Public Information Specialist, Leon County Government

This position serves on the Community and Media Relations team to create engaging and interesting content (press releases, social media posts, and other creative content), develop public relations strategy including digital communications, and connect with media outlets and journalists to share the County’s story. Responsibilities include writing and storytelling, assisting with event planning, working with vendors and graphic designers, and collaborating with County leadership to bring ideas and programs to life.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Produces public information materials that promote County services and programs to internal and external audiences. Markets County programs and services through various communication methods. Develops high quality informational materials including flyers, programs, advertisements, and other materials. Develops and distributes public notices and news releases. Organizes press conferences and other public events, programs, and/or activities to promote County activities. Assists in producing the County Administrator’s Annual Report including developing content, design, and layout.

Performs spotlight innovative activities and techniques practiced by the County. Prepares feature articles and/or columns for local, regional and national publications. Develops public relations materials and/or emails as needed for internal and external dissemination on County topics. Develops events list to track and promote County events and activities that occur on an annual, quarterly or routine basis. Assist in organizing press conferences or other public events to promote County activities.

Assist County departments and divisions with general communication needs. Prepares public notices, news releases and marketing campaigns. Prepares speaking points, event briefs and more for County events. Assist with departmental event planning, logistics and execution and more. Prepares and approves the layout and design of printed materials.

Maintains and documents records of County programs and events. Prepares and maintains County’s digital photo files. Works with County staff to tell story of their areas successes and accomplishments. Drafts and reviews award submissions for local and national professional organizations. Assists with and coordinates public meetings, communications plans and agenda items.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Education: A Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Graphic Design or a closely related field of study.
Experience: Two years of job related experience is preferred; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

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Close Date: 6/7/19