Communications Specialist – Social Media
Social Media Communications Specialist:
Pay Rate: 21.34/hr
The Communications Specialist will support the implementation of the internal and external communications strategy. The incumbent will be the focal point for social media outreach, providing guidance on strategic approaches and identifying communication tools and opportunities to support the agency’s reputation and strategic goals.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Serve as lead social media focal point for departments and programs through i) production and monitoring of social media communities and content; ii) liaising with departments to ensure brand consistency; iii) driving online audience engagement; iv) designing social media campaigns aligned with company's strategic goals; v) identifying and integrating new and innovative methods for achieving social media objectives including metrics.
Support implementation of internal communication plans, including through (i) execution of a weekly internal newsletter and other internal communications such as memos, etc.; ii) coordination of agency-wide internal events; iii) support of communication needs of agency departments.
Support media relations strategy through i) arranging media interaction, including interviews, briefings, press conferences, etc., with media and other relevant stakeholder groups; ii) identifying relationships with leading local, regional, national and online media; and other relevant stakeholder groups; iii) preparing external relations content for different audiences, including press releases, statements, key messages, talking points, blogs, opinion articles, and feature articles; iv) preparing media reports.
Other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Public Policy, or relevant fields. Alternatively, university degree in related fields combined with additional relevant professional experience can be considered
Minimum of 2 years of relevant professional experience
Digital and social media experience is required
Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English are required
License and Certifications:
Texas Class “C” driver’s license at the time of placement
Must have the ability to earn certifications as required by assigned tasks.
If interested, please email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org