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Communications Coordinator

Organization: Dorchester County
Date Posted: 9/13/2019
Country: United States
Primary Category: Administration
Salary: $46,985.81 yearly
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: Associate's
Experience Requirement: 1-2 years

Description & Details

This position works under the supervision of and collectively with the Public Information Officer to plan, develop and implement marketing and communications strategies that support the goals and services of Dorchester County Government. This position works independently and collaboratively to conceptualize and develop informational materials, videos, media campaigns, marketing programs and various special projects.

 

Duties

 

Assists the Public Information Officer in the development, planning, and implementation of communication and marketing strategies. This class works within broad policy and organizational guidelines and does independent planning and implementation, reporting progress of major activities through periodic conferences and meetings.

  • Assists the PIO with daily media requests and social media content
  • Researches, coordinates, and develops presentations for educational purposes and for special projects
  • Assists the PIO in the planning and execution of press conferences.
  • Assists with the fulfillment of Freedom of Information Requests
  • Creates custom graphics for special projects and events
  • Serves as the backup PIO during EOC operations.  This person is expected to have a family plan ready to be able to serve before/during/after an emergency event.
  • Assists in the maintenance of and creation of content for County websites
  • Attends County Council meetings and Council Committee Meetings as needed.
  • Assists in developing and implementing public awareness and marketing efforts designed to support County programs and services
  • Develops marketing tools, including brochures, videos and branded items.
  • Assists the PIO with creating news releases, arranges media appearances, and presenting programs about development plans to various community, industry and civic groups.
  • Assists with the Development and implement of email campaigns and/or newsletters to targeted audiences

Performs other related job duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

 

Education and Experience:
Associate degree or higher in, journalism, mass media,  marketing, communications, graphic design, or a closely related field or the equivalent on-the-job training
Requires at least 2 (two) years of related work experience.
 
Special Qualifications:
Must possess a valid state driver's license.
Requires a professional certification through
Applicable Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) training/Certification; and/or National Incident Management System (NIMS) training.  Based on course availability the Basic PIO course should be obtained within one (1) year after hire and the Advanced PIO course within two (2) years after hire

 

How to Apply / Contact
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