Sr Public Relations Specialist

at Energy Transfer (view profile)
Location 8111 Westchester Dr
Date Posted May 23, 2021
Category Corporate Communications
Job Type Full-time


This position reports to the Public Relations Supervisor.  The Senior Public Relations Specialist position will work to shape the Partnership’s brand externally through traditional and non-traditional media including digital platforms.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Regularly interact with the media, including serving as a spokesperson on both Partnership and project-specific issues.
  • Engage in reactive and crisis PR issues that contribute to the perceptions of Energy Transfer and its employees.
  • Enhance the Partnership’s environmental, health and safety communications initiatives.
  • Develop and execute PR programs to position the Partnership as a good corporate citizen for employees, investors, regulatory agencies and customers.
  • Develop and implement strategic internal communications and public relations plans that inform and engage employees on the Partnership.
  • Other job duties as assigned.


Education and/or Experience, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements for this position are listed below:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Journalism or Marketing Communications required.
  • 5 - 8 years of communications experience, including external media relations, crisis communications and social media. Agency experience a plus.
  • Excellent writer and communicator – with experience in various communications methodologies.
  • Keen eye for strategy.
  • A proven record of developing strong collaborative partnerships with senior management and colleagues to drive results.
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills.
  • Self-directed with the ability to manage multiple projects at once.
  • Execution focus and a strong sense of urgency.

Working Conditions:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Usually, normal office working conditions.
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time due to prolonged periods of sitting or standing.
  • Occasional overnight travel may be required.
  • Occasional visits to industrial/manufacturing settings which may include hazardous materials and chemicals, as well as extreme temperature conditions and loud machinery, and require appropriate personal protective equipment.
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