Manager, Public and Media Relations

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
May 22, 2019
Metro Area
Full Time

Manager, Public Affairs

Cox Communications in Baton Rouge, LA has an exciting
opportunity for a Manager, Public Affairs. The ideal candidate will have a
strong experience and network in the Baton Rouge public affairs community.

•             This
position develops and implements community programs that positively impact the
business, engages employees and reflects well on the company.

•             Manages
community relations programs aligned closely with corporate strategies and
programs including but not limited to youth, technology, education, veterans,
conservation, diversity and inclusion.

•             Has
strong community relationships that can be leveraged to grow the business and
drive business results through initiatives and programs.

•             Supports
the company's business goals by raising awareness in the community, media and
public of Cox Business, residential and commercial products and other
departments to ensure alignment of strategies and initiatives for maximum
benefit and ROI.

•             Serves as
point of contact with local media and develops proactive and reactive

•             Identifies
integrated partnership opportunities which benefit primarily Cox Business,
Marketing and Residential Sales, cultivating those relationships and
coordinating internal resources to increase revenue.

•             Implements
corporate giving strategy and develops strategic community partnerships in the
local region.

•             Executes
statewide initiatives in the local region and develops major sponsorships in
multi-level platforms.

•             Manages
philanthropy efforts and charitable giving activities, including oversight of
the Cox Charities Foundation and management of its board and committees.

•             Drives
employee giving initiatives and promotions year-round to support employee
contributions to the Cox Charities Foundation.

•             Manages
employee volunteer efforts to support employee engagement as well as
involvement on non-profit community boards of directors, including recruitment,
training, programs, and recognition.

•             Executes
corporate communication strategy including but not limited to media relations
and social media.

•             Handles
high-priority customer and government relations issues, such as referrals from
government entities, advocacy agencies, etc. in coordination with the
Government Affairs team.

•             Is a
People Leader that leverages, influences, and has on-going access to
reporting/nonreporting resources to achieve results.

•             Develops
and implements tactical plans in Baton Rouge that supports public affairs
goals, including priorities, objectives, and timelines to meet goals.

•             Works
closely with all functions of Public Affairs including government affairs, and
communications, ensuring Cox is well positioned in the community with proper
messaging. Coordinate PSA inventory on cross channels.

•             Analyzes
market trends; coordinates and communicates with others to determine
appropriate responses.

•             Responsible
for budgeting for the Baton Rouge public, community and media contributions.

•             Participates
in hiring decisions, employee development, training and managing performance.
Motivates and coaches others to achieve department and company goals.



•             7+ years’ of public affairs experience

•             Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as strong presentation skills

Preferred Requirements:

•             BS/BA in Communications, Journalism, Business, Public Affairs, etc.

•             Existing community relationships in Baton Rouge, LA

•             Experience managing philanthropy efforts and charitable giving activities.

•             Experience developing, implementing and sustaining strategic community programs.

•             Experience in external communications, including social media, writing and copyediting.

•             Experience working collaboratively to deliver upon company and department initiatives.

•             Experience managing team projects


About Cox Communications

Cox Communications is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through broadband applications and services. The largest private telecom company in America, we proudly serve six million homes and businesses across 18 states. We're dedicated to empowering others to build a better future and celebrate diverse products, people, suppliers, communities and the characteristics that makes each one unique. Cox Communications is the largest division of Cox Enterprises, a family-owned business founded in 1898 by Governor James M. Cox.

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual's age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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