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Lead Communications Specialist

  • GE Transportation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/12/2017 9:57:45 AM
  • 2816901
  • Job Function: Communications
  • Business Segment: GET Transportation
Location(s): United States ; Texas; Fort Worth


About Us:
GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.
GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Role Summary:
As a Communications Specialist, you will establish and execute a comprehensive communication strategy for multiple GE Transportation manufacturing sites, aimed at engaging all employees in the key objectives and the priorities for the business. You will provide external and internal communications for multiple sites as well as Supply Chain and Technology activities.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Build and execute holistic, multi-channel communication campaigns for Fort Worth, Kansas City and Las Vegas manufacturing sites, as well as customers, partners, shareholders and media. Lead communications programs for the Supply Chain and Technology organizations that drive business strategy and alignment, inspire cultural transformation and foster customer centrality. Enable leaders to utilize the most effective vehicles for communicating business initiatives.
  • Lead and manage site tours at the Fort Worth plant for customers and business partners.
  • Identify stories opportunities, write articles or shoot video for internal and external communications vehicles.
  • Identify and develop media story opportunities that build upon GE Transportation’s thought leadership and digital industrial transformation
  • Maintain the site activities calendar, advise on and lead site event planning
  • Support community engagement (March of Dimes, United Way) and Affinity Group activities and communications
  • Manage promotional material placement for Corp / HQ initiatives
  • Coordinate with local GE Volunteers leaders for volunteer opportunities arising from sponsorships and other activities


Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university or college
  • Minimum of 5 years of communications experience
  • Strong interpersonal, writing, and presentation skills with the ability to conceptualize, structure, write, and present compelling stories for a wide range of audiences
  • Excellent project management skills. Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously to meet aggressive deadlines with high standards for quality
  • Ability to translate complex ideas into clear, influential communications.
  • Competent in PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, and Excel
  • Experience external/internal communications plans
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with news media
  • Excellent business acumen
  • Strong leadership skills


Desired Characteristics:
  • Minimum of 8-10 years of communications experience, including employee communications, media, and community relations
  • Demonstrated experience directly engaging senior business leader; ability to effectively interact at all levels of the organization
  • Experience filming and editing capabilities
  • Broad knowledge of print, video and digital media technologies


Locations: United States ; Texas; Fort Worth

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
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