Communications Manager in Lehi, UT

$100K - $150K(Ladders Estimates)

Vivint Solar   •  

Lehi, UT 84043

Industry: Energy & Utilities


5 - 7 years

Posted 56 days ago

Vivint Solar is the brighter and more affordable way to power your home. We believe people should have a choice in how to produce the energy they use to live every day. This is why we're making it easy for people nationwide to choose to go solar. We're proud to be a leader in the renewable energy industry.

The Public Relations Manager plays a key role in driving our PR strategy forward by developing PR strategies and campaigns, and pitching / coordination with local and national media. The Public Relations Manager will work closely with the Communications team to ensure alignment to our key corporate and division objectives.

Key Job Duties:

  • Develop pitch angles and PR initiatives to support national PR efforts in the states where Vivint Solar operates, on both the local and national level
  • Media pitching/outreach/coordination of stories with national media
  • Work on both paid and earned stories with key media outlets
  • Assess paid media opportunities as they arise
  • Develop speeches and message point strategies for Vivint Solar executives
  • Strategize and coordinate media projects for special events that drive PR / Communications initiatives
  • Interview people associated with news events and executives from other Vivint Solar departments.
  • Collect and analyze information from other departments for inclusion in PR outreach
  • Support internal communications and crisis communications efforts as needed

Necessary Skills and Experience:

  • Comfortable collaborating with company executives on story angles / interviews
  • Media training / interview prep skills
  • Creative thinking around angles for articles/stories
  • A solid portfolio showcasing a variety of work
  • 5-7 years of experience working in a PR agency, with an in-house PR team, and/or for a media outlet
  • Media pitching / story coordination
  • Experience in consumer marketing preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to take feedback and revise content quickly
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Comfortable brainstorming and collaborating with the marketing team and company executives
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly-changing work environment
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Superior project management and time management skills
  • Self-motivated with a positive attitude and a professional approach to management
  • Ability to conduct market research, perform competitive analysis, and develop competitive strategies
  • Bachelors' degree in Marketing, Communications, English, Journalism, or equivalent
  • Proactive self-starter and can identify what needs to be done and craft the thought process and drive implementation on a decision or project with minimal oversight
  • Knowledge of laws, rules and regulations governing the disclosure of information by a public agency
  • Ability to learn and use other software that Vivint Solar might have or acquire

Valid Through: 2019-10-14