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Communications/Public Relations Coordinator

Date: Jan 23, 2019

Location: PANAMA CITY, FL, US, 32402

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Requisition No: 52909 

Agency: Justice Administrative Commission

Working Title: Communications/Public Relations Coordinator

Position Number: 21003633 

Salary:  $35,000.00 ANNUAL SALARY 

Posting Closing Date: 02/23/2019 

Office of State Attorney, 14th Judicial Circuit.
Applications are NOT accepted through the People First Electronic system. Employment Application and Authorization to Release Information must be obtained from our website at: http://sa14.fl.gov/careers-opportunities/, and emailed to: SA_businessoffice@sa14.fl.gov. Alternatively, they may be mailed to: Office of State Attorney, 14th Judicial Circuit, Attention: Human Resources, P. O. Box 1040, Panama City, FL 32402.
The Communications/Public Relations Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the State Attorney Office’s website and social media accounts. The Coordinator is responsible for creating content and engaging social media followers to help increase the level of interaction between the Office, the public, and members of the press. The Coordinator may be responsible for answering public records requests and general requests for information from
members of the media.
Essential Functions:
• Manage the day-to-day operations and engagement of the SAO social media channels and website
• Assist Communications/Public Relations Director in coordinating on-camera interviews with SAO staff as needed
• Manage and archive the digital assets of the SAO (e.g. photos, video, graphics)
• Ensure a positive working relationship with members of the media, to include ensuring that their public records requests are promptly and professionally fulfilled.
• Monitor press reporting and social media for breaking news events and report those to management and/or request corrections, if necessary
• Develop, produce, and create external marketing materials, photos, and videos
• Create briefs for the State Attorney and others when needed for appearances or events
• Prepare news releases, op-ed, original stories and statements regarding SAO activities as needed
Other Functions:
• Knowledge of Chapter 119, Florida Statutes and appropriate public records exemptions
• Assist with internal strategic communication
• Maintain a social media strategy calendar and the SAO’s website
• Take photographs of events and personnel
• Record and produce video clips
• Assist with agency press conferences
• Attend staff meetings and community events as needed
Education and Qualification Requirements:
• Four (4) year degree and at least two years’ experience in the field of journalism, marketing, public relations, mass communications, television production, or a related field.
• In-depth knowledge of mainstream social media channels (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube) across all desktop and mobile platforms
• Type at least 25WPM accurately
• Excellent written and verbal communications as well as organizational skills
• Advanced knowledge of desktop and mobile computing devices
• Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
• Intermediate knowledge of HTML / CSS and/or Content Management Systems (CMS)
Job functions are primarily performed Monday to Friday; however, a flexible work schedule may be required to accommodate the needs of the community and the organization. Due to the 24-hour nature of the press and social media, some remote work on nights and weekends may be required.
Applicants considered for employment will be required to pass comprehensive background check including fingerprinting and drug testing. The State Attorney's Office supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act. We hire only U.S. Citizens and those lawfully authorized to work in the U.S. The State Attorney's Office participates in the U.S. Government's
Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify). E-Verify is a program that electronically confirms an employee's eligibility to work in the United States after completion of the Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9).
The State Attorney's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace. The State Attorney's Office has a harassment-free workplace policy and professional conduct requirement. Employees must practice safe workplace procedures, and follow policies and procedures regarding confidentiality and honesty. Employees must maintain satisfactory work attendance and job performance level to meet the mission of this employer. The duties require professional interaction with the public, law enforcement entities, and office staff. Employees must maintain satisfactory work attendance and job performance level.
State employees are required to participate in the State of Florida Direct Deposit Program and contribute 3% of monthly gross (pre-tax) to the Florida Retirement System.

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority. Notification must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
Agency Head: Glenn Hess, State Attorney
Employment is "At Will" and non-contracted.
Employer is a member of Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association and FPAA Pay Plan.

 

 

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.


Nearest Major Market: Panama City