production, public opinion research, print and broadcast advertising. Knowledge of utility operations preferred but not required. Must possess basic computer skills, to include a working knowledge of Microsoft Office products, including, but not limited to: Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint as required by job responsibilities. Must be willing and able to: Write creatively as well as communicate technical information in a form that is easily understood by others. Be skilled in meeting with and speaking to people, individually and in groups Concentrate during stressful situations while maintaining production deadlines. Review, organize and disseminate information in a timely manner. Use Microsoft Office software to create documents, reports, and presentations. Begin process for becoming a Certified Cooperative Communicator within two years after accepting Communication Specialist position. Perform other duties as assigned.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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About Rappahannock Electric Cooperative

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative provides electric service to 103,000 connections in parts of 16 Virginia counties. With its general office in Fredericksburg, VA, Rappahannock maintains more than 12,500 miles of power lines through its service area, ranging from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the mouth of the Rappahannock River. For information about REC please visit our Web page at www.myrec.coop.