Commications Specialist

  • Job Reference: 95707436-2
  • Date Posted: 27 June 2019
  • Recruiter: Rappahannock Electronic Cooperative
  • Location: Fredericksburg, Virginia
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Broadcasting, Journalism, Production
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Start Date: 2019-06-22T20:12:41.82

Job Description


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


• Concentrate during stressful situations while maintaining production


• Review, organize and disseminate information in a timely manner.

• Use Microsoft Office software to create documents, reports, and


• Begin process for becoming a Certified Cooperative Communicator within

two years after accepting Communication Specialist position.

• Perform other duties as assigned.

Candidates interested in applying for this position should submit their cover letter with salary requirements and resume by 06/28/2019 to: Job Code# 40FB - REC - Human Resources, P.O. Box 7388, Fredericksburg, VA 22404 or e-mail to or fax to .
This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Category: Marketing & Biz Dev , Keywords: Communications Specialist