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Career Description
Manager, External Affairs
Edison Electric Institute, one of the nation’s premier trade associations, has an exceptional opportunity for a Manager, External Affairs.   The Manager will work with Senior Director, External Affairs and other team members to provide and execute a full suite of public affairs campaign services on behalf of EEI and for our member companies. This includes designing and executing proactive engagement efforts through existing online properties, partnering with grassroots and allied organizations, and developing and delivering targeted messages. The position requires issue coordination with multiple EEI groups including government relations, regulatory affairs and media relations.

The job requires a BA/BS and at least five years of applicable experience, including significant political campaign or issue advocacy experience.  Energy experience is preferred but not required.  Candidates should have a strong understanding of political dynamics and demonstrate a proven commitment to member/client services.  The successful applicant will thrive in a collaborative team environment and possess outstanding written and oral communications skills.  The ability to juggle complex tasks within deadlines in a fast-paced environment is essential.
Director, Meeting and Expo Service
Edison Electric Institute, one of the nation’s premier trade associations, has an outstanding opportunity for a Director, Meeting and Expo Services. The Director will oversee EEI’s Annual Convention/Expo, the quarterly Board/CEO Meetings, and the International Electricity Summit. 
Supervising a team of three, the Director will ensure EEI staff receive centralized meeting research, booking assistance, and on-line meeting registration support.  Additional responsibilities include providing strategic guidance and counsel to EEI’s meeting planners, preparing and managing the Meeting Services budget, overseeing pre-meeting and on-site logistics for high-level meetings, preparing RFPs for companies providing on-site support, conducting site inspections, creating and identifying meeting and event strategies to advance the EEI brand, and preparing promotional materials, talking points, PowerPoint slides, and other materials. 

The job requires a bachelor’s degree, with a degree in business, event management or similar area preferred, and at least ten years of applicable experience in the meeting services field. The successful candidate will have demonstrated managerial abilities, proficiency in all aspects of meeting planning, and exceptional communication, collaborative, and organizational skills.

Manager, Media Relations
Edison Electric Institute, one of the nation’s premier trade associations, has an outstanding opportunity for a Manager, Media Relations. Responsibilities include day-to-day media outreach and relationship building with national and trade reporters in the energy space; responding to media inquiries; drafting press releases, statements, op-eds, and other critical communications materials; researching industry issues and media information; composing media plans and pitches on a wide variety of issues impacting the utility industry; and serving as a media relations point of contact for departments and subject matter experts throughout EEI.  Additional responsibilities include providing daily support for EEI’s news products and monitoring industry-related developments and coverage.  

The job requires a bachelor’s degree and at least five years of applicable experience in communications, public relations, journalism, or press-related experience on Capitol Hill or in a trade association, PR agency, corporation, or government office. The successful candidate will be a self-starter; thrive in a collaborative team environment; be a creative thinker with strong written and oral communications skills; have a strong track record of successfully pitching stories; and possess a solid network of media contacts in DC or in the industry. The ability to juggle complex tasks under deadline pressure in a fast-paced complex environment is essential. Energy experience is a plus.
Internship in Economics, Statistics, and Industry Research
EEI has a part-time internship available in Economics, Statistics and Industry Research.  This is a great opportunity for a graduate or advanced undergraduate student with coursework in econometrics and statistics who wants to learn about energy markets, anticipated changes in the structure of the electricity industry, and the impacts of policies and significant external events on the demand, supply, and pricing of electricity.  

To Apply: All applications must include a cover letter and a résumé. Please indicate the job title you are applying for, as well as your salary requirements. Our e-mail address is Our fax number is 202-508-5503. You can also mail your information to:

Edison Electric Institute
Attention: Recruiting Department
701 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20004-2696


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