Communications Consultant (Nuclear)

About the Position
About The Position
Ameren Missouri has been providing electric and gas service for more than 100 years, and the company's electric rates are among the lowest in the nation. Ameren Missouri's mission is to power the quality of life for its 1.2 million electric and 127,000 natural gas customers in central and eastern Missouri. The company's service area covers 64 counties and more than 500 communities including the greater St. Louis area. For more information, visit AmerenMissouri.com or follow Ameren Missouri on Facebook or Twitter.
The Communications Consultant position at Callaway provides graphic design expertise and visual communication counsel/support for the development and execution of effective plans to communicate with co-workers, customers and other stakeholders. The Communications Consultant is a communications professional with experience and knowledge of all communications challenges and platforms. This person is expected to support client relationships which enable them to become a trusted strategic partners. This position reports to the Manager, Nuclear Communications.
Key responsibilities include:
Partner with Callaway leadership to support Callaway's communications needs.
Assist in implementing strategic communications plans that help to achieve company goals and objectives.
Help ensure plans are executed on time, on budget and effectively to meet goals.
Research, develop and edit content and design for print and digital channels.
Develop and manage Callaway's digital signage network.
Provide counsel/support to leadership at all levels and serve as visual and written content developer on individual projects and team assignments.
Advise and develop messaging to build understanding of the company's position and goals.
Ensure that company messaging is consistent and communicated effectively.
Uphold Ameren brand standards and visual consistency across channels.
Work with Corporate Communications team when needed for collaborative assistance in executing plans or communicating with specific stakeholder audiences in earned and owned channels.
Assume Emergency Response Organization (ERO) duties in accordance with Callaway Energy Center Radiological Emergency Response Plan (RERP) including responding to assigned ERO facilities within the required RERP response time.
Must be able to obtain and maintain unescorted access to a nuclear energy center.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Graphic Design, Communications, Marketing or related field required. Three or more years of professional communication experience with an understanding of communications production techniques including writing for print as well as video and graphic design required. Experience in utility business or heavy industry with field employees preferred. Three or more years of practical work experience, demonstrating proficiency in many of the following required: Adobe Creative Cloud (including InDesign, Photoshop), iMovie, Microsoft PowerPoint, Publisher, SharePoint, Word, Excel, and Access.
In addition to the above qualifications, the successful candidate will demonstrate:
Possess a contemporary understanding of the evolving communications landscape, channels and audience. Possess an understanding of the intended audience(s) and an aptitude for effective communications. Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills, including ability to create engaging content. Creative visual storytelling skills (i.e. Info graphics, digital signage, video graphics and web graphics). Strong understanding and working knowledge of digital platforms and content management systems. Ability to plan and manage communication projects. Effective consultative skills. Proven ability to work collaboratively on communications teams. Ability to interact effectively and build credibility/rapport with co-workers at all levels of the organization. A portfolio of design and visual communication examples is appreciated.
Additional Information
Ameren's selection process includes a series of interviews and may include candidate testing and/or an individual aptitude or skill-based assessment. Specific details will be provided to qualified candidates.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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