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General Electric Marketing & Communications Leader - Vernova Research in Niskayuna, New York

Job Description Summary

GE Vernova’s Advanced Research business is the central innovation engine for GE’s portfolio of energy businesses, which will be unified under one banner called GE Vernova. The research organization is made up of 250+ researchers representing virtually every major scientific and engineering discipline. Collectively, they are driving major research programs and initiatives to decarbonize power, accelerate renewables, and promote electrification and the creation of a 21st century grid fit to power a zero-carbon energy future.

Are you passionate about innovation? Are you excited at the opportunity to electrify and decarbonize the world? We operate with a founder’s mindset. We deliver innovation with passion, speed, and courage. At GE Vernova, we continuously challenge our thinking and are empowered to dream big and take smart risks.

The GE Vernova Advanced Research Marketing & Communications Leader is an experienced communications leader with a minimum of 10 years’ experience. As the Senior Communications Leader, this person will be responsible for building a communications vision and roadmap and implementing a strategic external and internal communications plan to build the GE Vernova Advanced Research’s brand as well as enhance the company’s reputation. This position will cover: Reputation & Thought Leadership, Brand Management, Employee/Culture Communications and Digital Communications.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Lead the Communications organization supporting the GE Vernova Advanced Research Center, owning the overall strategy for external and internal communications; building awareness for the organization’s technology, innovative spirit, and team.

  • Responsible for GE Vernova Advanced Research’s reputation, brand building and communications approach and initiatives for key stakeholders, including positioning and messaging strategy and provide communications counsel to leadership team.

  • Support all elements of GE Vernova Research’s customer and government engagement efforts with design of external communications, marketing collateral and branding.

  • Oversight for GE Vernova Research Employee Communications & Social Content

  • Collaborate with GE Vernova Communications functionally to build the Vernova brand and drive engagement between the business segments and advanced research.

  • Manage a team of functional experts in the executive communications and presentations, graphic design, and social media and employee engagement spaces.

  • Work closely with Advanced Research leadership as the creative storyteller for GE Vernova Advance Research, creating content that supports the hiring of technical and research talent.

  • Create and manage Tier 1 media opportunities on big storylines, working across the media relations team, engineering, product leaders, among others.

  • Build media relationships working with major business and international media to drive proactive technology storytelling. Responsible for written communications including

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, PR, English, Journalism or related field with a minimum of 10 years of experience with a large industrial and/or research entity

  • Experience cultivating and managing media relationships

  • Technical background and/or expertise working in a highly technical environment

  • Strong oral, written, and digital communication skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications including Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel.

  • Proven expertise with communications during times of crisis or significant change

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in Niskayuna, NY.

  • Must be 18 years or older.

  • You must submit your application for employment on the careers page at to be considered.

Desired Characteristics

  • Proactive go-getter

  • Ability to independently identify and act on priorities and leverage opportunities

  • Strong relationship building skills

  • Strong project management skills to work on multiple projects simultaneously

  • Experienced event planner

  • Extensive prior experience in external communications

  • Strong project management skills

  • Proficiency in web and social content

The salary range for this position is $131,000 - $218,000 USD annually. The specific salary offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidate’s experience, their education, and the work location.

GE provides a comprehensive benefits package that provides access to plans which support the overall wellbeing of our employees and their dependents. These benefits include, but are not limited to, health care coverage (medical, dental, vision, pharmacy), a retirement plan that includes Company Retirement Savings and a 401K with Company matching, Life Insurance options, Disability coverage, paid time-off, EAP, and more.

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer ( . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes