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Communications Analyst III, FES - Akron, OH


Akron, OH, US, 44320

Job Function:  Communications
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  19208

FirstEnergy at a Glance

FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) is dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, FirstEnergy includes one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, more than 24,000 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, and a generating fleet with a total capacity of more than 5,000 megawatts.

About the Opportunity

This is an open position with FirstEnergy Solutions (FES), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp.  [FES]


Position Summary:

The Communications Analyst will work with the newly formed Communications team to execute the Company's internal and external communications strategies.  Reporting to the Director of Communications, this position will assist in the execution of day to day department activities including management of internal communications schedules, maintenance of key contact databases, writing and research on a broad range of topics, problem solving, assistance with event planning, and coordination and outreach in support of Company priorities


The position is located at the West Akron Campus (WAC) in Akron, Ohio.


Principal Accountabilities:

  • Cultivate and maintain good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Manage and execute internal communications in accordance with schedule
  • Assist in the development and management of content for the company website and social media accounts
  • Under the guidance of the Director of Communcations, support Company re-branding efforts
  • Manage and coordinate with external providers of services including public relations firms, writers, graphic designers, photographers and videographers; manage production process and edits/reviews to completion. 
  • Develop and assist with leadership communications, including publications and presentations; activities to include research, writing, formatting, proofreading and publication/distribution
  • As required, coordinate the planning and execution of company events
  • Support the efforts of the Communications Department in Emergency Response drills and events
  • Perform other job duties as assigned



  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Public Affairs, Journalism, Marketing or related field requried
  • Minimum 2 years work experience in a communications role required
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Hands on experience in content development and management
  • Ability to communicate across a variety of platforms to a diverse network of stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to develop content in accordance with overall communications strategy
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and social media platforms
  • Experience in power generation or related industrial field is preferred, but not required




Benefits, Compensation & Workforce Diversity

At FirstEnergy, employees are key to our success. We depend on their talents to meet the challenges of our changing business environment. We are committed to rewarding individual and team efforts through our total rewards philosophy which includes competitive pay plus incentive compensation, a company-sponsored pension plan, 401(k) savings plan with matching employer contribution, a choice of medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, and life insurance programs, as well as skills development training with tuition reimbursement. Please visit our website at to learn more about all of our employee rewards programs. FirstEnergy proudly supports workforce diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. No recruiters or agencies without a previously signed contract. Unable to sponsor or transfer H-1B visas at this time.


Safety is a core value for FirstEnergy and is essential to all of our business activities. We ensure employees have the tools, information, and processes to perform their duties in a manner that assures safety for themselves, their co-workers, our customers and the public. Our goals are to provide a safe work environment, to maintain an accident-free, injury-free workplace, and to promote and maintain public safety. To meet these goals, we dedicate ourselves to achieving world-class safety standards.

Position Classification



FirstEnergy Human Resources Team

Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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