Senior Strategic Communications Specialist

S&C Electric Company

About Us:

S&C is a global company providing equipment and services for electric power systems. Founded in 1911, the Chicago-based company designs and manufactures switching and protection products for electric power transmission and distribution. S&C’s Engineering teams design solutions for a portfolio of products for a wide range of customers including electric utilities and industrial/commercial power users. S&C offers broad opportunities for advancement, excellent education and training programs, a challenging work environment, and a strong package of pay and benefits.

Position Details

Senior Strategic Communications Specialist
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL


The Strategic Communications Specialist reports to the Manager – Strategic Communications as part of the Sales Enablement group at S&C. The position is largely responsible for integrated content marketing intended to pique customers’ interest, introduce them to our unique products and capabilities, and guide them through complex B2B buying journeys.

What are you looking for?

You want purpose. You want to know that what you’re doing makes a difference—and power does. It is the foundation for economic growth, integral to national security, and the fuel of daily society. You’re looking for a company that’s professional, yet feels like family, and keeps your days exciting and your continued growth a priority.

Who are you?

You’re curious and hungry to learn. You’re one part creative and one part analytical. You thrive at turning the technical and complex into the compelling and digestible. You get excited at the possibilities of a blank Word document and won’t hesitate to doodle your ideas. You like independence, yet are a team player who knows rarely anything can be achieved entirely solo.

If this sounds like you, come join our growing and dynamic team! Please share at least three diverse writing samples, ideally related to technical or complex subject matter.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Develops marketing communications plans in collaboration with supervisors, product management, business development, and regional business units
  • Develops content plans and brainstorms creative tactics to support strategies
  • Sets goals for campaigns, as well as tracks, measures, and summarizes their effectiveness
  • Applies knowledge of customer challenges and S&C’s unique differentiators to develop content
  • Executes content for various channels (e.g., web, print, social) to pique customers’ interest and guide them through complex B2B buying (e.g., webpages, infographics, blogs)
  • Works with subject-matter experts to create copy and visuals that simply explain complex ideas
  • Practices strong project management to see projects through completion while building relationships with Creative Services, Editorial teams, and outside vendors
  • Commits to understanding the power industry and S&C’s solutions

To select this job as one of interest to you, at a minimum, you must have the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business, Journalism, Communications, English, Public Relations, or related field
  • 5+ years of marketing experience
  • B2B marketing experience, ideally related to technical subject matter
  • Proven experience as a key contributor to team, especially pertaining to marketing campaign successes
  • Demonstrated ability developing content to convey technical or complex ideas
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and strong problem-solving skills
  • Expertise in MS Office software (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  •, Pardot, and Google Analytics experience a plus
  • Experience using Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) a plus

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