Manager, Public Communications

Date: May 14, 2019

Location: Saint Louis, MO, US, 63101

Company: Spire Inc.

Requisition Number 6961 
Location: 700 Market St, Saint Louis, Missouri, 63101
Position Type: Non Union 
Number Open: 1 

At Spire, we believe energy exists to help people. To enrich their lives, grow their businesses, advance their communities. It’s a simple idea, but one that’s at the heart of our business. We’re dedicated to understanding our customers’ needs and goals to better serve them today and tomorrow. That’s why we’re always looking for driven, collaborative people to join our team. Because we believe that offering our customers the best service means bringing together the best people.

We value safety, inclusion, and integrity. We connect to people, get the job done, and leave a memory and everything about our culture comes back to one thing: a handshake at the front door. We have 4 essential behaviors that show how the Spire culture comes to life:

Living Spire Behaviors

  • We Collaborate: We reach across boundaries to connect with each other and deliver on our promises. We put teamwork first, knowing that our collective energy makes us stronger.
  • We Care: We create good memories by treating people how we want to be treated: We are inclusive, respectful and kind. We actively create a caring culture that feels like a handshake at the front door.
  • We Advance: We are active learners who never stop looking for ways to innovate and improve ourselves, and our company. We embrace ongoing development and process improvement with passion and tenacity.
  • We Have Perspective: We strive to gain additional perspective about Spire’s business and the ever-changing energy industry. We know that every employee plays an important role in Spire’s success, and we give our best to better understand how to help move the company forward.


This position has primary responsibility for management and implementation of external and public communications targeted for the community, investors, stakeholders, customers and employees of Spire Inc.

Primary duties:

  • Develop and implement external communications plan to align with Spire’s companywide strategy.
  • Develop and implement the annual external communications plan, including strategic objectives to reach stakeholders and external audiences that specifically align corporate strategies with Spire’s business objectives.
  • Maintain 24/7 media line and coordinate media responses with communications and company leadership.
  • Coordinate public relations, issues management and crisis communications with the field, customer experience and leadership teams across Spire businesses and regions and serve as the company spokesperson as needed.
  • Connect regularly with members of the leadership, sales, field and customer experience teams to deliver high-quality, informative, and interesting news releases, media kits, and related materials for distribution on multiple external platforms.
  • Implement and maintain public communications for customers and employees using all relevant and established communications and marketing channels, including digital and traditional media outlets as appropriate.
  • Organize promotional events, news conferences, media tours, new station visits, and conference exhibitions to support Spire’s business objectives.
  • Actively engage in public presence initiatives in eastern Missouri, helping to identify and implement charitable giving, sponsorships and civic support.
  • Support employee engagement activities, including events, sports teams, corporate initiatives and more.
  • Identify and maintain industry research to ensure consistency and depth of knowledge.
  • Facilitate communications and media training as needed.
  • Develop relationships with industry stakeholders to support Spire’s business objectives.
  • Create presentations, articles, reports, and information for external distribution.
  • Manage PR budgets and third-party vendors and agencies.
  • Analyze and evaluate media coverage. Develop and distribute daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual media activity reports.


  • Exceptional writing, communications, presentation, time management and prioritization skills.
  • Community focus, results-driven, teamwork, communications, adaptability, quality, initiative, problem-solving and analysis.
  • Ability to manage and track multiple projects, often with competing deadlines.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Cision Cloud and media tracking tools.

Supervisory responsibilities:

  • May supervise 1-2 employees directly or indirectly.

Education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, business or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Ten years of experience in a variety of communications areas, especially Public Relations and Employee Communications.
  • Extensive experience in project management.
  • Extensive experience as a polished writer with application in a variety of voices, messages and communication vehicles.

Work environment:

  • Work is performed in a shared office and will work closely with and stay connected to the Corporate Communications & Marketing teams in other Spire geographies
  • Available to work nights or weekends when needed
  • Up to 30% travel required to other Spire offices and employee locations

Spire accepts online applications through our career site at

Posting requirements: The above posting description is intended to describe the general nature of the level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Spire, Inc., and its subsidiaries are Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer. 

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all areas, including but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, selection, training, education, compensation, benefits, promotion, job transfer, upgrading, separation and recall regardless of the individual’s race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, and/or other protected categories under all Federal, State, and local laws. For more information, please view our Integrity and Inclusion pages of our career site.

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