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Date: Jun 18, 2019

Location: Atlanta, GA, US

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.

Requisition 11485: Manager Public Relations 


Job Description

Primary Purpose:
Manages the company's outreach to news media and response to media inquiries, taking a proactive role to protect and promote the corporate reputation and initiatives.

Principal Duties:

-Serves as the company’s primary media spokesperson on a daily basis.

- Researches situations, establishes official NS positions, coordinates consistent response to external entities by self and other NS representatives.

- Mirrors Government Relations approaches, with the press and the public
 - Manages the company's crisis communications.

- Designs and implements company’s internal communications process for crisis communications.

 - Responds to inquiries about day-to-day operations, services, policies, and practices.
 - Develops strategies and best practices to achieve favorable outcomes in media coverage.
 - Ensures that information provided to the media is accurate and timely.
 - Builds and maintains relationships with local, national, and international media representatives.
 - Writes news releases, press kits, and talking points for senior executives.

Job Related Experience:
   Minimum Level:  5-7 years
   Preferred Level:  6-9 years

   Preferred Level:  Bachelor's Degree (BA)
   Preferred Majors:
      - Journalism, Public Relations, Communications

Licenses / Certifications:
   Required:  None listed
   Preferred: PRSA APR

Technical Skills:
 - MS Excel/Spreadsheets
 - MS Outlook
 - MS Word
 - MS Powerpoint

- Knowledge of AP Style

Skills and Abilities:
 - Excellent Written and Oral Communication Skills

- Research and investigative skill
 - Planning and Organizing
 - Ability to Work in a High-Stress Environment
 - Problem Solving
 - Strategic Planning

Career Path:
   Predecessor Jobs:
      - Manager Corporate Communications
      - Manager Community Outreach
   Future Jobs:
      - Director Corporate Communications

Work Conditions

Environment: Office

Shift Work: No

On-Call: Yes

Weekend Work: No

Travel Required: 3 - 5 Days per Month,

Company Overview

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is one of the nation’s premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary operates approximately 19,500 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern is a major transporter of industrial products, including chemicals, agriculture, and metals and construction materials. In addition, the railroad operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a principal carrier of  coal, automobiles, and automotive parts.

Norfolk Southern is an equal opportunity employer including veterans and disabled.

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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