The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
13 hours
2017-11-222017-12-21

Manager, Communications and Media Relations

Morristown, NJ
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Manager, Communications and Media Relations
Job ID 7109           
Morristown, NJ
Marketing & Corporate Communications
          
Marketing & Corporate Communications
Full-Time Regular
          
Bachelors Degree
Minimum 7 Years
          
No


About Covanta: Covanta is a world leader in providing sustainable waste and energy solutions. Annually, Covanta’s modern Energy-from-Waste facilities safely convert approximately 20 million tons of waste from municipalities and businesses into clean, renewable electricity to power one million homes and recycle approximately 500,000 tons of metal. Through a vast network of treatment and recycling facilities, Covanta also provides comprehensive industrial material management services to companies seeking solutions to some of today’s most complex environmental challenges. For more information, visit www.covanta.com .

Information on our facilities is available at www.covanta.com/Covanta-Map . For career opportunities, visit www.covanta.com/Careers . Covanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Working in partnership with the Director of Corporate Communications, the Manager, Communications and Media Relations is responsible for executing proactive public relations, media relations and social media programs and initiatives in support of Covanta’s business objectives. The role is tasked with increasing Covanta’s visibility among target audiences: clients, prospective clients, community leaders, policy makers and employees. 

Media Management

  • Establish and nurture professional relationships with key industry stakeholders, including reporters, editors and other influencers.
  • Draft press releases, editorials, media pitches, holding statements and talking points that publicize and support Covanta’s business objectives.
  • Act as a media spokesperson on behalf of Covanta when appropriate.
  • Lead media training, ensuring senior executives are regularly trained and are well prepared for media interviews.
  • Plan and participate in facility tours and special events.
  • Oversee media monitoring and quarterly reporting to inform company leadership, acquire competitor intelligence and industry knowledge and track results of proactive campaigns.

Channel Management and Content Creation

  • Lead the ongoing development and strategy for Covanta “owned” digital and social media channels to increase social engagement, followers, and overall effectiveness.
  • Facilitate the timely development of compelling new content to be leveraged in multiple areas both internally and externally. This may include by-lined articles, surveys, reports, infographics, industry awards and recognitions.
  • Oversee the production of a monthly internal newsletter. 


  • BS or BA required (Communications, Journalism, Business or related field). Advanced degree preferred, but not required.
  • 7 (or more) years of relevant communications and public relations experience desired.
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams in developing and executing communications strategies, programs and tactics that consistently and effectively deliver messages across disciplines.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communications, interpersonal savvy, business acumen, strong organizational and planning skills and drive for results.
  • Expert knowledge of top and emerging social media platforms with experience driving engagement using data and analytics. Experience managing public relations/advertising vendors.
  • Ability to multi-task and problem-solve in a fast-paced, changing environment, delivering high-quality work and exceeding objectives.
  • A record of past promotion and/or professional growth required. Working knowledge of the waste industry helpful but not required.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs is necessary; experience with video editing and Adobe programs such as Photoshop and InDesign a plus.

 
 (Internal Code: *LI-COV)

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