This position is responsible for managing the day-to-day internal and external communications functions for INGAA and the INGAA Foundation. Incumbent will serve as the primary media contact and is responsible for the public communications function of both organizations. Incumbent will identify and implement strategies for promoting the interests of the interstate natural gas pipeline industry. Incumbent will also oversee communications to INGAA member company representatives engaged with the organization. Incumbent be a shared employee between INGAA and the INGAA Foundation fostering greater transparency and alignment between the two organizations.
Develops and maintains familiarity with the interstate natural gas pipeline industry and the positions of INGAA on public policy (i.e., legislative and regulatory) issues affecting the industry.
Primary responsibility for planning and executing public communications programs to communicate pipeline industry positions to related industry groups, media, member companies, government and the public.
Works with other INGAA departments to develop content (fact sheets, press releases, summaries, infographics, etc.) and messaging around key policy areas.
Manage INGAA’s Communications Committee. Coordinates with member company chair of the INGAA Communications Committee to maintain priorities and collaboration with committee members.
Works to establish higher profile for INGAA and the INGAA Foundation with the media and among other stakeholders. Where appropriate, works in coordination with counterparts at other Natural Gas Council trade associations and similar organizations.
Primary responsibility for content and management of INGAA’s publicly facing outlets, including the INGAA website and its social media channels, such as Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.
Prepares summary materials for INGAA Foundation studies and reports and develops/implements strategies for public release of these materials.
Contributes to the development of INGAA Foundation research topics and INGAA positions to promote and protect pipeline industry interests.
Assists in developing analyses and other materials to support legislative and regulatory positions through a combination of original research, surveys and analysis.
Organizes media, drafts documents, writings, presentations, and other training materials for staff.
Reviews regulatory comments, legislative testimony, advocacy material and other internal and external documents for clarity and public consumption.
Works with executives and subject matter experts to develop, manage, and review materials and messaging for executive speeches, presentations, and board meetings.
Keeps staff abreast of important media stories affecting the natural gas pipeline industry.
Provides primary support for organizing and executing INGAA meetings that have a public focus.
Works with other INGAA departments to develop and manage communications to INGAA and INGAA Foundation Board members, and other member company employees engaged with the associations.
Manages outside communications consultants and budget requirements.
College degree in communications, marketing or related discipline
Must have 6 plus years of communications, public relations or related experience preferably with the energy industry. Experience with natural gas pipeline regulation or FERC a plus.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills
Copy editing abilities
Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency with communications technologies and social media platforms
Experience with search engine marketing, Google Analytics, and Google AdWords
Familiarity with social media marketing
Working knowledge of content management systems, HTML, coding, and digital marketing
Familiarity with Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, InDesign)
Environmental and Physical Conditions:
Travel 15 – 20% required
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee(s) assigned to this title. This description should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of incumbents holding the position. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
About Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA)
The Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) is a trade organization that advocates regulatory and legislative positions of importance to the natural gas pipeline industry in North America. INGAA is comprised of 26 members, representing the vast majority of the interstate natural gas transmission pipeline companies in the U.S. and Canada. INGAA members operate almost 200,000 miles of pipeline.
The interstate natural gas pipeline industry has two principal federal regulators: the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is responsible for the economic regulation of pipelines, while the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration oversees the industry's safety efforts.