Pioneer Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
  • 20-Jul-2021 to 03-Aug-2021 (CST)
  • Weatherford, OK, USA
  • Full Time

Under the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act, this position is considered safety-sensitive. Safety-sensitive is defined as a job that includes operation of a motor vehicle.

General Summary:

This position is responsible for the public relations initiatives within Pioneer's Weatherford and Western Oklahoma areas. Creates, manages, and implements public relations campaigns with the goal of enriching Pioneer's position within the public eye. Builds and maintains strong business relationships with community leaders, area land developers and key business partners. Identifies, establishes, and maintains key relationships with both individual and business customers in the Weatherford area through active involvement in civic clubs and organizations as well as other community volunteer opportunities. This position also participates in other available professional networking opportunities. This position will office out of the Weatherford business office.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Plan and direct public relations programs designed to create and maintain a favorable public image for the employer or client.
  • Build strong business relationships with community leaders, area land developers, key business partners and prospect for new businesses in the community.
  • Maximize non-paid advertising efforts of company products, services, programs, events and achievements and distributes press clippings from all lines of business to Management on a timely basis.
  • Maintains membership and active involvement in at least one local civic club or organization and participates in most professional networking opportunities in the community.
  • Creates and build relationships with new and existing key individual and business customers to increase market share and revenue growth by selling products and services. This includes evaluating customer needs and requirements and proposing solutions using the Pioneer product line.
  • Coordinates and participates in Public Relations activities to promote the company within its service communities.
  • Develops and maintains ongoing business relationships with key business clients with regular site visits to ensure ongoing customer satisfaction with all services purchased from Pioneer.
  • Assist in planning and coordinating annual Customer Appreciation efforts.
  • Develops and maintains positive working relationships within the division and other departments.
  • Commits to performing job duties in a manner that ensures a safe work environment.
  • Willingly and cooperatively performs other related duties as assigned by Management.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Two years related experience and/or training.
  • Must maintain a good driving record and a valid driver license.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Exceptional working knowledge of public relations business operations and general management principles and practices.
  • Thorough knowledge of principles of effective communications and mass media, publicity, advertising, policies, education, community relations, organization structure and government relations, as they relate to the company.
  • Working knowledge of company products/services, policies and procedures.
  • Strong verbal, written and listening communications skills and proficient in public speaking.
  • Proficient in operating a personal computer and software applications pertaining to job function.
  • Skill in prioritizing, completing multiple projects, identifying problems and finding resolutions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working and public relations.
  • Ability to plan, organize and effectively present ideas and concepts to groups.
  • Ability to assimilate and analyze information from a variety of sources and recommend courses of action to be taken.
  • Ability to communicate with customers, co-workers and various business contacts in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Ability to perform under pressure, meet deadlines, handle stressful situations in a professional, courteous manner and achieve optimum results.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality guidelines in accordance with company policy.
  • Ability to read and interpret various formats of English language instruction.
  • Able and willing to continue business skill development.

Physical Requirements:

  • Sitting or standing for extended periods, walking, finger dexterity, feeling, repetitive motions, talking, hearing and visual acuity including close vision.
  • Occasionally may be required to lift up to 20 lbs.
  • May be required occasionally to stoop, kneel or bend.
  • Ability to drive.
  • Must be able to work extended hours, weekends and holidays.

(Note: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and physical requirements.)

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