Communications Manager - Communications and Accountability

Title: Communications Manager - Communications and Accountability

Salary: $ DOQ

Open Until: UNTIL FILLED


COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER (Communications & Accountability): As a staff member in the Communications and Accountability Department, the Communications Manager performs tasks as assigned by the department director, including but not limited to the following: social media posting and monitoring; writing and publishing news releases and general announcements; helping to promote county government related news, events, programs and services; providing graphic design assistance for digital and print needs using photo/graphics editing software; helping to create presentations, talking points or speeches; answering media inquiries and facilitating media interviews; and participating in disaster recovery information coordination.  The position entails some work outside normal business hours to disseminate news releases and to support public outreach and engagement opportunities.  Experience with digital photography a plus.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • 10 years of recent and professional experience in a similar capacity.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Communications, English, Journalism, Marketing, Public Relations or related field.  Master’s degree preferred.
  • Ability to forge a positive working relationship with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to present written information clearly and accurately.
  • Ability to provide high-quality work products.
  • Ability to receive constructive feedback and take action as appropriate.
  • Ability to perform tasks with limited supervision or assistance.
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Excellent skills in English grammar, spelling, punctuation, and sentence structure.
  • Proficiency in social media/digital platform utilization, such as Facebook and Twitter.
  • Strong project and time management skills.
  • Working knowledge of graphic design software (e.g. Adobe) and desktop publishing software (e.g. Microsoft Office).
  • Experience working for a government agency is desirable.

 

 All applicants tentatively selected for a position with Beaufort County Council will be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for the illegal use of drugs and to a background check prior to appointment. Employment is contingent upon clearing both the drug screening and background investigation.