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Communications Strategist


Detroit, MI, US

Company:  DTE Eng Corp Svcs LLC
Job ID:  7595

DTE is one of the nation’s largest diversified energy companies. Our electric and gas companies have fueled our customer’s homes and Michigan’s progress for more than a century. And as Michigan’s largest source of renewable energy, we’re creating a cleaner, healthier environment to power our future. We’re also serving communities beyond Michigan, where our affiliated businesses offer renewable energy, emission control technologies, and energy services to industries in 19 states.

But we’re more than a leading energy company... and working at DTE is more than just a job. At DTE, we take great care of each other and our customers, and we use our energy to be a force for growth and prosperity in our communities.  When you join us, you’ll be part of a team that welcomes, recognizes, and celebrates differences and values everyone’s health, safety, and wellbeing.  Are you ready to make that kind of difference? Bring your energy to DTE. Together, we can achieve great things.

Testing Required: Not Applicable


Job Summary

This position will be supporting the company's corporate citizenship and philanthropic work, as well as working with non-profit organizations receiving grants or other support from DTE to coordinate recognition initiatives. This individual will be responsible for developing strategic communication plans for internal and external audiences and producing products consistent with established business goals and objectives. They will ensure that key messages and information reach target audiences, and adjusts messages based on key input and feedback.

Key Accountabilities

  • Provides strategic communication counseling to business partners based on communication expertise and understanding of business unit and enterprise goals.
  • Ensures all internal and external communications are integrated and aligned with business strategy.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with media contacts to establish an ongoing communications path for company issues, development, products and services.
  • Provides internal and external communication counsel and support to senior leader(s) within the business unit.
  • Maintains a keen focus on delivering messaging to all stakeholders, including the media, DTE customers, and employees. Manages and is accountable for communication projects from inception to completion; operating with substantial latitude for un-reviewed actions and decisions.
  • Manages multiple projects with supervision, ensuring budget compliance, and achievement of strategic communication objectives. Effectively manages all business unit communications from strategic, outcome-driven planning through tactical execution.
  • Provides input to annual communication strategy.
  • Researches topics and produces corresponding written communication.
  • Fosters teamwork within departments and cross-functional teams.
  • Ensures appropriate research analysis and continuous improvement efforts are undertaken to measure and improve communication impact within own discipline.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree and 3+ years of related experience

Other Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing, Business Administration or related discipline
  • Experience in communications and social media

Other Requirements

  • Strong writing, editing, and proofing abilities with a high level of attention to detail.
  • Talented organizer able to manage multiple project deadlines, special events, and crisis communications.
  • Ability to work in cross-functional teams and perform multiple, concurrent project work to achieve team goals and objectives.
  • Proactive contributor with a strong customer service mindset and the ability to maintain relationships while creating consensus in support of shared outcomes.
  • Ability to work independently and under tight deadlines.

Additional Information

Incumbents may engage in all or some combination of the activities and accountabilities, and utilize a variety of the competencies cited in this description depending upon the organization and role to which they are assigned. This description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents in this job. It is not intended as an all-inclusive list of accountabilities or responsibilities, nor is it intended to limit the rights of supervisors or management representatives to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

At DTE Energy, we are committed to providing an inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcome and a sense of belonging. We seek individuals with a heart for service, a passion to help our communities prosper, and ideas to help shape the future of energy. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, national origin, citizenship, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Detroit