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Communications Manager

Location : Lecanto
Job Type : Regular
Reference Code : 11325878
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 2
Required Education : Bachelor's Degree
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :
General Description

The Communications Manager will develop, implement, and evaluate communication strategies and public information campaigns which will successfully and efficiently inform the public and employees of the County's services, programs, special projects, and accomplishments. Work involves gathering, writing, and editing material to be released to news media, periodicals, or department brochures and pamphlets. Acting as the County's Public Information Officer (PIO), this position is responsible for maintaining a quality reputation for the County by communicating information regarding all aspects of County government to a wide range of audiences including organizations, associations, employees, news media, industry representatives, and other units of government. This position supervises and oversees the Communications Department that includes the Audio Visual Technician and Web Administrator job classifications. This position will manage the County's social media presence and other communication related programs. In addition, this position will have oversight of the County's video and broadcasting services.

Please Note: Pending Board Approval on 01/05/2021 the Public Information Officer (PIO) will be reclassified to Communications Manager.

Salary Range: $51,497 to $73,759 Annually (DOE), plus benefit and retirement options

Essential Functions:

  • Researches, develops and disseminates electronic and printed publications, press releases, photographic materials, feature articles, videos, public service announcements, promotional materials and other forms of communications to local media and the public to increase community awareness of the County's activities, services and programs.

  • Responds to public and media inquiries, in a timely and accurate manner, from special interest groups as well as the public concerning the County's activities, services and programs.

  • Supervises staff, hiring, training, monitoring, counseling, disciplining, and preparing performance evaluations for the Communications Department.

  • Maintains media lists and relationships with editors, reporters, and producers across various media outlets.

  • Arranges media coverage, facilitates interviews, assists in responding to editorials, advises management and other employees concerning media-relation techniques and provides coaching on main message development.

  • Serves as liaison between departments, officers, news media, government entities and other groups.

  • Secures and manages consultant contracts for services including public relations, advertising, graphic design, printing, website programming and development, website hosting and other related services.

  • Conceptualizes, writes, edits, take photos and may oversee videos for the quarterly newsletter, Citrus Link.

  • Designs, publishes, and prepares brochures, pamphlets, and newsletters, etc.

  • Represents the County at civic events and organizations and acts as spokesperson when appropriate.

  • Serves in an on-call capacity to respond to emergencies at the time if information needs to be released to local media and the public.

  • Serves as the Public Information Liaison at the County's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in the event of a hurricane or other related disaster or emergency.

  • Attends staff meetings, community and Board of County Commissioners meetings as directed by the County Administrator to effectively carry out the responsibilities of the job.

  • Prepares, coordinates, and conducts educational presentations to employees, civic groups, organizations, and the public.

  • May prepare agenda items and support materials for Board of County Commissioners meetings; presents reports and agenda items for Commission review and/or approval. Post updates via social media outlets, in live time, on pertinent agenda items and votes.

  • Actively monitors all County social media accounts. Writes, produces, and/or manages material for the County's social networking platform and websites; oversees creative inputs on County's communication and publications to increase the positive image of Citrus County.

  • Works closely with Visitors and Convention Bureau in the promotion of Citrus County.

  • Updates public relations, marketing, and digital communications' knowledge by attending seminars, conferences, and webinars; maintaining professional networks; reviewing professional publications; participating in professional societies.

  • Performs other related duties as required.

Emergency Response/Recovery Activities
All employees will be required to work before, during, or after an emergency. During an emergency, employees may temporarily be assigned to work and perform duties outside the normal scope of their position, location, and work schedule to fit the needs of the County and its citizens.
Required Qualifications :
Minimum Requirements:
Education, Training, and Experience

  • Bachelors Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Marketing or closely related field.

  • Minimum of two (2) years experience performing similar duties for a large organization.

Skills :
Marketing Microsoft Office Public Administration Public Speaking Spokesperson Written and Oral Communication
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