Communications Associate

09 Jun, 2021


Communications Associate

Lightsource bp
San Francisco, CA

Lightsource bp is a global leader in the development and management of solar energy projects. We are a 50:50 joint venture with bp with a mission to help drive the world’s transition to low carbon energy.

With solar set to increase tenfold in the next 20 years, we are well-positioned to capitalize on this growth. By joining the Lightsource bp team, you will ‘be the change’ on the world’s energy transition to a more sustainable future.

We pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial spirit as we continue to push the boundaries of an ever-changing energy landscape. By choosing a career with us, you can expect a challenging and fulfilling role surrounded by people who are passionate and have brilliant ideas about sustainable technology, innovation and making the world a better place.

What You’ll do
(the role)

Working cross-functionally with the US business and globally to develop, plan and implement content and communication strategies for both in house and external campaigns, the ideal candidate will demonstrate excellent writing and project management skills in working with agencies, external contractors and the in-house team to deliver under tight deadlines. Top candidates will be skilled at creating content that both engages our various audiences and helps further our business objectives.

Working together with business units in the US to identify requirements and address needs, translating this into content strategies and media plans that build stakeholder engagement and brand recognition
Collaboratively working with other stakeholders including bp to ensure consistent delivery on messaging and maximizing channel output
Implement and maintain an effective reporting and tracking system to ensure targets and deadlines are continually reviewed
Implement robust media and social media campaigns for the US business, in coordination with our global digital goals
Continue to push the boundaries by developing new ideas for bright and engaging content that would meet Corporate Function’s KPIs
Event management where associated with US communication campaigns
Conduct regular reviews with business units to assess the effectiveness of communication material and put forward ideas for improvements.
Writing and dispatching of US media plans and press releases
Preparing presentations and briefing documents were required
Assisting at corporate events
Dealing with administrative tasks associated with delivering projects such as raising purchase orders
Maintaining and reporting on budgets where required
Working with our brand partners to deliver joint communication projects where required
Who we’re looking for


A general understanding of the solar/renewable industry a plus
Developing and delivering both internal and external communication strategies
Articulating briefs into creative and engaging content
Being able to translate business requirements and into effective communication campaigns
Implementing budgets and reporting structures on activities
Using social media channels to effectively deliver marketing content
Knowledge of SEO content creation a plus
Qualifications / Work Skills

A degree in English, journalism or communications preferred, but not a requirement
A skilled and articulate writer
Demonstrated ability to create effective, targeted content
Strong presentation and communication skills
Microsoft Office including advanced proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint

2-3 years’ experience in Marketing, Communications or similar field required
Experience managing external agencies – design, digital, press, public affairs to deliver content-based projects preferred
2-3 years’ experience in writing copy and content across a broad range of collateral required
Experience in developing and executing marketing campaigns, including SEO, digital advertising and social media marketing preferred
Why you’ll make a great member of the team

Self-starter and ability to work with minimal supervision
Ability to translate business requirements and sales objectives into effective communication campaigns
Managing and working together with internal stakeholders and many external parties to deliver projects to a high standard and to tight deadlines
Enthusiastic multi-tasker, able to deal and co-ordinate multiple projects simultaneously
Able to work on initiative, identifying opportunities within the business to further drive communication targets and create brand awareness
Provide clear and strategic direction when briefing agencies to ensure quality output
Be a team player, sensitive towards targets, goals and objectives of the Marketing & Comms team as well as all other business units within Lightsource bp
Why you’ll want to work for us

Our company is a place where you can be yourself and grow; a place where your ideas and opinions matter.

Be you

We pride ourselves on being an inclusive community, where every individual is valued and treated with respect.

Be responsible

Our culture is driven by our core values. From operating safely to ensuring our solar projects are responsible and promote biodiversity.

Be recognized

Alongside a competitive salary, we offer a variety of benefits including annual bonus, retention bank, health insurance, pension and other local benefits.

Be inspired

Beyond your day-to-day working life at Lightsource bp, there’s a variety of initiatives that will contribute to your own personal development. Initiatives to get involved with including our charitable causes, supporting our solar honey project or our sustainability initiatives.

Our Core Values

Lightsource bp truly cares about creating a sustainable future through safe, responsible and meaningful low carbon energy projects. Our core values of Safety, Integrity, Respect, Sustainability and Drive are the guiding principles for everything we do.

Learn more here

Job posted: 2021-06-09